Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday was brimming with X-Factor goodies:
Harry brought home some cheap plastic animal shapes he'd 'won' in Christmas crackers from a meal the night before. Cheap, tacky little shapes that we moan about but wouldn't really replace for all the world, they are simply part of Christmas, an important part. First you select your cracker pulling partner, then you both clasp one end of the cracker, sliding your hand as far up towards the middle as you can go without getting caught, you yank hard. Oh the sheer delight when you win. All eyes in your direction, baited breath hanging in the air you read aloud the awful 'joke', pop your excuse for a hat on your head and proceed to look over it (because it's huge and it's slipped way down past your eyes) at the wonderful gift...Your prize!
Oh yes, cracker contents definitely have the X-Factor!
Chewy, strawberry flavoured, Dracula teeth are my latest addiction and it's a serious one. Not content with purchasing £1 worth every time I collect my eldest from the bus, I ordered a box of 120 of the juicy, delicious, little gems as a personal treat over Christmas. Today is the 15th and I have exactly 17 left. Ops!
Alexandra Burke, my favourite contestant of 2008, won the X-Factor and ripped out an amazing performance of 'Listen' live with Beyonce. You can watch it here.
Lastly but by no means least, the post woman delivered something very special in the post, something full of sunshine, love, heart and beauty. The most wonderful surprise that was filled with the X-Factor that is...Margaret Storer Roche.
Along with her own personally designed card came touching words that made my eyes weep, a handmade gift that I am saving until Christmas morning and numerous stamps and moo cards. Margaret is a very special lady who lives in Arizona, I met her right here on my blog and a day hasn't passed since that I haven't felt grateful for that. Her love for life and unique artwork make me smile each and every morning and I am so very proud to be able to call her my friend.
Thank you Margaret x