31 December 2012

Happy New Year! 2013

All year long, 2012, I was talking about going swimming.  Somehow, this year it happened, all of us, as a family, our family, January 1, 2013, we headed down to the local pool.

Our little Lion, now 17 months old, loved it so much!  Which in turn made it so much better for my husband and I.  I was even able to go and get some of my own swimming done - four whole lengths (25m pool) in fact.  Now, I didn't want to over-do it...

We all had a blast, came home, ate lunch and napped.  Now my hair smells like chlorine and my skin is all-over a bit dry, but it was worth it.

I've got SO much to write about and loads of photos to share with you.  Starting from a bloggy Not So) Secret Santa Swap in December, through to my reveal of home-made Christmas presents (starting in my previous post) and much more.

Speaking of my latest post, I had a few photos of a 'thing' I had made with sewn-on bunting, flowers and a love-heart.  Well, I can now say what it actually is...



This is what I'd like to call, a "Writing Board."  Now, I know it probably doesn't sound very exciting, but the person I made it for happens to do a LOT of writing - letters (lots of overseas family and penpals from years gone by), crosswords etc.

It's very simple really.  It's a slab of hardboard, about the size of an A3, 300 x 400mm.  The decorative end slipped on like a pocket to make it pretty, and potentially a space to stash writting paper or a pen.  Now the writer can write on any surface - sitting on the couch, relaxing in bed and anywhere else she desires to write her letters.

More creative presents to follow.  See you here again soon.


I'm looking forward to this year ahead, are you?



xx

8 comments:

  1. it's gorgeous Holly - happy new year :o)

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    1. Thanks Miriam. Happy New Year to you and your whanau too :o)

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  2. Happy New Year! Swimming is a lot of fun with Bubbas when they are happy :)

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    1. Tell me about it! I took him almost a year ago and he was NOT convinced.

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  3. looks amazing! you are very very clever!
    Happy New Year
    xx

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    1. Thanks Simoney :) Happy New Year to you too xx

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