Ali and the girls adj

Dizzying heights and unbelievable highs!

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Well since I wrote to you last, ALL sorts has happened – one thing in particular that has made my year – and I promise I’ll tell you all shortly. In the meantime, to get you in the mood, I’m sitting here next to my Christmas tree ( I was allowed to put the star on) with its lights twinkling away, drinking mulled wine and listening to Michael Buble singing ‘I’ll be Home for Christmas’… not a dry eye in the house… well that’d be me then :)

As always, thanks so much for your lovely messages, tales of home, memories of Christmas past, and excitement for the weeks ahead. It’s a little bit like looking out of a train window and seeing just a snapshot of someone else’s life as you pass… makes me smile, although I know there a number of you who are still struggling and will probably find Christmas difficult. For all those of you, I send you my love, and know that The Army will be there if you wish to write. It’s never too late, or too early – we’re here for you.

The Shard adjWell, since I last wrote to you, I’ve seen my Jack for a celebratory Christmas supper where he wore his Christmas jumper, and have also enjoyed a very special Sunday in the City with Colin’s children and their partners. We all went up The Shard to celebrate his son Joe’s 27th birthday – have you been there? What an incredible architectural feat! The construction of this 87-storey skyscraper began in London in March 2009 and was ‘topped out’ on 30th March 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jack adjStanding ‘approximately’ (don’t understand that bit – it either is or it isn’t!) 309 metres – or for those of you old school folk like me, 1014ft – high, The Shard is currently the tallest building in the European Union and the second tallest structure in the United Kingdom. When they say topped out, they’re referring to this incredible open platform right at the top, which if you screw your eyes up you should just be able to see in the photo above :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London town adjIt cost a mere £435 million to build, and I reckon they’re recouping this mighty sum by charging £10 per glass for champagne! That said, it was a celebration and so I felt it would be rude not to mark the occasion with bubbles. Best of all was the fact that although the day had been grey and wet, as we soared upwards at shocking speed in the lift, the clouds parted so that when the doors opened on floor 69, we and our capital city were bathed in sensational sunshine. We couldn’t have been luckier with regards photo opportunities…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have to say at this juncture that security is understandably tight, not just at the top of The Shard, but also on the ground. We queued for about half an hour and had to put our bags and coats through the kind of scanners they have at an airport. Not a problem normally, but Rae discovered that having taken her little pug Avicii for a walk before they headed into town she still had a small ‘deposit’ in a plastic bag in her pocket! Horror of horrors! No actually, it was really funny, and we made Danny duck under the barrier and put it in the waste bin before our stuff went through the scanners… phew!

Toilet view adjStaying in that somewhat lavatorial area, they have the most stunning views from the public toilets in The Shard – what do you make of this?! No need for nets or a blind, as I can’t imagine anyone able to see in through this window! We stayed at the very top until the light faded and then made our way towards Covent Garden (bit of deja vu for Colin and I), before arriving en masse at a pizzeria and then wending our way to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

Considering I passed Hyde Park every Christmas when QVC was at Battersea, it was the first time I’d ever actually been there and I loved it! Not just the music, the food, the beautiful jewellery, paintings and wonderful wooden carvings, but the ambience, good cheer and mulled wine! We finished the evening singing a capella to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ :) The best of times, and some wonderful memories…

 

And it’s funny isn’t it, when you get to the end of a year, you can’t help but look back, and I know I’ve been very fortunate because for the most part; 2014 has been an amazing year for me. I got engaged to Colin, completed The Three Peaks Challenge and managed my long promised holiday to Corfu with Kathy Tayler :)

There have been tough times and it hasn’t all turned out the way I’d hoped, but that said, any negative thoughts I’ve had have been put firmly in perspective by all that you’ve been through this last 12 months, and there’s not a single day goes by without me realising how lucky I am and continue to be.

And here’s why… I had a call from my daughter Lucy, telling me that she is going to give me the best gift of all this New Year… a grandchild!

I am beyond happy, and so glad to be able to share this with you all :) She is 20 weeks pregnant and in great health, as is the baby, and she and Simon are absolutely delighted. I am welling up as I write, and my mind is filled with such incredibly clear memories of the midwife handing Lucy to me, 29 years ago, and her looking up at me with those deep blue eyes… “MY sweet pea” is what I called her, and as her tiny fingers curled around mine, I knew the love I felt for her was something unbelievably special and would stay constant throughout our lives. She no doubt will feel the same when she eventually holds her own child in April next year… :) Soooooooooo excited!!!

Well! A grandchild and then a wedding – does it get any better? :) As Colin said, it’s going to be our year, so here’s to a corking 2015!

Competition prize adjActually, I thought I would like to give a little something back and so I’ve devised a special Seasonal Sound competition – this time I’ve called it a Christmas Sound competition, and the prize will be a Billy bonus to whoever is lucky enough to win it when we make our draw on the 31st December!

 

Remember it’s a sound that you’d ONLY hear at this festive time of the year! A fabulous collection of favourites from Yankee Candle, and a terrific mix of top products from tarte cosmetics all up for grabs, at £80 worth of value! All you have to do is make your suggestion in the box below – be lucky! Terms and conditions are here – you’ve got until midnight on the evening of the 29th to enter!

And staying with the Christmas theme, I thought you may like to download Colin’s Christmas single which although might not reach number 1, has had some incredible press and airplay, so thank you for making that happen too:

http://sidsideboardandthechairs.com/

All that remains is for me to wish you ALL the best of Christmases; to thank you so much for your support, kindness and love this year as always, and to hope that 2015 will bring you every happiness and good health. There are many things I’ve been proud to be a part of in my life, and Ali’s Army is definitely up there in the top three :)

My love to you always, Ali xxx

646 Comments

  1. loraine December 17, 2014 at 8:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi alison many congratulations about your future grandchild brilliant blog again hope you all have a lovely xmas and happy 2015 email you again next year how funny does that sound love Loraine xxx

  2. Twinkle December 17, 2014 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS beautiful Ali I am absolutly over the moon for you and your whole family on the news that Lucy is expecting her first baby :) as you already know you this news made me cry he he – I was a complete mess, Im such a sensitive soul ( sometimes too sensitive ) 2014 is going to be the year that you so rightly deserve :) marrying your amazing man and getting to hold your first grandchild :) words can not explain how happy im feeling for your right now – Im looking forward to sharing all these happy moments with you :)
    awwwwwwww :) :) :) :) Im gonna shut up now before i set myself off again!!

    I know you know my thoughts about christmas this year :( but i know there will be some VERY special people around to help me get through :) ….. My QVC family – I want to thank you all for the love, support and happiess u have provided me this year you are ALL amazing and i love ya lots ( especially my special frien Ali :) – U know why that is )

    Glad u had a great time up the shard :) I couldnt do that!!! I got nervous just looking at your pics lol which are amazing by the way

    Thank you for sharing your amazing week with us and of course your BEST news :)

    sending u so much love and hugs from your crazy twitter friend xxxxxxxx

  3. Maureen Murdoch December 17, 2014 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    The sound of excited children waiting on Santa……………….

  4. SARAH TUCKER December 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    HI Ali, Well I am sure that’s the sound of Rudolf’s hooves on the roof! Have a lovely Christmas. X

  5. Mrs Diane Bennett December 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    The sound of carol singers at this festive time

  6. Pauline Johnson December 17, 2014 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    So pleased about your good news,2014 has not been too bad,coping well with hubby’s alchiemers ,going to my son and family in Wales,we are going by train,have not been on a big train for years a bit nervous but sure we will cope. Also our good news,we are going to be GREAT grandparents in March 2015 .Have a great Christmas to you and your family xxxxx

  7. Jacquie wood December 17, 2014 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  8. Sue Radford December 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,

    What wonderful news, and only 4 more months to wait for your little bundle of joy! I told you 2015 will be your best year ever didn’t I? I can honestly say that since becoming a Grandmother it’s been the best and happiest time of my life. You are in for such a special and enjoyable time Ali. Best wishes to Lucy and all her family. Also, Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to you and all in Ali’s Army.

    Love Sue Radford

  9. Elaine Daniell December 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    Pulling the christmas cracker

  10. Sandra Gregory December 17, 2014 at 11:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, fantastic news of your upcoming grandchild, I can only imagine how you feel. My Nephew and his partner’s baby is due on 5th Jan – I am hoping for her to arrive on the 10th my birthday, but I think she may come early ! I love reading your blogs they are such a pleasure to read thank you. I wish you, Colin and your families a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year xxx

  11. Lynn Hind December 18, 2014 at 1:19 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali……oh what wonderful news!!! A grandma wooohooo im so pleased that a difficult year has ended so beautifully for you …well deserved. As you know i spent the vast majority of my working life as a midwife till 2yrs ago when scleroderma sadly robbed me of it due to my hands and stamina, but, my dear friend who i delievered her daughter 25yrs ago, i know its incredible where the time flies to but shes is married and was due to have her 1st baby …very surreal lol i got a call from her mother saying her dearest wish was for me to deliever HER baby, i was totally gobsmacked i can tell you! I said really i have retired but no she wanted her baby to be my very last i needed to come out of retirement for her …one last baby to go out on a high on lol ….i got the call last night i was needed she was in labour so i rang my old nursing supervisor she knew i was on my way so at 4pm i headed in at 4.30am my friend and i delieverd her a sweet little girl she honoured me my giving her my name as her middle name so here name is Holly Lynn after christmas and i so a year has ended wonderfully …your little grandchild im sure will burst your heart godbless ALI love always Lynn xx

  12. Lynn Hind December 18, 2014 at 1:44 am -  Reply

    Ps i couldnt hear the recording …sigh lol but ill make a guess ot of nowhere …bells

  13. Brooke Miller December 18, 2014 at 2:05 am -  Reply

    Ali your such and inspiration to us all. Congrats on being a Granndma in 2015! So exciting! I cannot wait to see you and Colin hopefully in that year! May you have a Merr Christmas and Happy New Year! Ooh and be on the lookout for some mail from the U.S.A!! XX
    Brooke Miller:)

  14. Joanna Downey December 18, 2014 at 6:17 am -  Reply

    Morning Ali, This must be the earliest time of day that I gone online, other than to look at the weather report, but today is end of term so I have to be in school for 7.30. It’s the final assembly with all year groups squeezing into a hall that’s just a tad too small, not for us claustrophobics so I stay by an exit and we all hope nobody passes out. You gave us a wonderful blog, as always; your photos are fabulous and your news from Lucy is perfect – a Spring baby being born as the colour and warmth returns – you will have such fun. Have you started a “Baby Box”, do you know what you will be called and will your event coincide with the royal’s? I don’t want to tempt fate but our Christmas is pretty much wrapped up and just waiting to be opened; I am a list writer and start planning the festivities in early September, I also buy gifts throughout the year and finished my shopping in the middle of October. I have done the baking that can be frozen and only need to do the mince pies next week. Having said all of that we’re going to everyone this year and so I will take things to them rather than ending up with a house full of food and an expanding waistline. Wishing you and all you love Merry Christmas. Love from Jo x

  15. Joanna Downey December 18, 2014 at 6:26 am -  Reply

    Response part two: My answer for your competition is that this is the sound of keys being turned, by very quiet elves on Christmas Eve, so that the reindeers can come out of their stalls and start flying. As you can tell I have absolutely no idea, Jo x

  16. asiya December 18, 2014 at 8:45 am -  Reply

    wrapping turkey in foil

  17. Karen Whenman December 18, 2014 at 9:02 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, such wonderful news for you, and no-one deserves the happiness more, congrats to all.

