Friday, 5 December 2008

You Are Rudolph

Sweet and shy, you tend to be happiest when you're making someone else happy.

Why You're Naughty: You sometimes stick that nose where it doesn't belong

Why You're Nice: Christmas would be a sad affair without you!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

I love these..

These old fashioned Christmas postcards are just so nice, there's a market in town that sells all sorts of old things, people have booths and when they find stuff they have it for sale ,i was with my darling today in the market and they had some postcards from days gone by. The writing on them is always so neat and always done of course in old fashioned ink pen. It just makes me smile when i see them, i wonder who these people were, where they lived what kind of lives they had. Some of the artwork on them is so pretty, so it prompted me to look up when the first one was sent, this is what i found..........

The sending of greeting cards at Christmas began in the Victorian era. Although wood engravers produced prints with religious themes in the European Middle Ages, the first commercial Christmas and New Year's card is believed to have been designed and printed in London, England in 1843.
John Callcott Horsley (born 1817-- died 1903), a British narrative painter and a Royal Academician, designed the very first Christmas and New Year's card at the request of his friend Sir Henry Cole (the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum). Cole suggested the idea of a specially designed form of greeting to send to friends at Christmas. In 1843 an edition of 1,000 of these Christmas cards were printed and placed on sale in London. They were printed in lithography by Jobbins of Warwick Court, Holborn, London, and hand-colored by a professional "colourer" named Mason. The cards were published under Sir Henry Cole's nom de guerre, "Felix Summerly"—by his friend Joseph Cundall, of New Bond Street...

So i thought that was jolly interesting. Did not surprise me one bit it was invented in jolly old London!! So i have learnt something today. I may go back tomorrow and get me a couple of the ones i was looking at.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Tinsel cat!!

Hagar playing in the tinsel.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The naughtiest cat in the world!!!!

here he is looking extremely cute and like butter would not melt!!!! But trust me when i say he is the worst cat in the world, i mean into EVERYTHING!!! He's 2 i expected him to grow out of this phase, but so far he has shown no intentions of doing so!!!! My Christmas tree is surviving but only just!!!