Tuesday, 3 January 2017

I'd forgotten how good time off was...

I have finally come to the end of the longest time off since I started working for Peter in the summer... 7 work days or just under 2 weeks off work!! I'd forgotten quite how blissful lie ins could be, or how wonderful not to shower/dress/move off the breakfast chair until past 11am (one day until past 2pm!) could be.
It's back to work for me tomorrow, so nose to the grindstone again! But I thought I'd share some pictures of my Christmas, before I gradually begin stripping the place again. I'm usually quite blue at this time of year, but I'm hoping that hygge will carry me through. A good blend of outside walks and indoor treats to keep me happy. That, and a regular dose of hot chocolate.

My gratitude journal/commonplace book this year.

I finally... finally!!!... finished the Mermaid's Tail blanket. Tail & all!

Girls' night out at the Liverpool International Horse Show.

Three children and two guinea pigs.

Sarah has set the table for me several times this Christmas... the owl napkins are her own property, and beautiful.

We bought Settlers of Catan as a family game & it worked well. I must plan to play it more often.

After losing two guinea pigs this year, the two we have left have been very well loved.

Nisse at Christmas... traditional hygge!

Even my rubbish bag on Christmas Day was seasonal! And very full!

Top wish for everybody I know.

More nisse, this time girls, and my favourite Advent Calendar this year. I'm considering putting the months across the bottom until September, when I can start again.

Christmas tree, oranges, orange juice... Christmas smells beautiful x

Our stollen, made to Delia's recipe, lasted until yesterday, when the last part of it was fit to be thrown away.
I hope your Christmas was as peaceful, full of laughter and joy as ours was. It's an early start for me in the morning. I have to say, I feel more excited than nervous at the thought of getting back into my black chair. That's a lovely feeling after years of pre-school nerves.