    My suggestion for the Christmas Sound competition is the opening of an advent calendar window…..

    Happy Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

    Love Karen x

  18. Julie harris December 18, 2014 at 9:17 am -  Reply

    I think it’s rudolf landing on QVC s roof xxx

  19. una December 18, 2014 at 9:29 am -  Reply

    Oh Ali CONGRATULATIONS. WOW, you’re a Granny in waiting.
    Haven’t been able to keep up with what’s been going on with everyone. Meli is keeping me busy, but have also had to deal with more loss in our lives.
    Just had a few minutes to get on here and then saw your news. Brought back many memories, all of them wonderful, had a wee cry, which was much needed, and HAD to get in my tuppence worth!!!
    I know this Christmas is going to be very difficult for us this year, but as always, it will be made perfect for my little monster. She’s had a list ready since about July! She’s not getting to watch QVC 25th July next year, she gets right in the Christmas spirit from then!! Lol. Her list as been “abended” many times!! It better not change in the next week or Santa will be on her naughty list!!!
    Sorry I’ve not kept up with you all, but you’re in my thoughts. Also Army, a special little band of fighters.
    My love and Christmas hugs to you and yours. From me and Meli
    Alpa, and Debz, a special wee x to you both.
    Ali, wonderful, amazing news. You are joining another special little gang, of Grannys.
    This is going to be one very lucky little baby, joining such a loving family.
    Una xxxxx

  20. una December 18, 2014 at 9:30 am -  Reply

    That was meant to be ALI’S army, not also!!?!?
    Xx

  21. Jane Knowles December 18, 2014 at 9:56 am -  Reply

    I believe the sound is the pulling of a christmas cracker ….ali i wish you and your family a wonderful christmas and an amazing new year ,congratulations on your 1st grandchild xx

  22. Janet Jones December 18, 2014 at 10:03 am -  Reply

    Answer: reindeer hooves.

  23. Janet Jones December 18, 2014 at 10:27 am -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer hooves

    My Dear Ali, I am soooo happy for you , you are going to be a Grandma next year and get married to the lovely Colin, who is right ,next year is going to be your year. I might have mentioned I too am a Grandma to my beautiful boy Alfie (lol) your Grandchild is going to bring you so much joy, I thank God for Alfie everyday and know how blessed we are having him in our lives. Talking of which we are picking them up on Christmas Eve (not sure what time yet as my son will be working) and they are staying until the 27th December, I am sooo happy they will be spending Christmas with us I am beside myself with joy.
    Apart from food I have got all my Christmas presents and I will wrap them today and the meet up with my friend for dinner.
    We are going to see John Bishop this weekend, so I am looking forward to visiting the Albert Dock as well.
    I know I will start the new year without a job, but I am counting my blessings, and I will
    worry about that in the new year. I am going to enjoy precious time with my family and be so grateful for what I have.
    I wish all of Ali’s Army A Merry Christmas and Healthy and Happy New Year. Jilly I hope Annie and her husband continue to stay well and enjoy time with your family. Alpha I hope 2015 brings you new hope with your health,Take care Ali speak soon love Janet xx
    p.s you are good at keeping secrets when I thought Lucy might be pregnant a couple of months ago(lol)

  24. Debz December 18, 2014 at 11:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali

    What fantastic news!! You are going to be one glamorous Grandma that’s for sure!

    I am so happy for you. Let’s hope that this new life heralds a change for the better for you next year. That and your wedding of course! You’ve been through the mill a bit and that’s putting it mildly! I know there are things that you’ve had to accept about yourself but you have a man that loves you just the way you are and a family that adore you so I think you’re right to just let these other things go as hard as it may be.

    Thank you for your kind words about my hair. I have some Hairfix which I will use once all this shedding stops. Am not losing as much as I was so hopefully it was just an iron deficiency and, even if what I’ve lost doesn’t come back, at least it won’t be as bad as it could have been.

    I love the picture of you and Colin. You both look so happy together. Bought a tear to my eye. He really is a truly remarkable man to have been so supportive of you through everything. You hang onto him Ali!!

    Can I just say, I saw you on the Quacker show this week and you looked stunning. Also, I love the fact that you joined in with all the quacking and you seemed to really enjoy working with Patrick. Some presenters, I feel, get a bit sniffy or maybe self conscious about all that but not you! Really made my morning!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Ali and I wish you and the Army all the best for 2015. Let’s hope it’s a little brighter for us all.

    Alpa, I wish you a Happy Christmas and lets hope next year is the one where you find someone who will listen to you and help you to finally feel better. I send you all my love and a special festive lick from Ainzley. XXXXX

    Lots of love and licks
    Debz & Ainzley XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  25. Rosemary Irwin December 18, 2014 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I loved reading your blog. So lovely to hear your news, you have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to next year. You deserve all the happiness coming your way and may I wish you a happy and blessed Christmas. I love the sound of the Salvation Army band playing in the village it wouldnt be christmas without them and the wonderful work they do all year.

  26. Juliet Dean December 18, 2014 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    pulling a christmas cracker

  27. Loma Wood December 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    Carol singers for me!

  28. Moira December 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations.
    I think it’s pulling a cracker.

  29. Deborah Lewins December 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm -  Reply

    That’s got to be the sound of the batteries being replaced in the children’s new toys !

  30. Alison Gray December 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm -  Reply

    Hey beautiful, you have given us a lovely image as your Sat under the Xmas tree with your mulled wine. Here I’m leaving you with this thought that will touch your heart and realise just how special you are. Just think that a few Christmas’sago we werent sure if we would have you we’re here at all. Thank God that you have taught the system and won. Cancer is an awful disease. So just hang on in there and remember that all our xmas’s are extra special because we still have you and you’re still here. That’s worth celebrating! Love you.xxxxx

  31. Margaret Sampson December 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Must be Rudolph@s hooves on the rooftops. Congratulations on the expected new member of your family.

  32. Debbie December 18, 2014 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  33. Sandra Manson December 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    REENDEER’S HOOVES

    REINDEER’S HOOVES COMING TO A HALT.

  34. Cath December 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    Lighting the advent candle with a match

  35. Susan Jackson December 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    reindeer hooves on the roof?

  36. Sandra Manson December 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, This is the first time i have managed to find some time to write you a message, i am so pleased that you are going to become a grandmother,i can tell you it is the most wonderful feeling ever,you love you’re own children unconditionally without a doubt, but the love you have for that little bundle of joy, that is placed in you hands is unbelievably the most precious feeling you will ever feel,as i had that pleasure nearly 3 years ago,when i had the privilege of being with my daughter all through the birth,as her partner hates the sight of blood,and couldn’t go into the theater with my daughter as she was only half a centimeter out,and my granddaughter decides to turns her head so she had to have a section,but it was worth every bit of, i cannot say my daughter was in a lot of pain as she was so high on the gas,and air that she had her partner,myself,and the nurses on stitches,they said it was the best shift they had, had in a long time,and i am not taking anything away from all the other new babies that they delivered,not by any manner of means,as they all do a fantastic job,but my daughter has just got a great sense of humour,and of course like you’re self i have a wedding to look forward to next September,as my future, son-in-law has decided to make an honest woman of my daughter after being together, 13 years this month,so very exciting times ahead for both of us, i have tried my best to keep up with you’re blogs but with a hectic life it is not always possible, but i try my est to always catch up with you,and you’re wonderful family’s lives,and i will take this time to wish you all a very merry Christmas,and a great 2015,to each ,and everyone of you,take care,and i will do my best to drop you another letter in the New Year, Lots Of Love To Yo All,From Sandra.Xxxx

  37. Gill Corbitt December 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm -  Reply

    a cracker being pulled…..

  38. joanne darnell December 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    putting the battries in a toy

  39. Michael Taylor December 18, 2014 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi there! this sounds like reindeer hooves!

  40. Janice Papworth December 18, 2014 at 5:55 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on wonderful news.
    I think the sound is opening an advent calendar door

  41. lorraine taylor December 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    I think the sound is you putting on the Xmas CD as you wrap your pressies?
    Love to you and yours this xmas xx

  42. Elaine sallis December 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    Ali what wonderful news. I know you will be a fabulous grandma. Please pass my congratulations on to Lucy. Jodie’s baby is due on February 10th so not long. That will be our fourth grandchild. Poppy cali and molly all getting excited about Christmas . Molly started off asking Santa for baked beans but that has now changed to jelly beans. She makes you laugh all the time she is such a happy little soul. I went to see poppy in her nativity play today. She had a line to say and she was word perfect. Obviously granny had a tear in her eye.

    I hope you Colin and your family have a lovely Christmas and a happy healthy new year.
    Love Elaine

  43. Marian Hopcroft December 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    Merry Christmas Ali. Sounds like Christmas cards being put through a letterbox

  44. laura stewart December 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    Rudolf eating a carrot :)

  45. Michaela Smith December 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    Pulling a cracker :))

  46. Liz December 18, 2014 at 7:55 pm -  Reply

    Setting alight the Christmas pud!

  47. Sue finney December 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Ali I’m so pleased for you and your family . I have 5 beautiful wonderful grandchildren and I can tel, you the love you have for them surpasses anything you have known . You are in for a real emotional treat lots of love and a very happy xmas and new year xx

  48. Cheryl December 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison Huge congratulations on such amazing news, I am so pleased for you and know how much it means. Having been through breast cancer as well, everyday is incredibly special and my family – my husband, daughter and two sons are my world. My daughter is now 25 and I have always called her ‘my sweet pea’ and I can’t wait for the day that she gives me the same news, as my fear through this journey has and is that I may not experience the utter joy of being around to see any grandchildren. Colin is right 2015 is going to be your year! When do you actually get married? Have an amazing Christmas. Love to you all.

  49. Jane Sanderson December 18, 2014 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    Pulling a cracker

  50. JENNY RONEY December 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    Its Santa making sure there are batteries in the toys :)

  51. Catherine Owen December 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    Christmas carols/hymns

  52. Sarah Cooper December 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  53. Michelle H December 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof.

  54. Angela Walker December 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof!

  55. Karen Rance December 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    Rudoph landing on the roof!

  56. anna nowak December 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

    christmas cracker

  57. Louise Smith December 18, 2014 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  58. Alysia harrison December 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the rooftop

  59. Claire Tucker December 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  60. Sandra Lane December 18, 2014 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Father Christmas coming down the chimney.

