Friday, 2 January 2009


Yes, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!

I know it's a bit 'samey' as everyone else, but I really do hope that 2oo9 will be the year, you know the year that will be bigger and better than the last one.

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who sent me such support throughout this last year - it was a big stuggle at times, what with illness and the death of three of my family. However, there were some good and some great times, too.

Christmas brought me such joy this year, though I simply wasn't ready on time at all, and one special friend is still awaiting her 'main' present. Said friend, the lovely Flick, sent me the most beautful calendar. It was made up of photos of her visits to me here in Scotland, which brought me to tears with its special-ness, it is very precious. Our son actually bought me and Mr T cards, with lovely words, and presents, And, sent them in the post to arrive in time for the Big Day - unheard of. Our daughter and her family stayed with us, and we all had such a lovely time - though tiring, especially as Lolly-Dolly-Pop kept nanny and grandad up until 2.3oam on Christmas morning. And she is now walking! At blimmin' last - still holding on to your finger so tightly that it goes white and nearly drops off, but she grins at how clever she is! This is now at risk of sounding like those boastful round-robin letters you get each year (except the main one we always get never mentions any of their son's friends or partners, in amonsgt the nurses, accountants and army captains his siblings are bragged about!)

So, there you are, 2008 gone and a sparkly new 2009 is here!

Well now, Resolutions. You know you have to make them, and then break them, don't you. So, here are some of mine, in no particular order. Please feel free to not comment on them, as I know that some people's resolutions can be as exciting as that fifth set of holiday snaps.

1) Will continue to think of going on a diet
2) Will always wear lipstick and earrings
3) Will make more than I buy - pressies, food, clothes
4) Will complete my study this year (AA310 with Open University)
5) Will do more sewing - something I really want to get more into
6) Will knit more socks - have some lovely sock wool to use up
7) is my lucky number, and Will blog more often, as I love reading about you all.

Karen x


. said...

Happy New Year for you too.


Roobeedoo said...

It's alway so interesting reading other people's resolutions! "Lipstick and earrings" is a good one - but no chance of me sticking to it at all! Looking forward to seeing your socks and sewing!

Dusty Spider said...

I haven't even started thinking about new year resolutions. Is it too late do you think? Glad you liked the calendar. I had fun putting it together and enjoying the memories as I did it. Flick xx

Primrose Hill said...

Happy New Year to you too, hope it brings all you wish for. Thank you so much for my lovely scarf, was really miffed that A) I missed you on Christmas Eve, I was out collecting the turkey, and B) that I didn't tell Gregg to give you your pressie if you dropped in!

Anyway, I'll see you soon hopefully, fancy meeting up for a cuppa and a catch-up this week?

L xx

Vanessa said...

Hi Karen,

Happy New Year!

sounds like you had a great Christmas, the calender idea sounds great.

Vanessa x

Papoosue said...

Happy New year to you too! Ooooh AA310 eh? now that one sounds interesting. Back to fretting over TMAs! I truly hope this is the best year ever for you. x