Thursday, 20 December 2007

rest day

all done
all orders for Christmas posted (thank you Catherine x)

time this afternoon for my girls
the last month has been a little hectic, our rented house is just not big enough for all of us and my business.
i cannot remember the last morning when i have not opened my eyes and thought - ack parcel packing!

this morning i practically sprang out of bed, sang in the shower and wrapped the last seven orders with glee
done and dusted.....

so this afternoon i turned my attention to my two beautiful girls x
they have both felt rather neglected lately - sick of hearing me wailing from the dining room about lack of time/brown paper/sanity

so we hopped over to their most favourite walk

it was covered in thick frost in some places

and the sunlight was beautiful

all that can be heard is the whippets running through the trees, frost crunching under paws

and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach opposite

pure bliss

a couple of hours later and home to a little bit of crafting and catching up with programmes on the radio four website

now it is starting to feel a little like Christmas x

t x


Dragonfly said...

Isn't it just wonderful to feel that weight being lifted from your shoulders?
Your photos of the sun peeking through is beautiful...and your girls, of course!

driftwood said...

it looks like a wonderful walk! and while you have felt overwhelmed by all the parcels it must mean that the business is a sucess!!

Kitty said...

As always, stunning photographs, and your description of the accompanying sounds make them all the more gorgeous.

I love the new header picture too. :-) x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Doesn't everywhere look wonderful with the frost. That looks to be a super walk for the girls - and you of course. (Love the wellies)

Have a super Christmas in your new environment and look forward to 2008 with glee!


Primrose Hill said...

I sooo know where you are coming from! I'm almost there, a couple of more deliveries to do and some sewing for pressies and then it's onto the real Christmas stuff, icing the cake, making mountains of mincepies, and just generally slowing down a bit, bliss!

Really hope you enjoy your first Christmas up north, it'll be magical. We're heading up your way in Feb as we've got a wedding on Orkney on a beach......! Would be lovely to meet you and have a good blether over a cuppa! Oh and meet all your animals!

Off to decorate the Christmas tree!

L xx

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a heavenly walk! I'm sure your girls appreciated their time out with you! All you have to do now for the holidays is to ENJOY! =)

Nin said...

Hooray for being able to relax now! Well done :)

Curlew Country said...

What a festive scene and you got to enjoy it properly too. Sounds like you deserve a good rest and enjoy battening down to hatches and opening the plonk! Have a fantastic Christmas and enjoy a beautiful New Year up there.

mollycupcakes said...

I'm so glad it got to you and you're now all finshed and can rest and enjoy Christmas. It just give you a warm feeling knowing that it's all done and dusted and that you did it.
I felt the same way when I put the last carrot nose on the very last snowman peg and wrapped him up with his 5 other little friends lol
Now it's time for Christmas I thought.
Have a magical time.
Lots of love and hugs. x
Catherine and her family xxx

Pipany said...

Oh lovely Tracy; makes me feel Christmassy just reading it! Beautiful photos too andgreat to think the business is going so well. I got caught by a last minute order which came at 6.30 last night - POO!!!! Ah well, nearly there xx

Victoria May Plum said...

Hooray, all finished!
Now you can have a nice cup of tea and a very well deserved rest (from packing anyway)

It looks so beautiful where you are - it's really warm here! no frost at all. I am very jealous of your frost.

Have you bought pressies for all your animals - are they excited??

Merry Christmas xx

Victoria x

julie said...

Wow Tracy - what a wonderful set of photos! Glad you've got all of your chores out of the way. Have a fab Christmas up there in the magical land and all the very best for a wonderful new year x

Nonnie said...

Sounds like a perfect day and your walk looks just beautiful. Enjoy the break from work and have a very happy Christmas. Best wishes for 2008 with all your house building - an exciting year ahead! Nonnie x

OhSoVintage said...

Lovely photos, particularly the one with the sun shining through the trees. Have a lovely Christmas.

Lucy Bloom said...

Lovely to be able to wind down and concentrate on Christmas, bet it's fantastic up in those highlands!
Have a merry one,
Lucy x

Jane said...

Beautiful pics Happy Christmas Jane x

Clare said...

Hi Tracy

What beautiful photos!

Have a wonderful Christmasand New Year in your new home - somehow I think you will!

Best Wishes

Clare xx

Ragged Roses said...

Such beautiful photos Tracy. You're really lucky to have such wonderful scenery on your doorstep! Wishing you and Stephen and all the animals a very Merry Christmas and a very wonderful New Year

Deb said...

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas Tracy! Love the red wellies :-}

Kandi said...

You have such pretty pics on your blog. Can you tell me what kinds of crafts that you do. You sound so busy and that you do enjoy what you do.

Merry Christmas

Cowboys & Custard said...

Gorgeous walkies...
Just sit back and enjoy and indulge in your Christmas hols Tracy...
Speak on the other side..

Sea Angels said...

Hello Tracy, just popped by to wish you a Super Christmas, your photographs look really festive, with the thick frost, isnt it lovely.
Hugs Lynn xx

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Merry Christmas*
Hope you have a wonderful time!
love Alison x

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Have a wonderful christmas up there in wonderful Scotland, Annie x