A Christmas puzzle has been out on the table with pieces added now and then, It's quite difficult to do any though when you have an assistant who likes to take up residence on the puzzle to get your attention for a stroke and some fussing. It was finally completed when Midge was outside watching the birds enjoying their breakfast.
We enjoyed a walk in the cover of darkness into the city to see this years bling ....
Town Hall Square looked super with its wonderful fountain and Town Hall all lit up.
This year the themes for the children were Wind in the Willows one side...
and Wallace and Gromit on the other side.
Wendy made me smile as she had real knitting and the pins were wiggling up and down as we stood watching.
This year there was an added attraction in the city. We had a large wheel that you could ride on. In the daytime you could see for miles and at night it looked magical all lit up.
Father Christmas left lovely gifts from family and friends for me. I must have been good this year!
I was spoiled by online friends with these lovely gifts. Thank you Clare, Barb, Angi, Gill, Kathy and Christine.
I loved Christine's version of the felted nativity ornament when she showed it on her blog and she kindly made and sent me my very own. Here's a close up of the beauty.
A little gift I made for my daughter that I couldn't share with you before Christmas. A cover for a new hot water bottle using crochet granny squares.
Only a little knitting and stitching over the holidays has happened. A new pair of socks being made for DH using the second ball of wool gifted to me from Linda (I forgot to take a pic of those).
Day 7 of the PSS SAL was stitched - still way behind on these, but will carry on with them till they are finished.
In 2015 I've read 52 books to complete the book challenge at my reading group - that's amazing. I've knitted/stitched/sewed 90 items, some very small and some a little larger. Most of them were for gifts, swaps or exchanges - i'm pleased with that. Healthwise, I've had a few issues as have other family members, some resolved and some still ongoing - a hospital visit in the near future. I've met with online friends a few times during the year and enjoyed good company and fun times. Community groups are still meeting, the council haven't shut us down yet and I enjoy being part of that and learning new things. DH and I have enjoyed time by the sea, visited some new places, walked in woodlands and picnics by the lakes, and plenty of tea and cake in our own garden, the simple things that give us great pleasure.
Today, the sun was shining this afternoon, a very welcome change from the rain we've been having recently so DH and I ventured out for a nice walk in a local park popular with dog walkers. It was very wet underfoot but good to be out in the fresh air.
Later this evening we will begin the new year as we listen to the sound of London's Big Ben famous bell. DH and i will be at home and as we raise our glass of fizzy bubbles I will think of the friends I have known this year and with that I would like to wish you all ....
Blessings to you all as you make your journey into 2016. May it be a wonderful year for everyone and let us embrace whatever it holds for us with love, happiness and kindness to others in our hearts.
I hope it's a fulfilling one for us all.
*** Just for my own reference in case I want to know in the future - the old remembering brain cells are not what they used to be lol.
My 2015 list of finishes -