Hello my lovelies! Happy New Year! Have you had a great Christmas and New Year? We have. Since my last post, there’s been lots happening including The Kettles visiting over Christmas and staying with us for just over a week and……well, let’s review it……in no particular order.
:: celebrated a lovely family Christmas
:: laughed watching 9 month old Poppet having more fun ripping wrapping than playing with her presents, and a couple of day later seeing her trying to co-ordinate her crawling – just delightful!
:: shopped with Ma Kettle – a special mother/daughter day out
:: found some potatoes when emptying pots for new plants (remember I tried to strike some rose cuttings by putting them in half a potato? No roses but we did get potatoes!) The Golfer and I savoured every
:: baked Paul Hollywood’s Boxing Day Chelsea Buns and just managed a photo before they all went! They are made with an enriched dough – hark at me! – something I’ve wanted to try for a while; I’m addicted to The Great British Bakeoff! (New season starting on Foxtel soon!)
:: prepared (or started to) an appliqué block for The Aunts’ Quilt
:: collected a quilt from a machine quilter
:: visited rellies with The Kettles and shared with them some afternoon tea (again, courtesy of friends’ baking!)
So it’s been a busy but relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable time, especially spending special time with family. I do hope you’ve enjoyed this time too. What have you been up to?
Roll on 2015!