13/24 Daily December

Melting ice
These 2 awards came from Tracy at http://pinkpurl.typepad.com/pink_purl/

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I would like to pass both of these on to all my regular readers. 🙂
This award came from Mae at http://i-wol.blogspot.com/
Here are the rules for Christmas award.
You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award.
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1. It’s a chance we all have to be angels towards one another.
2. The spicey orangey, frankincense smells.
3. Multi coloured Christmas tree lights.
4. Giggling with secret wrappings up with Hubby.
5. Making people smile.

Sooo drum roll I award this one to:
Willow at Willow’s Cottage
Tine at Sodeste
Gillian at Reflections in the Afternoon
Barbara at Ramblings from an English Garden
Michelle at Michelle Sews
Karen at Messy Karen
Melissa at Melissa’s Heart and Home
Stephanie at Loft Creations
Suzie at Little Busy Bee
Ulla at Kotkarankki
Susan at Hanging on by a Needle and Thread
Nannette at Freda’s Hive
Emily from Em’s Scrapbag
Eileen at Eileen’s Attic
Lynn at Diary of a Mad Quilter
Belinda at Brown Dirt Cottage
Beth at Aunties with Advice
Sarah at Anyone Can Quilt
Deb at Angel and the Pukeko
Anne Marie from Anne Marie’s Quilt

Well this is the shutting down sale of Woolworths arranged by the receivers. Everything was half price so the queues for pre-Christmas bargains was huge. I hadn’t seen queues this big in Woolworths since before 2003.

Many people in England are sad to see it go, but said they hadn’t shopped there for so long as other shops were cheaper, sold goods they wanted to buy, or had other things in which they wanted to buy so rather than go to several shops they went to the one big one out of town with free parking.

At this time of year when people have lots of presents to carry, having close by parking that is free is more important than the experience of shopping in a town centre. I hope councils will do something soon instead of trying to claw money from parkling revenues at the expense of the shops which are already paying business rates. If they don’t more people will shop on-line and in out of town sites and the town centres will suffer and more shops may follow Woolworths.

Rant over. Promise. 🙂

Ok now we’re going to have a look inside shops to see glimpses of Christmas bits.
Traditional tree.
Quick detail of the Victorian covered walkway outside the shop.
And an untraditional tree.
Marks and Spencer’s goodies. I love the fir cone ones! Click for closer peek.
Now these made me smile- Hunter Wellies are traditionally plain green but just look at these. If the rose ones were at a sensible height I definately would’ve got a pair.
Tinsel trees
Just lookie at these sweet glasses in TK Max with trees engraved on them and candy cane striped stems!
Awww- lovely ornies.

More TK Max trees -so many shapes and sizes.
As I wasn’t allowed to take this £40 santa home, I contented myself with a pic. Isn’t he darling?
And finally a big tree with a santa waving from a hot air balloon. Maybe the reindeer are building up their strength?

I had a lovely time yesterday crafting and laughing until my tears ran. My sides still ache as if I’ve been doing sit-ups from being with a bunch of dear ladies I sew with at Patched Pumpkin. The day and evening were hillarious!

Not sure what tomorrow’s post will be of as I’ve caught up on my gadding about. Ooo mystery- even to me! LOL Hugs friends i hope you enjoy the awards and pass them all on. And yes if you are reading this, you get both the top 2 awards to pass on. I hope you do- its nearly Christmas and we all love sharing.

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