Just a very quick catch up now that we seem to have a spell without visitors. My husband and son are away working in our eldest son's coffee house Ground in Hove, doing the hard ground work (forgive the pun) to convert the basement. So far they have relocated the boiler, plumbed in for a new toilet , demolished a staircase, broken up the floor and laid a new one needing literally tons of ready mixed cement. In fact they bought all the cement available in 3 DIY stores including B&Q!! They are now on the last bit of their 2 week working away, in London fitting a kitchen for someone then they will be home tomorrow hopefully. I have really missed them although I have been so busy working through my to do list before we jet off to Australia at the end of the month. Only 2 weeks left and still so much to do. My daughter has offered to do my usual craft fairs so along with my friend, we have been making all the Christmas crafting goodies. Kerry Cox aka Pickle inspired me a few years ago with the snowman covered choc bar and they go down a storm. last year I added a reindeer version and this year I have created a penguin version but he's a bit labour intensive. I'll pop a picture of them on here in a day or so. meanwhile I am working through all the birthday cards that need to be ready to send while I am not here. Just to add to the list my daughter asked for a pirate kind of card for a 3 yrs old and in a great hurry here's what I came up with.