And it seems that just as quickly as it came round Christmas has been and gone !
It was lots of fun,
there was lots of food,
and lots and lots of family time.
I hope that you too all had a lovely Christmassy time,
with everything going according to plan.
Our tree is beginning to look a little sad
and packing all the decorations away for another year is on Saturdays to do list.
Every year I promise myself that I will give the decoration boxes a good clear
out before they go back in the loft but somehow it never seems to happen
and I'm pretty sure it won't again this year !
I think we're up to three large cardboard boxes now, oops
- so there will almost certainly be words as the boxes are passed
up the ladder to my other half,
but as I keep telling him, there's plenty of room in the loft, right ?
One thing that I really must learn from this year is to make sure I start all
Christmassy yarny makes in plenty of time next year.
It has to be said that I was cutting it a little fine this year with some presents
literally being finished off , wrapped straight up and given.
Little red hearts were made in to table decorations for a dinner with friends,
two pairs of mittens were whizzed off my crochet hook,
and hastily wrapped up,
and the hot water bottle covers I made for my three daughters were
finished in that lovely hour of quiet before everyone gets
up on Christmas day.
All made in the correct colours to match bedrooms of course.
My sisters blanket was being adorned with ribbon just minutes before we were
leaving the house for a family get together ...
but everything got done,
and ended up where it was supposed to be.
And to make up for the frantic activity before Christmas there have been some lovely quieter days this week where nothing other than lounging about has taken place ...
and it has been truly lovely.
Before I go I want to say the biggest thank you to everyone for joining me
in my Pootling this last year ...
I have had the best fun,
and I LOVE being a part of this great big world of blogging.
So, without further ado I want to wish you all the happiest of New Years
and here's to lots more fun
and lots more Pootling in 2015.