We had a lovely Christmas, the run up was hectic as usual and I had lots of orders to fulfil too, but I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the festive season and seeing lots of our family and friends. I absolutely love the build up to Christmas, from decorating our Christmas tree and little cottage, to Christmas shopping, wrapping and crafting, watching Christmas movies and those Christmas parties and gatherings! I really look forward to that time of year! We popped over to see my hubby's family once I had finished work on Christmas Eve and then we had my family over to ours and went to our local pub! Always good fun. Followed by a cosy Christmas Day in our little cottage just the two of us, a lovely dinner, few glasses of champagne, the tree lights twinkling and our log burner glowing ... perfect! Then we went to see Adrian's family on Boxing day.
I can't believe how spoilt we were with all our lovely gifts, I must have been a good girl again this year ;) My hubby managed to get me some tickets to see Michael Buble at the O2 arena in July, I'd been desperately trying to get them to no avail, and alas he managed to get some, bless him! I'm a huge fan of his music as I love the Rat Pack and everything from that Era, so it's great to have an artist like that today! I know they must have been hard to get and he won't tell me how much he had to pay, so I know it was probably well over the odds! Thanks hubs! I will look forward to a weekend away in London to see the show :) I had so many beautiful gifts, too many to list them all. I was even lucky enough to have a few handmade ones too :) See below for pics. Most importantly though I feel so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends and I love them all dearly, after all that is what Christmas is all about
Me and my gorgeous hubby!
This is the beautiful Christmas decoration that my lovely and very talented Dad made me, completely handmade and hand painted. I will cherish this always, such a lovely, thoughtful gift, I love it and it will always hang on our Christmas tree year after year, along with the others he made me last year, thanks Dad! xxx
My Nan also made me a handmade gift, isn't this beautiful, it is made of sugar crafted roses, don't they look real? It must have taken hours, she is so patient and talented! It is lovely and again so thoughtful. I was really touched and will treasure this. Thanks Nan! xxx
Hubby and I on New Year's Eve!
The we celebrated the New Year with our friends, we had a lovely meal, followed by a few drinks and as always a few laughs, which were much needed, it had been a sad time unfortunately between Christmas and New Year as my Husband's lovely Nan took ill on Boxing night and sadly passed away on the Friday. I feel so blessed to have know her, she was such a wonderful lady and will always be missed. Hence not getting chance to pop on here until now to wish everyone a happy new year.
I WILL TRY to post more often this year! I do love my little space here on the www and miss posting when life gets so busy! I now have a backlog of posts to write, photos to share etc so I better get cracking!!!! Hopefully I'll be back soon (famous last words, ha, ha). Thank you so much for stopping by!
May 2013 be filled with all your dreams come true,