  61. Lucy Robinson December 18, 2014 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof. x

  62. Vakhida December 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  63. barbara shaw December 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

    Thank-you

  64. Emily December 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s reindeer hooves on a rooftop ours, hopefully)!
    Happy Christmas love from Emily x

  65. Siobhan Davis December 18, 2014 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  66. nicci cowdellmurray December 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

    ANSWER :~ Reindeer landing on a rooftop

    happy christmas

  67. Lisa T December 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    Sound of Rudolf landing on rooftop

  68. Caroline December 18, 2014 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer’s hoolves

  69. Lisa Williams December 18, 2014 at 10:59 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on such exciting news :) I think it might be Reindeer landing on a rooftop or I hope it is haha

  70. thekiwibex December 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    Maybe reindeer hooves, but I’m not at all certain!

  71. Chris Cleave December 18, 2014 at 11:02 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  72. Carol Greenfield December 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  73. Karen Stephenson December 18, 2014 at 11:13 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on rooftops :)

  74. Kelly L December 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  75. Kathryn Hill December 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  76. MANDY HUSSEY December 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  77. Denise December 18, 2014 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Reindeers landing on a rooftop

  78. Mary Morphy December 18, 2014 at 11:32 pm -  Reply

    Good evening Ali, a late night for me I’m normally asleep by now but I’ve finished school now for Xmas so watched Supervets at Christmas – that vet Noel should be knighted- and catching up on blog chat:-)
    Your Shard trip looked fantastic and what handsome men you have in your family. I haven’t been up the Shard but have been past it on a London tour bus!
    So, you’re going to be a grandma..how exciting for you all and I hope Lucy has a comfortable pregnancy. :-)
    Oh by the way..loving the straighter hair look done with the Babyliss’ looks amazing.
    I have listened to the competition sound clip so many times and to be honest have no idea what the heck it is..I shall pronder whilst writing this then make my decision at the end. As I said it was my lsst day of term today as I don’t work Fridays and will sadly miss the Staff panto..they are doing a unique version of Frozen..it could only be that one this year, the world has gone Frozen mad! I hope someone films it. I missed the Xmas dinner today as my aunts funeral was this afternoon, 19 years ago on this day we had my father in laws funeral, time has passed so quickly but we gave my aunt a send off to be proud off.
    I am going to have a mince pie bake fest over the next few days using my very alcoholic home made mincemeat and I have to also make an Olaf, the snowman from frozen, cake to be collected Tuesday..a busy few days but off to Canterbury on Sunday for some festive shopping cheer and to the pictures Christmas Eve with my sister and our kids ..well not kids really age raging from nearly 15 to 20.. to see Nativity 3..Both previous Nativity films have been fab. We also saw Get Santa on Tuesday with Jim Broadbent and Warwick Davies, that was very very funny too.
    I’ve pondered and still have no idea what the noise is, where do you find them? Listened again an think its a robin feeding in the gsrden on nuts or something!!!?
    So, a final best wish to you, Colin and all the family for a fabulous Christmas and wonderful 2015..you ALL deserve it. Much love Mary x

  79. Jessica Powell December 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    reindeer on the roof :)

  80. Carol Gates December 18, 2014 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof?

  81. CAROLINE PRITCHARD December 18, 2014 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  82. Charles Harvey December 18, 2014 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  83. paul martin December 19, 2014 at 12:45 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  84. Lorraine Boyle December 19, 2014 at 1:01 am -  Reply

    The sound of Santa coming down the chimney.
    Happy Christmas one and all :)

  85. jillian December 19, 2014 at 1:10 am -  Reply

    congratulations!! merry Christmas and happy new year xx

  86. Kim Gole December 19, 2014 at 1:37 am -  Reply

    Sounds like Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  87. Jo Jones December 19, 2014 at 3:53 am -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  88. Elizabeth Doody December 19, 2014 at 5:46 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  89. Kathy Adams December 19, 2014 at 5:47 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  90. NickyB December 19, 2014 at 6:06 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on roof

  91. Dawn Canning December 19, 2014 at 6:16 am -  Reply

    Hooves (reindeer) going over the roof?

  92. P J Bates December 19, 2014 at 6:28 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  93. Lisa Evans December 19, 2014 at 6:34 am -  Reply

    Gosh I really haven’t a clue but will guess at reindeer hooves!

  94. Lorraine Johnson December 19, 2014 at 6:49 am -  Reply

    Congratulations, you now have a lot to look forward to! I think the sound may be Santa’s Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  95. Rachel Tomlinson December 19, 2014 at 7:01 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  96. EMMA WALTERS December 19, 2014 at 7:04 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  97. Sally December 19, 2014 at 7:26 am -  Reply

    huge congratulations to you and your daughter, such lovely news. My fourth grandchild arrived in October a whopping 10lb 4oz! It sounds like batteries being put into something. Merry Christmas to everyone!

  98. Kelly glen December 19, 2014 at 7:54 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  99. Michelle Bamber December 19, 2014 at 8:07 am -  Reply

    a Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  100. Kay Adams December 19, 2014 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  101. Emilia December 19, 2014 at 8:33 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  102. judy parslow December 19, 2014 at 8:35 am -  Reply

    reindeer landing on a roof

  103. liz denial December 19, 2014 at 9:05 am -  Reply

    Reindeers’ hooves as Santa lands his sleigh on the rooftop

  104. Barbara Michael December 19, 2014 at 9:09 am -  Reply

    Sounds like pulling a christmas cracker.

  105. A Benson December 19, 2014 at 9:12 am -  Reply

    Sure that’s got to be the sound of Rudolf’s hooves!

  106. Cheryl Edwards December 19, 2014 at 9:24 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  107. chris toulson December 19, 2014 at 9:28 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  108. Katie L December 19, 2014 at 9:38 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  109. Suzanne Cooke December 19, 2014 at 9:45 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves landing on a frosty rooftop

  110. Margaret Naughton December 19, 2014 at 9:52 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hovoes landing on a rooftop!

  111. Katarzyna Lewandowska December 19, 2014 at 9:59 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  112. Simon M December 19, 2014 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    Bells from Santa’s sleigh :)

  113. ayako c December 19, 2014 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  114. Mary L December 19, 2014 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the roof

  115. Mrs Kerry Vallance December 19, 2014 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  116. Lesley December 19, 2014 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    Rudolph landing on a rooftop :)

  117. angela white December 19, 2014 at 11:49 am -  Reply

    hi ali, you alright!? congratulations to you on becoming a glamourous grandmother next year! how exciting! I hope lucy is doing well. so much for you all to look forward to next year and you so deserve it ali. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy healthy 2015! that’s all we can wish for isn’t it? I think the sound is chopping vegetables !!!!!!!!!!!! merry Christmas to all of ali”s army heres to a better year next year for all of us take care lots of love xxxxxx

  118. Lucy Walker December 19, 2014 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    The sound of reindeers landing on a roof

  119. Debbie Louise Davies December 19, 2014 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop xx

  120. Elaine Paton December 19, 2014 at 11:59 am -  Reply

    Think it might be reindeer landing on a rooftop!

  121. Stephanie Whitehouse December 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    It seems to be magical silence – if only …

  122. Laura Costello December 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  123. Julie Feathers December 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  124. Jan Beal December 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm -  Reply

    The sound of hooves probably reindeer at this time of year!

  125. Justine Hughes December 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  126. sandra b December 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  127. Keith Wright December 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  128. Patricia Potts December 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves landing on a rooftop

  129. Julie Johnson December 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  130. Elysia Benn December 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  131. Nadia Ansary Clark December 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi. I think it is reindeer hooves on the roof

  132. Cat Palmer December 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    Sounds like hooves – reindeer on a rooftop, presumably. :)

  133. Jelena Novakovic December 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Ali on your wonderful news! Wishing you a magical 2015! :)

  134. Tracy December 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm -  Reply

    Is it reindeer landing on the roof?

  135. Tricia coulsonwood December 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi, Ali, many congrats to you and Lucy for the baby news. 2015 will be a great year for your family.. Lots of love to you all.
    We had some good news as part of the genetic tests my daughters are partaking in the bracca? Breast cancer gene has come back negative which they are elated about seeing as there is a strong female family history of breast cancer. as you know they both have had radical hysterectomies because of ovarian cancer so it’s good news for my girls..

    I think it sounds like my cottage door( latch opening and closing?)

    Heres wishing everyone a Happy new year. Tricia x

  136. emily omara December 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  137. Joan December 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  138. Jo Young December 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s reindeer landing on a roof

  139. Heather T December 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm -  Reply

    Opening a Christmas card

  140. janet empson December 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    REINDEER HOOVES LANDING ON A ROOFTOP :-)

  141. Jenny December 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof

  142. Isabell Stewart December 19, 2014 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves landing on a rooftop

  143. Dhyana Patel December 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    Sounds like pulling crackers

  144. Georgia Boyle December 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    I think the sound is reindeer hooves clattering on a rooftop.
    Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas :) xx

  145. Poojitha Ravipati December 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  146. christine burton December 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm -  Reply

    reindeer hooves landing on a rooftop

  147. Helen Allan December 19, 2014 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    A Christmas Cracker being pulled?

  148. Marie schofield December 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof xx

  149. Susan December 19, 2014 at 5:38 pm -  Reply

    Congrats Ali! And Lucy! Lovely end to the year. I am happy to start afresh next year. Quite a sad year really. Here’s to your wedding and grandchild x

  150. CAROLE EAVES December 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    What delightful news, you deserve it, you work sooo hard.Many congratulations to Lucy as welll.
    would love to enter comp, I say it has to be reindeer hooves on the rooftops, hope he comes to you,
    thank you, Carole

  151. una December 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi again Ali
    Forgot to ask. Would you please pass on my best wishes to Debbie Greenwood and her family? Also, could you let her know, that my lovely Joe is now a daddy. He is married now, to a lovely girl, and they are such a gorgeous family. He lives in Cambodia at the moment, but they will be moving back to the UK in March. Just in time for being a daddy again in May.
    Thanks Ali
    Lots of love again
    Una XXX

  152. Christine Quinn December 19, 2014 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  153. maureen findley December 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  154. Judith Lennon December 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali – youv’e been having a great time haven’t you. the pictures from the shard look fantastic and I can remember my sister showing me hers after her visit. I can just hear you all laughing at the contents of the bag and wondering how to get rid of it without being too obvious! That’s the sort of thing that would happen to me. Busy busy like everyone else at this time of year, I had a chill afternoon with two very dear friends the other afternoon and we laughed and put the world to right whilst enjoying Christmas nibbles and coffee and the odd glass of wine.
    I had a lovely day today celebrating my birthday. I have been spoilt rotten and have seen both my beautiful grand daughters.
    My husband took me for a lovely lunch and now I am sitting with my feet up wondering where the day has gone. I am looking forward to Christmas although it’s been a hard few weeks. Reality has now set in regarding the loss of my sister but I realise there are many many others out there grieving too. My heart goes out to you all. I will finish now by wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and the happiest of New Years. Congratulations to your daughter and to you on the forthcoming baby/grandchild. There is no feeling quite like it when you hold your grandchild for the first time. Your feelings and love for your children is so great but the feeling of holding a grandchild just blows you away. You will make a super grandma or whatever you decide to be called. Signing off now as usually sending hugs and loads of love.
    Judith xx

  155. Hassina Begum December 19, 2014 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  156. Lisa Rowsell December 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  157. martin forbes December 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm -  Reply

    merry xmas when it comes alison

  158. jennifer thorpe December 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  159. Carol Gamble December 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm -  Reply

    Is it a reindeer? Congratulations you are to be a grandma! and also Lucy a mummy.

