Ok, now I've got that out of the way, deep breath, glass of something nice, and catch up with my bloggy friends.
This Christmas has been a real exercise in stash-busting, including the cards. Over the years I've been given lots of cast offs from crafty friends, and this time, managed to make them all without buying anything new. However, I much prefer to give a Christian, Christmas message, rather than just robins and tinsel. So, I prayed, sat down at the keyboard and typed this straight off, having never done anything like it before:
Please excuse the smudge, it was on the lens, not the insert! Do feel free to use it, if it helps, another year. This way, I've used up all the odds and ends, but hopefully shared my heart, too. The glass is now empty, so I'm off upstairs again, to see how much I can get done before bedtime (10.30pm, I promise). Tomorrow, there are just a few last minute touches to gifts and, in the evening, I'll take Mum to her midnight Mass (well, 9pm).
Hope to see you over at Julia's for a virtual mulled wine, over the next few days. New to WOYWW? Click the button on my side bar and pop over for a whistle-stop, worldwide blog fest.
With love and blessings for Christmas and the new year, and thanks for all your friendship and encouragement. Special thanks to Julia, for organising our weekly gatherings.
Hugs, Chris xx