December 18, 2009

And that's all we've got time for...

Out today looking for a Kris Kringle gift for work was a little stressful.  Firstly, I woke up with a head cold.  Second, when we'd been at the shops for about a half hour I realised Ellie was not holding her most precious  (read "No.1, she sleeps with him") toy.  Murray the puppy.  I presumed he had been thrown over the edge of the pram somewhere along the way.  She was oblivious to the loss, but we could not lose him and I was a wreck trying to retrace my steps and find him, leaving my name at various shops and desperately reporting lost property to the concierge.

After some time searching around what is arguably the largest shopping complex in the Southern Hemisphere, Murray was found.  A random kind stranger had found him on the ground and left him on a fence post for us.  Murray is now back with his loving owner, and her Mother is a little worse for wear.  Never again is Murray joining us on a trip to the shopping mall.

After that horrible ordeal, we went and had 2 stiff drinks - Ellie some boiled water, and me a large capuccino.  Then off to Kringle shop again, where I came across this lovely mug.  Now, I really hate buying mugs as Kringles - such a typical, boring gift, but I couldn't go past the sweet design from Marie Claire:

I thought I'd spruce it up a little by making a coin purse to match, which I did whilst my small companion was sleeping.  Do you think it works as a gift?  I hope not too predictable, and well liked by it's recipient.

Well, that's all we've got time for on this year's postings.  It's time for a little break - I'll see you here again sometime in January 2010 (yikes, 2010!!).  Not sure when, but I'll be here soon.  Thanks to you all so much for being such a supportive and encouraging bunch in my very first year of blogging.  I appreciate every one of you and can't thank you enough.

I pray you all have a fantastic, relaxing and enjoyable Christmas and New Year with your loved ones as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.



  1. wow, you had quite an ordeal!! but your present is lovely and im sure the recipient will like it a lot! :D

  2. Oh, the horror... we've lost 'Douglas', my 2yo son's puppy and BEST EVER FRIEND, once or twice, and he's even had to be sent back via Aust Post while we've made up stories about his 'adventures in Tasmania'.

    Meanwhile, your mug find is gorgeous and I LOVE the matching purse. I'm sure it will be received with delight.

    Hope you have a great time celebrating our saviour's birthday with your family :-)

  3. i think you gift is lovely, for starters!
    and i also wanted to pop in and wish you a merry christmas and all the best for the new year, see you back here in 2010. k

  4. A lesson well-learned :-) We don't take 'puppy' out either! he sometimes gets left in the car if he makes it that far :-) Your Kris Kringle recipient will love it Gret x

  5. So glad the emergency was fixed in time. My little girl is just at the stage of throwing everything 'overboard', I will have to keep an eye on who we take out in the pram with us.

    Your Kris Kringle gift is gorgeous. I would be more than happy to receive something so lovely.

    I have enjoyed reading your blog this year. Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year.

  6. Merry Christmas and happy happy new year..

  7. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!

    The cup is very cute, but making the coin purse to match it made the whole thing that much more darling.

    I'm glad that I found your blog :)



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