  160. Susan Doyle December 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    reindeer hooves on the roof

  161. michelle muirhead December 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  162. Claire Foulds December 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the rooftop

  163. Rose December 19, 2014 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    Rudolph eating a carrot?! Have a very merry Christmas!

  164. Denise December 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    HI Alison,
    I was over the moon to read your wonderful news and many ,many congratulations on the news you are to have a grandchild. My what a glamorous granny you will be!!
    I feel rather guilty in that I haven’t kept up with the blogs . I will just say that its been a tough year but hey ho a new year round the corner and shoots of recovery on the horizon.
    The trip to the Shard sounds fabulous Alison and what a lovely treat.
    Well I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and healthy New Year

    Love Denise
    xx

  165. Rachael G December 19, 2014 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Awww that’s lovely news -wishing you a fantastic 2015!

    The answer to the question is Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  166. Susan Crosswaite December 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm -  Reply

    reindeer hooves landing on a roof

  167. cheryl lovell December 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

    reindeers landing on the rooftop :)

  168. Pam Whitham December 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  169. Eng Winter December 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, lovely blog. very good news and I can only wish you all the best for 2015. I think the sound is cracking a nut with a nutcracker!

  170. Tammy Tudor December 19, 2014 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  171. Laura P December 19, 2014 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  172. Frances Whitehead December 19, 2014 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations to you Colin and family. What an amazing 2015 you are going to have. This time next year you will have the sound of a baby’s first words :-) I love the sound of silence after the snow has fallen. White Christmas please Santa. Merry Christmas Ali and all
    the very best for 2015. x

  173. Emma Lewis December 19, 2014 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    A reindeer landing on a rooftop

  174. Lorraine Tinsley December 20, 2014 at 12:33 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the rooftop

  175. TINA S December 20, 2014 at 12:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Congratulations on your wonderful news that you are to be a granma. It brought tears to my eyes, I’m so happy for you. What a year indeed 20015 will be for you and your family. You deserve it after the hardship you have had lately.
    The photo’s were amazing of your trip up the Shard , I got vertigo just looking at them! I don’t think it will be one of the places however that will be on my list to visit as I have not got a head for heights!
    Well I can’t believe it is Christmas next week. Thank you so much for your card which I got a few days ago.I hope you and your family have a wonderful time.
    (I hope you still spot my bog contribution as you have had so many replies this week!!) Love and best wishes, Tina S
    l

  176. Sharon Joseph December 20, 2014 at 8:03 am -  Reply

    Sleigh bells

  177. claire thomson December 20, 2014 at 8:17 am -  Reply

    reindeer hooves

    congratulations to you and your daughter! all the best for 2015

  178. Scott Lee Holloway December 20, 2014 at 10:02 am -  Reply

    Reindeer Hooves :)

  179. Sharon Wallace Parmenter December 20, 2014 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    Hi there and merry Xmas to you and your lovely family!
    Congratulations too on your lovely news -super!
    Well I think it is the sound of the latch on the stable door being opened or indeed closed for Rudolph and his reindeer mates getting ready to deliver all the pressies for all the lovely children with Santa :o)
    Cannot wait for Santa… Merry Xmas to all at QVC.
    Lots of love and hugs, Shazzababes xxxx

  180. Kerry December 20, 2014 at 11:49 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  181. Rebecca I December 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  182. rebecca muncaster December 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm -  Reply

    reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  183. helen slee December 20, 2014 at 1:05 pm -  Reply

    Ali, what wonderful, magical news about Lucy. I am so delighted for you. You might not know or even realise, but you are a constant inspiration to me. You are a true lady in every sense of the word. I did write a while back but I think it must have been just before you went into hospital. Many things have happened this year, some good some not so good. But every morning I thank God that I have the ability to face another day and all it throws at me.
    I will write soon as my little girl, well 5ft 4″ little girl is in a show. Bless you and your family Ali.

    Luv and hugs as always
    Helen s xxxx

  184. Louise Dawson December 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the roof.

  185. Christine Dodd December 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm -  Reply

    Santa’s reindeer landing on the roof of QVC

  186. Lesley Ann Dunn December 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    Santa’s reindeer landing on a rooftop

  187. Kathleen Marsden December 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  188. Sarah Rachel Wray December 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  189. angela December 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    reindeer landing on a rooftop

  190. Helen Thurston December 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm -  Reply

    I’m going with reindeer hooves on the roof – Merry Christmas xx

  191. Julz December 20, 2014 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Santa’s reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  192. Janet cullen December 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm -  Reply

    Bones cracking on the turkey?

  193. karen mcmillan December 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop :D

  194. Barry December 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm -  Reply

    It’s Reindeer landing on a rooftop with Santa!

  195. Hilary Schofield December 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    Not able to hear the sound very clearly but the little bit that I could hear sounds like the clip clop of the reindeer arriving.
    Know exactly how you are feeling about your baby news as I have just found out that I am going to be a grandma for the 1st time next June. My son and his wife are over the moon and I am absolutely ecstatic, can’t wait, Congratulations and Merry Christmas x4

  196. Norma McGill December 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm -  Reply

    Reindeers hooves landing on a rooftop

  197. Jean Taylor December 20, 2014 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    Santa landing on the roof and lighting the advent candle

  198. Janette leonard December 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    The sound of the Reindeers hooves on the roof when santa lands on your roof.

  199. Kim December 21, 2014 at 9:45 am -  Reply

    Hi, Ali! fantastic news; thank you for sharing it with us all! Wishing you a wonderful warm and magical Christmas, and best wishes for what looks set to be an incredibly happy, and much-deserved, year for you. Love Kim x

  200. C Kennedy December 21, 2014 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    I think it could be the sound of reindeer landing on your roof!

  201. Stacy December 21, 2014 at 10:50 am -  Reply

    Wonderful news and great pics! My answer is Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  202. liane mccreanor December 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm -  Reply

    reindeer landing on a rooftop

  203. Catherine Amaro December 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  204. Nimue December 21, 2014 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Lovely post Alison and many congratulations on your news of a grandchild in the new year.
    The festive sound I think is most likely reindeer hooves. I can’t imagine you put a microphone up onto the roof, but reindeer hooves on the roof is what it sounded like to me. So there you are that’s my guess! Happy christmas and have a very Happy New Year!

  205. Laura Martin December 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  206. Kimmie Alex December 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  207. Linda spevick December 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm -  Reply

    Pulling a christmas cracker

  208. Kathleen Bell December 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer landing on a rooftop :) Merry Christmas!

  209. Lynsey Buchanan December 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  210. Rebecca Duffy December 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    Hello!

    I think its the sound of Father Christmas’ Reindeer’s hooves landing on a rooftop

    :)

  211. June Munday December 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  212. Carol s December 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi ya Alison, lovely to hear your good news about the baby. We have three grandsons and I can’t tell you how much pleasure we get from them. You have got it all to come. I think the answer to the competition is reindeers landing on a roof. Have a lovely Christmas. Love Carol. X x

  213. Gillian Holmes December 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  214. suzanne Sendell December 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  215. Melanie C December 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    Carol singers :) x

  216. Keshia Esgate December 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer on a rooftop

  217. Donna L December 22, 2014 at 11:41 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  218. Sallyanne Gooch December 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  219. Jo Carroll December 22, 2014 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  220. Corinne Peat December 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    Santa using his magic key to come in to deliver presents to the homes of children that don’t have a chimney.

  221. David Reeves December 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

    Scrooge putting cartridges into a shotgun and closing the breech ……….ho, ho, ho!

  222. Allan Smith December 22, 2014 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  223. helen tovell December 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm -  Reply

    answer) Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  224. Jan Treasure December 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm -  Reply

    Heard on Christmas Day – “I love it – have you kept the receipt?”

  225. Katie Walker December 22, 2014 at 6:42 pm -  Reply

    Santa coming down the chimney

  226. edna munro December 22, 2014 at 7:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,Not been in touch for many months but have still read your blogs.So delighted about all your good news over the last few months and thrilled about your grandma news.Best of luck to you all,for the birth and wedding and I truly hope this is a turning point for you all.I sincerely hope next year is going to be amazing and full of happiness.I am looking forward to a change in my own circumstances too,and hope that happiness will follow.

  227. Heather Simpson December 22, 2014 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  228. Tricia coulsonwood December 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Congrats to you all with the lovely baby news.
    My second reply, first must have gone astray.
    my answer. Sounds like..(.door latch opening or closing.)
    Happy Xmas & new year.
    Tricia x

  229. Amy December 22, 2014 at 9:11 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer on the rooftop

  230. m knight December 22, 2014 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  231. Jane Brown December 22, 2014 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    The lighting of the Christmas pudding!

  232. Stephanie Tsang December 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  233. pat miles December 22, 2014 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    Cracking nuts!!

  234. Emma H December 23, 2014 at 6:48 am -  Reply

    Santa’s Reindeer landing

  235. leanne weir December 23, 2014 at 8:55 am -  Reply

    Pulling the christmas cracker

  236. Allison Lee Sherwood December 23, 2014 at 9:00 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  237. Celia West December 23, 2014 at 10:41 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  238. PAUL STANLEY December 23, 2014 at 11:36 am -  Reply

    Tricky one ….. the best I can suggest is batteries being put into a child’s toy.

  239. Michelle Banks December 23, 2014 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves x

  240. Kelly Roxanne smith December 23, 2014 at 6:11 pm -  Reply

    answer is Reindeer landing on a rooftop. thanks

  241. Lynn Ward December 23, 2014 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  242. Jazz December 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves landing on a rooftop

  243. Lyla December 23, 2014 at 7:34 pm -  Reply

    It’s Christmas so it must be Reindeer on the roof

  244. Hazel Wright December 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop! yeyyy pressies arriving!

  245. sharon mead December 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  246. Bex Allum December 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  247. Linda Watkins December 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm -  Reply

    The sound of the sellotape dispenser cutting the tape when packing presents!

  248. Helen slee December 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm -  Reply

    Merry Xmas to Ali and all her army. Love and hugs to you all, take care.

    Helen s
    xxxx

  249. Sue McCarthy December 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm -  Reply

    4 seconds of sound is rather difficult to make a diagnosis, but I’ll say Reindeer Hooves. Merry Xmas everyone!

  250. kate deakin December 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  251. martin forbes December 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

    hi alison received your xmas card in the post this morning today wednesday 24th december thank you hope you got mine.
    merry xmas happy new near when it comes..all the best for 2015.

