Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hogmanay Mixed Bag

Hi Folks.....yes it's Hogmanay in this part of the world and what am I doing today.....well a real mixed bag....woke up this morning to this view from the cubbyhole window.....yes a fresh fall of snow last night and a word of warning.....this post is very pic heavy so it may be a good idea to get yourself a cuppa and your bum into a comfy seat.....
and this baby ain't going nowhere so it's time to get Shanks' pony out and a brisk walk to M&S to get my last minute stuff for tomorrow's New Year's Dinner
home for a welcome cup of coffee and then get stuck in to my two favourite "C" s.......
CRAFTING and COOKING....and if you haven't had your lunch yet......look away now......
Big pan of Tattie soup which will be ready anytime now.....yummy eaten with oatcakes
sealing and browning the Roast Beef all ready for the oven
and while that's cooking it's time to get crafting...last minute request for a 90th birthday card...all pink and flowery and Sis is coming to pick it up...she may well get here but will she get home again

and just when I thought life couldn't get any more very patient postie arrived with my American Craft goodies from QVC...gorgeous fabric Thickers and yummy rub-ons
I am planning on coming back at midnight to welcome in the bells with you all but the way the day is going... may need matchsticks to keep my eyes open...the old traditions of Hogmanay...first footing all your neighbours and friends...a drink and something to eat in each house and then onto the next one are dying out...let's face it folks...any Friday or Saturday night now is Hogmanay in our city centres.
Off now to make a challenge card for Papertake Weekly and then a snuggle with my furry bundle of golden deliciousness on the sofa...see ya later
Hugs Kath xxxxxx


  1. oooh that soup looks yummy and that looks quite the view from my house too- everything all white
    Have a great New year

  2. I could just eat some of that delicious soup !!!!

    Have a wonderful Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year and thank you and buddy, of course, for making me smile

    Hugs Hilda

  3. Oh scrummdiddlyum that soup is fab i can smell it from here. I knew you would buy thise thickers lol. To You and Your all the very best for 2010. We are keeping Jack overnight tonight to let the kids out so will be the bells with a dram then bed. Have a good one Kath.

  4. soup looks wonderful
    am working in the local pub tonight
    so a busy one for me
    may the new year bring yu every thing you wish it too
    lesley xx

  5. Hiyaaa!!

    Eeeh I can smell that beef from here!!! Looks yummy!
    Not much snow here Kath but the Peterhead road wasn't good this morning so turned back and got the day off!!

    See ya in 2010!


  6. That soup reminds me of when a little girl, my Mum made it a lot. I am from Scotland near the Faslane Naval Base. I can vouch for the fact that it is yummy. Love all the pictures and that card is just beautiful. Happy New Year Kath and Buddy.

  7. LOVE reading your blog and learning all kinds of new words: Hogmany and Tattie soup ??? It looks delicious!
    Your birthday card is gorgeous using that pretty printed paper for the flowers! I have that and must try it.

    We had a fresh wet dusting of snow last night here in Ohio that left all the branches outlined in white - beautiful! We appear to have about the same amount of snow that your pictures show. My husband (who has never been to Scotland either) is always telling me it's just like Ohio.

    Sending best wishes for a good New Year.

  8. Still lots of snow there Kath, none here thankfully though cold enough to appreciate that lovely soup. Great card too, love those flowers. Happy New Year and hope the new year is a good one for you.

  9. So lovely to see your photos, youve been so busy and had time for crafting, now thats just clever!

    Hope you have a great evening and an even better 2010!

    Keryn x

  10. Lovely card Kath and lovely food. And more lovely snow. I hope you have a fab New Year! Hugs Jo x

  11. Happy New Year Kath, Buddy & family. Hope you all have a good one! xxx carol

  12. Happy New Year 2010 here it comes...... what a beautiful view from the window, I would love to have a white christmas one day! ..... oh yes I'm hungry, so I'm going .....

  13. beautiful card Kath - love those flowers! Hope you're keeping warm in all that snow!
    pauline x

  14. Happy New Year Kath, no snow here, well we had a sprinkling yesterday.

    Cazzy x