Christmas is always such a busy time of year, isn’t it? Unfortunately, some of the joy of anticipating this special day can be eclipsed by the pressures, obligations and “busyness” during the lead up. But finally the kinder concerts, ballet performances, school transitions, and social obligations have all come to an end, and now Christmas is here for us to enjoy.
We celebrated with my husband’s side of the family, a week early, to avoid back-to-back family celebrations on Christmas Day. It was a smart move. Nine adults and seven children gathered at our home for a seafood feast, and celebration of life. Now, all I have to do now on Christmas morning is wake up to the joy of Santa’s visit and lap up all that magical goodness. Then I’ll turn up to my Auntie’s with a salad and bottle of sparkling, ready to embrace another celebration and devour another Christmas spread!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for following Not another slippery dip. The tagline of my blog is something I hope to embrace over January: Stress less. Play more. Slow down. I wish you lots of holiday joy and hope you have a break from the harried pace of life. May your holidays be filled with:
Slow, lazy days with the family,
Family, food and celebration,
Rest, reflection and contemplation,
Lingering cuddles and kisses,
Unscheduled hours to let quiet fun unfold,
Slow walks, slow cooking, slow mornings, slow afternoons,
Gratitude, love and peacefulness,
Laughter, love and optimism for lies ahead…
On behalf of Miss A, Miss J, Miss H and Mr NASD, thank you for following and wishing you and your families a VERY Merry Christmas.
I’ll be taking a break from blogging for most of January. A self-imposed digital detox is beckoning me so that I can have more time to simply be with my family. If you’d like to follow me on instagram, I’ll be popping up there now and then. Otherwise, I’ll see you in 2015 for a new year, new direction and possibility.
Merry Christmas. Stay safe. Laugh lots.
May 2015 be a year rich in imagination, possibility and meaningful relationships.