I have decided to wrap all my christmas presents in brown paper this year, but when I wrapped the first one, it did look so dull and boring! So, I gazed into the fridge looking for inspiration, ( bad habit that - not sure what to do? Look in the fridge!) and Behold! There it was! A lonely potato!
No, I didn't eat it! Potato Printing! I haven't done that since primary school, but what a good idea! As always, my initial design was rather over - ambitious, but I soon managed a wobbly bird and a pair of stars, and by the end of the day had three rolls of great wrapping paper. The kids were REALLY impressed when they got home from school - far more so than when I have been slaving all day over a painting. They were astounded by the idea of a grown -up doing potato printing!
I also managed to collect great-grandma and get to the school christmas play. I got lots of lovely pictures, all suitable for grandparents to display proudly, but these were the the two that made me laugh. The first shows middle daughter (furious at having to be a shepherd rather than an angel) shoving small brother (a cow) off the edge of the stage.
The second shows the same cow taking it upon himself to brandish the star, despite the official star bearer hissing loudly at him " it's not night! Put it down!"