The story so far…

How has your Christmas week been so far?

Ours has been a mix of the beautiful and the exhausting.

Beautiful:  parties, people, food, gifts, mystery, contemplation, carols, cups of tea with friends, gatherings, singing, dancing, being together, hugs, kisses, hand-holding, snuggling under fleecy blankets, candlelight, watching great films and funny programmes, talking about the future.

Exhausting: tidying, clearing, picking stuff up, cleaning, tantrums, tiredness, things out of place, things without a place, stuff, noise, break of rhythm.

Oh, its good to see that the beautiful list is longer than the exhausting one!

Yesterday was my birthday and it was filled with lovely moments. A walk on a frosty Tooting Common to feed the ducks on a blue sky day with my family (can anyone tell me the name of the big birds in the tree I snapped?),

An hour in the Champagne Bar at Harvey Nichols with my beloved  (those bubbles have magic in them, they do!)

Being sung Happy Birthday to by my kiddies, with candles on the cake they made with their dada (an artists palette and paintbrush, Isabella’s idea). Good good friends round in the evening, sharing food and wine and their favourite tracks. Love it.

Now, dreaming of the freshness of the new year, plotting and planning my intentions…

5 Responses to “The story so far…”

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  1. Dana Barbieri says:

    Hi Concetta. Happy Birthday to you!! You had a great one is seems! That is so sweet that your family made you a very thoughtful cake. Our stories sound the same regarding Christmas. We are just trying to get back into the normal routines. Happy New Year!

  2. Concetta says:

    Thanks Dana! Yes, we are suffering post Christmas 'agh' and are trying but failing to steer the ship!

  3. Kate England | Marmalade Moon says:

    What a festive time of year for you, with your birthday as well as Christmas! It sounds like you had a great time (love your lists) and that your birthday was gorgeously romantic! 🙂

    Here's wishing you a very happy New Year! Full of creative dreams in your new garden studio! May all your dreams come true!

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  5. Concetta says:

    Ohh cormorants? Will do a google image search! Thank you 🙂

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