Happy New Year to you all! I can't believe that we are already a week into 2014, it seems crazy how quickly time has passed! I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year! We did eventually when the day itself arrived, but it was all a bit stressful in the run up mainly due to the weather.
Christmas Eve in-particular was a bit of a nightmare due to the storms
that decided to arrive the night before, and the flooding and power cuts
that they brought with them. I was off on Christmas Eve for the first
time in years, but ended up spending a good proportion of it in
traffic trying to get the hubby to work as non of the trains were running. He
then nearly ended up getting stranded trying to get back, as did my
sister who was trying to find a clear route home and got lost along the
Below you can see just one of the detours that we had to make after this
road was blocked by the flood, and the car that was stuck in the middle of it.
After this I did however manage to get to my parents ok, which is only about
a five minute drive from where we live. We also went to the Christingle service
in the village where may parents live without a hitch like we do every
year. Luckily they had managed to get off pretty likely with the storms
compared to some, only losing their back fence but keeping the power and
avoiding being flooded. As did we luckily.
Unfortunately this wasn't the case for many though, the vicarage in
the village was flooded and my aunty and uncle were also without
power. Which was made worse due to the fact that they have a 16 year
old autistic son who couldn't understand why he couldn't play on his
computer, or watch his DVD's. So we spent the rest of Christmas Eve
worrying about them, and getting ready to accommodate them on
Christmas Day if need be.
Thankfully though this story does have a happy ending as my aunty and uncle’s
power finally went back on in the early hours of Christmas morning, and
the vicarage was pumped out with not too much damage. So both they
and we were able to have the Christmas's that we wanted, which we
were very thankful for as this wasn't the case for many people in the south of
England. Many of whom remained flooded and without power throughout
the Christmas break.
Boxing Day was another more relaxing day which was spent both with my
cousins and then the hubby's family at his dad's. I received lots of
lovely gifts across both days, many of which were of course bunny related! Then
as quickly as that it was all over and I was back to work on Friday
through to New Year.
New Years Eve was another unusually chilled evening for us as we went it
around the hubby's brothers and spent it with him, his wife, children
and a few of their friends. Come midnight I was rocking our baby nephew to
sleep, which seemed very odd as usually I would be out
partying with my best friend. But as she was unable come down
for new year this year we had gone out and celebrated the sat before
when she was down. I have to say that it was nice to wake up on
New Year's Day and not have a hangover for a change!
So onto 2014! As usual I haven't really set any resolutions for the New
Year, more just goals which are very similar to last year. The main one is for
the hubby and I to keep saving as much as possible got go towards buying our
own home. We are getting there slowly and have just renewed the lease
on our flat for what will hopefully be the last time. So this time next year we
should hopefully finally be moving and be able to afford something small, as
property prices are pretty steep around here.
Besides this I have other goals that include, continuing to build up my
Bobby Bunny card range and to try and blog as well as draw more. Both of which
I struggle to do as much as I would like with working around my job, and
running our home.
So far though all 2014 seems to have brought are continued storms, and
me a head cold. But it has also already bought us the lovely wedding on one of
the hubby's friends, which was held last Saturday at a local hotel.
We all had a lovely time and rather than a traditional wedding breakfast
they had an afternoon tea with lots of sandwiches,
scones, and yummy cakes as you can see below, along with their wedding cake.
I hope that 2014 is treating you all well so far, and that you all achieve
your hopes, dreams & expectations in the year ahead! x