Friday, 28 December 2012

Almost done

I managed to get mum's hat and scarf finished yesterday, they are popping over tomorrow for coffee and cake and a catch up.

 I have been out with my family today, well almost Lloyd has gone back to work so he was unable to join us. We went for lunch with some friends to celebrate a birthday. I am now totally stuffed and could not eat another morsel.

We are out again this evening visiting our god-daughter and family and then on Sunday we are over to Framlingham to see some friends who we don't get to see often enough but about once or twice a year and then it will be time to get ready for the new years eve party!

I could not say where the past year has gone but it seems to have flown by. I am not sure I am yet ready to say goodbye to it or if I want to hang onto it for a bit longer rather than face what is in store for us next year. Watching the news these past few weeks makes for a sorrowful and a doom and gloom year ahead. I suppose we should be grateful that the world never came to an end as was predicted, but as is change is afoot.

Belts will need to be tightened yet again and care will need to be taken in all that we do. We are such a throw away society, however this need not be, we can make do and mend, we can buy second hand goods without feeling any shame, shop at the cheaper stores but still eat well. There should be no shame or embarrassment that we have to live within our means rather than build up a lifetime of debt and be forever chasing our tails as we try to live up to what society expects and cajoles us to believe in.

It takes a better person to take a step back and see things for what they really are than for one to go along with the flow because it is easier than standing away from the crowd and doing your own thing.  

We made a start this year on cutting back and making saving (ohhhhh I can here the moans and groans already!!!) and We, yes I did say We! shall be expanding on that next year.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who have been reading and /or following my blog. I hope you have all had an enjoyable festive season and wish you all a very happy  New Year. Until next time x


  1. The hat and scarf are lovely, I'm sure your mum will love them. I think we're all going to have to tighten our belts in the coming year, things don't seem to be improving financially at all. It sounds like you've got a busy few days coming up. It's lovely to catch up with friends over the festive period, as well as spending time with family. Hope all the celebrations go well, and I wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy New year.

  2. Hello Jo, Mum was pleased with her hat and scarf, I am having a doing this n that day, catching up on house chores and a bit of crafting, a perfect day.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, you have been a great support to me since I began my blog in February and for this I am truly grateful for x


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