It was a mad race to the end of the year and as often happens with teachers, come then holidays my body collapsed. Hacking cough, head cold, sore throat.
But you know, these things – the mad time line and list of tasks to be done at work and colds – pass.
As the days went on I lost track not only of the dates but what day it was. What a lovely feeling!
So now for some things of joy and peace and beauty and sugar and spice.
Look what my friend who lives across the road brought me when I was in the peak of suffering from my sore throat – hit honey and lemon and a medicated lozenge with a flower to cheer me.
And then we had Christmas. Hope it was good for you? We have a relative from California staying – a young twenty-something whippersnapper. It is nice having a girl in the house, someone to decorate the tree with. My theme this year was silver with the gold weeping angel (Dr Who fans, did you get one too?) that I stuck a green feather in. Why? Just because. I wrapped my gifts in pale blue with silver ribbon. All so coordinated! Except for the gifts wrapped by Mr S and my boys. They used cheap and tacky Christmas wrapping paper.
Saw the latest James Bond and was greatly influenced to make my own cocktails. Shaken. Not stirred. So needed to buy a cocktail shaker. And cocktail glasses. What the heck! Let’s get a matching gold tray.
Now I am packing for my trip south. To Tassie!!!
I will update my challenges – boxes out, wear it out and use it up. And friends, I will drop by your blogs shortly.
In other news I am half way through Wolf Hall and loving it. Shocked given my three failed attempts? I know I am.
And I was doing a university fitness research project. I know. So much has happened. I should have told you. The “was” may be “am doing”. Will fill you in shortly. Off for my walk now.