Thursday, 3 January 2013

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year !

(photo courtesy of Avon UK)

Just a short post to wish all my readers (if I have any left that is ;-) a very happy 2013.

I have been somewhat absent. From the blog, the blog world, hey, even from my own private life. Reason being problems and illness in the wider family that have taken up all my time and energy.

So here's to 2013. To health and happiness. To a return to 'normality'and hopefully reconnecting with friends.

Some people are in favour of resolutions, some are against. Truth is that New Year's day is one of those days where people take stock. What did we do last year? and the year before? How is it better now? or worse? and why? I suppose that New Year is as good a time as any. Look at the negatives (illness, no time for anyone) and try to improve where you can. And look at the positives.

On my positive side this year, I have been surprised and brought to tears by real friends who have supported me, listened where my story must surely have been boring them to tears, and who have kept in touch, even though they did not hear from me all year, sent mails, sent parcels and generally been absolute stars.

Talking about stars, even people who did not know me before have been so kind and thoughtful to send me stars for my starquilt, something which Cat, one of the brightest stars of all, has organised for me. I am grateful and humbled to find so many kind people are praying and sending positive thoughts to me and my family from all over the world.

We are not there yet, but we keep going, and as soon as I manage to come up for breath, I know I have people to write, stars to sew, and blogposts to compose, but in the meantime I want to say to everyone who reads this blog and knows me.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! and I hope 2013 will bring all you hoped for xxxxx