Monday, 23 December 2013

Choose your card

We are nearly there, Christmas is upon us once more. I haven't spent any money on it, don't feel the need to. I've posted a few cards through doors, cards I had left over from years ago, might as well use them up, daft not to. I bought a cheap bottle of sherry, that's been supped. A glass a night and it soon goes. I can buy a bottle of sherry any time of year, might get another one next June. Not keen on Christmas cake, or mince pies, and I hate Christmas pud, won't buy any.
I did think about putting some baubles on the bush outside my front door. Got them out of the cupboard, hung a red one up, that looks nice, I'll leave it at that. I have some of those candle type lights, seven in a row, those that look like a bridge that you put in the front window. I found them in the skip a few weeks ago that I posted about. They look nice on top of the cupboard, I will leave them there until next Christmas. No reason why you can't have them on all the year round. Might save a bit on the electricity.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings. I picked out a couple of home made cards, and couldn't decide which one to put on here, so I've scanned both of them. By posting them here it's going to save me the cost of sending a card out to all my lovely readers, you can view them here they are free to you. I will be giving them to people, might as well get good use of them. For those of a religious leaning, here is my photo of a monument in our churchyard.   
For anyone else, here is a pusscat card. You can choose whichever one you like.
I'm going to be busy for the next couple of days, hopefully on the move if the weather is not too bad, so I'll catch up with you when I have time. The netbook is travelling with me, so I might pop in. I hope you all enjoy your Christmas, and all your preparations go according to plan. Thank you for visiting my blog, sees you soon. Toodle pip.

39 comments:

  1. Thank you for the card Ilona, much appreciated.
    I hope that you enjoy your Christmas and have a peaceful and healthy New Year..
    I look forward to your posts everyday, always something interesting and food for thought. Thank you for those also.
    Love from Pam in TX.

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  2. Have a lovely time. Look forward to your posts.

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  3. Happy Christmas to you, have a good one, looking forward to more of your long walk pictures in 2014.

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  4. Wishing you health & happiness in 2014 Ilona.
    And may the crows never hole your thatch.
    (Just heard that saying - thought I'd throw it in the mix - has anyone else heard that before?)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Granny G
    xx

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  5. Thank you for your card Ilona. Happy Christmas to you and thank you for supporting me in my frugal and simple lifestyle. Looking forward to having a lovely walk with the family and the dogs on Christmas Day in the sunshine. Merry Christmas to all your readers too - I hope you all have a peaceful time x

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  6. All best wishes Ilona, however you choose to spend the next few days.

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  7. I love them both!

    Enjoy the Blessings of the Season;
    Merry Christmas from Maritime Canada.
    Monique

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  8. I like the Cat Card Ilona , taa I hope the bad weather recedes so you can get out and about, but seeing the forcast for the uk it looks grotty for our areas on the east side of the country. Whatever you do tho Have a very pleasant christmas .
    Danneke

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  9. Happy Christmas Ilona! I think I`ll share the puss cat card, so thank you.

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  10. Thank you for the card and love and peace to you.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  11. You have a wonderful Christmas Ilona. Thank you for the lovely cards. I can't choose between them so I'm just going to keep them both! Hope that is OK.

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  12. Thank you for the lovely card. Enjoy your Christmas holiday.
    Carolx

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  14. I chose the pusscat card. This is my first day up and about after falling foul of the dreaded lurgy. Really knocked me for 6. All my plans are out the window, so it's a very simple Christmas now. Your name pressie is just gorgeous, you must be chuffed to bits with it. Carol will love it.

    Have a good one!

    Linda xx

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  15. I read your blog all the time and have done for about 4 years now but very rarely comment. However I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy 2014. All the best x

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  16. Best wishes to you, the cats and all your readers. Natalie x

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  17. I know you will enjoy yourself whatever you choose to do!
    Let us know Carol's reaction to her special gift.

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  18. I chose the puss cat card (bit obvious really!)...your sit over at my blog!
    Happy Christmas,Ilona...a pleasure to know you.
    Jane x

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    1. I meant YOURS IS over at my blog...honest , I haven't been at the sherry!
      Jane x

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  19. Thankyou for my card, I chose the first one.Have a cool Yule! Francesca, Australia.

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  20. Hi Ilona

    Merry Christmas from Oz, I chose the pusscat card as well :)

    Have a great time on your travels!

    xx

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  21. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Ilona. Thank you for the lovely card. Looking forward to lots of super blog pages from you soon, enjoy yourself.
    Wendy (Wales)

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  22. I choose the card with the monument and snow on, thank you. Thank you also for another year of great reading. Looking forward to following your blog through 2014. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

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  23. Love the cards - I'd choose the first one, so thanks x Wishing you a peaceful Christmas, and whatever you are up to, if you are travelling in this terrible weather, please take care of yourself. Looking forward to more of your fab blogs in 2014 xx

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  24. Hi Ilona, thanks for the Christmas card and wishes. I'll be busy this Christmas with my husband's cousin and partner out from England to stay with us in Brisbane Australia for a holiday. My husband immigrated from England with his parents in the 1970's, so he is looking forward to seeing some family.

    Enjoy yourself over the festive period and I look forward to reading your blog, as it's very inspirational.

    Cathy M

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  25. Wishing you a Merry Christmas Ilona!!
    Wherever you're off to, have a good time, and I hope to see you soon.

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  26. Hope you have a very happy and festive holiday whatever you wind up doing. Thanks for the Christmas cards. Like both of them. Wishing you a very Happy New Year too!

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  27. I choose the puss cat one. Hope you enjoy your 'Christmas'. I would do the same if I were in your shoes. I've got a lot of food in but that's because I've got a huge bloke here to feed. I don't cook Christmas dinner, going to sons. I cook things but not "Christmas Dinner". Don't know what all the fuss is about, bah humbug.

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  28. Merry Christmas Ilona! Many thanks for the gorgeous Christmas cards, and thanks for a wonderful blog, I look forward to reading it everyday with my afternoon cuppa. Deb from Cairns, Australia.

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  29. Happy Christmas Ilona! Hope u do exactly what u have planned over the next few days. Wishing all readers of this blog a happy and healthy festive period,xxxxx

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  30. Lovely cards. Thank you Ilona. Have a very happy Christmas x

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  31. Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Ilona! Thank you for the cards and for all your great blogging this year.

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  32. Happy Christmas to you Ilona. Hope you have a wonderful time.

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  33. Happy Christmas Ilona and all your lovely readers.
    Thank you for your wonderful blog :-)

    Toni x

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  34. Merry Christmas, hope you're having a good one.
    I hope you travelled safely in the not to good weather (it was a bit choppy early monday morning) and got there ok.
    Dave.

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  35. Merry Christmas, Ilona, from Southern California. I've enjoyed reading your blog these past few months and thank you for being there. And for the two Christmas cards. I think I'll chose both of them if I may. I am of a religious bent, but also I love cats! So two cards from you are just perfect. Sending you good wishes for the holiday and also for the New Year, 2014! Looking forward to enjoying your writing and photos in the months ahead.

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  36. Love your angel card! Very pretty! :) I have a relationship with that baby grown up that came on the day we celebrate as His birthday! And although I love cats, I'm allergic, so have a Chihuahua dog instead. I have a picture of her dressed in a sweater I crocheted for her somewhere on my blog. Found your blog through a Pinterest link.

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