Tuesday, 1 December 2009


December is upon us and the first comment I have to make is that I survived NaBloPoMo!!! Yes, I posted every day for the whole of November.

I'm not sure how I managed it and it was touch and go at times when I was too tired to make the effort and I realised that I hadn't posted that day, but I didn't want to give up on this challenge.

So now I can sit back and relax (in between studying!) and think about Christmas, which is fast approaching. I haven't written a single card and I feel overwhelmed by the prospect of trawling through that card list again and sending cards to people who don't make the effort to keep in touch. I spent $50 on postage stamps and then realised that sometimes, it is time to let go. So I am thinking that this year, I will review my list and send cards to those people who are really important to me. Do other people feel like this?

The picture at the start of this post is my Advent calendar. I love opening the little windows every day on the approach to Christmas and although small, this is such a sweet design. It is from Rachel Ellen Designs and is a 'stained glass' window. I had a similar one last year and it was such fun. I delayed opening the first window until I had time to scan the card into the computer to share with you, so now I'm off to open that window...