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Archive for December, 2012

Quite a year

Monday, December 31st, 2012

So that’s just about it. 2012. Quite a year, one way and  another. Full of ups and downs. Not a stellar year, but there have been worse. Highs: Learning to scuba dive and cross country ski, visiting the Maldives again, watching FC Barcelona play superlative football, being British and proud watching the  London Olympics, meeting […]


Thursday, December 27th, 2012

That’s it then. Christmas 2012. Quiet, good food, nice walks, Midnight Mass, time spent with family and friends, reading, knitting (I’m still not finished, thanks for asking!), watching unaccustomed amounts of telly. No big parties, no teenage drama (which probably counts as a miracle) and really no stress. I’m beginning to think I could actually […]

Happy Christmas

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Wishing all my friends out there a peaceful and joyous Christmas. It has enriched my life over the last few years to get to know so many of you – and even meet some in person. I love receiving your comments, reading your blogs and feeling that I have friends out there all over the […]

Caught a bit short

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

All the doolallying that  I’ve been doing here in the last couple of days has been rather delightful and just what I needed. But… and unfortunately there is a but… I clearly had my eye off the ball. The Austin Hoodie that I’m making for eldest daughter for Christmas is still two sleeves and half […]

Quiet days

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

The most amazing thing about my resolution to stop, do nothing and get healthy is that if I’m honest, I don’t think any of my family even realized I was doing it. On one hand that’s a good thing – at least nobody was feeling neglected, but on the other it does slightly make me […]