On the (L) is the item in its Packaging and on the (R) is the packed item with a free handmade gift/ token to express my thanks for the purchase.
Last but not least here is the latest project I'm working on. The last two Christmases I planned to make a Nativity Creche but simply never got round to making one. Well I have started one, hope to complete it by Sunday.
Although I'm not actually making it out into the garden, I am still preparing in some small way for next year. For instance I through the forum A4A have signed myself up for three seed swap parcels thus far. These are normally great fun and you get to try varieties or veg you may not automatically buy through the catalogues, it also gives you the opportunity to pass on seeds of vege/ varieties you don't plan to grow again. The picture on the left is of the second swap to grace my home this week (it arrived this morning), the other one which arrived yesterday, went back into the post this afternoon.