  252. Val Swift December 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  253. Jacqui Hand December 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
    I think the sound is Reindeer Hooves.
    Love Jacqui.
    XXXXX

  254. Jilly December 24, 2014 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    Oh my goodness – what a Christmas pressie to be a grandmother in the New Year – I am beyond thrilled for you Ali and also for Lucy and Simon – this is wonderful, wonderful news – congratulations all round. What a gift to have to look forward to – you will have to decide what you are going to be called – I am Gee Gee or G G as in Glamourous Gran and not a horse!!!
    It is Christmas Eve and I have managed a few minutes to come on and say a Happy Holiday time to you all – I do not know where the last few weeks have gone but all is generally ok here and we are looking forward to tomorrow and not dwelling on any illness or anything like that.
    I managed two minutes on the tv and was thrilled to see you looking quite stunning Ali – just could not make out how you were looking a good 20 years younger and then I saw you had had your eye makeup done and eye brows put in – needless to say I bought the same and have put one in Annie’s stocking for tomorrow – not sure if I look 20 years younger but am giving it a try!!!!
    Loved the fantastic music from Colin and his gang – a treat to hear him when living so far it is impossible to get to any gigs etc.
    Well I have to go and be Santa so will wish you all a very good night and looking forward to more time after Christmas to catch up with you all – But just wonderful news for you Ali Love and hugs Jilly XX

  255. Julie Davies December 24, 2014 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof top

  256. jenna rothen December 24, 2014 at 10:52 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  257. Kathy Cakebread December 24, 2014 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    reindeer hooves on the roof

  258. BEC F December 25, 2014 at 12:19 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  259. Jen Schofield December 25, 2014 at 10:52 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  260. Kate Davis December 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi – Merry Christmas. Well, we have just finished our christmas lunch and instead of falling asleep or going for a walk, we have sat listening to your sound quiz. We still don’t know what it is but we think it could be: plugging in and turning on the christmas lights, or cracking christmas nuts in a nutcracker. It’s been fun. Thanks.

  261. Tracy Elliott December 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    opening a door on the advent calendar

  262. rebecca foster December 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  263. bobclark December 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  264. Jacqui Duke December 25, 2014 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof

  265. Kate R December 25, 2014 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  266. Lorna Peppiatt December 25, 2014 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  267. Mary Baldwin December 25, 2014 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    Santa’s reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  268. Frances Grasby December 25, 2014 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  269. Jo December 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  270. Tony Lathwell December 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  271. Hayley Mulgrove December 25, 2014 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  272. John Tingay December 26, 2014 at 12:08 am -  Reply

    It’s Rudolph and Santa landing on the rooftop! It sounded just like that last night :)

  273. Christine Matthews December 26, 2014 at 7:39 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the rooftop at QVC :)

  274. Kelly Wiffin December 26, 2014 at 7:45 am -  Reply

    Definitely sounds like a reindeer’s hooves or Santa coming down the chimney!

  275. kirsty hall December 26, 2014 at 9:20 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  276. Sharon Fordham December 26, 2014 at 10:44 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  277. Lesley Bain December 26, 2014 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    Congrats on your lovely news and all the best for 2015 :)
    I think the sound is reindeer landing on a roof :) xxx

  278. Joanne Mapp December 26, 2014 at 11:03 am -  Reply

    It’s the sound of Santa’s sleigh. I hear reindeer arriving on a rooftop

  279. Helie Jones December 26, 2014 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  280. Jamie December 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  281. Rebecca Boucher December 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  282. Christine Goodall December 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm -  Reply

    I hear Reindeer landing on a rooftop :-)

  283. yvonne clark December 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  284. Lilia bowers December 26, 2014 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop. x

  285. Chris N December 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm -  Reply

    Knocking a nail in your front door to hang the Christmas garland.
    Lovely news about Lucys baby.

  286. Julie Henderson December 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  287. Robby Price December 26, 2014 at 5:48 pm -  Reply

    Hooves walking

  288. Anna Horrocks December 26, 2014 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the roof

  289. Ellie Fletcher December 26, 2014 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  290. alicia roberts December 26, 2014 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  291. Kimberley Alex December 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    It sounds like reindeers on the roof

  292. Lynda Sanderson December 26, 2014 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the rooftops

  293. Linda Rothen December 26, 2014 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  294. Carole Paton December 26, 2014 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the roof

  295. Laura VItty December 26, 2014 at 8:13 pm -  Reply

    That’s really difficult! I think it most sounds like putting batteries into a toy :)

  296. Jade Scott December 26, 2014 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    I think it is the sound of reindeer hooves landing on a rooftop x

  297. Kim Styles December 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    Father Christmas getting into his sleigh

  298. Rachel Gilbey December 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    Sound of reindeer hooves landing on a rooftop

  299. Emma Nixon December 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof

  300. Diane Goulding December 26, 2014 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  301. Vid Ram December 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roofto

  302. Vid Ram December 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  303. Susie M December 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    It sounds like reindeer hooves on the roof.

  304. Kristy Leanne Brown December 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing? Maybe on a rooftop or similar

  305. Lynda Jones December 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  306. Michelle Ptak December 26, 2014 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
    The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

  307. Claire Madder December 26, 2014 at 10:42 pm -  Reply

    Roasting Chestnuts

  308. Jackie Chapman December 26, 2014 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    I’ll guess its opening a window on an advent calendar?

  309. Sue Carter December 26, 2014 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    A popular guess but I am going for pulling a cracker.
    Congratulations from another granny to be!

  310. Andrea Johnson December 27, 2014 at 3:51 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves????

    Congratulations on all your good news, 2015 sounds wonderful for you already :)

  311. Sara Macey December 27, 2014 at 7:59 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  312. Maureen Quinnell December 27, 2014 at 8:42 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  313. Katie Walden Hall December 27, 2014 at 9:07 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves!

  314. Louise Taghi December 27, 2014 at 9:24 am -  Reply

    That sounds like Santa’s reindeer landing on my roof! Have a wonderful 2015. This coming year will be a wonderful year for you x

  315. Sarah December 27, 2014 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  316. barbara madden December 27, 2014 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    Reindeers coming and landing on the roof top of the bungalow

  317. Laura Williams December 27, 2014 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on rooftop :-)

  318. Emma Fox December 27, 2014 at 11:11 am -  Reply

    Perhaps Santa using his magic key on the childrens’ houses that do not have a chimney.

  319. Alison December 27, 2014 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    Lovely news, congratulations. The sound is Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  320. Angela Sandhu December 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  321. Gail S December 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer on a rooftop

  322. ANgela December 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  323. Gwyn Sharps December 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm -  Reply

    I’m thinking it’s Reindeer Hooves on the Roof Tops. Here’s to your wonderful 2015 xxx

  324. Louise C December 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm -  Reply

    It does sound like Reindeers Hooves. Merry Christmas QVC

  325. Kathryn morris December 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  326. kim plant December 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop xx

  327. Elle Warwick December 27, 2014 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    reindeer hooves?

  328. sarah December 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on rooftops

  329. Amanda Norwood December 27, 2014 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof

  330. Danielle Vedmore December 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm -  Reply

    Congrats on your fab news – 2015 is going to be an amazing year for you! My answer – Reindeer landing on a rooftop :)

  331. Deborah Wheeler December 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  332. Samantha Sugden December 27, 2014 at 6:16 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  333. Sarah B December 27, 2014 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  334. Iva Petrovic December 27, 2014 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  335. Veronica LopezSmith December 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  336. Paula Phillips December 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  337. katie coup December 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  338. sue norminton December 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  339. Caroline December 27, 2014 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof

  340. Lindy Hine December 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop I think

  341. Lorraine Partyn December 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  342. Lyndsey Beckford December 27, 2014 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s the sound of reindeer hooves

  343. AIMEE SWIFT December 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  344. Jeanette Chalmers December 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    It’s either pulling a Christmas Cracker or Santa opening the door with his magic key!

  345. Alison Keenan December 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Loraine and thanks so much for your good wishes. I do hope that all went to plan for you and your family this Christmas, and that you will have a great New Year.. do keep in touch! love Ali x

  346. Alison Keenan December 27, 2014 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    Twinkle you are lovely :) Thank you for your sweet words and for the beautiful card. I haven’t really checked thru Twitter over the last few days, but I hope very much that your Christmas was peaceful, and that you the special people you talk of were there for you :) Take care of yourself, and every happiness for the coming year, with my love, Ali xx

  347. Alison Keenan December 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm -  Reply

    Dear Pauline, so sorry to hear of your husbands Alzheimers… I lost a very dear friend to this disease, and I know how terribly hard it is for those caring for them.. Marvellous that you too are to be a grandparent in 2015, and I hope that you Christmas in Wales was all that you wanted it to be. Wishing you all a very happy new year, with love Ali – do keep in touch xxxx

  348. Alison Keenan December 27, 2014 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Sue, and sorry that I’ve not been on here for a week, but it’s been manic since I finished work on the 22nd! Lovely but very busy. I am very excited about becoming a grandmother, and know how incredibly special it’s been for you. It’s been lovely reading about your times with your two little souls, and as you say, only four months to wait now!! You take care, and every happiness to you and yours in the New Year, love Ali xx

  349. Alison Keenan December 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm -  Reply

    Dear Sandra, How exciting to hear your news too – as it’s a first baby you may be lucky and have the birth delayed until your birthday on the 10th – do hope so! Thank you for your kind words and I am really glad that you enjoy reading the blogs – I very much enjoy writing them :) We’ve had a great Christmas and will be with you on New Years Eve leading up to minute on QVC – exciting. Wishing you every happiness in the New Year, and thanks for taking the time to write to me. Love Ali xxx

  350. Sarah Bates December 27, 2014 at 9:07 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.
    AND a big congratulations!!

  351. Helen Huxley December 27, 2014 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  352. Alison Keenan December 27, 2014 at 9:11 pm -  Reply

    Dear Lynn, I was hoping I might hear from you, and was almost moved when reading of your incredibly special delivery… Just the most magical thing to have delivered the baby 25 years ago and now to have delivered her baby! Just incredible. And such a comfort for her and her mum to know that you would be there – by jingo they got the timing spot on didn’t they! And to then name her after you is just wonderful.. So sorry that you were robbed of the chance to continue working regularly, but this surely has to be amongst the most special deliveries and thanks so much for sharing it with us here. Like having our very own Call the Midwife! You take care Lynn and every happiness to you this New Year, love Ali xxx

  353. Amanda Mallows December 27, 2014 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer Hooves landing on a rooftop :)

  354. Lorna MacFadyen December 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    comp answer – Reindeer landing on a rooftop

    Sounds like you have had a fab year, we loved The Shard!

