A Christmas Tree in New York !

A Christmas Tree in New York !

Hi there

Thanks for popping in. You may have seen the Youtube with the Nordic Lady who builds a Christmas Tree out of her hair? Very, very funny. Anyway, I showed Grace – she who has really massive hair – and she decided to have a go. Ready?

Hang on! Tinsel!!!

This is what we do. Spend time together on Facetime. It’s the next best thing to being together. Yesterday evening we chatted away for an hour while I made some German potato salad. It’s like she’s there, except she’s in New York.

If you don’t do Facetime, take the time to figure it out, or get somebody to help you. It]s easy. If I can do it – you can do it.

Oh. And did I try the plastic bottle buried in the hair and strapped together with an elastic band? Like Mother like daughter, only shorter….

Smile. It could all be a whole helluvalot worse. But it isn’t. And this too shall pass.

Stay safe

Love and hugs

Barb and Grace


53 thoughts on “A Christmas Tree in New York !

  1. Great to see you both looking so relaxed and happy, having fun. Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to all at Clarity

    1. Dont you both look fantastic🤗 I could do that with my hair it’s got so long 🥴
      Wishing you and your family A safe & Happy Christmas
      lots of love n hugs
      Thank you for all the laughter fun & inspiration x🎄🎁🎅🥂x

  2. Hahaha, Barbara! I too have seen that video and posted it on my FB page! You and Grace have brought a massive smile to my face this morning – much needed. It’s little things like that keep us all going – so don’t laughing and don’t stop sharing – ‘it’s a beautiful thang’ xx
    PS: Have you seen Ruth Finn’s reindeer clouds yet?? Happy Christmas!! xx ⛄🎅🎄⭐💕

    Debbie Lee

  3. Looks like fun. Thank heavens for FaceTime. Hope you all have a safe peace and happy Christmas. Thank you for all your hard work keeping everyone busy I’m sure it’s meant a great deal to so
    Many people. I’m lucky to have my daughters and Grandchildren in the same town. Take care 🎄🎄🎄🎅🏻🎅🏻❤️

  4. Haha! You two are like peas in a pod! And a breath of fresh air. Thank you for sharing!
    Sending you lots of love and hugs. Xxxx

  5. So pleased you could share that time with Grace. My hair way too short for that but it looks like fun. Happy Christmas to you all xx

  6. Looks like you had great fun. I’m missing seeing my granddaughters but like you am thankful for FaceTime to communicate with them and feel close to them. Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New year to you, Dave, Paul and at all at Clarity Towers. x

  7. Love your mother and daughter Christmas trees, and glad you can FaceTime each other, happy Christmas and here’s to a, hopefully, better and more normal 2021 xx

  8. Wow how your Grace looks like you. Obviously as crazy too! 😂😂
    I’m told my Grace looks like me but I can’t see it.
    FaceTime, houseparty and zoom are fabulous to stay in touch and feel part of everything. Only time I thank goodness for technology!
    Merry Christmas to you and all of the clarity elves who have kept everything bobbing along.
    Much crafting love
    Fran with a plan. Although no plan atm just finally out of Gatwick 🤦🏼‍♀️

  9. Love it – might give it a go (hair not been trimmed now for over a year!!) – plastic bottle you say….hmm.
    Want to thank you kind lady for EVERYTHING this year. Love to you all (esp. kitten-types).
    Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

  10. Love it xx it is so lovely that you are able to chat via FaceTime I do this with my daughter who lives on opposite side of England from us we chat away and forget the time wouldn’t be without it xx glad you had such fun looked great lol xx

  11. Oh Barb, this little insight into yours and Grace’s facetime has had me in stitches. Mmmm German Potato salad have not had it in years, and love it. May make some over the next couple of days. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

  12. Its fab to see you both are having fun. I do FaceTime all the time…..it’s amazing, you really feel as if you are close to them.
    Thanks for sharing

  13. Lovely to se you and your Daughter having fun brilliant to be able to se each other and have fun together, thank you so much Barbara for the shack shac and all the clarity team Happy Christmas and Happy safe and peaceful New Year x

  14. Fabulous!
    I use whatsapp video calls to craft with my sister and a friend and also my nearly 5yr old granddaughter. it has been a saving feature of this last few months.
    Happy Christmas. x

  15. Lovely and heart warming blog this morning. Nothing better than some mother and daughter fun. This made me chuckle the kind of things my daughter and granddaughter do on face time. We have a three way face time arranged for Christmas day so I might have to leave the shac a little earlier. See you in about 10 minutes.xxx

  16. Thanks for starting my day with a giggle. You are so alike. Great to see you having a laugh together if many miles apart.

