Saturday, 15 January 2011

Belated Happy New Year

Ok time for an update
Grab a coffe you might be here a while!

Firstly Laptop is fixed and back up and running, yipppeeeeeeeeeeee.
We had a lovely new year's eve, I cooked a Thai feast and we partied all night to Band Hero's on the Play Station fueled by raspberry mojitoes.
Back to work, busy busy busy............
I have just got back from my parents where I have spent a lovely couple days & been thoroughly spoilt.
Mum, Auntie Sue & I shopped till we dropped, we got some great end of Jan sale bargains and also had a yummy lunch out at Arlingtons, it is an old ballroom and a beautiful setting for ladies that lunch!  
We also went out for dinner that night with Dad to my favourite restaurant in Felixstowe Cafe Bencotto, great mix of Mediterranean food. ( Slimming world sort of went out of the window for a couple of days due to Dads great cooking as well as the eating out)
It was my Mum and Dads 33 year wedding anniversary yesterday, It was nice that I could spend it with them. I visited my Grandad in his new home, he has recently gone into a nursing home, it's strange to see him without Grandma. He seemed a lot older, the home was lovely and I know that the nursing staff are lovely and look after him very well. We talked about my garden and what I should plant in the veg patch this year.
Today I drove home and then went to work in the charity shop. 
I have been doing a bit of making in my spare time and my craft room is looking a bit tidier as Gav put some much needed shelves up for me. I made a lot of Christmas presents this year. I might open an Etsy Shop as I have really neglected my little blog shop.
What do you think of Etsy?
I have ordered some lovely things off it and I do like to support the crafting community.
So sorry no pictures, it's been a bit gray and rainy for photo taking.
I hope you all had fab new years and that special things happen for you all this year.


swedishouse said...

WelcomE Back Sophie ;D

Lisa said...

Sounds like you have been busy doing lots of lovely things.
Happy New Year to you too.
Lisa x

Tilly Rose said...

Welcome back hunny!
Happy New Year wishes
x x x

Nana Go-Go said...

Good to `see` you again, Sophie. Hope your Grandad makes some new friends in his new home. Bet your visit cheered him up. I think your Etsy idea is great - I`ll definitely come and shop there! I love your style. Have a good Sunday. x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Welcome back! Happy New Year to you too! I know what you mean about your grandad, I always saw mine as a 'pair' and it is really hard to see my grandad on his own, he is quite fragile and has dementia and is also in a nursing home - luckily he is having a ball with the dementia!!

Amy said...

Glad your computers fixed. Sounds like you've had a lovely time with your few days away x

Country Girl said...

Ooh, Arlingtons is lovely,isn't it? It is alost next door to my husband's office and if I'm lucky he takes me there for lunch when I go up for a shop.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your eye must be glued to the mailbox, waiting for the goodies to arrive, always such fun moment!
Thank you for entering my giveaway, I threw the Sophie notes in the big hat, fingers crossed for YOU!
Have a wonderful start to the new week. xxx

Florence and Mary said...

Sounds like you've had some great family fun!

Victoria x

LissyLou said...

Hello Sophie - Happy New Year!!!

I'm thinking of opening an etsy shop too - still trying to make up my mind if it will be worth while or not x

Diary of a Tinyholder said...

Happy new year!

Thanks so much for buying tickets and putting my logo up! xx I've got 5 tickets for you on my list. x

fabriquefantastique said...

Etsy works well for only regret is that I did not get on it sooner when there were not so many sellers.