Pages

Monday, December 17

Our Week

How has your week been?  Are you feeling on top of Christmas planning?  I bet all of you have been busy, there's always so much to do this time of year, I hope that you are enjoying this time.  There are so many magical things to enjoy about Christmas, the times you get to share with those you love, good food, listening and singing carols, visiting the Christmas windows and all of those twinkling lights, they are my favourite, the simple things.
This week we:
• visited the Christmas windows in the city
• me snapping away while waiting for the Christmas train
• her last train ride, next year she'll be too tall
• the solar powered tree in the city
• City Hall
• walking over the bridge looking at Southbank
• the city at night
• visiting Christmas light displays (x3)
• celebrating my niece and nephew's 11th birthday
• splashing Dad
We also had a visit to the vet for Molly, Miss 13 discovered a paralysis tick on her while giving her a bath.  There were no signs at all that she had a tick considering the vet suggested she had it for about 3 days, she was very lucky. She's doing well, a simple removal and keeping her quiet for 48 hours and she's her usual self again.

Thank you for all of your kind words on my last post with a bit of a break it gave me a better outlook also a weekend with hubby home, things are feeling less overwhelming. I know these things are but small in the scheme of life  so I'm not going to dwell, there is much to be grateful for and energy spent on the good in life is energy well spent. There is still much to do some sewing, present wrapping and sending and some cooking too, I can't wait to make some rum balls I love having them at Christmas time.  I hope your week leading up to Christmas isn't too crazy and that you find some time to breathe and take in the magic around you.  ♥

Linking up with Em and Lou this week.

18 comments:

  1. Our weekend was good but it went way too fast! Luckily Corey is off work after Friday for two weeks so we get to spend more time with him. We are going to look at the christmas lights one night this week. I really want to go see the christmas windows but I don't know if we'll get time.

    ReplyDelete
  2. beautiful photos, loved the one of the london eye, it looks like a giant snowflake. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. it is a beautiful time of year, though the sadness on the news the past few days has left me feeling awful. our slinky had a tick recently. i hope molly is on her feet again soon. beautiful night photos of the city catherine. xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. Poor Molly, glad she's okay. Your photos capture all the magic of Christmas so beautifully Catherine. We're steadily getting ready - presents all wrapped, today is gingerbread men making. We are yet to visit the Christmas lights but are hoping to go one night this week. Enjoy your lead-up to Christmas x

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a super busy and overwhelming period, a lot of expectations one way or the other.
    I feel very emotional for no particular reason, I am flying tomorrow to California, so I am making no preparations here but I enjoy looking at your festive pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  6. truly STUNNING photos

    thanks so much for linking in :)

    xo em

    ReplyDelete
  7. lovely C! Christmas is ready to go - I posted the last of the rellies pressies today, posted my cards - on the weekend some serious cooking will commence! Looking forward to seeing your CHristmas makings!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love all those beautiful lights
    Its still light here at almost 9 so I've not really seen any lights at all of late!!
    x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Simply magic! Your eye for beauty in the everyday is just wonderful. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Hope your week is a beautiful one :) x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Loving your gratitude, Catherine. I must say that I am taking it really easy. I have had a big year, what with 2 career moves and a house move. I am looking forward to a really simple Christmas with the focus on family. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. The christmas lights are always a highlight for us Catherine as it's not something you see in NZ. It looks like you have had a grand time during your break.
    Glad to hear that Molly is okay.
    x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh Catherine, your Christmas photos are so beautiful, I love all the evening photos and the lights. The two photos of your girls are gorgeous too, Wendy x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks like wonderful times. I'm feeling very overwhelmed at the moment and so far behind. Everything I planned to do before our winter break (which starts Thursday afternoon) just won't get done in time. So rather than teacher and co-worker gifts -- guess they'll have to be New Years gifts. :) We have two weeks off for the holidays and I am sooooooooooooo looking forward to it. One thing on my list to do -- make granola for gift giving. Best wishes and happy holidays, Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful! There is so much to look forward to this time of year! Feeling for the first time that I am rather organised. Wishing you a lovely week Catherine xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love you photos Catherine. We live in the country and it's a bit too far to go to see the Christmas magic in the city. It was lovely to see it through your lens. I'll show my boys too. Thanks. xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  16. I've just finished up all my Christmas gifts and all, so now I can relax and enjoy the season. Love your pretty and festive photos. So much beauty around to enjoy this time of year.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I do miss the christmas light displays at this time of year. There are really some spectacular ones out there and what is christmas without a bit of excess? :) So glad you are feeling better. I think it can be very up and down this time of year, I know it is with me too. Sometimes full of energy and wanting to do everything and at other times burnt out and unmotivated. But that is life. Hope you can manage to take it a little easier this week xo

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm so glad to hear Molly's fine and that you found the tick on her before she got sick. She is very lucky indeed! I'm checking Frankie daily for ticks now, so worried she'll ge sick over the holidays..

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment on my blog I really appreciate each and every comment I read. Have a lovely day. x