Friday, November 22, 2013

The Christmas Chain Swap 2013

I know I have been absent for the last few weeks. The dance academy my daughter attends is rehearsing for the end of year recital at the moment. Her teacher has been teaching for 30 years this year so it is a special event. Not only is our daughter Jamie involved in a number of dances, but my husband and I are also involved this year making appearances throughout the second half of the show as Santa and Mrs Claus. Her teacher asked at the end of the 2012 recital a year ago if we would do it. The things we do for our kids! This is keeping us rather busy. We go to the local costume place tomorrow to get our costumes which will be fun. The recital is on 13 and 14 December. The rehearsals will really be stepping up over the next three weeks so I apologise if I disappear again for a bit. Jamie is super busy as she also has a good part in her school play which is to be staged a week after her dance recital. She loves dance and theatre and being on stage so she is happy. This year is her last year at primary school and she will be going to intermediate school next year.

I am really excited to have received my swap partners today in The Christmas Chain Swap 2013 organised by Fabiola of

Thank you Fabiola for organising the swap.

My swap partners are:

Francesca of Italy. Her blog is


Maribel. Her blog is

It will be lovely to have two special little gifts under my Christmas tree this year from the other side of the world.

This weekend will be a very busy but fun weekend organising mini items to send to them.


  1. I'm very happy to be your swap friend :-)

    Have a nice day!

  2. Thanks for joining! I hope you'll receive many beautiful mini.
    Greetings, Faby

  3. How lovely that you are going to be part of your daughter's recital, this is a memory I am sure she will cherish (and so will you!)

  4. Hi Sharee, I am Maribel, your Christmas swap friend from Spain. I've been looking through blog and I must say it is lovey one. Well all I need is your postal address to send you my present for the Christmas swap. So please, would you be so kind to write me on my email? Thanks a lot :)


  5. Santa and Mrs. Claus! How fun! Have a wonderful time rehearsing.

  6. Swaps are so fun! I hope you really enjoy it, along with your daughter's recital. xo Jennifer

  7. Just two weeks to go before the recital! Good luck to you and to your daughter! :)

  8. It is not very often in life you get to be Mrs. Claus, I hope you have a terrific time. Kids grow up so fast and these times are such treasures and the real gifts of Christmas. Mini Hugs, Jean