Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Have A Wonderful Christmas

I am enjoying some quiet time to myself, relaxing and making time to catch up on some well earned rest.  It is not very often I take advantage of quiet times and make it all about me but it is needed.  I am feeling a little drained, not ill just a tad tired in need of some relaxation.  I am making the most of the calm and doing very little.  All those meals I prepared last month are now been brought out of the freezer and microwaved.  I am now reaping the rewards of all my hard work. 


 
I am enjoying a little crochet.  I am in the process of making a blanket for Honey for when she goes to Disneyland Paris next month.   It needs to have a Minnie Mouse with a big bow, I am almost there.
 
 
I am enjoying catching up with a little TV and some Christmas films, such a wonderful time of the year.
 
 
I have finally made time for a little reading, I do need to make more of an effort it is always the first thing to slide.
 
 
I am also having a little fun with a few games, a jigsaw and a crossword book.   A little snow would make it perfect, but sadly that is not going to happen according to the weather channel.  I am now going to the kitchen to make some decedent hot chocolate and open the shortbread tin.
 
 
Some vintage cards to finish.  I wishing that I could send you all a card but that would be impossible but I would like to thank you for visiting and your lovely comments.  Blogging is a wonderful way of learning, I have learnt so much from you all too many things to mention but it is really appreciated.
 
I am hoping that you all have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
 
See you soon.
 
 

49 comments:

  1. Enjoy your well deserved 'me time' and have a very Happy Christmas and best Wishes for the New Year.
    Marlene xx

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  2. Yes, now is the time to relax and enjoy all the rewards of your hard work. I hope that you get a day or two to read, watch tv and do what you like before the big day(s) arrive.
    No snow here, either - it will be a green Christmas for us. Enjoy that hot chocolate and shortbread!

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  3. Enjoy your quiet time.

    Wishing you a very merry Christmas and best wishes for the year to come.

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  4. You deserve a rest after all your hard work. It is important to make time for yourself, so put your feet up and enjoy that chocolate and shortbread. Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

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  5. Oh I am so glad that all your hard work and many efforts are now paying off. You certainly deserve some well earned down time. It has to be preferable to scurrying around as many of the rest of us are doing. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Have a wonderful Christmas! I am glad you managed some you-time, well deserved, you have been the busiest bee ever. I look forward to seeing the Minnie Mouse blanket. x

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  7. I am so glad to see that you're having some time for yourself. You are always, always giving to others and to your family. I hope your Christmas is fabulous. I would love to sit and crochet with you someday. Who knows? Anything is possible. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  8. Your heart is so big, even when you're tired you're thinking of what you can do for others.

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  9. Your heart is so big, even when you're tired you're thinking of what you can do for others.

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  10. This post was gentle and calm and happy.. I enjoyed it so. You do indeed do so much that I'm glad to see you take some time for some quiet pleasures of your own. I also am glad I found you as a blog friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. Happy Christmas!! Enjoy your relaxation and I hope you have a wonderful family time. Thank you for being a steadfast blogging friend this year, I do so appreciate it.

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  12. Your relaxation time is so well deserved.
    I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your blog.
    I wish you and all of your lovely family a Happy and Magical Christmas and the happiest of New Years.
    Hugs-x-

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  13. It really is nice to take time to relax and do things just for ourselves. Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  14. Always a pleasure visiting your blog. Enjoy your time of rest ;-) Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!!!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  15. it is so very important to take a little time for yourself now and again. and its important to remember to do so during the busy festive season. Merry Christmas to you and yours from our little space in africa xx

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  16. Enjoy your quiet time and have a wonderful Christmas with your family. X

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  17. Housework is the first thing I let slide when there is a lot on. Always time for reading in my life. Merry Christmas and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog throughout the year.

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  18. So glad that you are finding times in your busy days to rest and relax. Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving a kind message. It's so much appreciated. Wishing you many blessings this Christmas - have a lovely, happy time with your family.

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  19. Merry christmas and a happy new year , Loving those vintage cards xxx

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  20. Good for you, you deserve this little bit of time to yourself. Wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas.

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  21. Enjoy your well earned rest and have your strength renew and be refreshed for the festive season. Lovely vintage Christmas cards.

