Happy Season.

We have had the best, most relaxing, wonderful Christmas ever!

It’s great to be back in Cornwall by the sea, it really makes us very happy. It’s even better than I had expected because when we moved we had so much to leave behind. I thought we would miss the space of having our own land, being able to grow our own sprouts for Christmas day, but how could we when we are so completely spoilt around here for local produce. I read on the days leading up to Christmas about the stress people were going through to get all the things they needed for the few days over christmas when we are surrounded by our families, when we want it all to be, look, smell perfect! but I sat happily & cosily with a cup of tea, sticking cloves into oranges with my children, knowing I didn’t need to be part of that stress.

We made quite a few of our presents which kept us busy for the last month then for the extra ones I took a trip to the gift shop up the road at Heligan gardens www.heligan.com. for our Christmas day bird & food we went to Lobbs Farm Shop www.lobbsfarmshop.com any extras we needed I took the two minute walk down the road to our local shop & post office ‘Cakebreads’ What an amazing place! Our vegetables this year instead of coming out of our gardens came from the veg stall by the farm gate up the road, I am so pleased to be able to support them because I know how much hard work goes into growing them now. I have included photos of these places because they are so good!

And as for the new year, it’s going to be a busy start- My children haven’t been able to get a place in the local school yet because it is a bit full… so until the appeal comes I am home-schooling them, easy

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to write quite difficult/different to actually do.. hopefully I will do it as well as I can & it will be a nice experience for them, but I don’t see myself doing my own work any time soon??

Lastly but wonderfully my partner of 9 years asked me to marry him on Christmas Eve so I’m looking forward to the excitment of that in the New Year 2011.

New Years resolutions are; To enjoy this unexpected time with my children, Volunteering to help a charity, to carry on enjoying life here & explore as much as possible.

Happy New Year!

Lou

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