Friday, 28 December 2012

Happy New Year to one and all.

Well  after a lovely family Christmas 
I'm a few pounds heavier in weight and quite a few pounds lighter in the purse
but I do have my computer back so I've just popped in to wish you all a
Very Happy New Year.

The morning of Boxing day saw us on Cromer beach watching the  
Boxing Day dip.
Nearly 400 people ran into the North Sea 
(in swim suits-no wet suits allowed)
not just once but 2 or even 3 times.
My Son and some of his friends were amongst them
although I'm not sure he will do it again, it took him a while to stop shivering.

Then it was all up the pub for warm cider before lunch.

Sorry about the photo but it does give you some sort of idea 
of the crowds of people who go to watch--
literally thousands.

I am off to France for the New Year with some family and friends.
My little one is working the Ski season in the Alps so we are off to do some Skiing
and to spend the holiday with her.
I am really looking forward to it.

As soon as I get back I'm starting a beginners course in quilting so hopefully 
one day, I can make something like this.

So see you in the New Year and watch my progress
into the world of quilting.



  1. Mad people! :) Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope you have a lovely time in France. Best wishes, Pj x

  2. Oh have a fabulous new year it sounds like fun! Your quilting class should be good fun, I'm sure you will pick it up and become hooked!
    Happy New Year honey xx

  3. Hello Gill, glad you're blogging again, and thank you once again for all the lovely gifts in the Advent Swap, particularly the lovely Christmas embroidery ring. Glad you had a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you!

    Love Claire xxx

  4. Happy New Year!You are so creative that I`m sure that you`'ll be quilting like a pro in no time! Jille xx

  5. We have a similar swim at Aldeburgh on Boxing Day - never have I felt tempted to join in!
    Happy New Year!

  6. Hi Gill, Happy New Year...and when you get back do tell us all about the course you are embarking on! I shall be swanning off to New Zealand in a couple of weeks so we may just miss each other....but I'll be checking the blogs while I'm away! Lx