We've been out and about antiquing. Apart from the lovely pocket watch bought for Dan's Christmas
I found a couple of my favourite children's books
Found a lovely selection of kitchen memorabillia
... and a girl can never have too many pinnies for the washing up liquid bottles ...
Christmas lunch spent with our good friends who live just round the corner ....
It's also been my birthday 57 already!!
More lovely presents ... a jug I absolutely lovely from my friend Katie.
Another present is a macro lens for my camera which I need to practice with but which means hopefully I can photograph things more closely
We had afternoon tea at the Brewery ...
... and then as is traditional on my birthday evening went to the cinema - this time to see the Hobbit - which was quite good though it feels a bit of a cheat making 3 films from quite a small book.
I've just managed to sneak in a late ta da .... finally finished my jacket - which I will photograph on - I'm sort of happy with it, the trouble with knitting is that you just can't do anything with the fit (unless you are prepared to pull loads back and I'm not) so this is a bit short and rather big around the waist. I like the collar and the colours so will hopefully feel OK wearing it.
I'm writing this on New Year's Eve, which is the first one I can ever remember spending on my own. Dan and Gemma are out at a party, but its OK - I've got the various pets to keep me company ... I've been catching up on Downton Abbey (I've only just watched last year's Christmas special) and I will have the odd glass of wine!
I hope 2013 is a great year for you all - its been lovely to read so many lovely Christmas blogs and I'm looking forward to many more next year!