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  22. Merry Christmas L!! I hope you have a wonderful restful holiday :)

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  23. Hi Lorraine, I'm glad you are able to rest after a hectic year. I am doing the same as you - have home-cooked meals ready in the freezer so I don't need to cook and somehow all the presents are wrapped and ready a week ahead of time! The oven is on with the last of my baking for Christmas Day and after one more errand, the preparations will be finished. Like you, I am enjoying a slow week in the lead-up to Christmas, pleased and amazed to be organised with time to spare, time to rest and reflect (and visit the blogosphere too). Thank you for your regular visits and comments to Lupey Loops. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas. :-)
    Cheers,
    Jodie

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  24. I think you are very wise to have a bit of "me time" as the holidays rapidly approach. The reality is a lot of the work that is needed to be ready for all the celebrating falls on our shoulders as women. Hopefully the next generation will have this sorted out and there will be a more even split. :-)

    Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  25. Merry Christmas to you too!
    xx Beca

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  26. Oh wow. That sounds SO nice, compared to all the stress everyone else is going through! Hope you have a great time.

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  27. Lindo teus tricôs.
    Quero te desejar um feliz natal e que este novo ano seja de grandes alegrias para ti e tua família.
    Bjos e até 2017.

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  28. Good for you! You certainly deserve some R&R !
    Wishing you a very blessed and Happy Christmas!

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  29. Time to enjoy the Holidays !!!
    Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year !!!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  30. Well done! Thanks for sharing your days with us. Honey's blanket sounds so sweet. Wishing you and yours comfort and peace. xx

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  31. Enjoy your 'me' time......have a lovely Christmas. xx

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  32. It sounds like your choice of activities will ease you gently into Christmas. I love reading at Christmas and found another book at the library this morning, Murder on the Santa Special. Hopefully light reading!

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  33. I also love my quiet time, and I need this as much as possible, and try to get at least an hour or two of it in the evening, by myself. It helps me to put things in perspective, to relax and rejuvenate. I love the vintage cards! Merry Christmas to you.

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  34. It's always nice to have a little time to oneself to get recharged. I love the blanket you're making. And the vintage cards are so lovely. What a special idea. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays. Hugs, Pat

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  35. I am glad that you have a little time to relax. You are such a busy lady and always thinking of others. I'm sure you deserve this quiet time. Merry Christmas!

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  36. I love your inspiration blog. I too have watched Christmas films, done a jigsaw and lots of chores. Just wish I could crochet like you. Merry Christmas and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.xx

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  37. Lovely quiet time and well deserved, I'm sure. Happy holidays, my dear friend.
    Amalia
    xo

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  38. Hello,Thanks for sharing a great blog......like your blog very much.......AppsBazar wishing you a very happy chritsmas day........great blog

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  39. This is such a lovely gentle post, you sound so relaxed and organised. I'm looking forward to seeing the Minnie Mouse blanket. Enjoy your time and hope you have a wonderful Christmas :-)

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  40. I wanted to wish you and your wonderful family a very happy Christmas and a beautiful and healthy new year. It's always a pleasure reading your blog and seeing what you're up to on the other side of the pond. It's also a pleasure reading the comments you leave on mine. Many blessings to you all!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  41. You deserve some much needed rest after all you have done for your family. Merry Christmas my friend.

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  42. Love the Christmas cards. I hope you are having a lovely relaxing Christmas.

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  43. carissima ti faccio i miei migliori auguri per un felice e sereno Natale!! Un abbraccio <3 <3 <3

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  44. I hope you had a lovely, relaxing Christmas. Your crochet looks beautiful.

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  45. Sometimes I stop in my tracks, and I know that I just need to rest! I have felt that way recently as well. Rest up and take good care.
    xo
    Lynn

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  46. It's always wonderful to relax and take some much-needed 'me' time, especially after the whirlwind of the holidays. It sounds like you are making the best of your time! I do agree that reading is something that always gets put on the back burner, but when you have the time it is such a wonderful escape. I love your vintage cards :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thank-you so much for your kind and caring comments on our recent loss. It really means a lot to me. Sending hugs xo Karen

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  47. I pray that your Christmas and New Year will be a joy and blessing, as your blog has been to us today. Woo xx

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  48. I'm thankful it's been a slower time for you lately. Your vintage cards looks lovely and I enjoyed the one you made me! It was slower for me today and thankful for less things to do. We've been busy at the hardware store this week which is a good thing but it makes for tired evenings. I was surprised that Phil came home early today so we went out to lunch together. Last time this year! Happy New Year!! Hugs and blessings!

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