At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Tuesday, December 13

Virtually Coffee Tuesday - This 'n' That...

Can you believe in two weeks' time, the whole Christmas shin-dig will be over and folks will be back at work??
And I've still got gifts to buy and then wrap and mail... *help*

But there's always time for coffee and chat :) Especially on a cold, blustery day...

Molly has the right idea...


... curled up on her bed in front of the fire...

... and the candles are already lit as it's so gloomy...


This is an after-lunch chat - the morning evaporated in buying last-minute gifts online and trying to remember where I've put/hidden gifts already bought...

This is what I had for lunch - pure comfort food...


... a mushed banana sarnie and a mug of tea :)

This was always my favourite Saturday tea-time snack as a kid watching Dr Who with my Grandad :) Rounded off with a slice of whatever cake Grandma had made earlier in the day...

But nowadays it's more fruit instead of cake, but I was spoilt for choice...


... I chose a pear :) What do you fancy??

I must show a new addition to my new-found teddy obsession...


His name's Pip, and nobody else bid on him on ebay - poor little guy - just because he's lost some mohair on his chest and arm...

Well, I couldn't resist that little face, and he was an absolute steal!! He and Henry have been eyeing up my sandwiches... I confess, they are rather teddy-bear-picnic food!

And, I received this beauty in the post yesterday...


My friend Poppy M always sends plants to brighten the dark yule season. This is a campanula - it still looks a tad shell-shocked from the journey, but hopefully it'll like the kitchen window sill...

Well, my coffee's now cold, and the present-wrapping/card-writing beckons...

I hope you're managing to keep on top of Christmas preparations, and more importantly, managing to find a few quiet moments each day to remember what it's really all for... light and warmth and love in a sometimes cold and hard place...

Amy hasn't put the VC list up yet, but she does has tea and berries from yesterday :)

Update 7.40pm (GMT) - The VC list is up :)

5 comments:

Elisa1 said...

I always have fresh fruit on my counter all year long. My kiddos can have as much as they want. When visitors come over they ask if they can have some fruit. You and I have the same idea. It's cold and gloomy here as well. I wish I had a fire going in my home, then I could curl up in front of it just like your cat.

Have a blessed day.

poppy m said...

Hi Claire - we had a hail shower here today - it lay on the ground for a bit like snow. I've got the candles ready for later in the week.
Glad the plant arrived OK - I'm sure your green fingers will help it recover.
M

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

What a sweet bear! And such a sweet plant too! I didn't know it was possible to send plants in the mail, but it does make for such a lovely gift.

{Amy} said...

ahhh, what a sweet friend you have! i am so not ready fro christmas yet, i am getting excited but not exactly prepared i guess! thanks for coffee today.

whatidoisme said...

Chipping away at the preparations here. Keep running away from the endless lists to paint to relieve the stress :O Liking the banana mush sandwiches and the smooth-chested chap ...
Sue