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December snow and Xmas prep

If you did not know it was winter you must have the best insulation and central heating in the UK. Plus you must surely not leave your yard at all.

I woke up to a blanket of snow….Well I didn’t actually. I woke up to look outside and everything was covered in frost. Within 10 minutes or so it started snowing thick fluffy snow. It was settling like it had no intention of leaving. I was not thinking it was a beautiful sight to see. I was actually more concerned with if I could drive in the snow filled road. I have had my license for one year and a bit now and have never had to drive in snow.

My husband didn’t seem concerned. As I set off for work I went slow and each time I got a little confidence with lickle bit more speed but not too much the tyres began spinning and skidding and the car started to edge sideways. Thankfully the main streets were just slush and snow well trodden. Phew. Always in life there is a time to experience something new.

The pictures look pretty. The picture above was taken outside my bathroom window. I like the way I actually captured the snow falling. Winter mornings do not look inviting.

Well for the 1st time in years I have bought a Christmas Tree. I usually let husband decide when to get one and we always end up 2 days before empty handed as they have all been sold. This time I made it my mission. After all I have 2 boys now and the oldest is 3yrs old. He will appreciate the decor.

I bought a 6ft black and silver dressed tree. It comes with 50 decorations and 60 clear fairy lights and 519 dipped tips. I have know idea what dipped tips mean. So I am guessing it means the ends gave a colour tinge or something. What is even more better is that the original price for the tree was £39.99 and I snapped it up for a mere £9.99 from Argos. That is a credit crunching bargain. Pity they couldn’t add on the extra VAT discount that the government is issued to all. Hey it is still a bargain.

Now all I have to do is buy presents. If I could £150 only on presents and do something creative for gifts I would love that. Any Christmas shopping tips and gift ideas welcomed.

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  • Reply healthyeatingwhilebroke

    Oh dear, be warned I’ve got the longest message to write. I’m going to list some of the things I’ve got my folks for Christmas that I can’t list on mine as they’ll see it.This Christmas I have bought some lovely gifts for a very little amount of money.

    Families, I got them board games. One that is fun and educational is payday. You get a wage and then have to pay bills. I bought it from ebay.

    I managed to find a list of black british childrens authors so got
    some lovely books for the kids
    http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=27003&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=5249

    I got one called fruits and it’s so cute because it’s counting, but also to be read with a JA twang.

    I got a calender made for my
    friend with pictures of her the kids from her facebook page. As they weren’t the originals the site warned me they might not come out right but they came out lovely, maybe a little dark. I got it made through vistaprint and if you google vistaprint free delivery, you’ll get a code for that.

    I also got jewellery from for my friends from my friends company http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?ref=mb#/profile.php?id=1483221460&v=photos&viewas=569611873

    All the pieces are £3 each and they look lovely. She usually does small exclusive jewellery parties but I’m sure she’d be willing to send you individual pieces if you were interested.
    I bought one of my God-daughters a perfume lab from Argos.
    I got a mug with a family picture on it for my friends mum and a savings tin with a picture on for my sister. I also got a magazine subscription for a friend through magazine boutique.
    Hope some of these ideas help.

    Oh and if you are buying from Amazon and have a nectar card, remember to go to Amazon through nectar.com. That way you can earn points.
    If you are not on quidco join up and check to see if you can get cashback before when you buy. I got the magazine subscription free in a way because I bought it for 6 quid and got paid 6 quid for signing up to the website. It take a few months to come through, but it does.

    Take care, and I hope I’ve been some help.

    December 13, 2008 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply SoFrolushes

    oh my you have given me loads of ideas. I wish i was as organised as you. I may not bre able to do much now but birthdays always crop up.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:43 pm
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