  17. Absolutely brilliant, great that you can both have a laugh even though there are miles between you! So thankful that we have all had access to the internet during this crazy period! Stay safe both of you x

  18. Brilliant. You really do help keep us sane. Wishing you both and all your family and Clarity team a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and hopefully better New Year. xxx

  19. Oh, I really needed that this morning. Brilliant! I missed the SHAC, as my daughter phoned to say that my 13 year old granddaughter has tested positive. She is feeling under the weather, but not showing major symptoms, thank goodness. Now they are both isolating for 10 days. They only live 10 minutes drive away, so I will be the food elf and drive over daily with hot dinners and other supplies and do a doorstep drop. With one daughter and family in Vancouver, this one isolating and the rest of my family in Lancashire, I am feeling a bit sorry for us today. I know there are many people worse off than me and this too shall pass. In the words of Captain Tom, ‘tomorrow will be a good day’. I hope so. Love to everyone and stay safe. Annette X

  20. Great hair. Now I know where a friend got the idea from! Happy Christmas to you Dave, Grace and all the Clarity team. Thank you for saving our sanity in this awful time. All the best to your Mum and Dad too.xx

  21. Brilliant.
    Lovely to see Mum and daughter together.
    Thank you Barbara for all you’ve given us during this year.
    Merry Christmas to you all.

  22. That is so funny! I am definitely going to get my daughter who has HUGE hair, like Grace, to try that. Great fun.
    Happy Christmas and as always, thanks for your care for us and for all the fun times xxx

  23. That was so funny! FaceTime is great! It’s the only way I can speak to my 96 year old mum! And yes she does FaceTime with no help!!!

  24. Excellent, well done Grace, glad you’re having a good time over FaceTime – needs must and all that and how we must be grateful for it all of us who can use it. Merry Christmas to the whole team x x x

  25. Sorry about my earlier post. Everyone is so positive, as I usually am, and I didn’t mean to break the mood by feeling sorry for myself.
    Thank goodness for FaceTime- I think we will all be on there on 25th 😂 Annette XX

  26. That was so funny, as always you make me laugh. Merry Christmas to you, Dave , Grace and your son (can’t remember his name!)😊and all of you at Clarity.
    Have a wonderful Christmas all of you as best you can.
    Love to all

  27. You are both mad but you know that!! Lol. Glad you are choosing to have fun with each other. It’s the best way forward! Lots of love to both. Hxx

  28. Oh that looks fantastic your hair and Grace with the glitter tinsel around !!! 😂 Great to see you have had fun together!
    Wishing you ,your family and the Clarity team a Merry Christmas and a healthy, save and many blessings for the year to come!!!🙏👼💝🕯🍀🌲🌹
    Thank you Barbara for all the Shac Shack hours you kept us busy this year. Without, it would be a lonely year for me!!💝
    Lots of love, Trijntje Huppel

  29. Hi Barbara what fun you had on that call. It is so lovely spending time together however you can. We have just found out that we have to self-isolate for 7 days. So that is our Christmas plans out of the window. It is so good that I have an emergency Christmas dinner in the freezer. I think this counts as an emergency. I won’t complain too much there is much worse going on. We use WhatsApp video messaging that works well too. Take care. Hugs xxxx

  30. Love this! Just had a long walk with a friend and we chatted nineteen to the dozen for the whole 2 hours. It’s good to talk and better still to laugh x

  31. Just wanted to say ONCE AGAIN for the EXCELLENT SERVICE provided by the Clarity team. Placed an order at 11.40 this morning RECEIVED an email at 15.52 to say my order had been picked and dispatched. Very impressive.
    Thank you again Barbara for all of your inspiration and time spent with us all in the SHAC SHACK I know I am not alone when I say its been a real lifeline during these surreal times.
    Wishing everyone in the Clarity family a Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year. Looking forward to Friday, might replace my normal cuppa with a glass of fizz!
    Im off now to find a plastic bottle so that I can surprise a few people on Christmas Day with my new hairdo via facetime!!! LOL

