Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas this year...

 Christmas this year followed family traditions, 
like remembering loved ones


getting into the festive spirit

and spending time with friends and family.

And one of my favourite photos has to be my granddaughter  
asleep at the table.  I know exactly how she felt, but this
  is only permissable when you are one year old!  


I hope your own Christmas was peaceful, 
and everything you wished for.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Twas the night before Christmas...

        Wishing you all a VERY
          happy Christmas and a 
        wonderful year to follow.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Gathering myself together

At the moment I'm finding it hard to focus on Christmas or to get into the spirit.  I won't bore you with details except to say life has been full on and there has been no time for shopping or preparations.  My decorations are still in the loft and hopefully they might see light of day, but I am making no guarentees.  But at least my Christmas cards were finally posted, yesterday.  Which led to the woman at the post office commenting that my card to Australia was a bit early to post for Easter.  If only I could be so organised! 

With a big sigh of relief I finished work today and I am now home for the holiday.  So at least I can try and do some catch up.  I have only bought 3 presents so far and have not even thought of wrapping them.  But I refuse to get stressed over it.  What will be, will be.

For some light relief I visited a couple of blogs this evening and came across two that caught my attention.  First is a new online Scrapbooking class run by Miss Smith at Curiouser and Curiouser.  Just one Sketch costs £5 for 6 weeks, and all proceeds go to GirlGuiding. As a former Brown Owl and Rainbow Leader I am happy to support this cause and anyway, I always find it hard to resist another class.  Even if it is anything like my recent track record, where subscribing is as far as I will get.  Did I mention that so far my JYC pages are blank, blank, blank?

2011 has been a challenging year in many ways and while I am a cup half full person, I am left feeling physically and mentally exhausted.  So, while I don't wish time away I won't be sorry to see this year out.  And that's why I printed Susannah Conway's free workbook 'Unravelling the Year Ahead'.   It invites you to look back on the year and foreward to the next, and it might be what I need right now to help me refocus and to gather myself in. 

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