Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Catching up ....a bit

As Donnas lovely graphic says ....A Very Happy New Year Everyone .

I am sorry I havent posted for simply ages ,the truth is I have had a few down days ,but I think many have experianced that ,It is a particularly emotive time of year ,dont you think ? I will attempt to catch up with the help of pictures ...

Here I am ,at the Christmas lunch, I went to with members of the residents forum ,Margaret and I have been friends for many years ...

I found another shop  window ,this one depicts ,Three French Hens ...

On Christmas Day ,because Maurice was working I went to my son Mark and his wife Chrissie ....

And of course their dog Blue who is so gentle ,(as there wasnt many folks around Maurice took Kizzie work with him )

Here is a picture of my sister Jean wearing the jumper and beads we got for her ....

and Kizzie opened her own presents ...


Then on Boxing day Charlotte (my Grandaughter ) came to stay ..

And I  couldnt get onto  the computer ! .......

Kizzie enjoyed Charlottes company .....

Last night ,Maurice and I went to a party with members of our Family ,to celebrate the New Year ...

Jean and I with Maisy ,Jeans Grand daughter....

And with Gary,my nephew and Maisys Daddy ....

As you can see we had a lovely time ,Sorry I have been absent for so long ,New Years Resolution to get caught up ,Awonderful 2008 to you all ...with love from

Thanks to my Dear friend Debbie for my siggy

 

 

 

 

 

50 comments:

tellsg said...

Happy new year Jan.  The photos are lovely and your sister is so like you.  Love that Kizzy, getting even cuter every time.  Sorry to hear you have been down.  I know what you mean about it being an emotional time.  I found an old letter from one of my dear sisters today and then boo hooed for a while.  Hope you feel more up now after getting together with your lovely family.  I suppose we have to count our blessings and enjoy the now.  Hugs, Tells x

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Jan,happy new year! I loved all your photos, thanks for sharing.I enjoyed looking at them.Is Blue a dog or a bear! he is huge! Kizzy was so busy unwrapping hers lol...love your black outfit with the shawl...Linda x x

sybilsybil45 said...

So glad to see you out and about again...I thought that maybe the time of the year was getting to you !!  What a lovely girl Charlotte looks. Bet she enjoyed her visit to Granma....Your New Years night out looks as if it was a good one.  Mary and I just sat here having a drink or two !  rum and coke..then at midnight, back door open to let in the new year, front door open to let old year out..the a phone call to my sisters and a bit later Jacqueline my beloved niece rang from Worcester...and so to bed.  I am sure I was in bed almost sooner than Mary got into her house !! ( Not really I always check to see she is home safely)  Wishing you and all those you love a great 2008 full of wonderful happy healthy days.  Love Sybil xx

jaymact1 said...

Hi Jan, lovely entry today enjoyed seeing all your photos taken over the festive period. Sorry you have had a few bad days don't know what it is just now but I have been the same blame it on the weather. New Wire in the Blood on Monday coming. Happy New Yer to you and Maurice.    Love Joan.

lindapaterson177 said...

Looking good by the photos, Happy New Year to you and Maurice ...luv bella xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

So glad to see you back, Jan!  Your pictures were a lovely way for us to catch up.  Charlotte is lovelier than ever.  This gloomy weather is always hard on our moods.  Hang in there...brighter days are coming. Happy New Year!  Love xx Chris

madcobug said...

Those are great photos.  Looks like you had a good time with family and friends. Happy New Year to all of you. Kizzy too.

drb1064 said...

Like the outfit Jan you did look posh lol. Lovely pics and happy new year again lol.
Debbie
xxx

cornwalldreckly said...

Jan, you and your sister look like each other.  The pictures are lovely.  I hope this year will be happy and healthy for you and your family.

edwardssoapy said...

Dear Jan,

Sorry to hear you have been feeling down lately.  I think we all feel a bit emotional at this time of year.  However, it is good to have you back with us in J-Land.  

Thank you for sharing the pictures taken over the Christmas period.  Sometimes, pictures are all you need to tell a story.  As I was looking through, I couldn't help notice how clear the picture was on your T.V.

