Sunday, 13 December 2015

Advent 13 Red House Christmas Barn



A few years ago one of the local farms planted 100s of Christmas trees and  opened up a barn for Christmas with decorations for sale. We hadn't been round for a couple of years so we popped down to look with our son and daughter in law to be. It's expanded a bit and was heaving with people looking round. Some lovely things but what a price. I came away empty handed.
This farm is also a duck fattening farm the rest of the year, with huge sheds, noise and lights we can see through the hedge at the top of our field, even though it's half a mile away.

We had a good time yesterday with our Christmas gathering of all 3 children and partners. The table cloth remained clean so I didn't need to strangle anyone! Our eldest and her husband are off back to Surrey later and then away in Devon for Christmas leaving us with the news that, God willing, I will be Nana Sue from June next year! Yippee do!

Back Tomorrow
Sue

42 comments:

  1. aw, congratulations! Now you will have a very Merry Chritsmas with that news ;O)

    Been catching up with your posts, can you tell? Reminds me of when I bought some letters spelling out 'calm' for the bathroom, and left them in such as way that had Bill not noticed when putting them up, we'd have CLAM on the wall instead!

    Glad you have found the ideal new home, exciting stuff going on for you in 2016! x

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    1. He he clams in the bathroom! just a good thing it wasn't crabs!

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  2. The best Christmas news anyone could ever have, Sue. Let's hope this is the start of good news all the way in 2016 for all the family. Catriona

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  3. It's been a good news week for you and Col.

    Such wonderful news about the baby. You must be so happy.

    And I'm so happy that you found, which sounds like, just the right spot for your new home.

    Congratulations
    Debra

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  4. Congratulations on your news
    Love pictures
    Julie xxxxx

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    1. Thank you everyone one above, just need to find out what's the matter with Col now

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  6. Wonderful news. We became grandparents just a couple of years ago but as I'm at least 20 years your senior, and Chris 30 years your senior, we are rather elderly grandparents! But the joy of seeing a little person in the family knows no bounds.
    Did you see Have I Got News For You? Someone with a bay window with several panes of glass wrote LET IT SNOW, one letter in each pane of glass. Only the first two letters were on a side panel, L E, and the other letters were across the front T I T S N O W. You can imagine the hilarity this caused in the studio!
    Margaret P

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    1. yes, it was a good edition, it all depends on whose doing the questions I think

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  7. That's wonderful news! For a split second, I thought that first photo was of your house. I was thinking 'Blimey, someone likes Christmas!' :)

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  8. Congratulations to you. I can see the smile from here!
    xx

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  9. Congratulations! Lots of changes coming up!
    The pictures of the shop reminded me of Christmas at the store I worked at for 8 years. Christmas supplies were ordered in January. We started unpacking and pricing in June and setting up late October. By December I WAS Scrooge....do NOT miss it..except the paycheck....!

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    1. So almost a year-round Christmas? that's just a bit TOO much festiveness

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  10. What a wonderful display in that barn - I know what you mean about prices though, although they find gullible enough customers I am sure.

    Congratulations that you are to be a gran again. Only one of our children is in a relationship, but I can dream . . .

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    1. Not grandparents again, this is our first grandchild expected in June. Our son and youngest daughter both have long term partners but no children

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  11. Congratulations Nana Sue and Grampy(?) Col!

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    1. Thank you We don't know what to call him yet

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  12. Congratulations Sue and Col... THE BEST thing ever being grandparents
    Gillx

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  13. Congratulations it's the best club ever xxxxxxx

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  14. Congratulations to you all. Do you knit? Now is a good time to start. Hand made is very chic!

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  15. You certainly got one of the most exciting gifts from your daughter that you are to become Nana Sue. This will open a whole wonderful chapter of joy in your life. Congratulations.

    Any pics from your meal? So very glad you all had such a good time.

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  16. Congratulations best christmas present for you ,I am hoping to become a granny next year too , You must be so excited xxx

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  17. Congratulations! What wonderful news!

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  18. Congratulations! What lovely news. And extra special as it will be your first grandchild. xx

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  19. Congratulations and that first one is really special. Obviously I love all 5 of my grandchildren but now no 1 is nearly 11 yrs old and very proud of being just as tall as Nana, not difficult as I'm only 5' tall. Make the most of them as a baby cos they're grown up a long time.

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  20. Many congratulations! My three year old grandson is the light of my life. you have so much to look forward to.xx

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  21. Congratulations! We have 2 granddaughters aged 2 and 5 months. Santa time all over again!

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  22. Congratulations! We have 2 granddaughters aged 2 and 5 months. Santa time all over again!

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  23. Congratulations on the wonderful news! Lots of new things coming your way next year! One thing ends and another begins! xx

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  24. Congratulations..... Christmas 2016 will be a very special time! Jx

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  25. Thank you to everyone above, it's a shame our first grandchild will be all the way down in Surrey but at least without the campsite and animal ties we will be able to go and stay in our caravan close by.
    Apologies to Sandy Ex-pat as we completely forgot photos on Saturday.

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  26. Congraulations, wonderful news.

    I am also known as Nana Sue :-)

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  27. Congratulations. Fingers crossed baby arrives safely. Our kids spent the summer adopting Colin as surrogate grandad... consider him trained and ready to go. He certainly passed muster!

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  28. Congratulations on your news xx

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  29. Huge congratulations to you all!
    What wonderfully happy news.
    Lisa x

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