Thursday, 24 December 2009

Compliments of the Season..

Entering in to the festive spirit, a suitably pink sky dawned over Bath on the eve of Christmas...

It was not long before we discovered that our boiler had clocked off for it's winter hols and had left us in the cold.. with no forwarding address..

So it's a cold Custard household here today.. but that has not dampened our jollity. I can highly recommend the merits of hugging a cat when the heating system goes A.W.O.L.. if only the one available cat would desist in sabotaging my wrapping exercise..

The merry festive pot of chilli is stewing away in the oven to spice up our Christmas Eve.. all the presents are wrapped now, with the help of Pickles, and are under the tree waiting for the ever so restrained (cough !!!) gift unwrapping ceremony tomorrow..

All that needs to be done now is to wish you all.. my dear visitors, friends and lurkers.. a truly Happy and Peaceful Christmas.. and I wish you all a year of good health, wealth and happiness in the year to come..Much love from
Michele and the rest of the Custard household xx


Emma said...

ADORE the robin pic. Have a lovely day with your beloved ones Michele. Kisses to

Ragged Roses said...

Oh dear, keep warm my custard friends, nothing like cold custard to dampen the spirits... Lovely festivey photos, thank you! Best keep eating and drinking your way through the holidays, sure way to fend off the cold. Lots of Christmassy wishes and kisses
Must get my eyes tested, thought you were wishing Merry Christmas to "friends and turkeys..." (and I haven't even been on the sloe gin yet, not sure what Mr Roses has been putting in my lemsip though...)

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Merry Christmas*
Hope you all have a wonderful day filled with lots of happiness.

Tea with Willow said...

Merry Christmas to the Custard household! ... I see you have had the same kind of "help" with wrapping that I had a couple of days ago!! Why does the boiler always have to pick its moment to go on strike?! Hope you stay warm this Christmas!

Willow x

Rubyred said...

Wishing you all a vey Merry Christmas! Hope the heating gets sorted and you have a warm one too!
Rachel x

Bobo Bun said...

Merry Christmas to you Michele and your family.

Thank goodness you have chilli for tea. Hope it's good and spicy to warm you all up.

Lisa x

VintageVicki said...


Merry Christmas to you all.

Love your helper :)

Vicki xxx

claire Maraldo said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Michele - you and the rest of the custards. Thank you so much for your card -it is so cute. I have been crap and hardly sent out any which is shocking for someone who designs and sells cards. Actually your post earlier could have been written by me as I have had bloggers block too. and I haven't had the excuse of a cold/flu either!

anyway - have a great one!

much love Claire x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Happy Christmas to the Custards from the Buns!
Pop on the thermals, have a warming drink and I'm sure you'll have a most marvelous Christmastime in spite of the AWOL boiler!
Wishing you the Happiest of Times ahead in 2010,
Denise x

cocoa and blankets said...

Merry christmas to you too, our cat is in the dog house so no cuddling for him....have a lovely day tomorrow...H

Country Cottage Chic said...

Oh no! Glad to hear that the boiler man has saved the day....but at least you had your Aga!

Hope all in the Custard household have a fab Christmas and hope you didn't wrap Pickles up by accident!!


Hen said...

Dear Michele,
I do hope you are toasty warm by now and wish you and your family a lovely Christmas. Thank you so much for your card, a lovely surprise, and definitely a keeper!
Hen xxx

jane and the happy crow said...

Hi Michele a very merry christmas, hope your boiler comes back, maybe it will send you a postcard from the lovely warm place its gone to. Cats always love to help when they are not wanted Pickles was just making all those presents his. That photo of Boris and Midge was a fluke they just happened to be sat looking at me while I was loading photos onto my laptop so I had the camera in my hand! Have a lovely day, see you soon I hope. Jane xxx

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi there, Happy Christmas to you and yours. Yes, I am familiar with therapeutic cat hugging:)
Lesley XX

silverpebble said...

It's alarming how many people have had trouble with their heating over the last few days. SOrry to hear yours is botched too.

Have a lovely lovely time over the coming days. Snuggle in and enjoy xxxxxx

Felicity said...

hope you have a very merry christmas!
fliss xx

Elizabeth said...

Hope you have a lovely Christmas too - despite the broken boiler. Perhaps a glass or two of the 'hard stuff' might help to warm the cockles. Glad to see Mr Pickles is such a help with present wrapping!! At least he's useful as a furry hot-water bottle.

Linda said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family...hope you stay WARM!!!!


Margie said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Michele, I hope your dreams come true in 2010. Hugs, Margie.

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Michele

I think your boiler ran off with Mum's - her heating started playing up last week and although it keeps popping back from time to time, that's only if no-one's looking.

Thanks for the card - still don't seem to have written down your address so yours is still here! But ... my dear daughter and hubby gave me the identical Cowboys and Custard card and told me that your things are wonderful. I was then able to tell her that I already knew that!!!!

All set for Wednesday?

Sue x

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Michele, hope you had a lovely Christmas (we are waiting for our boiler to go any minute!) and have a Happy and Healthy New Year... thank you for my gorgeous Christmas card too xxx

← Messy said...

Just came across your blog through a recommendation from The Vintage Magpie, and saw your post about Bath. I am a Northern Canadian girl who's sister married a man from Bath, who's family all still lives there. It caught my eye and I enjoyed several posts. Enjoy the New Year. I will be forwarding this on to the Toronto couple now.

Andi's English Attic said...

Hope the boiler's fixed soon. Great timing! Last Christmas Eve our road had a power cut. No electric until Christmas morning. Everyone agreed it was SUCH good fun sitting in candlelight, telling stories. A Christmas Eve we'll all remember for a long time. xx

Suzie Sews said...

all the very best

polarité said...

You have a nice blog! Have a great holidays!

ginny said...

Just popped in to wish you and yours a very happy new year,
hope it brings magic and laughter,
with warmest wishes
ginny x

Deb said...

Oh gosh, I hope you got your heat fixed!

I love your Christmas tree and Happy New Year!

MelMel said...

Happy New Year.....Christmas looked lovely at your festive!xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

OMG How lovely is that robin? gorgeous.

Hope you all had the jolliest of times? Happy New year to all Custards.

Looking forward to reading more from Cowboys in 2010, it is always such a pleasure, thank you Michele,

Love Sarah x