Posted by: Admin | December 20, 2011

So this is Christmas…

And what a year it ends! 2011 was the year I turned 50 (and discovered that the world, far from ending, continues to become a much more interesting place) There was a party, a trip to Norway and a 30th wedding anniversary to celebrate.

image © IPS Photography

Son no. 1 became a father for a third time and, once more, the circle of love expanded to include a new member of the family. The year drew to a close with an engagement and the sense that 2012 is going to be the year that a great number of plans come to fruition.

Christmas means so many different things to different people, whether religious or otherwise. For me it is a time to pause, to gather the family in and celebrate the love that binds us and to reconvene for the New Year.

This year, Daughter number 2 will be far away, preparing Christmas dinner for a chalet full of strangers. She’s working with friends, so I’m sure she’ll have a Christmas to remember, but there’ll be a Beth-shaped space round the table. I will, as has been necessary these past two years, ping up and down the country like a demented elf in order to see my precious grandchildren whilst enabling my daughter and soon-to-be-son-in-law to be back at work on 27th. I do hope it doesn’t snow!

I hope that, wherever you are and whoever you’re with, you will have the kind of Christmas that fills your heart with joy. And I hope that I’ll see you here in the New Year for another 12 months of project50 mutual inspiration!

To You and Yours, from Me and Mine, have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! x

image © IPS Photography

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