Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year - 2014

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Oh my life where did 2013 go? ….. and now here we are at the very beginning of 2014, another year spread out in front of us, and I never thought I would still be here .... again, still blogging  ….. and for that, you and I have Marc to thank ……. 3 cheers for Marc …. hip, hip ……hooray!!!
MarcSo ….. what does 2014 have in store  …… a couple of things are already planned, like lots and lots of London Lounging and the swigging of mahoooosive vodka and cokes with Marc!
Then a trip to Iceland in April with the A Level Geography girls at work, when I will finally get to swim in the Blue Lagoon ….. something I have dreamed about doing for as long as I can remember. I know I am going to see so many wonderful and amazing sights that will just take my breath away.
 icelandThen there are other things on my list like ………
Surprise, surprise ….. losing a bit of weight ……  like half a ton!!  Marc has been on the 5:2 Diet with AMAZING results ...... so it would be rude to not follow in his footsteps!
Then there's the bottom of my garden ....which hopefully by Easter will be my special peaceful oasis and oft-time party area!!!!! 
Bottom of my gardenBottom of my garden.I …… at the end of the summer I decided that I just couldn’t do it on my own and so I now have a lovely gentleman and his wife who over the coming months are sorting it all out for me, very slowly, bit by bit, ….. nothing fancy …
FiddleFarts GardenThe bottom of my garden
……. but in the end I hope it will be a very different area, with a place for a table and chairs, a barbeque, and a duck egg blue shed, fitted inside with a bit of carpet, an old arm chair and my faithful radio ……. and flower beds that I can keep in control and a few quirky ornamental  bits and pieces.
Lucy and I both fancy a proper beach holiday in the summer, perhaps Greece. It seems such a long time since we last saw and smelt the sea, let alone swam in it, I am pining!
On the really ambitious side I wouldn’t mind having a go at demo-ing, goodness knows what, but I think my confidence is high enough to give it a bash ….. so I am open to all offers!!!!!!
As for blogging …. well, let’s just see how it goes, a post every other day seems manageable at the moment ….. it is hard work, especially as I write two!!! But I am so grateful that I seem to have got my old mojo back and now get cross and frustrated especially when I can’t craft fast enough because ideas keep flooding into my brain……
It’s a year, I hope, we can all continue to share ….. all FiddleFarting together.
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HERE’S TO 2014 … BRING IT ON!!!!


christine said...

Happy new year to you too.
Thanks for all your blogging, looking forward to your new ideas

Mrs B said...

Happy NewYear Hele. I hope 2014 brings you all that you desire. Thanks for blogging, your style is right up my street(just wish I could write freehand like you!)you have sparked off so many creative thoughts for me, for which I am always grateful as that is my failing. Here's to 2014. Take care

tilly said...

OOOOO Helen, I can't wait to start 2014 with you lol.... I am all for coming up and watching you with your new melting pot ( a BIG THANKS to Mark for everything) the heart was beautiful....
You took us on such amazing adventures last year and I'm looking forward to Iceland and your Tete-a-tetes in the garden.
Just blog when you want to.... don't feel you have to commit.
Love to you and yours and wishing you everything you would wish for yourself in 2014 (and the boys and Mark of course) lol
Tilly x

SueF said...

Happy New Year Helen - looking forward to see what the new year brings


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year - I love your blogs, your crafting inspiration and the adventures of the boys! Keep up the good work.
Much love Kim xx

KraftyKaren said...

Happy New Year to you xxx

Looking forward to more inspiration from you over the coming year.

EssexCommuter said...

Iceland is amazing - take thermals!!!!! Looking forward to reading your blog in 2014.

Jem said...

Happy New Year! I loved Iceland and the Blue Lagoon is amazing!
So glad you kept blogging and have found a great friend in Marc x

Melanie Marshall said...

Excuse me madame - you forgot to mention meeting up with your awesome friend Mel and having the chin wag of epic proportions.. a chin to rival Brucies! I hope 2014 is wonderful for you, you deserve it x

marc said...

lol thanks pal but it was all done by you all i did was plead and look pathetic while crying my life wont be the same with out a bit of fiddling with you (that dont sound like it should but i am sure every one knows what i mean ) i am looking forward to seeing you doing more know i have lost 4 stone and trying out new things we will have so much fun big love to every one and thank you all for your love marc

Cheryl W said...

Still catching up on reading posts after being out of town for several days. Hope your new year is splendiferous!

Roni said...

Helen, I'd just like to say a big heartfelt thanks to you for continuing to blog, after everything you've been thro, you stuck at it and for that I'm grateful coz at the end if a difficult day i read your blog and it makes me smile!! :D And an even bigger thank you to Marc for being Helen's rock and coaxing her to stick at it! Love you both!!

Why dont you try a video demo'ing your melting pot or decopatch, as practice, it could be a wee stepping stone to becoming a proper demo queen and Marc could be your cameraman/critic! Lol, now that would be fun, especially after some vodka! ;)

Happy new year Helen to you and yours (and Marc), wishing you lots of love, fun, fiddle farting, vodka 'n' laughter in 2014!

Big hugs
Roni :D xox