Happy Boxing Day!
Another glorious day here, although I never left the house today.
Scurried round like a loony this morning, because we had all Dave’s family and a bunch of friends over this afternoon and into the evening. In fact, the kids have all just gone off up to the pub, and Dave is in the living room with our dear friend Shona drinking tea, whilst I pop up to chat to you.
It has been a pretty full on few days, I must say, so forgive me for not blogging on time or doing anything even remotely crafty! Haven’t had time to even click on Facebook and wave!! When you only see your kids once or twice a year, you focus on them and on making their stay special.
I feel like we nailed it though. All the meals were very popular, there has been much laughter and good energy around the home. Not a cross word – not even when the candle set fire to the lovely embroidered cloth at the Christmas Day breakfast, or when water started pissing through the kitchen ceiling AGAIN (although Dave went very quiet on that one!)
But now I would like to spend an hour with Dave and darling Shona. I love this woman. She and I have known each other for many many years. She is a gentle woman and a kind woman. Her daughter also. They both work at Clarity nowadays, and I am so glad of that.
I must tell you a story. A couple of weeks ago, I was at the office, and we were talking about flowers, because I am currently illustrating a floral alphabet. I was saying that I had done the Edelweiss for the E. Well, the entire design department stared at me blankly when I started singing Edelweiss from the Sound of Music. You know the one! So I went downstairs, and told Shona and Sophie that my dulcet tones had fallen on stoney ground. Well, Sophie came round this evening, and had a little present for me. She brought her ukulele with her, and sang the most beautiful rendition of Edelweiss you can imagine.
How thoughtful is that? I will upload her song tomorrow if I can. Blog isn’t letting me. But here’s the original, just in case you don’t remember it….
Must dash now though…
Love & Hugs,