Saturday, 2 January 2010

The other side...

So, here we are in a new year and a new decade.  The last 10 days have been a blur of activity and excitement, with not only Christmas but birthdays, visitors from Australia, a New Year's Eve party, plus untold amounts of cooking, eating and generally being merry!

This is the first time I have been able to sit down with my laptop and write a post, although I have been dipping in and out of Blogland to see what's been going on - mainly late at night on my iPhone, in bed with my now habitual cup of Ovaltine... must be getting old...

All my handmade presents went down a storm and I even managed to fit a couple of last minute fabric-y gifts in for the ladies: some cafetiere cosies and some quilted coasters.  Oh, and a pear pin cushion!

All my cooking went without a hitch - I loved every minute of it in my hot, busy kitchen.

Here's a mosaic I made of the best bits:

These are the flowers I took for my darling boy - the deepest of red roses, pink anemones and mistletoe for Christmas kisses:

This always goes down a treat in our house at Christmas:

And best of all, I have a shiny new toy in my kitchen!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and thank you for all your lovely comments and encouragement.  I love being part of this fab community - it fills me with inspiration, friendship and fun.

Here's to 2010... I'm feeling good about it!


  1. Sounds like you've had a lovely Christmas. Happy New Year to you all. Not sure if you've caught up with everything yet but you won my book giveaway!

  2. Happy 2010! I am liking the look of your new toy too!x

  3. happy new year! looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, and what gorgeous gifts ! enjoy your coffees xxxx

  4. Happy New year to you too!

  5. Gorgeous mosaic. I love the peacock feather. :)

    Prospero año nuevo!

  6. I intend having coffee with you from that machine one day!

  7. Oooh, aside from your wonderful looking Christmas, I am excited about your coffee machine. I got the same one!

    The boys are much taken with my ability to make them frothy hot chocolate. But I am still experimenting with the perfect cup of coffee. What are you using in yours? My favourite in a cafetiere (Lavazza) doesn't taste as good from the machine.

  8. Rumour reaches me that you were dancing on the table on New Years Eve...

    (I am glad that it was a good one!)

  9. Sounds like you had an amazing Christmas and New Years! Wish I could say all my cooking went without a hitch...! K x

  10. happy new year!!

    let's make it a good one...

  11. Happy New Year, Tracy! Your new machine is every bit as shiny and gorgeous as you described it ;-)

  12. Happy new year to you too!!! Love your photos, they're fantastic!! Those flowers are especially beautiful. Sounds like you had fun! Hope 2010 brings you lots more happiness! x


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