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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Preparing for Christmas, and Happy SITSmas!



First, an explanation of the title, for anyone unfamiliar with SITS. You may have seen the little button in my sidebar (and many other sidebars across the blogosphere). SITS is one of the nicest concepts I've come across for a blogging community - the basic idea being to leave lots of comments and make lots of friends. It's only open to women (sorry, guys) but it seems like a great bunch of ladies. I only signed up a couple of weeks ago, and have made lots of new blog-friends already!

And today has been designated SITSmas, the day when all the SITS girls get together (virtually) to wish one another a Very Happy Christmas.

I'd like to send my Christmas wishes to everyone, but especially to anyone who's here for the first time today.

Last year was a very difficult time for my family (my husband's family in particular), and after spending last Christmas in a hospital waiting room, this year will be the two of us at home with my mum, her partner, and my mother-in-law. I'm looking forwards to a quiet holiday period, and have just about started my preparations.

We've just bought a new tree:

Christmas Tree

For the last couple of years we've had a small, living tree which we've managed to keep alive (just) between Christmasses. But although it's still alive, it's looking increasingly bedraggled. When I saw that a local store had half price artificial trees, making the size we'd want only five pounds, we decided to invest. It's small enough that we can put it away fully decorated (and save ourselves a lot of work next year!) but just the right size for our living room.

I'm also starting to think about what I might cook - my mum is vegan and wheat-intolerant, so it requires a bit of creativity. Whatever I decide, I'll give you my recipe later.

I'm sure I'll have more to say about Christmas as it draws nearer!

Meanwhile... Merry Christmas and Happy SITSmas!

25 comments:

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

I LOVE the new tree!
Merry Sitsmas!!

Shannon said...

Merry SITSmas to you!

The Redhead Riter said...

There's nothing like the smell of a real tree....mmmmm

Merry Christmas and Happy SITSmas!

Carrie said...

Merry SITSmas!! It's my first year too - I haven't been participating in SITS for very long but I've had a lot of fun in the last few weeks. I hope you're enjoying it as well.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Kristin said...

Merry SITSmas. I hope your holidays are happier this year!

BLOGitse said...

Merry SITSmas
from Cairo!

C @Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Merry SITSmas! Your tree looks great! Best wishes, C :)

J said...

I might go and have a look at the sight. The only thing that I can think of that's vegan and wheat free is a tin of chick peas, so you're definitely braver than me on that one!

LadyFi said...

Oh, I do like that tree! We have lots of trees outside and that's where I think they belong. I do hate the thought of cutting them down only to throw them away a couple of weeks later...

Chef E said...

Make a quinoa stuffing, some even shape them into 'pretend' turkey...

Beautiful tree, as I am allergic, so artificial was always on my floor...

Merry SITSmas... I go on there but feel so lost in the sea of comments...maybe you can tell me more...

Mrs Montoya said...

Thank you for stopping by. Merry SITSmas. I hope you and your family have a more joyous celebration this year and good luck on the recipe!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Merry SITSmas!!!

sandy said...

We have actually had men in the SITStahood! We call them BITS (brothers in the sauce)! LOL!

Merry SITSmas to you! :0)

liliannattel said...

vegan risotto is delicious.

Joy said...

Such a pretty tree!

Have a very merry SITSmas!

Christina said...

Merry SITS-mas!

Rebecca Jo said...

Merry SITSmas!!!

Katie said...

Merry SITSmas!!! Hope 2010 is a fantastic year for you!!!

Christy said...

Happy SITSmas! love your tree!

Chrisy said...

What a beautiful tree. Merry SITSmas!

Rachael said...

Merry SITSmas!

Andi said...

Merry SITSmas!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Merry SITSmas! Welcome to the gang!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

Merry SITSmas to you!

Bells said...

cute tree!

I'm keen to check out SITS. Thanks!

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