Saturday 4 January 2014

More Christmas Presents and getting back into our normal routine!

First of all, welcome to my new followers Mumasu and Pip Bennett (via Bloglovin).

DS and FDiL (plus their 2 dogs, soon to be 3!) went back yesterday, after spending a few days with us over the New Year. Here are the presents (well some of them) that they bought me:

There was also a nice box containing a few pots, compost discs and brightly coloured vegetables, plus 2 months free trial on Amazon (Love films) and I think something else but if so, it has gone to its new home somewhere in the house so is missing in action on the photograph.

As you can see, lots of new WWII books for me to read. I am particularly glad of the Eating for Victory book as it is a compilation of the Ministry of Food information sheets that they sent out. They often retail for several pounds each on EBay!

We took everyone off to Old Hunstanton to show them the storm surge damage. We were all amazed to see a WWII bunker - it must have been under the sand for years and the dogs couldn't resist looking it over!
Back from the beach, everyone was pooped and the dogs had a good sleep.

We have now tidied up, taken the decorations down and about to eat cheese and ham on toast for lunch - yum! Thanks Nigel Slater, your Christmas ham recipe was fabulous.


  1. What a fabulous selection of books, just my kinda reading! The dogs look cute even if a little worn out.

    1. They are very cute and very well trained being working dogs. A joy to have around except when v. dirty!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading them. Also was a little naught and copied a knitted long waist coat thing off FDiL - tut tut!

  3. I had to laugh when I saw your pressies. I have every one of those books. Talk about like minds... My absolute favourite is Despatches from the Home Front. I just love war diaries written by ordinary women talking about everyday events and miniscule details of life and this is a great book. I also got a couple of books - Blitz Kids about children's contributions to the war effort and not just as evacuees, and Jambusters about the WI during the war. Enjoy your reads.

    1. Well they were on my to buy list so that helped me from getting duplicates. I have previously read Joan Strange's book via the library and fancied adding it to my other diaries. I love WWII diaries - so interesting.


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