Thanks for popping in.
Rounded up both kids at Gatwick.
Fog caused some delays, but it was fine.
Took a photo of the parking bay where I’d left the car,
but still managed to confuse blue car park with red car park.
Along with a whole herd of others, I might add!
Lots of laughter in and out of the lifts.
Now there’s a leg of lamb roasting nicely,
Grace and her lovely lad Nick are napping in front of a log fire,
and Dave is chuckling away to himself, watching Micky Flannigan.
Mark popped up the rugby club to see his mates earlier, because it just happened to be the Christmas cheese and carols event of the year today. In fact, he just came back, and popped up to my room here. He was so psyched! He said all his mates were there, and were really chuffed to see him stroll in. He really was soooo happy!
It’s been a whole year since he was last home.
I remember when I lived in Germany in my 20’s.
Whenever I came home, I would be itching to get down the pub
to see my friends, and see if they still remembered me.
So I totally get it.
Today I picked a beautiful little card which was sitting
on the ledge in the kitchen...
This is a Lynne Hammond piece of artwork,
using one of darling Jayne Nestorenkos fantastic winter scene stamps.
I knew it was Lynne’s work as soon as I opened the envelope.
Firstly because her artwork is always so crisp and neat.
Always superb composition.
She is a key member of our design team
and we are so lucky to have her.
And also, there was her little signature:
the labrador, Maya.
Years ago, her lovely husband Jason drew a melted snowman
on one of her pieces, and as soon as I saw Jayne’s design,
I thought of him!
(I will find a card using the melted snowman tomorrow...)
But there we are.
Many thanks dear Lynne, for your beautiful card,
which has pride of place in the kitchen,
right where our dogs always slept.
I think I can smell the lamb from here !!!
Love & Hugs,