  355. joanne torrance December 27, 2014 at 9:33 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  356. sarah mills December 27, 2014 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  357. Debbie Preston December 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof

  358. Jane Middleton December 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  359. Allan December 27, 2014 at 10:51 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  360. Victoria Cunniff December 27, 2014 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  361. Patricia Avery December 27, 2014 at 11:12 pm -  Reply

    Sounds very like the sound Santa’s reindeer make when making their crash landing on our roof :)

  362. lyn December 27, 2014 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    It’s a Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  363. Hong December 27, 2014 at 11:20 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  364. Emily Fraser December 27, 2014 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the rooftop

  365. Keeley Atkinson December 27, 2014 at 11:25 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  366. Teresa Lee December 27, 2014 at 11:58 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  367. Charlie G December 28, 2014 at 1:54 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop :D

  368. Sylvia Gill December 28, 2014 at 4:19 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  369. Belinda Richardson December 28, 2014 at 7:42 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  370. Nicola Holland December 28, 2014 at 9:06 am -  Reply

    Santa using his magic key and opening the front door! (And you should have been in bed asleep rather than recording it!)

  371. Kirsty Woods December 28, 2014 at 9:09 am -  Reply

    The postman delivering Christmas cards

  372. Karen Scott December 28, 2014 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    I think it’s someone wrapping a present :-) Merry Christmas :-) xx

  373. Pamela Cook December 28, 2014 at 9:46 am -  Reply

    Reindeers landing on a rooftop? A very Happy New Year to you!

  374. Harriet Steynor December 28, 2014 at 10:05 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the rooftop

  375. Carol Bell December 28, 2014 at 10:27 am -  Reply

    Reindeer Landing on the Roof

  376. carlie bryan December 28, 2014 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof

  377. kathleen hooper December 28, 2014 at 11:17 am -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  378. Jocelyn December 28, 2014 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  379. Mark Palmer December 28, 2014 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  380. Louise Smith December 28, 2014 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    It sounds to me like a Christmas cracker being pulled .

  381. sue southurst December 28, 2014 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  382. Angela Buckley December 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    It sounds like reindeer hooves to me!

  383. Belinda Matthews December 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm -  Reply

    Santa drinking his hot chocolate

  384. corina cullen December 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  385. Steven Montgomery December 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm -  Reply

    Removing a yogurt lid :)

  386. Christina M December 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  387. Joanna Sawka December 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  388. donna large December 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  389. Julie Brightman December 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm -  Reply

    Reindeers hoofs on a roof.

  390. David Paterson December 28, 2014 at 1:48 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  391. Judy Wright December 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm -  Reply

    The sound of reindeer’s hooves landing on a rooftop

  392. ELISABETH BARNWELL December 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  393. Julie Ward December 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    Rudolph arriving

  394. Michelle Ashburner December 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves. ; )

  395. stephanie crouch December 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm -  Reply

    raindeer hooves :)

  396. Tammy Westrup December 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi, I think it is reindeer hooves!

  397. Tressa Herriott December 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm -  Reply

    Love reading your fab blog and congratulations on your news .What a difficult noise to identify but think I may go for somebody unwrapping their presents ! Worth a guess eh wonderful prize and Happy new year

  398. Emma Hawkins December 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  399. Penny Crumpton December 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  400. Lorraine Duff December 28, 2014 at 4:21 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  401. Kim W December 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm -  Reply

    Chestnuts popping on an open fire?

  402. amelia avossa December 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  403. Nadia Stanbridge December 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    Reindeers landing on the rooftop and walking across ….

  404. Kate Edwards December 28, 2014 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    reindeer landing on a rooftop!

  405. Karen Watson December 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm -  Reply

    Santa’s sleigh landing on my roof – full of gorgeous presents :-)

  406. Glynis Chapman December 28, 2014 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    What wonderful news and so much to look forward to!

    I think the sound is Santa using his magic key to allow entry into children’s houses x

  407. teresa maxwell December 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm -  Reply

    What wonderful news, bet you are all so excited and are looking forward to 2015!
    I think the noise is a sellotape dispenser when you are wrapping presents!

  408. Kathy December 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  409. Jen December 28, 2014 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves! Congratulations & best wishes for a very happy 2015 x

  410. M M Wilmot December 28, 2014 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves.

  411. Heather Nixon December 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Is it a reindeer walking – the sound of it’s hooves?

  412. gina sudron December 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    sounds like reindeer hooves clip clopping

  413. Julie Sargent December 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  414. Janet Mitchell December 28, 2014 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  415. elaine dale December 28, 2014 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    reindeer hooves

  416. Ann Davidson December 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm -  Reply

    Christmas cards dropping through the door.

  417. T Hasan December 28, 2014 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Christmas cracker, cos if it was reindeer hooves on a rooftop, where’s the snow muffling the sound?? Ho ho ho!

  418. lisa tebbutt December 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop
    HAPPY NEW YEAR

  419. Alison Aldous December 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    The sound of santa eating mince pies xxxx

  420. Laura Galek December 28, 2014 at 5:58 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer Hooves

  421. Alison Aldous December 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    Putting the lid back on the quality street

  422. Vanessa bragg December 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer on the rooftop

  423. linda curtis December 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  424. Lyn Bosomworth December 28, 2014 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  425. Kimberley Howes December 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  426. Beth Gurney December 28, 2014 at 6:41 pm -  Reply

    Pulling a cracker :)

  427. Kerry Sullivan December 28, 2014 at 6:42 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  428. Elaine Hollis December 28, 2014 at 6:44 pm -  Reply

    sound of reindeer hooves

  429. Jill Wright December 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    I think it might be reindeer hooves but not sure!

  430. madeline connolly December 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    raindeer landing on a roof

  431. Mandy Edgar December 28, 2014 at 7:02 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof tiles Xx

  432. Helen Swales December 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  433. Gary Topley December 28, 2014 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop. x

  434. LEE HARDY December 28, 2014 at 7:34 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  435. Deryth December 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    Someone cracking a walnut :p

  436. Luisa Lauren December 28, 2014 at 7:57 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  437. Sharon Jones December 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  438. Sarah Palmer December 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the roof :) congrats x

  439. Lisa James December 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    It sounds like a nut being cracked

  440. Jo W December 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  441. Sue Jennings December 28, 2014 at 8:39 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Ali on your fantastic news …hope Lucy is well.
    I loved your blog as usual you pack so much into life.
    The Shard looks amazing and a definite must for us when we are next in London. hope you had a,lovely Christmas and I agree with Colin 2015 is definitely going to be your year ….you soooooooo deserve it ….All the very best for the New Year . Speak again soon..

    Take good care

    Love Sue xx

  442. Mrs Rachel Heap December 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    Congrats on wonderful news and its Reindeer landing on the roof

  443. Rachel Butterworth December 28, 2014 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer Hooves.

  444. jo maxted December 28, 2014 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    Sound of reindeer hooves or santa opening a door :) x

  445. Jane Adair December 28, 2014 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  446. Lin Daubney December 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  447. danielle stewart December 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations :) a really good new year ahead :)
    I believe that would be Rudolf :)
    xox

  448. connie gott December 28, 2014 at 9:22 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof

  449. Lucy carter December 28, 2014 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  450. Jacqui December 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  451. Amanda Johnson December 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  452. Tracy Ashwin December 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on your family’s good news. Very exciting.
    I think it sounds like Reindeer Hooves.

  453. Julie Guy December 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  454. Ali Thorpe December 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  455. Lynne Gallivan December 28, 2014 at 9:59 pm -  Reply

    sleigh bells

  456. RACHAEL JONES December 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  457. DENISE WILDEN December 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  458. Em S December 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm -  Reply

    The sound of Santa’s reindeers landing on the roof

  459. Melissa Lee December 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm -  Reply

    Many congrats! Best wishes for 2015. I think it is a Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  460. Andi G December 28, 2014 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on a rooftop

  461. Elaine P December 28, 2014 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  462. Monique Gold December 28, 2014 at 11:44 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  463. SHARON BUCHALTER December 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    Rudolph delivering presents

  464. Jessica December 28, 2014 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    My answer: A Christmas cracker being pulled open :)

  465. Jean Stewart December 29, 2014 at 12:05 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  466. Sue Robinson December 29, 2014 at 12:28 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  467. Philip A December 29, 2014 at 1:38 am -  Reply

    - Reindeer landing on a Rooftop

  468. Hannah Cummings December 29, 2014 at 2:02 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  469. Amy Lambert December 29, 2014 at 4:35 am -  Reply

    Sound of reindeer hooves!

  470. Linda Hughes December 29, 2014 at 6:40 am -  Reply

    Rudolph landing on the roof

  471. pauline black December 29, 2014 at 8:03 am -  Reply

    sounds like a cracker being pulled. I became a grandma for the first time 2 years ago. The most amazing feeling!! He truly is the light of our lives :)

  472. Lexy Law December 29, 2014 at 8:19 am -  Reply

    Santa coming down the chimney. All excitment and best wishes for all the fab things happening next year

  473. Gerri Tennant December 29, 2014 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    Many congratulations on your news. I think that the sound is lighting the christmas pud.

  474. Tracey Hird December 29, 2014 at 9:03 am -  Reply

    The jingle of bells from Santa and his reindeer

  475. caroline tokes December 29, 2014 at 9:52 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves landing on the roof

  476. Lesley Cohen wright December 29, 2014 at 9:58 am -  Reply

    Sound of reindeer landing on a roof

  477. marina frow December 29, 2014 at 10:17 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  478. Diane Webb December 29, 2014 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    sounds like reindeer hooves

  479. Sarah Cadman December 29, 2014 at 10:44 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  480. Amy Keen December 29, 2014 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    I believe this sound would be the pulling of a Christmas Cracker (: x

  481. Linsay December 29, 2014 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof.

  482. sairz eastham December 29, 2014 at 11:20 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  483. Jaime Hyland December 29, 2014 at 11:21 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on rooftops

  484. MARY ELLEN HOCKENHULL December 29, 2014 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    chestnuts roasting on an open fire of course :)

  485. Sally Lea December 29, 2014 at 11:43 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  486. Tracyann Higgs December 29, 2014 at 11:45 am -  Reply

    Reindeers crunching carrots

  487. Lindsey Kent December 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  488. Lila Taylor December 29, 2014 at 12:12 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  489. Kat Allinson December 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  490. AMANDA PORTER December 29, 2014 at 12:20 pm -  Reply

    Santa arriving, with the reindeer.

    Congratulations on your great news, a beautiful grandchild to coo over!

  491. Trudi Walsh December 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer on a rooftop

  492. Jennifer Stokes December 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves landing on a rooftop

  493. chirag Patel December 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  494. Barrie Phillips December 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  495. vanessa humphries December 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer Hooves?

  496. Anthony C December 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  497. Angela Mountain December 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm -  Reply

    I think it is someone cracking nuts.

  498. Michelle Wild December 29, 2014 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer bells.

  499. Amanda Milton December 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof top

  500. Deborah Bird December 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop :)

  501. Tom Baines December 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  502. r fitzgerald December 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  503. Jacqueline Roberts December 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  504. lucy higgins December 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm -  Reply

    i think its opening a door on an advent calendar :-) Happy christmas xxx

  505. Sonia G December 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  506. Emily December 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop :)

  507. jane greenfield December 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves landing on the roof

  508. Jay Hill December 29, 2014 at 2:48 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof

  509. Susanne Fitzpatrick December 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    It’s the sound of the postman putting cards through the letterbox.

