Rollercoaster Mum: A Year in Pictures - Week 52


Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A Year in Pictures - Week 52

Well it's New Years Eve and time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the next one. It feels like weeks since I last posted but in reality it's only about 10 days. This month has been hard to find the time but I may, just may continue next year.

As for the last 10 days, it's been a bit more relaxed, although strange at times. We were very glad to have arranged to have Christmas at Grandma's when the power went off at 12.30am on Christmas Eve (just after I had wrapped the last pressie - phew) and according to our neighbours did not come back on until lunchtime on Boxing Day. Our thoughts were with our friends, neighbours and fellow villagers who found various ways to cook the turkey ranging from the BBQ to the woodburner with lots of community spirit. Since we came home it has mainly rained a lot and we have watched films and played games but we managed to escape on Sunday to the Enchanted Story Trail at RHS Wisley (on until 5th Jan if you want to go) and I got to play with my new camera (squeee - thank you Rollercoaster Dad!)

handmade natural Christmas wreath
On the Sunday before Christmas Bigger Miss and I took advantage of a break in the weather and went to gather moss and pine cones to make our own Christmas wreath

Christmas star on the tree
The star on top of the Christmas tree (always a star in our house not a fairy!)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, Christmas Eve
Happy to be at Grandma's with heat and light - freshly bathed and stockings hung before bed.

Christmas presents
All dressed up for Christmas and happily opening all those presents!
fun on the playground
Boxing day trip to a really cool new playground near Grandma's

winter view of glasshouse RHS Wisley
My favourite picture from the trip to RHS Wisley - I plan to do a whole post in the next few days! 
Happy New Year - see you in 2014!

To go and check out how everyone has finished off their year head on over to The Boy and Me:

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky


  1. Lovely pictures as always. I do like your homemade Christmas wreath. Some great pictures of the girls at Christmas too. Looks like they had a lovely time.

  2. Your wreath is lovely. Happy New year! :)

  3. oh wow i am so glad your christmas plans involved being elsewhere if the power and heat went off over Christmas!!

    Sending lots of hugs, health and happiness for 2014 x

  4. your wreath is beautiful and we have stars at the top of our trees too.
    how gorgeous are your daughters? and i love how they are wearing their hair up for christmas day
    isnt it lovely how in times like that with a power failure a sense of community spirit still shines through - thats wonderful.
    and i love the last outdoors pic - such fun!
    happy new year x x

  5. That RHS venue looks amazing, lovely light. I also like the look of that playground, it's brilliant when they take time to design a good area for children. Your girls are beautiful, so lovely.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365 this year and well done on completing the year.


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