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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas Wishes - Thursday 23rd December 2015

Good Morning Friends!

Remember me?? Well my month or so 'sabbatical' from blogging, has lasted a whole lot longer. I have missed you all and sorry for not stopping by your blogs from time to time, but I did make the decision to make a complete break, which meant staying away completely. In fact except for sending a few birthday messages, I also did the same with Facebook.

I have to say that the time I 'got back' from not blogging or posting on social media (and bearing in mind I have never been a daily blogger or avid FB contributor) was amazing and I have felt a lot more relaxed. I have spent more time out in the countryside helping to preserve habitat for owls, than I have in the craft room and we had a super time decorating our new garden room. The hens love it and are always hanging around the door because they know I will give in to them and give them blueberries.

I didn't make many of my Christmas cards again, so have felt less stressed about that as well...most of the ones I did make were made using a stamp designer I discovered a few months ago online and I will share one of the less 'Christmassy' designs in the New Year.

It's time to share a few photos of the new room, which we love...I'm going to save posting details of my makes and makeovers until the New Year,  but suffice to say fabric stamping and a lot of Annie Sloaning were involved!

Before I finish this short post, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..thank you to those of you who have stayed in touch and to those with whom I have shared Christmas cards, all your cards are amazing. Cards are such a major part of the Holidays, I love to look at them, they always make me smile and are so cheering.

I will be back in the New Year, I will be cutting down my posting, but I'll be back...

The first group of photos are of the room just after we had finished decorating in October.

These are of the room decorated for Christmas..there are so many twinkling lights it looks like a fairy grotto! Quite a few of them weren't even lit in these photos...

A few weeks ago I made lunch for all my office volunteers..

Merry Christmas all and see you in the New Year,

Love and Hugs
Carole Z X


  1. Hi Carole it is good to see you back. Your room looks stunning. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours. Hugs Jackie

  2. Lovely to see you back Carole you have been missed....a vey Happy Christmas to you and your family ...


  3. So pleased to see you here Carole - your new conservatory is fabulous and I love what you did with the furniture, it looks amazing. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Big hugs my friend, Anne xxx

  4. Hi Carole, hope you are well and had a wonderful Christmas! You have decorated this room beautifully, looks amazing!xx

  5. Hi Carole..hope all is well on your side of the is terribly hot here at the moment as it is the 'wet season' which means lots of heat and lots of humidity. My hubby has just walked in as I am writing to you, showing me how wet his shirt is from sweating and he has just been pottering around, not doing anything too strenuous. I just LOVE your room! It looks so relaxing and fresh and it looked amazing with all your Christmas lights and decorations. We have just put a new bathroom in, it took a month to complete but was so worth it as our house is at least 25 years old and that was the original bathroom. Anyway, just wanted to say hi, as I know I'm not the most reliable 'commenter/friend'. Hope you're new year is going well. All the best, Vikki from Oz

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