  510. Catherine Gregory December 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves

  511. linda dunn December 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali great news. Reindeer hooves.

  512. Samantha Mackie December 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop- many congrats on your news!

  513. Janeatejelly December 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  514. Kelly Hooper December 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  515. sandy ralph December 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    i think its santa landing his reindeer on the roof

  516. Heather Jenkinson December 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop :)

  517. Ellie M December 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm -  Reply

    What a lovely uplifting post!
    All the best for a very exciting 2015

    I think your festive sound is reindeer hooves x

  518. lyn Burgess December 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations, being a Grandma is wonderful!

    I think the sound is reindeer landing on a roof, (though how did you ever manage to record it?)

  519. Claire B December 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  520. denise s December 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves landing on a roof top.

  521. Penny Harper December 29, 2014 at 5:26 pm -  Reply

    A very large turkey being put in the oven

  522. sarah pearce December 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  523. Daniella Abraham December 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  524. Alisa Moore December 29, 2014 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  525. emma sterry December 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    i think it is reindeer hooves

  526. Rhona Fenton December 29, 2014 at 6:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison sorry for being out the picture again for a while! luv luv luv reading your blog as always wow I so want to go there what a view :) have to also say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS on Lucy’s Nappy News as we would say :) soooooooo exciting for you all and if it’s April the baby is due will hold out it might be on my birthday how exciting would that be :) we have very happy news also, I am going to be a great auntie again my beautiful niece is expecting her first baby in June they are both so excited, so like you my older sister is going to be a grandmother also :) Hope you all had a lovely Christmas? we did here, but the tears opened up for me when my mum handed me one off my gifts which was your beautiful pendent Alison as I never got a chance to get it, but I do now and it is so stunning so I was telling my colin where you came up with the idea for it :) I want top take this time to wish you, colin and all your family’s a very happy new year to you all when it comes and here’s to a very happy and healthy 2015! love to you all from us all here Rhona xx

  527. Amanda Rose December 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  528. Penelope Hannibal December 29, 2014 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof I think :)

  529. Ellie December 29, 2014 at 6:51 pm -  Reply

    The sound of the Christmas tree being slotted into the the base stand.

  530. martin forbes December 29, 2014 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    thanks for your xmas card alison.
    hope you got mine.
    i hope you had agood xmas.
    happy new year .i had anice quiet family xmas.

  531. Hannah Lawrence December 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    Reindeers hooves on the rooftop? :D :D

  532. Rachel B December 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm -  Reply

    Is it reindeer hooves on the rooftop?

  533. Marie Bell December 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  534. sharon smith December 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    I guess like many others that its the sound of Rudolph and pals arriving on rooftop.congratulations on becoming a grandma Alison.

  535. Jenny Swann December 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  536. Maria Jane Knight December 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.??

  537. claire fawkner December 29, 2014 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  538. kate andrews December 29, 2014 at 8:39 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  539. Jenny December 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on your roof

  540. sharon barrow December 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations!!!!! Grandchildren are so wonderful!
    I think the sound is Christmas lights being plugged in and switched on.

  541. esther james December 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    I’m guessing reindeer hooves but I could be wrong!

  542. Mr James Holyland December 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  543. sarah louise gray December 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    Sounds like rudolfs had a few sherrys to me. x

  544. Jacqueline Fawcett December 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop. :)

  545. Beth Bowdler December 29, 2014 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    The sound of reindeer hooves landing on the roof perhaps?

  546. Joanne B December 29, 2014 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on the roof – a sign for the kiddies that are still awake to shut their eyes tight & go to sleep!

  547. Ellen Stafford December 29, 2014 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop :-)

  548. Desiree December 29, 2014 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof

  549. Michelle Edmonds December 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  550. louise mcnicol December 29, 2014 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    A christmas card being posted through the letterbox. x

  551. Faye Reed December 29, 2014 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer on the roof x

  552. Dawn Totton December 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    The sound of reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  553. gemma foster December 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    reindeer landing on roof

  554. Pauline W December 29, 2014 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali,

    I think it’s a Sellotape dispenser wrapping a present.

  555. julia woods December 29, 2014 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  556. Natalie Gillham December 29, 2014 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    pulling christmas crackers :) x

  557. Rebecca Bluett December 29, 2014 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  558. mark December 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  559. thelma December 29, 2014 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  560. thomas December 29, 2014 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  561. Siobhan Lucy December 29, 2014 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on (my) roof!!

  562. Mandy Mitchell December 29, 2014 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on your news Ali, 2015 will be the year for you & your family!I think the noise is Christmas cards being pushed through a letterbox.

  563. jamie millard December 30, 2014 at 12:33 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  564. J Woodward December 30, 2014 at 12:39 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof.

  565. Julia Wulff December 30, 2014 at 1:25 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  566. Sarah Buckley December 30, 2014 at 1:33 am -  Reply

    I think it’s reindeer hooves on a rooftop! :)

  567. Sue Brett December 30, 2014 at 1:38 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  568. Amanda Waite December 30, 2014 at 3:01 am -  Reply

    Great news Ali.The sound, is it tops off sprouts??

  569. Sam Furniss December 30, 2014 at 3:09 am -  Reply

    The reindeer the pull Santa’s sleigh landing on the QVC roof.

    • Sam Furniss December 30, 2014 at 3:18 am -  Reply

      *that! Oops.

  570. Laura W December 30, 2014 at 6:56 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  571. Ruth Hedges December 30, 2014 at 8:05 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  572. Beth December 30, 2014 at 8:29 am -  Reply

    Congratulations and I think it is a reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  573. karen Davis December 30, 2014 at 9:16 am -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves.

  574. shirley harpley December 30, 2014 at 9:19 am -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  575. chris keenan December 30, 2014 at 9:32 am -  Reply

    Reindeers landing on a rooftop

  576. Eliza Wilder December 30, 2014 at 9:50 am -  Reply

    Rudolph bringing Santa to your chimney! :)

  577. Beryl Anderson December 30, 2014 at 10:20 am -  Reply

    Hi, Allyson, The sound is a match striking to flame a Xmas Pudd.

  578. Cathryn Bowen December 30, 2014 at 11:05 am -  Reply

    Reindeers landing on a rooftop

  579. Sarah Lewis December 30, 2014 at 12:19 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  580. Marie R December 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  581. Jenny Rogers December 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves on the roof.

  582. sj wesley December 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop!

  583. Michelle R December 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm -  Reply

    I think it might be Santa’s reindeer – or at least one of them! – landing on a rooftop (very delicately, too!)

  584. Carol Peace December 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    The Shard looks amazing but as I am so scared of heights it’s not likely I will venture up it anytime soon. I love looking at it in the photo’s though and it looks like you had a great view.
    The sound reminds me of reindeers landing on the roof with the sleigh.

  585. Barbara Handley December 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  586. Bernadette Blundell December 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  587. Claire Farley December 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a Rooftop

  588. JENNY RUSCOE December 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves.

  589. Susan Fraser December 30, 2014 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    Santa’s Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  590. mel crumpton December 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm -  Reply

    seeing the childrens faces light up at christmas

  591. Morag Will December 30, 2014 at 5:19 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves! Have a wonderful New Year. Currently nursing flu as are my husband and son!

  592. Tracy Wells December 30, 2014 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer hooves :)

  593. andrea k December 30, 2014 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  594. Emma Mason December 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    reindeer hooves

  595. Marjoleine Kok December 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  596. REBECCA RYAN December 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  597. Ann Mckenna December 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a roof

  598. Karen Lloyd December 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    It’s Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  599. Kirsty Caffrey December 30, 2014 at 8:15 pm -  Reply

    I think its Reindeers hooves landing on the rooftop x

  600. Shelley Jessup December 30, 2014 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    I think it is reindeers hooves on a roof top

  601. Hannah Whitling December 30, 2014 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer, possibly landing on a rooftop

  602. tina lees December 30, 2014 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    hi ali i no its a bit late giving my answer but not been very well! congratulations your going to be a glamorous granny! saw u this evening your looking wonderful such an insperation after everything u have gone through, i wish u and your lovely family a happy and healthy new year. answer- reindeer landing on top of the roof. all my luv tina.xxxxxx

  603. Jackie December 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm -  Reply

    Jingle bells

  604. Ann December 30, 2014 at 10:29 pm -  Reply

    The reindeers hooves landing on the rooftop

  605. Fiona Riddell December 30, 2014 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

    Happy New Year to you and your family xx

  606. Sabita December 30, 2014 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  607. SHAZZ December 30, 2014 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop

  608. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Brooke and Brad, and thanks so much not just for our Christmas wishes here, but also for the lovely card that you sent. It is still up on our Mantle and will stay until twelfth night! Hope you had a wonderful time, and that 2015 will be your happiest year yet, love Ali and Colin xxxx

  609. Judith lennon December 31, 2014 at 4:27 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s santa using his magic key to open a lock because the house doesn’t have a chimney!!!

  610. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Joanna, and thanks so much for your lovely comment – albeit such a long while back! I do apologise for not having replied sooner but this Christmas was mad – fun but mad, and the last thing I managed to do, was to get online! Yes I am thrilled to be a grandmother, and will be called Nanny Ali :) Lucy’s baby is due at the end of April, but I;’m not sure about Kate’s! I love the idea of a baby box and may well start one – with just four months to go, there’s not much time! It sounded as though you had Christmas all sorted, and so I hope you and the family had a great time and that the driving wasn’t too tiring. I wish you all that you wish for yourself this coming year, and thank you for your constant support, with love Ali xx

  611. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:31 pm -  Reply

    Oh and Joanna thanks for your guess – it went into the drawer with all the others, and the winner will be announced in my New Year blog! xx

  612. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    My dear Una, thanks so much for taking the time out to write, and for your sweet sentiments. You have been on my mind a fair bit towards the end of this year, as I remember distinctly how awful things were for you this time last year… I know though that you will have turned all that around for little Meli and that hopefully her happiness will cut through your understandable sadness… Please never apologise for not keeping up with us – I too have been somewhat lax this last few months, but we’re all here for each other whenever we’re needed.. I hope you know that :) Delighted to be joining the band of Granny’s, and am hoping so much Una that this year will be easier, happier and more settled for you. Please do keep in touch, with my love always , Ali xxx

  613. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    Dear Janet how lovely to hear from you and thanks so much for your card, very kind of you :) Yes I am delighted to welcoming a brand new member of the family next year – beyond excited in truth, especially as i know having read all your lovely comments over the last year how much joy little Alfie has brought to you all. How was John Bishop? One of my favourite comedians, and a great smile :) I hope your Christmas was all that you wished it to be, and that this New Year will bring you a job you will enjoy and even more time with your son and Alfie. Take good care, and thanks as always for keeping in touch over this last 12 month, love always, Ali xx

