The break which I must declare was not of my own making. Just before christmas my laptop died - as in I was using it in the evening, woke up the next morning and it just wouldn't turn on ;-( According to Asus, 3 weeks later, the entire power system had to be replaced. It's at this point that I am extremely glad I purchased extra warranty!!
So much has happened I'm not really sure where to start....
Graduation was on the 15th of December and it all went swimmingly - the dress was lovely, shoes were looking hot if I do say so myself!! The gown was hot & itchy and the hat refused to stay on but I had a great evening celebrating the achievement with my dearest uni friend and of course with the family. Dinner out afterwards was nice but it ended up being a very long night!! Kudos & thanks to my sister for looking after the small people for the night which made it even easier & stress free for me!! Graduation involved pressies too which was rather unexpected. Mum & Dad paid for my quilting of the very appropriately named Graduation quilt, the other half gave a gorgeous freshwater pearl & Swarovski crystal necklace and Nanna got me a very practical card swiper thingie engraved with my name & graduation date on it. I was feeling very spoilt!!
Birthday was OK - I spent it in Tamworth with Nanna. Quiet lunch out. Nothing to write home about.
Christmas was lovely - the kidlets got major spoilt but it's okay because it is christmas, they are grandparents and according to my mother 'that's my job!'. I got a really lovely sapphire & diamond ring from my folks, a gift voucher from dad, perfume, wall hangings & CD from the other half, towels and an assortment of other very useful and practical gifts!
New Years - Was spent at my darling friends with lots of wine, a load of laughs, board games, wine, food, conversation, wine, kidlets, wine. We had so much fun we almost missed the main event but watched the fireworks on telly & from their balcony and then soon after crashed into bed.
And so here we are ;-) Will post piccies when I finally find the camera cord & will update the crafting news as well - there has been much productivity lately!
Just as a complete side note I'm off to have pancakes for dinner. Personally I can't go past lemon & sugar but it must be freshly squeezed lemon, none of the in-the-bottle stuff. What about you?? What's your fave pancake topping/combo??