Thursday, December 29, 2011

the holiday tonic






The best part of a holiday, to my mind, is to not have very much of anything to do. Not having to be anywhere. Of being in your dressing gown until eleven.  Eating trifle for breakfast.  Or (leftover) ham sandwiches for dinner if you feel like it.

And though a family of five ensures that there is always something to do,  there is certainly a lot less to do. Many more moments of just being together. For it is the quieter times that allow us to reconnect with each other, don't you think?

I will be away from this space for at least a few days. So I will wish you all a happy new year now. Thank you all for your support, comments and reading over the past (not quite) year. I started this blog in March this year, not knowing if anyone would be interested in reading the day to day in our family life that is the inspiration for this blog. I have been blown away by so many kind comments, new friendships made and the support of the blogging community. Though I am often unable to answer all comments personally, please know that I do truly appreciate each and every comment. Next year I hope to keep up with my emails a little better, I promise!


See you all in 2012. Thank you!

20 comments:

simplelife said...

Happy New Year and thanks for sharing with us.

cheers Kate

Kim H said...

Happy New Year to you, Tania, and your family. Looking forward to a new year of blogging together:)

Kim
PS I'm so very glad you started this blog. It is definitely up there with my faves!

Vic said...

Happy New Year Tania, I look forward to enjoying your beautiful posts in the New Year & beyond, have a great break. xx

Catherine said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I've enjoyed watching and learning from you and your family and I'm looking forward seeing you all again in the New Year. Take care and enjoy your family time together. xx

Shelley said...

Happy New Year Tania! Look forward to reading your blog in 2012 :) Have a lovely break Xx

cathy@home said...

I love to visit your blog and will in the year ahead.

monkeemoomoo said...

Yep, ham sandwiches for us tonight and leftover cheesecake for lunch today:)

Wishing you and your family happy new year festivities and a relaxing holiday xo

Christina said...

Oh, those hydrangeas. I've always wanted a garden full of hydrangeas and lavender. They remind me of my Aunts beautiful garden from when we were growing up. He front door was flanked by the most amazing hydrangeas. Can't wait to get our garden in order and get planting! poor garden, it had been neglected for years before we brought the house.

Enjoy your break and many thanks for all your lovely and inspiring posts and your kind words and comments. May the new year bring with it many wonders, health and happiness. :)

Zara said...

Tania you have such a beautiful home. Happy New Year to you and your family. x

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Happy New Year.

Smiled at the hydrangeas in preserving jars - I have started using those jars for flowers too!

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Happy New Year.

Smiled at the hydrangeas in preserving jars - I have started using those jars for flowers too!

Jenny M said...

Too bad we can't bottle 'the Holiday tonic'! Enjoy your down-time.
Best wishes to you & your family for the New Year.

Anabelle said...

Lovely pictures. Like you, i enjoy holidays for the same reasons. Have a wonderful new year, my best wishes for you and your lovely family.

PaisleyJade said...

OH yeah - we have totally been loving left over trifle here too! Beautiful snaps - Happy New Year!

Veronica said...

a very happy new year to you and your family tania. love your blog to bits. enjoy the holidays. xo

ashley said...

happy new year. love that you have been having trifle for breakfast. that is what the holidays are all about. love your pics and words, as always, x ashley

emma said...

Happy New Year! We're are loving the holiday slow down too. Wishing you and yours health and happiness in 2012

Michelle said...

Beautiful pics Tania.

Hope you have a lovely break. Happiest of new year wishes to you

Xx

kathyros said...

Happy New Year to you and your family as well, Tania. I love the way your write your news and whats happening in your family. It is one of my favourite blogs.
Cheers Kathy (TAS)

Fiona said...

Loving your blog ...
And btw we had those cereal bowls growing up ....