Friday, 8 January 2010

Happy New Year!

How was your Christmas? Seems ages ago already, doesn't it? We had a lovely time, just the four of us for the actual day, then over to Cardiff to see Brian's family on Boxing Day. Then two days moving furniture - swapping the spare room and Brian's office. It was a lot of work (and a visit to the chiropractor for me!), but very worthwhile.

Mum and my bro and his wife came down on the Tuesday and then Mum stayed until yesterday. It was lovely to have her here, as always... especially as she's a dab hand with the beading!

Our New Year's Eve party was fun with loads of family and friends to help us celebrate.

The kids only went back to school/college for two days and then had two days off for the snow... and then back to school again today. More snow is forecast for Sunday/Monday, so there may be more snow days to come.

This week I've been catching up with the accounts... boring! So no new jewellery. Next week, I shall be getting my nose back to the grindstone and so I'll hopefully have loads to show you.

The BIG news, from just before Christmas, is that Tom has got a place at Trinity College, Oxford to study medicine. There aren't words to describe how proud we are of him. Of course, he still has to get the grades, but I know he can do it.

Hope you're surviving OK with the weather, wherever you are.

Much love to all,



Nia said...

And a happy New Year to you too Lesley! Good to see you blogging again, makes me think I should sort mine out too. But I'm battling frozen pipes so no water here for at least the next few days, no oil either, and it's Wil's 21st tomorrow, talk about bad timing!
Great news about Tom, he'll sail through I'm sure!
See you in a few weeks!
Nia x

Coburg Crafts said...

It's one of the decisions I've made about 2010 (I won't say resolutions as I never stick to them!) to update my blog more regularly.
I'm so sorry to hear about the pipes and the oil... Hope you have some other means of heating.
Wish Wil a very happy 21st - hope you all manage to have a good celebration.
See you soon - maybe Chepstow too!

eve said...

Glad to hear you had a great christmas and new year, seems like ages ago now. I'm sure Tom will work hard to get good grades. Look forward to seeing all your new creations,x

Coburg Crafts said...

Thanks, Eve. New creations next week... hopefully!

Nia said...

Oooh I forgot about Chepstow, yes I'm sure I need to go! Had a lovely meal out last night for Wil's 21st - Charlotte came over by train, and they are going back later today before we get more snow tomorrow. Day 2 of no water, aaarrrggghhh!
Looking forward to seeing new work from you!

Coburg Crafts said...

Glad Wil's celebration went well. Yes, more snow forecast over our side of the country for tomorrow. Fed up with it now.
Sorry to hear you're still without the water. Can you melt some snow?!
Hope it will all be a distant memory by the end of the month so we can get to Chepstow. Which day are you going?