Happy New Year to you, Maurice and Kizzie.  May the be full of wonderful for you all.

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icklemisssexpot said...

A very Happy New Year to you Jan...Fab pics again and i especially love all the themed windows with the 12 days of Christmas...Here's hoping that 2008 brings you health, happiness and wealth :o)  Caff xxxxxx

egre328 said...

Glad you had such a good time.  Our NYE was spent quietly at home, but we loved it all the same.  Happy New Year to you and your family.  Eileenx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan your pictures are lovely ~ looks like you all had a good time ~ Hope you have a Happy and healthy Good Year bringing you everything you wish for yourself ~ Ally x

pharmolo said...

Great pictures, Jan, thanks for sharing. Happy 2008!

sugarsweet056 said...

Wondeful pics, woofs to Kizzie! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Sugar

lindaggeorge said...

Happy New Year to you. This is a reflective ime of year isn't it, hope you are feeling happier now.

Linda x.

astoriasand said...

Hi Jan .First let me say That Graphic of Donna's is beautiful isn't it? The pictures of your outings and family are all lovely too nice bug clear ones.Your Grandaughter is pretty girl,just like her Grandma.You look realy lovely on your pics Jan in the black outfit you have on.Jean looks lovely in her new jumper and beads too.Blue the dog looks so placid and well Kissi what can one say of Kissi she is realy excited opening that prezzie LOL!! Is that me Motherhen lying on the floor she has tossed to one side Haaaaaaa.Have a lovely New Years day Jan and I hope 2008 brings all thins bright and beautiful for you and yours and much better health for you especially,which you so deserve.Our Lady of The Blog you are a star.Take Care God Bless Kath
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blpltt said...

And a very Happy New Year to you too, Jan.
I felt unusually low, I think it was the aftermath of a pre-Christmas bug.  No excuse really, as we were all together and everything went well.
Hope 2008 sees you back to your old self.
Bunny xxxx

lanurseprn said...

Glad to see you're back. Boy I can relate to having those "down days." They are horrible, aren't they?
Enjoyed your pics. You look so pretty!  Thank you for the card you sent to me. I hope you got the one I sent to you.
Happy New Year!
Love,
Pam xoxox

jckfrstross said...

time just slips away:( glad you are back and having fun love the pictures:)

Deb

jeanno43 said...

Wonderful photos Jan, loved them all.  Charlotte is as pretty as she is nice but both your grand-daughters are lovely.  Yes, this is a depressing time of year.  Never used to be like that when we were young but the Christmas/new Year period is not the same anymore.  Maybe it comes with age.  Anyway, have a wonderful 2008 and thanks for sharing the photos.

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gaboatman said...

Jan
These picture were absolutely great!  You and Maurice make such a handsome couple!  Happy Nerw Year to you both!  All the best to you in the new year!
Sam

chat2missie said...

Loved seeing your pictures.  Looks like your off to a good New Year!
Missie

dklars said...

Happy New Year to you!   ~~Kath~~

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))Happy New Year.I love the pics.

haileen2003 said...

Nice to see you..enjoyed the pictures. It is an emotive time I think as we get older!
Happy New Year to you and Maurice
Aileen..... & AllanX
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cayasm said...

So happy to see you fit and well, glad you had a nice Christmas and New Year.
Happy New Year to you and your Family for 2008.
Thanks for the Christmas card so kind..:)
Hopefully we'll see a bit more of you when you've caught up.
Welcome back
Huge hugs
Yasmin
xx

marainey1 said...

Happy New Year !  It looks like you've had a wonderful holiday.  After all these great days with with family and friends it will be a let down for me to go back to normal times.  'On Ya' - ma

nightmaremom said...

YEAH!!  Good to see an entry from you!!  I've missed ya... and worried a bit.  You put that to rest the other night.  Looks like your holidays were grand.. thanks for sharing.  Looking forward to our chat...
love ya
d

mariealicejoan said...

I was wondering where you had gotten to Jan.  I think we all have down moments from time to time.  Especially at this time of year.  It's important not to dwell too much on the past though but to look forward to a new and fresh beginning.  (((hugs))))  Looking forward to a new year of your writings and the journey.  Loved all the photographs!  You are so blessed to have so many family members living so close to you!  I would give anything to have that!  :-)
Hope that you have a wonderful 2008 chock full of blessings and goodness.
love,
marie
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jlocorriere05 said...

