Life in the Slow Lane: AND SO IT ENDS....

Thursday 31 December 2015


...another year that is; and like all years it has had its ups and downs...this year has had  its share of downs for us, but - as always- look hard enough and we have had many blessings too.

If you read my last post you will know that Christmas was not going at all as planned (and thank you for your good wishes for mum)...but we survived it. It was a very different Christmas Morning for mum and I...just the two of us and mum had to have her presents opened for her...we had a laugh though, as most of the things I had bought for her require that you have, if not two hands, then at least your writing hand! 

I went out for dinner with friends as planned and mum stayed home with a yogurt(!)...though I did bring some turkey back for a sandwich later in the evening.

Boxing Day saw Kirsty and her Craig arrive back....complete with all the presents I'd wrapped and left for them when I was over in November, so we had another Christmas morning

Now that's more like it!

My brother arrived on the 29th and travelled home with mum yesterday....when I spoke to her ;last night I could hear the relief in her voice just to be home...her Church friends have a rota in place to help her out and I am sure she will start to heal more quickly now.

All that's left is for me to wish you all a Happy New Year when it comes...I am looking forward to refurbishing my Craft Room (I've been to Ikea today!!) and trying to get back to scrapbooking on a regular basis.

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx


  1. Glad to hear that your Mum is safely back home and that you managed to celebrate Christmas. Do share photos of your craft room once it has been done! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2016 xx

  2. Happy New Year! Glad to hear your mother got home safely and has such a supportive group to look after her. Looking forward to seeing the new craft space.

  3. Lovely that Kirsty and her Craig were back with you again on Boxing Day and good to hear your Mum got home safely and has a care group around her. Happy New Year

  4. And a Happy New Year to you too, Alison. Thank you for all your kind comments over the last year.

  5. Wishing you all good things for 2016 Alison. I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your Ikea trip now.

  6. Oh Alison, I'm just catching up on blog reading and have seen how your plans for Christmas were scuppered. What a shame - in so many ways. I do wish your mum a full and speedy recovery.
    Looking forward to seeing that neat and tidy craft room full of lovely new furniture.
    Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2016 - I hoping for a year of smooth sailing for you - and a little less of the ups and downs!

  8. Happy 2016 Alison. Wishing your mum a speedy recovery and that this year has more ups than downs for you xxx

  9. Happy New Year....hope it's a better one for you.

  10. Alison,
    I just had a quick read of your last few posts, and, oh my goodness!
    I'm so sorry that your Christmas turned the way it did (I hope Craig brought you back something super great from Japan!).
    Glad to hear your mum is doing better and that your boxing day was a success.
    Here's hoping for a much brighter 2016.

  11. Happy New Year, I hope this one has a lot more ups than downs for you xx

  12. Glad your Mum is safely home and I am sure she was glad of your support. Hoping there will be a trouble-free January ahead for you :).

  13. Happy New Year Alison! I'm catching up today and am so glad that all your Christmas adventures turned out well in the end. Sending prayers for a quick recovery for your Mom & some FUN scrappy time for you this year!

  14. happy new year, I hope your mum is recovering xx

  15. Glad your mom now home and doing better - thank goodness for church friends! And hoping IKEA is just the beginning of happy fun things for you and yours in 2016.

  16. Was nice to read your comment on the blog. And I am glad that your mum's home and recovering. Happy crafting and organizing the craft room - glad to see someone else has that on the "To do list" for 2016. ;) Hope to see updates on that (maybe some inspiration for me).
    All the best for you and your family in 2016


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