Thursday, 16 December 2010

Day 16 Advent Challenge times running out.......

Well it is today, as I have been a busy bee again. DH has been making cards today and I have been printing them and helping out too. I have started finding the decorations from their various hiding places around the house and now have a motley assortment of fairy lights on my desk to check to see if they are still working.  There is nothing worse than your lights failing once they are on the tree. That's happened to me twice and it's not funny, is it? The last time I think a little dog's teeth had chewed through the wire.............I once had a pet rabbit of my DD's do the same and it chewed through the collar of a good jacket too.

Anyway, the clock above is part of a collection which came my way when DD left for California, I still have a lot of her things here and this clock hangs on the kitchen wall by the door. I love it because it's big and makes a ticking noise and she said she bought it because it reminded her of the one in the nursery rhyme 'Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock.  Well this is my mouse for Christmas....It's better than the real thing believe me!

3 comments:

Miriam Weaver said...

A sugar mouse, that takes me back. We always had those in our stockings At Christmas when we were children.

Lyn Armstrong said...

Yes, this one was popped into DH's stocking last Christmas but he didn't eat it and I found it the other day. You can still buy the mice from my favourite shop Ye Olde Friars of Keswick.

BilboWaggins said...

Small world - we saw the sugar mice at Friars on Saturday - but bought a box of Black Treacle Toffee instead!