2013 is here and how…

Happy New Year to everyone.  I hope you are all in good health and spirits, and ready to face another year. I trust you all had an enjoyable festive season and that you managed to spend time with family and friends.  I spent it with my mother, one sister and her family, and had a wonderful time in her lovely old cottage not far from the South Downs here in England – an area of outstanding natural beauty. We managed a couple of walks around the village where she has just moved, braving the rain and the cold. It was lovely to get some fresh air and exercise in such pretty and historic surroundings. And then……well,  all I can say is I had not had a drop to drink so cannot blame the dreaded alcohol for my fall.  Yep, I managed to dive head first down the narrow, twisting stair-case in her 17th century cottage and, I am happy to say, lived to tell you the tale and with – as far as I can tell – no fractures, broken bones or other major injuries.  I am covered in black and purple bruising, a military looking yellow and green bruising, and my whole body feels as if a steam roller has gone over it; the pain is unreal, but the fact that I am not dead or crippled forever makes me so very, very happy.  If you had seen the […]

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Thanks to everyone

Just before I disappear for the festivities I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kindness and interest in me and my ‘doings’ here this year, and to let you know how much I appreciate you following, commenting and popping in to have a look round.  I am really grateful and look forward to more exchanges with you all in 2013. I have  really enjoyed making new friends here and having the opportunity to visit your blogs and being able to experience your work as well.  It has been ace! All the best for 2013 and I wish every one of you much success and everything you wish for yourselves. See you on the other side of January 2nd 2013. Jane xxxx

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Merry Christmas and a very happy and successful 2013

Like everyone else who celebrates Christmas I am rushed off my feet and so just wanted to pop in to wish every one of you, regardless of whether you celebrate or not, the most wonderful Christmas-time period.  I hope you are with family and friends and that you (we) spare a thought for the homeless, lonely, sick and disadvantaged when we are having a great time.  Remember them not just at this time of year, but always.  It could so easily be us! So wishing you all whatever you wish yourselves for the coming year. See you on the other side. Jane xx  

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