Thursday, 28 November 2013

Almost Advent

We are just at the end of one month and about to begin another. December is laden with the promise of winter festivities and celebration. But it very hard when you're young to get through all those other pesky days which are between you and the magical 25th of December...So this year we are making an Advent Calendar to count down to Christmas Day. Normally we buy a chocolate filled one but I have found them confusing for the boys-the numbers are scattered out of sequence across the calendar so there is no sense of time passing. You can't quickly glance at it and figure out how many days are left to go.

This one is much better. Made from festive paper, teeny pegs and twine it has little pockets all strung in a row, containing pieces of chocolate or jelly beans and sealed with a sticker. Still a work in progress but we're nearly done and just in time too.

If you want to have a go look here for all the details


  1. Hey beautiful lady,
    I so rely on your lovely writing through the year and I'm still loving and enjoying 'The Moth' which plops onto the mat every quarter rich with the thinking and imaginings of the writers and lush with places and people - I am very glad to be your friend even though we've not seen each other for a hundred years or more! Nice work lady!! Big loves R xx

  2. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for your lovely comment- that truly made my day!! And I am so glad for your friendship too, despite the miles between us... Happy Moth-ing!