Tuesday, 1 January 2019

and so it all begins again




Hello new year! It arrived with a laughter, lots of kissing and hugging. We had a full house for Hogmanay and I enjoyed every minute of the party with friends, neighbours, assorted teenagers and a few pre-teens. I lay my head on the pillow at 3:45 am.

Now, the house is tidy and clean, glass and cans and Christmas tree have been taken to the recycling facility and all is peaceful. I have been listening to the Woman's Hour podcast on Radio 4 for a while but with the dark setting in, two 10 year olds have taken over the living room and are noisily playing Fifa19 on the Switch. No doubt, two 11 year olds will soon be back from cycling around the neighbourhood and join in the fun. I'll get back to my podcast later, when the youngsters are in bed.

I thought I'd take this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year. I am very lucky to have so many regular and occasional readers! Thank you for leaving comments, I appreciate and enjoy every single one of them and it fills me with happiness to have so many friends all around the world. It is nice to be part of a community. Thank you!

Christina xx






17 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! I was in bed with tea and a book by midnight... parties are not my thing!

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  2. Sounds quite a civilised time..... two parties in my street were still in full swing at half past four this morning! Happy New Year!

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  3. Looking forward to reading your blog posts throughout 2019. Hope the new year is one of the best for you and yours.

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  4. It's lovely to get everything clean and clear after New Year isn't it. It sounds as though you had a fantastic evening. I'm wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year as well. CJ xx

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  5. I have a clean house with all holiday stuff put away for another year. It is the only way I will start my year. Happy 2019 my friend!

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  6. I'm looking forward to clearing the decks but I'm putting it off for as long as possible.
    A very Happy New Year to you and all your family. X

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  7. I had a quiet night. No parties, but still slept too long. :)

    Happy 2019 to you and your loved ones Christina!

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  8. Glad you enjoyed your party. Have a wonderful year.

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  9. Your home sounds lively and happy and busy. Ours has gotten a lot quieter since our son's family moved to their own home. I'm glad we became blog friends this year.

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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Happy New Year to you Christina. Hope it’s a good one :)

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  11. Happy new year to you Christina and thank you for sharing your bit of the world with us. x

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  12. You have more stamina than me Christina, I was in bed before 1am! Happy new year to you and your family xxx

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  13. Happy New Year to you and your family. I'm contemplating walking around the house with ear plugs in to dull the kids noise! xx Susan

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  14. Happy New Year, Christina, and it sounds as if you and your family had a great port-Christmas as well as a good Christmas. We still have the holiday decos around as there is no real rush to take all down. We have no jobs, children or pets to attend to so we can celebrate a bit longer!

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  15. Happy New Year! Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all, I hope 2019 is full of health, happiness and laughter :)

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