Welcome to the Happy just gone Christmas and nearly New Year edition... WOYWW 395 marks the end of the year.
A year of loss of great people, including authors, singers, actors, in what seems to be a never-ending announcement. (sadly as I was returning from Kew on Tuesday I got the news that my Godmother had died on Boxing Day too)
A year of great desk sharing thanks to Julia and a year of friendship whether in the virtual or the real world. Thank you to all of you for your visits and your comments and your friendship. Who said meeting people off t'internet was bad, eh?
Since I last saw you, I wrapped and delivered my presents...having bought the last tricky ones I was fretting about last time out!
I hope you all had a very Happy Christmas.. I cooked myself a lovely roast beef dinner (no point doing turkey for one, and besides, I prefer beef!) and gorged on chocolate and TV
which I did after I had prepared said roast beef dinner for the oven... here it is resting while the oven warmed up! (wine at the ready too!)
lots of lovely toiletries, and bath goodies, a calendar from my cousin who visits her local favourite place even more than I go to Kew; and some craft goodies and a snuggly penguin from my brother and sister -in-law (he's microwaveable to be toasty and my niece tells me he's called Monty after the penguin in Happy Feet...)
and some (more) very generous gifts from my boss Monica - including the photo of me in the silver frame. It's one she took herself of me at the "official" photo-shoot for the firm's website... but I quite like it so I'll let her off!
after dinner I snuggled on the sofa with the tv and phone and chocolates...
(always room for chocolates!)
(it's ok Rachael, I'm not including that one of you!!)
and Tuesday (another Bank Holiday in the UK) as I hinted at the top, saw me at Kew, in the bright sun and frost of a fabulous December morning here for the pictures, as always, there are LOTS!
but I will duplicate one here, for Julia... you can see why! She's got us all doing it now!
I'll be home again today as I am not back at work till 3rd January so will be round to see what you've been up to very soon. I'll leave you with a Happy New Year wish - let's hope 2017 is good to us all; wishing you health and happiness.