Thursday, 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas!!

Aww Christmas...I do love it so! This year (as every year!) Mark and I are heading to my folks house for the big day to spend it with them and Mark's mama. The only thing missing will be my little brother who is currently soaking up some sun in New Zealand, lucky thing!

It's my first attempt at being the Christmas day chef this year (I thought it's about time my Mum got to do the kicking back and relaxing this year!!), and while I am pretty relaxed about it I will be cooking on my parent's ancient Aga which is a temperamental old beast. I've just got to treat her nice and she'll hold her heat...dinner could be done waaay faster than expected or we could be eating it in the middle of the night!

(New decorations awaiting Christmas tree decorating last week...I love the swan so much with his glittery beak!)

Either way, I am so looking forward to it and once dinner is done I will be relaxing on the sofa in front of the fire with a big glass of wine and will probably be playing geeky board games, doodling and reading silly jokes well into the night....

Anyways, I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderfully merry Christmas, I hope you get to enjoy yourselves and spend it with people you love...HAPPY CHRISTMAS! xxx

Friday, 18 December 2009

Forever print...

Goodness what a busy time it has been...Christmas is always manic around here and this year has been no exception!

Last weekend, along with a bunch of our lovely friends, Mark and I headed to the 10 Year anniversary of All Tomorrow's parties (which is the bestest music festival there is peeps, it has been my fave for a number of years). A friend of ours, the very lovely and generous Mr Ashley Hampson took some super photos of us all and the weekend's frolics (a peek below) which can be seen on his Flickr stream HERE! It was a fun weekend indeed and when you have a moment check out the rest of his pictures, they are really very good.

Anyways, just in time for the last UK Christmas post I have added a print version of my Forever painting to the shop. The original is painted in gouache on wood and I think the reproductions came out wonderfully if I do say so. You can see and shop 'Forever' HERE!

So the last blast before a long awaited rest is a craft fair I'm taking part in this weekend. If you are around in Cornwall at all tomorrow and Sunday (19th & 20th) come along to the Zedshed in Penryn's Jubilee Wharf for some festive crafts and eats...It's always a lovely fair with a great atmosphere, I'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Last Christmas post dates!

This last weekend was one full of rest in the midst of the big Christmas rush which seems to creep up and take me by surprise every year...Mark's brother is over visiting us from Australia where he now lives with his lady wife, and since he doesn't get the traditional Christmas dinner over there with it being too hot and all, we had an early celebration with him on Saturday which was so good and put us all right in a festive frame of mind :)

Talking of things Australian, my little brother became the Australian Formula 3 champion over the weekend too!! It's a hell of an achievement as it is his first full season back in a car since he broke his back and neck in a crash in a German F3 race in 2006. We are all so proud of him. Well done Joey!!! If you are a racing fan of any kind you can see pictures and proudness HERE!!

Anyways, this was meant to be just a quick post to give you a heads up about the last post dates here at Bonbi Forest. Orders must be in by 12 noon on the relevant date for your country to make sure you get your goodies in time for Christmas...of course I will keep shipping worldwide right up until Christmas but they might not arrive until after the big day (you can still bag yourself some new year treats then using the free shipping code WINTER09 even if you do miss your last shipping date!)

They are as follows:

I think that's it for now...I hope to have some more things of interest to show you soooon!