Saturday, 3 January 2009



Here we are at the start of another year. Where did 2008 go? It wasn't a bad year and hopefully 2009 will be just as good.

Just realised I've not blogged about Christmas. I'd better put that right!

Christmas this year was so much better than the previous one. In 2007 our Christmas Day was a wash-out because we were all ill at some point. This year ........ we were all fit and well ........ yipee! The children were thrilled with their presents - Chris has a new PC monitor and Xbox Game, Steven a gaming chair and gaming keyboard and Lara had 'Dancing Stage' Hottest Party dance mat for the Wii plus a jungle-in-my-pocket play set. They all had lots of little bits and pieces too in their stockings (which in our house are actually gigantic sacks!) from Santa. It's funny though how the smallest, least expensive gifts are the ones which go down best. Steven and Lara had these animal balloons from Santa and they loved them. Lara was also particularly taken with a small cuddly toy dog - no surprise there!

But the biggest hit was a Powerball that Wayne received. For anyone who has not come across a Powerball, Wikipedia describe them as "A gyroscopic exercise tool device used to exercise the wrist or to build hand and finger strength." It's basically a gyroscope inside a tennis ball sized plastic shell which you rotate by moving your wrist in a circular motion and it helps to build up muscles and rehabilitate pains. Sounds easy, but boy it isn't!

There was no scrapping during December so nothing crafty to show you, but once the children are back at school I'm hoping to get crafting again. My Christmas Day gift from the UKS Advent Swap was some gorgeous MME Laundry Line Papers and rub-ons from the Coastal range and I can't wait to use them.

On New Years Day we went for a walk at the RSPB Nature Reserve at Sandy. It was so chilly but nice to get out in the fresh air. The weather forecast for the coming week is even more cold weather and possibly some snow/sleet. I think staying inside beside a nice roaring fire will be in order.

Lastly, I've decided to take part in the 365 'a photo a day' project. I have set up another blog to showcase my daily photos and if you are interested you can check it out here.

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