Happy New Year!

I’m just calling in briefly to wish you all a very happy New Year!

Are you making lots of resolutions (which will be impossible to keep) like me, or have you learned your lesson?

Here are mine: obviously I am going to get fit.

I am going to knit a pair of socks and learn how to make toffee and caramel (all attempts to date have been either burnt or gritty)

and find myself a book club to join, oh and maybe take piano lessons… 

In 2008 Henry tells me he is going to start wearing matching socks.

But I shall be really sad if he does:

oddand no, he is not in a squat, that is unfortunately our hall (must add decorate the entire house to the resolutions list too!)

We all had a lovely Christmas (hope you did too) and were all spoilt rotten.

Tony gave me a proper camera!

Which gives me another resolution- learn how to use it!

But, my absolute favourite present was from my boys.


Tony took them to an antique centre thinking they would choose me a little teacup or something.

But oh, no they insisted on buying this:

corgiYou’ve got to love it, haven’t you!







12 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Ali Says:
    December 30th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Well, if they’re good enough for the Queen…
    Bless his long yellow sock. Now I’m off to plan some resolutions.

  2. Wendy Says:
    December 31st, 2007 at 3:50 am

    Were the socks you made burnt or gritty? Sorry, struck me as funny and I couldn’t resist. I won’t be including any cooking related goals on my list for the new year.

    The corgi is adorable! And you don’t have to clean up after him.

  3. Judith S Says:
    December 31st, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    very regal present,Happy New Year to you all.
    looking forward to the Maltings.

  4. Nanette Says:
    December 31st, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    One of my New Years resolutions is to do a project for learing machine embroidery and quilting like Janet Clare!

  5. asti Says:
    January 1st, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    oh bless! It’s cute. Agree on the socks, I bought an Opal sock kit a year ago, still in the bag – it terrifies me! Happy New Year…..

  6. Mary Says:
    January 1st, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Happy New Year Janet –

    My resolution was to make no resolutions!

  7. Dad Says:
    January 2nd, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Happy New Year Janet, Tony and the boys.
    I am not going to make any resolutions this year – your Mother is making them for me! Paint the house (not in Watercolour unfortunately)is just one.
    Love the corgi and Joe’s socks.
    Making Toffee and Caramel? With my teeth I am better off with Marshmallows!!

  8. sarah Says:
    January 2nd, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Happy new year !

    Sarah x

  9. Jenna Says:
    January 3rd, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Happy New Year! I like the little dog, I used to collect those things when I was little.

  10. Dave Says:
    January 12th, 2008 at 12:57 pm


    So you’ve a real camera, any good?

  11. The Red Dress Says:
    January 3rd, 2009 at 3:52 pm

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