A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Year 2 Day 66: The Stockings Were Hung...
Matt and I had some shopping success tonight when we took a little gander to Merry Hill to look for a "Baby's First Christmas" ornament. We looked in a few card shops and quickly realised Hallmark was not one located within the mall thus making a separate trip to Brierley Hill High Street necessary. After a bit we popped in to see Josie while she was working at the Tourist Information Centre. She was able to remind us of Webb's Christmas Shop, however, they still didn't have anything personal enough. Disappointed, we decided to call it a night and head back home empty-handed.
Just as we were on our way out, we passed by Birthdays (yet another card shop) and Matt suggested we pop in to have a quick look around. We found a cute display with personalised tiny rubber, gummy-type stockings and several choices of mini-hearths to hang them from. Immediately we started to search for our own names as well as bunny's (his real name, of course, unpixelated). Surprised we found all three within seconds, we were a bit let down by the look of the boring mini-fireplace that had 3 hooks...until we noticed the one that had four, as well as a cat sleeping in the front. MYST! Of course! We looked for a generic 'no-name' stocking and lucked out finding one that said 'The Cat,' and we were SOLD!
After paying a reasonable amount for this personalised Christmas decoration, we noticed on the way out the front another spinning display of mini-snow-globe ornaments. Hanging alone on a hook was a snow-globe with a red Santa hat that read "Baby's First Christmas." SCORE!! The fact they were a mere £2.99 was enough for me and Matt agreed it would be suitable for our darling bunny.
Home again, home again we traveled with our new purchases and our mini-fire is now resting proudly on the mantle of our own fire. Next to that is Baby's First Christmas ornament waiting patiently to be hung on our tree upon his arrival in the next week or so.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!