  614. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm -  Reply

    Happy New Year Debz and Ainzley and Neil! Thanks so much sweetie for your kind words, and lovely sentiments. Yes, I feel truly blessed not just to have a grandchild on the way, but to be looking forward to marrying the man I love to bits! He is a diamond, and we are both very happy. So pleased to hear that things are improving with your hair, and I’m certain if it was the iron deficiency then it will all come back in time.. Being patient though I know isn’t easy! I am still having my dressings changed once a week at the surgery but things are improving slowly, so you hang on in there! Re the Quacker show with Patrick, he is an absolute gent and I very much enjoy working with him. Infact I’ve yet to come across a guest who’s company I don’t enjoy! We’re very lucky to have such a talented bunch :) I hope very much that your Christmas went well, and that this new year will be easier for you in every sense, love always, Ali xx

  615. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

    Dear Rosemary I completely agree with you about the Salvation Army band. Just prior to Christmas when I went to visit Lucy, there was a band playing outside John Lewis – made me shed a few tears, soppy date that I am. That said, I am well aware of the incredible work they do outside of making music, and feel they aren’t given the credit they’re due! So glad you enjoyed the blog, and I promise there will be a new one for your to read in the first week of January. Take care, and a Very Happy New Year to you, love Ali xx

  616. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    Dear Alison, so glad you enjoyed reading the blog, and I thank you for your kind sentiments. Yes it’s been quite a year, but next year is going to be the best yet, and bless you for your support in that. Thanks too for keeping in touch here and on Twitter – Happy New Year! Love Ali xx

  617. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm -  Reply

    Dear Sandra, so pleased that you made the decision to write just as we end the year and begin the new one, and I hope it won’t be the last time either :) Lovely to read of your particularly special memories of becoming a grandmother – a sense of humour has to be THE best thing in a situation like that, and wonderful to have you all there and happy :) And now you too have a wedding to look forward to as well – we’ll have to compare notes in the autumn :) Sandra I wish you and your family all the very best for this special New Year from me and my family, and will look forward to hearing from you as and when you next have time, love Ali xx

  618. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    My dear Elaine, Thanks so much for your sweet words, and I very much hope that you, Jodie and the rest of the family enjoyed Christmas, and that you are all looking forward to YOUR new grandchild in February. Poppy Cali and Molly are no doubt thrilled, and I will wait in anticipation to hear news of the arrival. I can’t wait until Lucy’s child is old enough to be in a Nativity play.. I remember trying to hide my tears behind my camera when my three had their roles to play… Just the best of memories :) Happy New Year to you Elaine and the entire family, love always Ali xxxx

  619. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Wow Sue, five grandchildren!! That’s fabulous :) And yes you’re right it’s going to be a marvellous year, with many new memories to make and cherish. Happy New year to you and yours, love Ali xx

  620. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    Cheryl, I am so glad to hear that you are well and happy and understand totally how precious life is when you have had those moments of fear.. Lovely to know that you too called your daughter Sweet Pea, and I am certain that you, like I, will one day hold your own grandchild in your arms – it will be worth the wait :) Colin and I are getting married on the 26th June 2015 – very much looking forward to what is going to be a really special day. I hope that you had a marvellous Christmas, and every happiness to you and your family in 2015, love Ali xx

  621. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Mary, and Happy New Year to you! I hope that you’ll get this missive before the chimes, and thank you for keeping in touch, just sorry I didn’t get the chance to reply until now! It sounds as though as usual you were rushing around prior to Christmas, and I am sorry that because of family circumstances you couldn’t get to celebrate with your friends. Colin too had a funeral to attend literally days before Christmas – one of his friends whom he’d been in a band with 30 odd years before…very sad. How did your Olaf cake turn out? As you say the world has gone Frozen mad!! I’m sure your mince pies were lovely – Sam and his girlfriend Abbie helped me make mine on Christmas eve and we took the surplus to Lucy on Boxing Day – they turned out rather well I have to say. Fancy Mary Berry’s Mincemeat Struesal next year though. Well I’ve got to go and get ready for work – last two hours of the year with Dale! Should be fun. Thank you for your kind words and constant support on this blog, and I hope very much that 2015 will bring you ALL that you wish for :) Love always, Ali xx

  622. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm -  Reply

    Sally thanks so much for taking part in the competition, and also for your congratulations. Gosh, 10lbs 4ozs is a size – my Jack was 10lbs 2 and a half – I looked like the Queen Mary coming into port! I hope you had a fab Christmas and every good wish to you in the New Year, love Ali xx

  623. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Y’awright Angela?? :) Glamorous Grandmother – there’s a thought! Well not one that is particularly realistic if you were to see me now! Thanks for your guess for the competition, and apologies for the tardiness of my reply, but I will be blogging just as soon as I can in The New Year – watch out for the winner’s name there! Love to you for a happy and healthy 2015, Ali xx

  624. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm -  Reply

    Dear Trish, always good to hear from you, and sooo pleased to hear that your daughter’s genetic testing as come back negative. You must all be elated, and especially as they have already had to undergo radical surgery… such a relief for you. Thank you for your kind words regarding Lucy’s baby – she had another scan today, and you can actually see the baby’s face!! So excited :) Wishing you and your family a truly Happy New Year, and please do keep in touch in 2015, with love, Ali xx

  625. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    Dear Una, thanks for your lovely Christmas Card, and of course I will pass on your best wishes to Deb. I saw her just before Christmas, and we’re hoping to get together early in the New Year too. Such great news to hear about your Joe and his new arrival, but more importantly the news that he is coming back to live in the UK in March! You must be thrilled. Take care Una, and love to you xxxx

  626. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:19 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Judith, and a very happy new year to you and your lovely family. I am so glad to read that you enjoyed your birthday, and am very much hoping that your Christmas was equally happy.. I know it won’t have been the same without your sister, but I hope you were all able to remember happy times and memories of Christmases past. You are right when you speak of the amazing love we have for our children… I am certain too though, that the love I will feel for my grandchild will be something just as special. You take care Judith, and here’s to a happier and healthy 2015. With my love, Ali xx

  627. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Dear Denise, so sorry to hear that this year has been a struggle for you, but I hope very much that as you say ‘shoots of recovery’ will be on the horizon for you and that 2015 will be your best year yet. Maybe plan a trip to London and visit The Shard… you can almost see forever from the top :) Much love, Ali xx

  628. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    Frances thanks for writing, and I’m sorry that only a few of us got the White Christmas we were hoping for! That said, there’s still time for a snowy New Year – grand unless you have to drive anywhere! Lovely to think of maybe my grandchild’s first words this time next year.. it’s going to be a good one! I hope it will be for you too! With love, Ali xx

  629. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Tina, and I very much hope I did reply to your blog comment – as you say there have been an unprecedented number of responses which is fabulous, but a little difficult to make sure I answer as many as I’m able! So glad you got my card, and I very much hope that your Christmas was fun and relaxing and that 2015 will be your best year yet. I agree The Shard is a long way up, but very much worth the trip if you could cope with the height! Take care, love Ali xx

  630. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

    Dear Helen, I am so sorry if I missed your previous comment, especially as reading between the lines, I think this year may have been particularly difficult for you… It’s good to hear that you are remaining positive though, and that your dear girl is looking out for you. I am sure she was tremendous in her show, and I hope that between you, you had a wonderful Christmas. Here’s to a happier and healthier 2015 – thanks for keeping in touch, and for your constant support. With love, Ali xx

  631. Alison Keenan December 31, 2014 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

    Hilary that’s you and me both then! Woo Hoo! And your grandchild will be due around the time I get married, so please do keep in touch with me, and let me know what you have. Every happiness to you in 2015, love Ali xx

  632. Grace Tyler December 31, 2014 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    Reindeer landing on a rooftop.

  633. Debbie baldwin December 31, 2014 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s opening the door to welcome family for Xmas x

  634. George Wright December 31, 2014 at 11:39 pm -  Reply

    The only thing I can think of that you could only hear at this time of year is Santa’s reindeer (you can hear their hooves) landing on a roof cos just reindeer hooves or a reindeer eating could be any time!

  635. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm -  Reply

    Kim thank you for your warm wishes – I hope that this new year will be a great one for you too, love Ali xx

  636. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    Dear Carole, three grandsons – you are truly blessed! I am hoping this is just the first of many grandchildren for Colin and I – we have 8 children between us! love, Ali xx

  637. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    Dear Edna, Please don’t apologise for not being in touch – I know how busy life is – and I am hoping that reading between the lines what has been a difficult year for you will be replaced by one that brings nothing but good things. That is what I wish for you anyway. You take care, and thank you for taking the time to write to me, love Ali xx

  638. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    Dear Martin, I did indeed receive your card which is how I was able to write back to you! Thank you for it – I’m not taking any of them down until the 6th January! Love Ali xx

  639. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jilly, thanks so much for your beautiful Christmas card – I didn’t have your address though so couldn’t send one back to you and Annie :) You made me smile with the name your grandchildren call you – GG – I like that! I will actually be Nanny, or Nanny Ali and can’t wait! I know that family is so important to you, and can imagine that you are a fabulous grandmother, so I may well be coming to you for advice over the coming year! Hope you had some lovely gifts for Christmas, and that the eye make up worked its magic? Suffice to say, I’ve been in need of a ‘lift’ with my earlier shifts this last week, and an incredibly busy Christmas, but am prepping tomorrow then have a couple more days off, so I plan to see Lucy and Hopefully Sam and Jack too during that time. I will let Colin know how much you enjoyed his music, and will keep you in touch with any gig news! Finally, I hope that Christmas was happy and healthy, and that this New Year will be an easier one for you, Annie and the entire family. Sending you all my love, Ali xx

  640. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Kate, and thank you for involving me in your Christmas Day! :) So glad that the Christmas Sound was pretty tricky for you, but delighted that you got it correct, and I think was pretty much the only person to do so! You will know by now that you are the winner, and I hope this will be good news for you to start 2015 with. Take care, love Ali xx

  641. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Tressa and I hope you find this reply to your kind words and good wishes. Thanks for taking part in the competition and I’m sorry your guess wasn’t quite right, but i hope that won’t put you off taking part in the future! Happy New Year to you too, love Ali x

  642. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm -  Reply

    Dear Sue, I hope you’ve booked your trip to The Shard already – it will be well worth the wait! I hope too that 2015 will be a fabulous year for you, and many thanks for your kind wishes for Lucy and us all. Love Ali xx

  643. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    Dear Pauline I am sure I will feel exactly the same way about my new grandchild when they arrive! Very excited, and am sure that the next few months will fly by! I’ve seen a scan, and everything is on course and looking good. Happy 2015 to you and the family, love Ali xx

  644. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Dear Morag thank you for your guess, and I am hoping that you, your husband and son are well over the flu by now, and will enjoy a healthy and happy 2015! love Ali xx

  645. alison Keenan January 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    Dear Tina so sorry to read that you too have been feeling poorly this Christmas and New Year. I hope very much you are feeling better now, and that 2015 will be a good year for you. Thanks so much for your kind words and good wishes to the family and Lucy, love Ali xx

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