How was your Christmastime with your families and loved ones, i hope you all had a wonderful time. We had lots of family time and also some quiet relaxation time just the two of us.
The Christmas lights walk was really nice, we wandered along, one of us was wrapped up more snuggly than the others!
The childrens story characters and scenes that are in the Town Hall Square are always lovely. This year it was Paddington Bear on one side
and Noddy on the other.
The Town Hall itself had its usual flashing 'Christmas Greetings' sign
The crib scene was very lovely. Isabelle loved this and had heads turning shouting 'baby, baby' at the top of her voice when she saw baby Jesus laying in his manger.
We must have all been very good this year as Santa visited and spoilt us all. I received a lovely selection of goodies from stitching friends. Thank you to Clare, Christine, Angi, Karan and Kathy. I've also received lots of lovely cards and emails with Christmas wishes, thank you to you all.
Hubby and I spent Christmas morning seeing Isabelle open her gifts. She was so excited and loved ripping off the paper. Lots of nice toys including a baby doll and pram and also a toy kitchen.
The 27th was a sad anniversary day for us and we went to Mount St Bernard Abbey and spent some quiet time there with our own thoughts. I always find peace when visiting here. The day passed and we were ready for another family gathering.
Saturday 28th we travelled to visit my mum for the day. Good food and conversation and some shopping in the sales near to where she lives and yes, we did spend some cash on purchases.
No stitching has taken place, but I have finished the crochet baby blanket I started.
Today is the last day of 2012. For some it has been a good year, for others not so good. For me personally, I have lost both friends and relatives. There has been a lot of sickness around with both family and friends too. Good news with DH's results as we had feared bad news for him. He is far from being back to 100% but doing so much better. There have been good things come into my life too during this year. I joined a tai chi class in the Spring and am really noticing the changes that it has brought to the way I look at things. Not only physical but spiritually and mentally. The Book Borrowers started and that is great fun each week. I have far exceeded the amount of books i usually read and have made changes to my daily routine so I include some quiet reading time each and every day. I think we also had the 2 sunniest weeks of the whole year both times we went on holiday. So, this year has not been all bad.
I'll do a stash round up next post as I hope to have just one more finish before the end of the year...I still have a little stitching time before Big Ben rings in the New Year and we find ourselves singing Auld Lang Syne.
I'm looking forward to 2013, new things happening and some old things continuing. I wish you all good health and happiness for this brand new year and I hope whatever comes your way in the next twelve months, by the end of it you find that you have come out of it having lots of fun and happy times with family and good friends surrounding you.
Enjoy your New Year celebrations and when the clock strikes midnight here for me, i will be raising my glass and toasting you all wherever in the world you may be and wishing you all the very best for 2013.