It seems an age since I last said hello and it feels really strange to be blogging again, in fact I feel quite nervous. I am planning a slow return and will probably blog once or twice a week to start with. Before I hibernated I had joined in with so many lovely weekly blog alongs, I was blogging most days and I became a little bit overwhelmed.
I have missed compiling my monthly mosaics to share with you but it will be no surprise that November and December were busy months full of crochet, knitting and of course baking, and I have really enjoyed Christmas.
I love being surrounded by my family and spending time with my three daughters and grandchildren is so precious. I start the celebrations off with a party on Christmas Eve, most of mine and Mr R’s family call in and it has become a tradition that we do a little bit of cocktail making – such fun and of course present exchanging. Christmas day was spent at Laura’s, where we had a sumptuous lunch. It’s the first time in quite a few years that I haven’t cooked Christmas lunch and it did feel strange but in a good way. Laura wanted me to have a more restful day which I did and it was perfect. Vicky, Mark, Alex, Finn and Daisy were also invited and of course grandma who spends Christmas with us every year. Laura had a house full but was an amazing hostess and everyone had a fabulous time. The children have been amazing, so generous and kind with each other.
Kate, Seb and Jake came home on Boxing Day and stayed for a few days which was lovely. I had open house most days as everyone wanted to catch up with them, Laura, Chris and the children visited on Boxing Day and Vicky and the children called in on the Friday. My mum and dad also came round for a visit, so as you can see we did have a busy family time.
New Years Eve was spent with three small boys, Zach, Finn and Noah came for a sleep over. Grandad organised lots of tournaments, football in the hall, a super hero game and then lastly Peppa Pig dominoes. We didn’t stay up until midnight as I’m afraid we were too tired and needed our energy for an early start on New Year’s Day, but what a lovely start to the year - three special boys joining us for breakfast.
I have lots of ideas for things to do this New Year and hope to share them with you over the coming weeks.
Before I go I thought I would include a glimpse of my festive home before my decorations come down and get packed away for another year.
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2014
Talk soon x