Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Goodbye 2008, Hello 2009

Happy New Year

I'm not one for making resolutions exactly but this year I feel I have to take control of some things and so am going to at least have some aims, these are:

organise our finances in a logical fashion, budget and save!! Ok well definately budget so that the money and the month run out at the same time and not the former running out well before the latter!!

continue to appreciate the kids while they are still young and full of wonder and bright ideas, what happens to those great ideas and enthusiasm for little things as we grow older?

Scrap and make cards as often as I can.

(I've nearly finished a christmas journal that a friend sent me for my birthday.)

Read more books and listen to more music.

(I read a whole book on Tuesday, Sophia Kinsella, Remember me. It is a brillant book and well worth the read. I don't think I've ever had time to finish a book in a day before certainly not post children.)

That'll do for now.

See you in 2009

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We went to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland today and had a fab, rare family day out. We all really enjoyed our skating and Charlotte has a natural ability for skating, she has only been once before about 2 years ago and was whizing round like a pro, we were all very impressed.

The rest of us managed ok and didn't fall much (me not at all!!!) and Charlotte and I managed a couple of quick laps once the ice quietened down towards the end of the hour and while the boys were drinking their respective drinks, hot choc and beer, you can guess who had what!!!!

We also went on the observation wheel and had a look round the German Market that was there with some lovely stuff. Charlotte and I brought a bracelet and Charlotte also brought a very nice ring.