Happy new year Jan and Maurice, and of course, Kizzie! It was good to see the photos of you all enjoying yourselves over Christmas and the new year and lovely to see you back again too! Don't stay away too long! Jeannette xx  

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan - what a lovely entry - all your entries are quite lovely.   It was lovely to see all the pics.   You have a very nice, close and loving family.   Sorry to hear you have been feeling down - its so not like you.  You have given me so many words of comfort since i lost my Mum.....you are a very very lovely person and i wish there was something i could do to lift 'your down days'...
(((((big hugs for you Jan)))))
Lotsa luv Jaynee xxx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,Happy New Year wishes again for you and Maurice ,lets hope you have more up days this year ,you have done a great entry ,telling its own story ,it was lovely to be together on new years eve night .Thank you for sending me your photos .Also for my mic its great to be able to hear your voice ........Love you  v.much ........Jeanxxx

ukgal36 said...

happy new year jan..great pics!!
Lyn

mortonlake said...

 happy  new  year   jan ,we  all  get those  down  days,  but  they make the  good  days even  better.         take  care  mort. xxx

frdbrow7 said...

Happy New Year Jan, Maurice & Kizzie!

Hope the New Year brings lots of 'up' days!

Kizzie looks so cute, her ears are amazing - I bet she would do well in TV ads!  I'm going to be a grandma for the 2nd time in the next few days and I do believe 'it' is going to have the same name as your sweet little dog :-)

all the best
Freda

oddb0dkins said...

Happy new year Jan. Hope the blues pass quickly and you're soon back to your lively smiling self.

B. x

nay0114 said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday with your family. Happy New Year 2008.
Loved all the pictures. Those three french hens were cute in the Frenchie outfits.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie (DSD)
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siennastarr said...

I know exactly how you feel, Jan... I've been absent from my journal more than I've been around.  I just get into a slump sometimes, and lose my muse.  I've made a resolution to journal more often too, but I doubt I will stick with it! lol  I'm so bad about that!
Thanks for sharing the pictures, I really enjoyed seeing them.  You look lovely.. as always!

Hugs and love
Jackie

beckiepainton said...

ive dhad the lurg so i know what you mean, happy new year to you, Beckie x

mleppard06 said...

hello jan, i have missed a few of your entries, the alerts seem to be a bit tempermental. I am glad you have had a nice time over christmas, your pics are lovely. Happy new year. mrs t xx
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elainey2465 said...

Dear Jan - lovely to hear from you - I have been guilty of not being in touch on here for ages either - when we are all busy its hard! Happy New Year Love Laine xx
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sunnyside46 said...

looks like you had a good holiday!
Marti

faircolleen said...

Happy new year to Jan and Maurice. . .those are lovely photos and I enjoyed looking.Isnt charlotte so like you Jan? Nice to see Jean and Maisy too. Your christmas outfit is very nice Jan    : )
Hope you have a healthy 2008

faveanti said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO BOTH OF YOU.  Your photos are lovely, as always.
love, Angie, xx

jmoqueen said...

A great update and it does look like you had a lovely time ~ what lovely family you have :o)  A bit late but happy new year to you all xx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

jmoqueen said...

A great update and it does look like you had a lovely time ~ what lovely family you have :o)  A bit late but happy new year to you all xx

Jenny

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plieck30 said...

Enjoyed seeing all your pictures. Very nice. Kizzie really meant business opening the presents. So cute. Paula

rachealcarol said...

You're a stylish lady Jan :) I love your outfit with the satin sash.  Kizzie's ears tickle me, they're brilliant, just looking at her gives a warm glow.  You've a lovely family, and even though you've been below par healthwise, I'm glad you all had a memorable time. Hope those minus moods go west this year and leave just the good ones. Rache

pamal3 said...

I Thoroughly enjoyed the pictures. Blue is enormous! lol. looks like a real gentle giant though. What a cutie kizzie is. Love Pam xx