Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy new year!!

So I bought Rod a wedding ring for Christmas because he asked me for one (where the other one went to is another story that I'm not sure anybody would be interested in) and he bought me the lovely camera that took this photo of his ring.

I also took this shot of one of the best Christmas present he gave me.

Him smoking one of the last of his cigarettes of the year.

He's been off them nearly a week now and I really, really hope he can keep it up.

The kids are back in school and getting into a routine again comes with it's added pressures like trying to convince four children that getting out of bed at 7.30am under minus one degree conditions is a worthwhile exercise.

Pulling back on the freedom they've had over the holidays is also difficult especially with the older two but it's something that has to be done and was explained to them at the beginning of their Christmas break thereby making any complaints at this stage null and void.

It's been an eventful couple of weeks recently and I know that I haven't been posting as much as I usually do this past while but what with the other things I do on the side; working for a local gallery and helping to organize our County Arts Festival whilst keeping track of the whereabouts of my offspring, has kept me very occupied.

But once I get myself back into my routine I'll be sorted.

Happy New Year to you all and here's my most favourite word for this new year coming.

I hope you all have a wonderful new year!


Susanne Iles said...

Your photographs are always so beautifully captured...such amazing spirit.
Been busy (dizzy/crazy/add-own-adjective-here) but still make time to follow your blog with interest.
Hope indeed! (I love it!)
Wishing you and yours every success and joy....Susanne

Ellen said...

Happy new year, Ellen. More blessings!

sonrie said...

glad to see you back -- Happy New Year!