I hope you have all enjoyed your festivities - we certainly had a good time !
As well enjoying time with family & friends, I was able to keep up with my daily Christmas Journal - just the writing each days journal & making sure I had taken photos was enough to keep me safely on track !
Then last weekend, once the decorations were safety stowed back in their boxes in the roof space and Much Beloved was away in Manchester to watch football, I had time to print everything out & get the Journal finished.
It was satisfyingly plump with memories by the time I finished !
And our fun New Year's Eve with our friends Lynda & Robert - with a delicious Mexican meal that Rich my Much Beloved cooked !
And the fireworks from over the Thames were amazing - even on TV !!!
With an extra day off work on Friday I had time to get a bit of crafting done too !!
So I finally caught up with Lynda & my 2015 Tag challenge - I had fallen 3 months behind what with all the stitching for weeks pre Christmas ! So I plunged in to get all three finished !
October was "Autumn Colours"
November was "Seedheads" (guess who chose that theme - well you know how I adore a good seedhead !
Lynda was much futher ahead than me - so here are her November & December tags next to mine !
I didn't do Journal 52 much last year - maybe I needed a break after 2014 - but am going to at least dabble this year !
Here's Week One which feature my "watchwords" for 2016. Carpe Diem - Seize The Day - I feel the need to grab opportunities & not to let things slip by me !
I can seldom limit myself to "a word for the year" !
Well I am a Libra - never use a sentence when a paragraph will do !!
And this week I have just started the Everything Art on-line course Wanderlust 2016 - which will be about mixed media & art journalling techniques.
I'm looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us !
Wishing you all a happy & healthy 2016 !
Love Ali xx