Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Blimey, it's almost Christmas.....

Hello all in blogland!
I won't bore you about all the stuff I've been doing these past few weeks with regard to sorting out "what on earth am I going to do with the rest of my life"; or being ill with "the cold to make up for years of never getting a cold"; or the heating breaking down (and it's really, really cold here again, we are deep in ice and snow and sub zero temperatures -11 degrees tonight) . What happened to those famous UK mild, wet winters, when we longed to see a snowflake, huh?

But I digress, as usual. You'll notice a few changes here and there, like the different name! This is my maiden name which I'm beginning to use again - all part of the life changing stuff, and getting back to 'me' again. I have been busy with lots of creative ideas and I'm looking forward to sharing them in the New Year. The blog may be changing a wee bit in 2011, hope you like the new approach!

Last week it was my 50th birthday ( no no, you cry, it can't be, she's so youthful, a mere babe... yeah, right....). Seriously, I am now 50 years young, and I had a magical day, celebrating with my family. I was so lucky and had some wonderful gifts, but I want to share this one, because I was so thrilled with it.

Andy asked what I would like for my special birthday and I told him I would love a necklace designed by the talented Joanne May (not actually thinking he would remember, but bless him, he did). Lovely Jo designed me this beautiful golden hare necklace, and then added the gorgeous bag charm as a gift from herself.

Thank you Jo, I love this so much, it's the perfect present, and the charm was such a sweet and kind thought.

I had so many craft books I shall definitely have to buy a new bookcase for my room! Oh, the wonderful ideas and inspiration....

So, finally I just want to say thank you to all my blogging friends for their wonderful posts, which by turn make me:
  • laugh (often)
  • cry (sometimes)
  • be inspired (regularly)
I hope that you all ( for those who celebrate) have a very Happy Christmas, and wish everyone peace, joy, contentment and creativity in 2011. See you in the New Year. xxx


  1. And Happiest of Holidays to you too, Jules! (And a happy belated birthday!!)

  2. Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Let your heart be light
    From now on our troubles will be out of sight

    love from Val and Bing x

  3. Happy Birthday! and Happy Holidays! Do you have snow? We haven't, but that's ok too.

  4. Jules, Happy belated birthday wishes to you, what a wonderful gift ur hubby bought you, isn't Jo's work beautiful, i have a fox necklace that i love. Wishing you lots of joy on your journey of getting back to you, its a journey i have been on myself since i began blogging too & it has been amazing. Hope u have a wonderful christmas and stay warm x x ruthie x

  5. Yippeeee you got a Jo May necklace!!! I love it!!! So glad your birthday was wonderful Jules and you do look like a mere babe! :)
    Stay warm my friend and Happy Christmas!
    xx, shell

  6. The you that comes across in your blog seems a lovely interesting person. She does alot,thinks alot,cares alot,is very creative and writes in a way I wish I could. I hope you soon feel the you you want to be.
    The neaklace is very beautiful.

  7. Happy Birthday Jules! I love the new banner with your sweet little doll. Looking forward to reading your future blogs and have definitely enjoyed getting to know you over the past year.

    Merry Christmas!


  8. Lovely to catch up with you Jules. Happy belated birthday and all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

  9. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Hope you aren't to cold and had a lovely day. May 2011 be your best year yet
    Love Peta

  10. Hi Jules,
    It's good to hear you had a very special birthday. I really enjoyed making the Golden Hare necklace for you. Thanks very much for featuring your pendant in this post! :-)
    I hope you and Andy had a great Christmas.
    All best wishes to you both in the New Year!
    Thanks for the lovely Xmas card. xx

  11. I hope you had a great Christmas. Belated birthday wishes, and all the best for 2011! x


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