Sunday, December 30

Christmas

So? Did you have a good one? Did Father Christmas / Santa (depending on where you live) fill your stockings with joy?

A fun time was had by all here at Monkee Towers over the all-too-brief Christmas period. There were ......




..... loads of presents ......






...... and crackers ......





There were monkey related gifts galore ......



..... many Thanks Carolyn, Lauren, Sue, VC, and Amy (for the non-monkey related but very tasty gift)






..... including these ......




......Thanks, Sis, JUST my size and colour ...... you really shouldn't have ......(and as for those elephant ones you made for RGH? I can't. I just can't. There would be complaints)




..... there were new slippers all round .......








..... and a new toy for my Rather Geeky Husband ......






..... now he just needs to learn how to play them. Preferably in a Matthew McConaughey stylee .....





On the food front there was ......







(VEGETARIANS PLEASE LOOK AWAY NOW .......)







..... plenty of Turkey .......







..... (chicken actually) .......





...... and too many chocolates .......



..... it was awful ......








We played cards each night ......










...... and did I mention there were a couple of bottles of plonk??






..... but I'm going to leave the final thoughts about Christmas to my Father-in-law, who summed it up so perfectly when he said this .....




..... it's just not Christmas unless someone falls asleep in their cracker crown!



On an unrelated matter, there was also a winner in my 200th post giveaway, and thanks to the powers of the random number generator, that winner is No. 16, Glays (please mail me at monkeemaker@yahoo.co.uk to discuss your monkee requirements).
Many thanks to everyone who entered, it's great to know that there are so many fans of monkeys made of knit, and naturally I'd love to knit you all a monkee. But I'm not going to. Sorry.

29 comments:

Kitty said...

Hahahahahaha ... loving the monkey knickers - not everyone gets to have a monkey on their knickers you know!

I'm sure FiL is THRILLED to have that picture posted on your blog - in our family is was my brother who did the honours in the 'asleep-in-cracker-crown' stakes.

It looks like a good time was had by all (has 007 recovered from his alcohol poisoning yet?) - Happy New Year to you and yours. x

Lesley said...

Glad you all had a great Christmas MM - love that shot of your father-in-law! Nice Monkee pants :)
Since finishing a certain fluffy turquoise primate for Minx I have to say never again and I totally admire you making multiple fluffsome monkees - nightmare!!
Well done to your winner - I'm sure there are lots of disappointed (and vengeful!) Monkee fans out there!!
love Lesley xx

trashalou said...

Not going to knit us all a monkey?!?!?!

But why not? If you start now then you will have them all ready for Christmas 2008 and they can get a lift with Santa/Father Christmas (pls expl. geog. diff).

Congrats to the winnerator and we look forward to seeing the development of H.P Stunt Monkee 200th post.

E said...

Woo Glays - (did I spell that right?) well done - yay!

Love the Christmas photo essay - have a smashing New Year's Eve at Monkee Maker Acres - those monkees must cost you a fortune in alker saltzers :)

Leanne said...

Glad you had a great Xmas and all I can say on the monkee give away is damn damn damn - why couldn't it be me.
congrats to Glays

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Congratulations Glays! I'm not bitter at all...................

Looks like a good Christmas was had by all - although you really ought to take those monkees along to AA!

Lucy xxx

SuzyB said...

Did you see how long you've made me wait for a post to read? Did you see it was a whole week?!! Disgraceful when Im sat here checking bloglines waiting patiently.

Anyway, good to see you had a smashing Christmas and Im soooo jealous of those monkee pants, I dont suppose you are going to diversify into such items for your shop are you....

Oh and is it on purpose that the word verification today says 'sad loser?'

Suzie Sews said...

My boys and I have just enjoyed this post...still laughing...love the video clip...Man he's so cool!!!!
Well he will be once he has learnt to play them!!! Oh cheeky...sorry!!!
Pleased you had a good one.
Suzie Sews and the kids

sharon said...

you seem like you've had a great crimbo, those monkee knickers..lmao at them.
Well done to the winner...DAVE is devastated and is drowning his sorrows again..remember when he last did that...I feel a turn coming on.
Best wishes for the New Year hope monkee domination goes into overdrive..xxxxxxxxx

Joleo said...

excellent monkee pants! Although not entirely compatible with all outfits, slinky dresses especially, unless you want to look like you're making a statement. What sort of a statement that might be I won't go into now...

trek said...

Plonk indeed!

I didn't know that monkees are card players.

joanne wardle said...

wow, your father in law is such a philosopher!! he speaks the truth!!!!

how sad have I become that I'm checking your blog on a daily basis and have a litte thrill of excitement when there is a new post!

you are always so entertaining. keep up the good work, no pressure! lol

lauren said...

i had many clever and touching things to say on the subjects of christmas, knitted monkees, and the promise of a brand new year; but then i saw...THE MONKEEPANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

(i have to go & lie down, now!) :)

lauren said...

ps: RGH clearly has "mad bongo skillz"!!!

Melissa said...

Love the Monkee pants - a one of a kind family heirloom, eh?

Congratulations, Glays! Long live Monkees!

Happy New Year!

Patti said...

Wow. Monkee pants are awesome.

To be worn by monkeys? Or by knitters of monkeys?

Totty Teabag said...

Congratulations to Glays on fixing the random numberator without getting caught. As for you MM, I'm seriously jealous of anyone having both a Philosopherus Pa-in-law and a Hunky Hubby with an offbeat sense of rhyth.... humour for company on Christmas Day.

Keep it coming Missus!

Sue said...

Congrats to the monkee winner!

Well, you could at least knit those of us without a monkee a monkee...that has to be less than knitting ALL of us a monkee.....I think that trashalou has it right that if you start NOW, you could have them ready for Christmas....LOL.....

Glad that you had such a nice Christmas!

I will look forward to more monkee business in 2008! Your blog has become one of my most favorites!

Jodie said...

yay Congratulations to Glays.
Great christmas summary ther ms monkee maker, I agree with FIL dissertation whole heartedly but I did take my hat off before i fell asleep on the couch.
Hoping for more monkey action in 2008.
Those pants.....those pants......

Rosie said...

Monkee knickers!??!! Will your sis be making them for the shop...

Hope you all have an excellent New Year, filled with white choc and raspberry muffins and many other good things.

Honey Daze said...

Ooooohhh... A giant box of heroes! AND a giant box of Celebrations! Very lucky!

julie said...

Love the monkey pants and am giggling at the thought of elephant ones! Glad you all had a great christmas - hope your new year is full of fun too!

Martine said...

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar? Happy New Year!!!

the vicious chicken said...

RGH: king of rhythm! :o)

Glad you all had a good Christmas - looks like a fun time was had by all. Especially those of you who were blessed with knitted monkey pants...
VCxx

mushroommeadows said...

awwww...it looks like you all had a great Christmas! :D

I liked the video of your husband. hehe He's very talented; you should be proud. :)

Zoebert said...

No such thing as too much chocolate...isn't that a kin to blasphamy?

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!!

David and Melissa said...

I love your monkeys, they are gorgeous-and always in the most interesting positions. Great pics. See you in the new year!
Melissa xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

KiTTYPiNKSTaRS said...

Those monkey pants are officially THE BEST THING EVER!!!!! I must have some :) Looks like fun fun fun in the monkey household! HAPPY NEW YEAR from all at planet sock!!

Garden girl said...

My first time here and I must say I love your photos-especially the one of him tucking into the chocolates...the knickers rock too!