I simply cannot believe that it's so long since I posted something here. Time to put that right and bring everything up to date.
Though there has been far too much of this
and not at all enough of this
we are getting into the spirit and things around here are looking Christmassy.
(shame about the light switch!)
Our tree is a particularly good shape this year and it looks so pretty lit up each evening.
I'm enjoying the kind thoughts of good friends a great deal and though I sometimes question the whole Christmas card business, I very much appreciate being sent them from friends far and near, especially when they contain family news to celebrate.
(The louvre door idea came from somewhere unknown years ago, but is a particularly good way to manage so many cards, especially since it means we can take individual cards down to read now and again)
Dear friends and neighbours have called with some lovely plants and flowers and I am particularly enjoying the wonderfully rich colours of these poinsettias.
and in the midst of such generosity and good spirit, it's not difficult to keep the real reason for Christmas in mind.
My list is still getting longer by the day but we'll get it all done, for sure. Right now, it seems more important to enjoy the company of family and friends, to appreciate each day and not to be overwhelmed by it all. We'll go to Hull this weekend and again on the 27th, doing our best to make sure that one person in particular does not feel forgotten. Believe me, she is never far from my thoughts.