Sunday, January 8, 2012

Welcome to the New Year

Hi all, I took a little break from the blog after having such an intensive blogging period during our Grand Tour. Thanks to all those who travelled along with us via the blog for your positive feedback.

So we have landed back to reality with a thump. Work has been busy and stressful. I spent the first five weeks after our return stepping up to the managers role. But now I am back to my normal shift work.

Christmas was quiet, as I worked. Andrew came over and we had a nice meal of middle eastern inspired lamb and salad, plus a spectacular Pavlova. Graham gave me the most brilliant Kenwood Chef for my birthday, so I was itching to use it and mixing up a meringue seemed to be a good christening.

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Christmas 2012 will be different as I have already booked leave! YEH.

New Years Day we spent on a mystery run with the car club. Finally, a beautiful sunny day after what seems like weeks of rain! We ended up at Uralla's racecourse lagoon, which I never knew existed despite living in the area for over 17 years.

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Last year was the year of the Grand Tour and this year I hope to be the year of the Grand Design. We have spent so much money on travel over the past 10 years that we have neglected house maintenance. Now everything needs to be done at once – from the floorboards to the roof tiles. So I am busy sketching plans and thinking about how we can improve our living environment.

We may yet throw up our hands in horror and just move! We will make a decision in the next month, because if we are going to renovate I need to get things organised.

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Alfie wearing his reindeer antlers for Christmas.

He says “this is so humiliating, but I’ll let you do it cause I wub u mum”

I’ve been a bit slow getting back into the rhythm with my unfinished quilts, but I hope to give an update on my kaleidoscope project soon.

Until next time, Red heartRed heartRed heart Kim

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