Monday, 26 December 2016

Belated Christmas greetings!

So there we were, all ready to broadcast our Christmas message to the nation, and then the Madwoman in true Grinch style said she wasn't going to turn the interweb on during Christmas day.
So we are sorry it is late, but here it is now:

Have fun.
Be kind to everyone.

(Actually we nicked it from John Finnemore's ultimate bucket list,
but it is so good we thought we'd steal and then repeat it)

And now we are off to watch the Madwoman swabbing down the kitchen.
We could have told her it wasn't a good idea to turn the half-full bottle of Bucks Fizz upside down to mix up the contents.
No matter how gently it was done.
But who would have thought it would be quite that lively?
Very few parts of the kitchen have escaped.
We're thinking it is maybe karma for not letting us
do our Christmas broadcast yesterday.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Wrapping tips

We have been picking up tips on how to wrap
awkwardly shaped presents while on our walks at
Chiltern Open Air Museum, and thought we'd pass on some of them ...
If you run out of paper, it's amazing what you can do
with a tarpaulin.
And rope is perfectly acceptable as a substitute for sellotape.
Use ladders to hold your tarpaulin down while you tie it into place.
Always leave the head sticking out if you gift wrap a horse.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Getting ready!

We have been a bit busy getting ready for Christmas,
which has made us a little late posting our blog.
Exercising the Madwoman too ...
First of all there has been practicing the working-up-of-an-appetite
ready for our turkey dinner.

Then there has been the eating-of-the-Advent-calendar biscuits.
These have not always been arriving on the right days, 
so that sometimes we have had to force ourselves to eat two gravy bones.
The Madwoman is not very good at keeping track of the days of the week it appears.
We will be adding it to the already lengthy list of her faults.
Soon it will be time for us to help put up the Christmas decorations
- which we do, of course, need to prepare ourselves for, by taking a little nap.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Feeling festive!

It was all looking very festive this weekend at Chiltern Open Air Museum.
Typically, the Madwoman's usual incompetence meant that
she got the opening times mixed up and we arrived an hour early.
However, that didn't stop us mooching around and annoying people
as they rushed round trying to finish setting up.
There were Victorians everywhere,doing festive things ...
there were some really lovely craft gifts ...
Not to mention a stand-in for Rudolph, being decorated by a reluctant elf. 
We rushed the Madwoman off to the woods before she got any ideas about
garlanding us with tinsel, paused for a quick kiss
under the mistletoe and then, feeling suitably Christmassy, 
went home to write out our present list for Santa.