Monday, 29 December 2014

Christmas and Birthday 2015

I didn't get chance to pop in and wish you all a Merry Christmas, things got a bit hectic.  I hope you all had a great day :-)
There were 6 of us for Christmas dinner, and even if I do say so myself it was lovely, lol.  Jenny, James and Oliver came up later in the afternoon, It was wonderful seeing Oliver getting all excited opening his presents, although I have to say that I think he enjoyed ripping open the paper just as much as what was inside!

We did finally manage to put up the Christmas tree, but to be honest I didn't put a lot of effort into decorating this year.  I transferred all my stitched ornaments to my skinny tree and dotted a few of my stuffed Santa's about the place and strung up the cards, that's all.  I did enjoy looking at all my ornaments again though and thought you might like a closer look at some of my favourites, (even though you have probably seen them all before).


Yesterday was my birthday, my (cough), my 53rd :-0
Thank you to Julie and Clare for your gifts.  If it wasn't for the internet and blogging I would never have me these two lovely ladies, I'm glad for both inventions so that I got to know you, thank you for thinking of me xx

Family also spoilt me with lovely presents, I've had a PandoraCath Kidstonjewelleryperfume birthday, and I loved everything :-)

We are both enjoying our extended holiday, neither of us go back to work until January 5th, it's nice to not worry about getting up early and to be able to spend some time together.  This afternoon we are going to the cinema, we haven't done that in a while, and I always think going to the cinema in the afternoon feels more like a treat :-)

Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment because since Christmas day I've had terrible back pain, the sort of pain that has made me shout out, hardly be able to walk and in a couple of instance actually reduced me to tears.  I can only think that the last batch of painting, (a ceiling), that I pulled something.  I thought It was a bit better this morning but I only did a couple of jobs and now am in pain again.
I plan on taking my wheat pack with me to the cinema, assuming that I will be able to get in the car, lol

I have enjoyed getting back into blogging over the last couple of months, I am going to try and keep up with regular posts next year, I have noticed that blogs in general are quieter these days with people switching over to Instagram, but I still prefer to read and visit blogs, I noticed that I have a couple of new followers, which is great, welcome :-) please stop and say 'hello' sometime so that I can visit your blog too :-)

Wishing you all a Happy and Health 2015



butterfly said...

Lovely post Maggieand Happy Birthday to you.
Love all your ornaments , oh and you sweet GS .
Happy New Year wishes for you and your loved ones .

Julie said...

Beautiful selection of ornaments. Oliver is a lovely little chap.
Hope the dr can help and you are soon pain free. Enjoy the film!
Love and (hugs) xxx

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Happy Birthday! a bit late...
Your ornaments are fabulous.
Hope you'll be better soon,
Take care Dear Maggie,

Von said...

Hope your back feels better real soon!

My Christmas decorating was minimal too this year. I just didn't have the gumption to set up my village or my nativity. Maybe next year I'll get started before Thanksgiving. :D

Isabelle said...

Happy birthday to you ! your ornements are very nice... I hope you will get better very quicly ! and I wish you lots of happiness for 2015 !

Clare-Aimetu said...

Beautiful ornaments Maggie, glad you had a lovely birthday. ((Hugs)) for your back, hope the doc sorts it out x x

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Happy New Year and I hope the problem of your back will be solved in no time!

Love, Carolien

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Great selection of ornaments. A belated Happy Birthday, Maggie. Hope that your back is better soon.

Kate said...

Hope you get your back pain under control soon - enjoy the cinema.
Loved seeing all your ornaments, they are gorgeous. Sounds like you had some gorgeous birthday gifts.

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday!!
I always love seeing the ornaments. They always look great.
Hope the doctor gets your back feeling better. Ugh. No fun being on holiday with a bad back. :(

Brigitte said...

These ornaments are a delight to look at and they must have looked gorgeous on the tree.

I hope that the pain in your back has gone by now and that it doesn't return. Have a great 2015!

Deb said...

Handsome young man you have!
Your ornaments are fantastic!

MysteryKnitter said...

I sure hope your back will get better.