  32. Isn’t it just wonderful when your daughter is also your best friend. 😘 My daughter can do this with her hair but unfortunately with having chemotherapy treatment I just have to polish my head😂🤪 but who knows what I will be able to do in the future. Have a really special time at Christmas xxx

  33. Wishing all at Claritystamp a very lovely, safe, and Happy Christmas. Cheers to a much better New Year.
    Cuddles for the kitties, and socially distanced hugs to both you and Dave xx

  34. Hi Barb,
    That is fabulous! So pleased that you had this special time with Grace even though she can’t be with you this Christmas. The pair of you are just brilliant when you get together – I still remember the video of the both of you on a rowing boat in Central Park ( I think). That was so funny! Hope you, Dave and the two Vikings have a wonderful Christmas, even though it will be much quieter. Love and hugs Alison xxx

  35. What great fun!! I don’t have a mobile phone -I’ve absolutely no idea how to go about getting the right one, packages etc, and I’ve never sent a text in my life!! So until we are back to some kind of situation where I can find someone to show me how to use one, and impartial recommendations on types of phone, package etc, I’ll stay phoneless!!

  36. Hi Barbara
    A box of Christmas presents arrived for us today from our daughter. We opened the card and there were the Gud family that she had drawn from your YouTube videos. Very impressive too. The three of us as Gud’s. Me, her dad and brother.
    I’m just short of yesterdays Elf . Been working today so not had time for a good look yet.
    Have a lovely Christmas. Karen

  37. Laughter is the best medicine the saying goes – & I reckon you were laughing for quite a while !!
    I think there will be a lot of people using technology this weekend to keep in touch with family – much easier than the push A & B button telephone on the corner of the road !!
    Plan to make a meringue tomorrow following a Mary Berry recipe – 1st time for everything – I know I have left it a bit late in life but no harm in trying something new once in a while. Hope it works out as it is needed for Christmas lunch if not they will be having Eton Mess !!
    Merry Christmas everyone – last day of the Elf Hunt tomorrow

  38. So pleased you have good long chats on Facetime Barbara, and you both managed wonderful Christmas trees out of your hair..I love Grace’s added tinsel. We do Skype with out son in Australia and it is such a wonderful way to keep in touch. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and let’s hope for much better times in 2021. x

  39. Thank you Barbara. Made me laugh. Glad you have such fun over facetime with Grace. Merry Christmas to you all and thank you to all the Clarity team for all that you have done for everyone this strange year. xx

  40. Morning Barbara, only just seen this and it made me laugh! You and Grace are just so funny!🤣😂
    You’re right, when you can’t have your loved ones with you in person it’s great to still connect with them via Facetime, WhatsApp Video Call, Zoom or whatever other chatting services. Especially at a time like Christmas. So tonight which is Heiligabend will be having a little online Weihnachtsfeier. 😊
    May I take this opportunity to thank you, Dave and all your team for the incredible job you’ve done throughout this difficult year and Thank you so much also for the Shac Shack! You’re a star!❤ Also, I’d like to wish you and everyone on here a Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Happy New Year. Have the best Christmas you can and may the New Year be better and happier than this one. Hugs and Lots of Love Heidi xxx❤

  41. Oh you are so right FaceTime is so much better than a telephone call. We were talking to our son yesterday it’s so good. He’s only in Norfolk but we’ve not seen him in person for a year. Should have been there for Easter couldn’t go. Then again for Christmas but decided at the beginning of December that the safer option for all was to stay home. Seems it wouldn’t have happened anyway and so I sent my parcels early and they have got them. Every cloud has a silver lining.

  42. How lovely! Mother and daughter time, so precious and FaceTime is better than nothing. Have as good a Christmas as you can and once it’s passed we will be together again. Thank you Barbara for driving the Shac Shack bus, teaching us new tricks and keeping us calm. You really are a star. I don’t usually doodle but love colouring in, with your help, I’m doing both. This is all thanks to you. I will join you in the morning as a Christmas Day treat. I’m so glad I found the Shac Shack by accident. I love your shop too, I have some self chosen Christmas presents. Bless you, take care and stay safe! May you and Dave have a restful couple of days xx

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