Saturday, 5 January 2008


First many thanks to all of you who have been leaving comments, sending emails and cards expressing good wishes and your concerns during my enforced non-computer weeks. I make no promises to catch up with all your blogs but will do my best to drop by now and again and do the odd post when I can. Many of the emotional, computer and financial issues from last year are overflowing into this year but things will improve given time I know....there are many in a worse position than I.

Christmas went well.....far better than I had expected. Steve, Lynn and Max (the dog) came for a weekend before Christmas.....we had a great time....they laden me with goodies!......sadly I didn't take many photos except this one of a contented Max...

Leanne and Co also spent a weekend here prior to Christmas. I also stayed a night with them when we went to see Mel singing in the choir at Colchester was fabulous!!!

I went to Manda and Co's on Christmas Day and all was jolly and festive........plenty of food and wine! Chris's Mum was there too...... and Nicole enjoyed having her two Grandma's with her. We had so much fun playing with Nicole's new Wii.............great exercise too! We've also spent many fun hours playing's addictiveThe lady in the pink stripes is my dear neighbour and friend Sue........she, Manda, Chris, Nicole and I have managed 34 moves without toppling the tower....our own personal record!!!

New Year's Eve I spent with my Father and Step-mother in Kent. My sister drove down from Scotland and picked me's been a few years since my Father saw both his daughter's at the same time!...that's my younger sister in the top photos with our father.One thing I miss about living in Cornard is not being beside the sea.....................

I guess it's my alter-ego coming out in me.....
We've had no snow here....a few cold days but reasonably mild..........I've taken a few sky photos at home but nothing spectacular.......I was hoping I'd get a good sunrise in Kent but it was too cloudy. I've put away all the Christmas Decorations now...........the shelves look quite bear without all this....(the first photo in the collage is Mel dressed up in some of my spare tinsel)So with sweet memories of a Christmas past......................

it's time to move forward into 2008.................................the first daffodil is out in the garden...almost to the day that it was last year!Wishing health, weath and happiness to you all and peace to the World

"Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by."
~Og Mandino~


Gledwood said...

Hi Ruth glad you had an entertaining yule "tide"...

I am really good at Jenga. Really good at knocking it down, that is .. :-\

CG said...

I keep checking and hoping to hear from lovely to get a big bumper update. Will hope your computer woes (and others) are sorted soon in 2008 {{HUGS)) Julie x

Claire said...

Oh I have missed you :)

It looks like you had a some good times.

dot said...

Happy New Year Ruth! Hope you have a great one. The pictures are wonderful and it always interesting to see what is going on with you.

Akelamalu said...

I almost cried when I saw you'd posted! It's so good to hear you had a good Christmas with your family. Whatever the New Year brings for you Ruth I truly hope it's good. Love all your pictures.

We took our decorations down on Thursday and I'm in a deep depression now the house looks so bare!

Sheila said...

Lovely to see you back Ruth. I'm glad you had a good Christmas, all the best for 2008..!

Andrée said...

The one photo you took, of Max, is fantastic. Peaceful and loving. I am glad that your holidays were full of people. The photos of the skies were extraordinary. And of your memories of Christmas past? No comment needed.

Shaz said...

Happy New Year Ruth. You're my first blog foot this year and I wish you peace & happiness. I've missed reading your posts & now that I'm more settled & the hectic December month is over you never know I might even get to do a post of my own. Love Us Danes x x x

Gledwood said...

Hi again the little scottie doggie looks really entertaining.

Can I ask you something: because I have barely just learned to put images (stock ones from google image search; I dunno how to download my own even if I could get a digi camera plugged in...)

you know when you do those large central panes split into 4, are they downloaded as "one" image if you know what I mean into one frame, also can you tell me what setting you use for that?

i'm a total "newbie" at all this so please forgive my "non comprendo"

Thanks for your message at mine, I hope all's well with you;

take care


Pat said...


It's so good to see you back posting and I wish you only the very best for the coming year.

{{{{HUGS}}}} to you my dear Ruth!



Suzi-k said...

yay ruth, welcome back!! And glad christmas went ok, i was thinking of you, it is not an easy time of the year! wishing you all the best for 2008, and thanks for the pretty e-card.

Max-e said...

Hi Ruth
Hope you have a truly great New Year

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