Hello Blogland, I know I've not been around much recently but in the run up to Christmas and over Christmas week I really haven't had a minute to spare.
Or rather any spare minute I've had has been spent stuffing as much smelly cheese and chocolate as possible into my mouth!
Anyway I really hope everyone had a great christmas and that 2011 is a happy and peaceful year for everyone.
2009 and 2010 have both been hard years for me in various ways although theres been lots of good in amongst the bad so I'm really hoping 2011 is a thoroughly good year.
Did you all get some lovely gifts at christmas?
I didn't get loads this year as cash is short but imagine my surprise on christmas morning when I opened this...
to reveal a beautiful bracelet, and I moaned at the lack of Reeses peanut butter cups that my Mum brought me back from NYC...thanks Mum!
My girls bought me some great sounding new books, some beautiful earrings and the entire 'Hornblower' on DVD which I've wanted for ages so I'm looking forward to some great afternoons snuggled up on the setee watching it with my hooky in hand!
We spent christmas day together with the rest of our family and close friends, We hired a village hall and ate dinner there and spent the evening playing games and letting the kids (and some adults) scooter around the hall.
After all the excitement We headed home to watch 'Doctor Who' and get an earlyish night.
Boxing day and bank holiday monday were spent lazing about during the day and playing 'Just Dance' at night...
We had three university friends of Kias come to stay earlier this week as Kia turned 21 on Wednesday so it was yet another night of partying!!
Me, Scott and Mica killed ourselves preparing a good spread and my sister Ruby made a lovely chocolate birthday cake.
Yet another great time was had by all and I discovered just how deee-licious Crabbies alcoholic ginger beer is!!
By comparison our new year was very quiet after all the partying We'd done already, we had a couple of hours at my sisters party with some very nice nibbles then we came home to see the new year in with Kia and played Trivial Pursuit afterwards.
Anyway thats my festivities for you!!
I've got a great idea for a giveaway later this month which I'll be announcing in a week or so and of course I haven't done any book reviews in a while so I'll be back on that very soon too.
Love Em xxxxx
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