Last man standing... when I am not...
Dearest blog readers,
A warm and humble thank you for all your incredibly kind comments and sweet New Year greetings after my last entry. High on the flattery inebriation, I entered the new year full of mental energy about new projects and a desire to visit you all and say hello... and POOFFH... was the sound when those plans went up in smoke as my back seized up completely. In a loud and annoyingly squeekish voice, it announced that computer work is NOT going to be on the agenda for a few days (nor is lying, sitting or standing, for that matter, which does make life a little more ... interesting, shall we say...).
However, a quick greeting to you all before I devote my time and senses to healing. Above is the last of the embarrassingly large number of Swedish ginger biscuits baked before Christmas (is the fact that I sold jars of them at my craft sale a worthy excuse...?), next to one of the beautiful and thoughtful gifts that arrived from my lovely blog friend Lotta (with the blog Min plats i solen). I have seen similar angel wings for candles in other blogs, hoping - in vain - that I would one day find some somewhere here in the UK, so imagine my delight at this gorgeous gift! Lotta is a warm, wise and incredibly thoughtful lady, who with an eloquent pen shares her wisdom on a wide array of topics, whilst generously showering the people around her with words of encouragement. Thank you, Lotta, for that and for your lovely Christmas parcel!
More than ever, my desire to spring clean the house as well as my mind, was tugging at my skirt during the last few days of last year. The Christmas tree did look a bit surprised when it was thrown out through the window (literally!) on the second day of January, and I had to reassure it that this mildly aggressive act had got nothing to do with its performance, which had been splendidly festive and acceptably needle-shedding. All that remains now, is a lingering amaryllis and a few wreaths, and then, HELLO SPRING!
I hope the new year has offered a beautiful first week for you all and wish you all the best,