What follows is a post I wrote a full two weeks ago when pine needles still nestled in the carpet and snow didn't lie deep and crisp and even. During those 2 weeks I have tried unsuccessfully to upload images to accompany the post and so it has languished in draft form. Thanks to my lovely friend Jane, who determinedly surfed the net for solutions, I have finally managed to publish it; hopefully not too out of date and I still send sincere New Year good wishes!
Hope it's not already too far into the murk of January 2013 to wish you a very happy new year!
And I realise its been about six weeks since I visited this page; much alcohol and a million calories at least having been consumed in the interim as well as lots of fun and catching up and lots of lolling on the sofa if truth be told.
Today however marked the big back to work day, wish I could say I leapt up the stairs to my attic workroom but those resolutions forbid fibbing. Suffice to say that the computer appears to be in sympathy and has gone on a go slow.
But rereading my last post I realise I left you in limbo (although as there were no comments on this post I'm not too worried about anyone suffering the effects of prolonged anticipation) not knowing whether we have a young mister or miss in our clan.
I was even more excited to see his older brother over Christmas as at 2 and half he was full of the Father Christmas excitement and eager to hang his stocking although not so keen to leave one of his mincepies for Santa.
He arrived shouting granny's house and demanding his horse; I had tidied his favourite away to make way for Christmas decorations but fortunately there was a new bigger version to meet.
I bought this lovely ride on model from Michele at the Rangeworthy jumble; couldn't believe she was parting with him, it certainly made my long trip there worthwhile.
My favourite however is this smaller version with beautifully faded paintwork and unusual leather seat.
I'm sure one day he will be enjoyed by Jonah but perhaps not yet a while.
My next fair is not until next month but meanwhile the sewing machine beckons, unless that is it has gone on strike after such a long lay off.