Monday, 5 December 2011

It's on the Way





I'm not a great fan of Christmas. I can't stand all those crowds and seeing all those naff presents in the shops. But buying the Christmas edition of the Radio Times is one of those traditions that rates along with buying the tree each December. I've been very restrained and haven't even opened it yet, but I'm already anticipating the goodies that await us over the festive period. My favourite film The Railway Children must be in there along with Doctor Who and a Harry Potter. Mr. F and I will probably be fighting to read it first, but there is always consensus when it comes to choosing what we must watch. We never see anything on Christmas Day, but know what is a must on catch up t.v. and we'll enjoy searching out those feel good programmes and old black and white films that get hidden away in the schedules. There's nothing like cosying in on a dark December afternoon with an Ealing comedy, a little tipple and some Christmas chocolate or my absolute favourite...amaretti soffici.Just the thing after a long walk over Kinver Edge. I'd love you tell me your guilty(or not so guilty) tv pleasure over the Christmas period. We're really busy at the moment trying to decorate. Most of the house needs redecorating, but things move slowly in the Funkyhouse. For 18 months now, the books from the study (spare bedroom) have been boxed up and living in my bedroom, so that the study can be redecorated. It's taken a long time
to get to the stage where we can choose wallaper.




I was all for for a pale, modern look but both Mr. F and Teenage Boy insisted that we had to keep a warm and cosy look. Outnumbered again, I gave in and we have found something dark and cosy.It's not all papered yet. Fancy a sneaky peek?


Hopefully it will be finished by next weekend as it will be another full weekend as we need to buy a tree. It's one of the few outings we get with Teenage Boy these days, as he loves to help choose a tree. It's quite a decision some times and we cannot buy one without our young man's approval. Have a good week., I hope your festive preparations are going well.

13 comments:

MelMel said...

I like the vintage look to the Radio times.....fab wallpaper.....lovely colour and design!

Mx

Amanda said...

Love the paper!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Like the wallpaper, love the dark,rich red background.

Still trying not to think about Christmas though, he he. Have a good week. Lesley x

Kath said...

I feel the same about Christmas and one of th best things about not having a TV is not having to listen to those relentless ads and jingles.
Funny enough we watched The Railway children on DVD last night :-D
Loving the wallpaper, I'm thinking it's rather art deco.

Rosie said...

Your wall paper is lovely and a great colour. Buying the Christmas Radio times is something we do every year too and the only time we buy it! Guilty pleasure TV watch there are a few but favourite has to be 'The Muppet Christmas Carol':)

Sal said...

Snap! I never buy it apart from at Christmas. I love the cover, this year. ;-)

jo said...

Love your choice of wallpaper.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the Radio Times!

Louise said...

Hello
Ive popped over from MelMels blog, and It seems everyone is decorating just before Christmas including myself. Im debating buying The Radio Times. Usually buy it, Look through it. Forget we bought it. Then use the tv as a guide. Wouldnt be the same though.
louise

dorothy said...

Love the color of the wallpaper. I dislike Christmas shopping, did mine online!
thanks, dorothy

grace said...

Just idly blog hopping and found your post, I did a similar one yesterday! I love the design of it this year - sadly no Railway Children this year

Amish Stories said...

Merry Christmas to you and your readers, I'm just stopping by new blogs that i think are interesting. And then ill put some of those on my favorites list to visit again. Happy holidays folks and wishing everyone a healthy new years as well. Richard from a Amish community in Pennsylvania.

Louise said...

Christmas TV came and went for me, but hope you found some classics to watch. Happy New Year! x

Geoff Maritz said...

Well Christmas has come and gone, I don't enjoy Christmas any more, empty nest and all but hey, January has also almost gone, I like January, everyone starting afresh and so on.
Tried to look at one of your other posts, "Normal service has begun," but the page was not available and so came here, glad I did. I like the wall paper, very British and get the feeling that I'll be redecorating my home in the coming months, Just like you and so many other bloggers I visited.
New year's blessings to you and your family, Geoff.