Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A perfect start





We had a festive season full to the brim with family and it was really fabulous. Things just came together and despite our catering commitments it all got done, people were fed, happy and we hope left with good memories. New Year was quiet but spent with D's brother and mother - we haven't all been together like that for over a decade. So that was really special.

I feel an optimism about these early days of 2013. I know others do too and I have been excited to read about all of your plans and hopes for the days ahead. My year started off with a beautiful parcel arriving from Bee at The Linen Cloud, I was very lucky indeed to win her giveaway of The Fir Tree illustrated by Sanna Annukka. Bee generously included lots of other things for me, and much to my kiddos delight some treats for them. I don't normally win things and to win this, when I am such a Sanna Annukka fan was very exciting. Thanks for your kindness Bee, and I appreciate your encouraging and kind comments throughout the past year.

I also was just delighted to win a Leibster award from Jen at Little Birdie today. Jen's blog is a constant source of inspiration to me and she is also a jolly nice person too. So receiving the award from Jen, and also to be in the same company as so many other favourite blogs of mine has been an honour. I will get busy soon Jen I promise!

To top it off today I managed to fit in a wee bit of thrifting en route to the park with the kiddos today. I struck it lucky with this fab 70's owl money box. I love its funny wee brown face! While I was there I also snared a pair of new Clarks black biker boots (just the style I have tried to bag on Ebay and always been out bid on recently), a lovely scarf and a cute H&M smock. If that's not a good omen for the thrifting year to come, I don't know what is!

So 2013, you will be good - of that I am sure!

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  1. Glad you had a lovely break - congrats on the Leibster. And that book looks lovely. Great owl too. A fab start to 2013! x

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  2. Ah I'm so glad for you that you won The Fir Tree - it's such a beautiful book. I too am full of hope for the year ahead...have nearly reached my first bloggiversary! Love the sound of all your finds - so great when you find just what you're looking for! Happy New Year to you lovely Jo. xx

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    1. Thanks so much Rachel, Wow the year passes very quickly! Look forward to reading you in this New Year, Jxx

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  3. Blimey, what a start to the New Year! May your good luck and good fortune continue. :-)

    Gillian x

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    1. Thank you Gillian, Its been a lovely wee spell, Jo xx

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  4. So glad you have had a lovely start to 2013 Jo ... long may it continue ... and I am so pleased you enjoyed your parcel ... Bee xx

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    1. Loved it Bee, just fab! Using the diary just now! Jo xx

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  5. The Fir Tree is gorgeous - well done on winning that and the Liebster :-)

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  6. I love the fir tree book, the colours in it are gorgeous. That owly moneybox is a good find too! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog x

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    1. Thanks Helen, lovely to have you as a new follower! Jo xx

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  7. Oh wow Jo! You're only 4 days into 2013 and you're off to a flyer! Well done on the wins and the op shop finds; those books and the owl are gorgeous.
    Happy 2013 to you!
    Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo, Lovely to have you here too, Jo xx

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  8. Jo, I am so pleased you have a good start to the year, and your award is so deserved. Your wee bit of the internet never fails to make me smile. I look forward to reading about your year ahead!

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    1. Thank you Lisa Marie, Its great to get some feedback. I really do love hearing what you are up to as well, Jo xx

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