Monday 31 October 2016

Secret Santa Swap Sign Up

Yes it really is that time of year again!

  ‘Secret Santa Christmas Swap’  

Exactly the same format as last year.

So how about it folks, a swap especially for this time of year?  

It’s that time of year for letters to Santa, or just simply a wish for winter for those who don’t necessarily celebrate Christmas.  It would be lovely if anyone who wants to join in can, regardless of faith or beliefs. 

This is how it works.

1. You will write a letter to Santa (or Make a Wish) for Sasha, Gregor or Baby Sasha/Gregor.   WE do need to know the size of the doll you are asking for.

You can ask for up to 5 items, BUT SANTA WILL ONLY SEND 3. Remember we never got everything we asked for either!!

Keep in mind that not everyone participating can sew or knit. So you can ask for things like toys, hats, blanket, pj’s, outfits, puppy or pet, teddy bear, books, play food, dishes…etc…you get the idea.  For example, my Sasha and Gregor kids are desperately in need of socks!  Or if you are happy with surprises, just say so. Please note down if you have any allergies for example, are a diabetic and can't eat sweets/chocolate so that your Secret Santa is aware of this.

2. After you write your letter you send it to me (via email:  lorraine(@) {removing brackets} ) You must send the letter by Wednesday 2nd November 2016.  Please include your postal mail address so I can give it to your Secret Santa.  If you could also include in your letter what type of wishes you feel you would be best a fulfilling (eg. Shopping, knitting, sewing, crochet, woodworking etc…) that would be very useful.


3.  Once I have all the letters I will assign them to your Secret Santa and forward the information to that person by Friday 4th November 2016

4.  All swaps must be mailed by Monday 28th November 2016. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THIS DATE - SO AS TO AVOID ANY UNNECESSARY DELAYS. This will allow you four weeks to prepare your package and to allow plenty of time to get to Sasha/Gregor or Baby by Christmas, especially important for those posting overseas. Please remember no more than three of the items should be sent, and a small item for the Sasha/Gregor/Baby’s mummy is always appreciated. Keep it fair for everyone. 

5.  Please if you are paired with an overseas partner, mark the item as a GIFT (as that is of course what it is) with a LOW value so that those in the UK especially don't get hit with a customs bill.  Thank you.

5. If you have any questions, please contact me and ask and remember most importantly…HAVE FUN!

Please remember there is a separate page for the Secret Santa Swap 2016 which will contain all these details plus the list of participants.  It can be found on the tab at the top of this page and also by clicking here.

Saturday 29 October 2016

Goodness Me! Secret Santa This Year?

I've just realised, (I think the same thing happened last year) that the end of October has crept up very quickly and it is this time that we announce the sign up for the Secret Santa Swap.

Are there any takers this year?  Shall I put up the 'official' notification.

Wondering if I have any readers left as I have been so quiet of late.

Please let me know either by email or replying to this and I will get it up asap.

Henry's Cornish Adventures

Henry has been posting about his September Cornwall Adventures over on his blog.  He visited:

Lydford Gorge

Cotehill Tudor House and Mill


Tintagel Post Office

Colliford Lake

and Monticute House