DIY Christmas Ornaments And A Rant

And I had to go crash my car into someone’s who was literally drinking milk when I mounted my first curb.

What luck.

He could almost call me mum and must be thinking that’s how all mums drive.

I don’t blame him, I am a sexist driver myself

and I shan’t go there


So it has to happen like now, as in the school holiday

when my redempttion for sanity is to head out (with the car)


I’ve tasted luxury and it has become a necessity



So we can’t go do Christmas shopping

and we can’t go get the tree

We are stuck …. at home

and I reckoned the next best alternative to saving my sanity

is to keep those hands busy


So we made Frosty, Rudy and Santa

And because we don’t want them to end up like us

We give them a car and a rocket

We could probably give them some toys and more

but first, we need more toilet paper rolls

Contribute ? Anyone ?



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December Bakes

So it all started because of the weather

It was cold and wet, just like winter in temperate countries

And you know how cold winter nights are often linked with fireplace, hot chocolate and aroma from the kitchen

So I admit there is a part of me that like my children to grow up believing in the magic of Christmas

that Santa Claus does exist and lives in the North Pole and would come riding in his sleigh with presents for the good boys and girls

though I have failed miserably as my 8 year old can tell everyone with a straight face that all these are myths

Still, I am all for that perfect family scene every chidren christmas moives or books tries to paint

A warm and fuzzy, toasty and cozy scene of family cuddling up next to the Christmas tree, beside the fireplace sipping hot chocolate and savouring freshly baked cookies

It’s strange how some things we are exposed to since young got edged into us without much logic or rationale

I guess there is a child in everyone who likes to believe in all things beautiful and that the world we live in is all that

I realized I have been subconsciously working at creating that perfect scene every December

And that was how it all got started

Perhaps my boys will grow up remembering December as a month of giving, cuddling up and all things warm and fuzzy, toasty and yummy, which isn’t all that bad

And after shooting all these bakes and putting them together, I realized how much I miss fiddling with my DSLR


Thankful December – Week 1

It has been a busy month packed with baking, crafting and outdoor activities so that the boys who are on school holiday won’t drive me crazy at home and I am totally lagging in writing everything down

But thanks to Justina’s Thankful Today I managed to find inspiration for this post

I am reminded to pause to appreciate the little things and be thankful amidst the busyness

It’s a wonderful feeling and a meaningful way to end the year and to welcome the new year

So join me if you may, for a thankful December

Beginning of a new life on my side of the family


A toddler who cleans his own toys during bath


A boy who loves to read


Light for the kids to learn how to shoot a rocket


A toothless smile that brightens my day


Long talk like this with the Dad


A view through a tube that keeps a toddler entertained while we play a game of badminton