I hope you are all well and happy. We have the beautiful snow here and school has been closed, so Miss. Poppins has been enjoying playing with a couple of her Christmas presents.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and from the bottom of my heart wish you all good health, wealth and happiness for 2010. My Christmas was a lovely relaxing affair, spent with family and friends. New year I was in quite a reflective mood as I know there are many changes a foot for me this year. So, I am doing my best to make some life plans, well they mostly never go to plan do they, we shall see.
I hope you received some pretty Christmas treats, would you like a little looky at some of my favourites.
My mum's gifts to me were divine....
A wonderful CK tablecloth, perfect for our new dining table.
A girl can never have enough flowery greeting cards to send to lovely people.
I had never seen these CK serviettes before, I love them.
A lovely new home for some of my pretty buttons .
Ohooo something in the tin.
One of the lovely tea towels from M&Ss celebrationary 125 years promotion.
A really pretty lily flame candle, love the name.
Beautiful Bombay Duck ribbon.
The prettiest little cupcake soaps.
Cute Bath bombs.
Pretty lip glosses.
Adorable Daisy glass tumblers from Gisella Graham.
Cute vintage inspired postcards.
And a yummy CK bath towel to keep me snug and warm.
Mum you well and truly spoilt me, thank you VERY much.
Here are some more from family and friends....
Mmmmm I adore Soap and Glory and I think the cleansing milk was made for me ;-)
Ohooo norty name ;-)
My brother got me the most fabulous cupcake teapot.
Somewhere pretty to keep my engagement ring safe should I ever take it off again, I really am so happy to have found it.
My favourite Christmas gift was of course off Santa, would you like a little clue....
Yes, a beautiful old fashioned 1965 telephone, in perfect working order, from the information on the back which I have looked up on the www, was converted in 1978.
And here she is in all her glory. She has been on my wish list for maybe 2 years. The bell ring is a delicious sound, I smile every time the telephone rings, if I close my eyes whilst hearing it ring, I feel like I have been transported back in time. So, I have my telephone, the gorgeous chapel chairs, all that is on my wish list now is the old fashioned wooden school desks. A double one came up on Freecycle not long ago and I missed getting it by a whisker, fingers crossed I shall find one soon.
Two little gifts that make me smile too are the lovely handmade hearts I commissioned Suzie to make for my Poppins children, the embroidery and stitch work is amazing and both children know they are very special. Beautiful that they have their names embroidered on too. Thank you so much Suzie, you very special and talented fine lady, you.
Master. Poppins has his on his special bookcase.
Miss. Poppins has hers hanging by her bed.
So indeed some lovely gifts all round.
I have been enjoying some quiet reading too over Christmas, and one of the books I enjoyed was this one. I know many of you have read it. I had it on reservation at the library and only now have been able to get hold of it.
Although not read cover to cover, I definitely read all the important bits to me and loved reading about some familiar Blogs. One thing the book has inspired me to do is have a good think again, in this new year, about my Blog and all that it means to me. I do think in my opinion, Blogs can get a little tired looking and need a little mini makeover, or overhaul occasionally, and think mine is well due one, so one more resolution to add to the ever growing list.
So a new year awaits me and this year I think I shall grab it by the you know whats and actually do something about the things I want to change in my life, wish me luck I think I am going to need it.