Thursday, 3 January 2008

Happy 2008.......

December 24th, La Saleve, France


we drove up through the dense clouds to do some sledding in glorious sunshine at the top



December 25th, Geneva, Switzerland


Ms. Reva got stuck into the crafting gift while still in her pyjamas...

















I was amazed by the beautiful peacock she drew...



Meanwhile, the grown ups concentrated on fresh oysters

















and prawn cocktail, noughties style...









My sister loved the Hot Rice and Lavender Bag I made for her... (I could try to do a tutorial on this if anyone is interested, I found a great way of sorting out a washable outer)


December 26th, Lac Divonne, France

Look what we found when we went for a restorative walk on Boxing Day...


The Reva Girl and I tend to count the nests we can see walking through the park from school, they are always high in the trees so imagine our delight when we spotted one we could get close enough to inspect properly. I love the colours in this photo...

I don't have photos of us falling about in the alpine snow over New Year, as I knew enough about my lack of skiing ability to refuse to take my good camera up the slopes, suffice it to say we had a lot of fun and sustained a respectable number of bruises but no broken bones...Ms. Reva earned herself the nickname "Snow-Bot" as she zoomed about...

now, some long overdue thank yous...

to Shirley for the beautiful crocheted brooch - don't know quite how she knew it would go so perfectly with my festive cardi...


and to Katy for the lovely collection of linens. Unfortunately due to delays with Royal Mail just before Christmas they arrived too late for the project I had in mind, but will be put to good use soon I hope...


Hope you all had lovely holidays and are ready to face into 2008 with spirits renewed...

3 comments:

Katy said...

wow - what a gorgeous christmas you had - much better than the grey and wet one I had to look out of my window at!!!!
I'm not surprised sis loved the lavender bag - it's lovely. I thought you said you were a bit rubbish at sewing? Methinks you're fibbing!!!!! lol!

saraeden said...

Just popped over to sat Happy New Year !!

Your Christmas photos look wonderful like Katy says so much better than the grim and grey northern weather !!!

Sara x

juanitatortilla said...

Your year-end holiday sounded so, so nice. And the hot rice bag is real neat.

Hope your new year is going great!