Oh, it’s good to be home. The journey was not without its trials and tribulations – a taxi driver who ripped us off was the least of it. At airport security I realised I’d left my netbook and kindle at the hotel. Oops. What a lemon! Thank goodness, the hotel is posting my belongings to me.
New Year’s Eve heralds a small second Christmas for my boyfriend, who bravely volunteered to leave behind some of his Christmas presents to make our journey North more doable. So today he unwrapped the things I’d made for him.
Frankly, I’m close to speechless. I expected much eye rolling and the odd snigger. As it turns out, he loves his makes!
I painted this mug when I went to Crafty Pint with Huggie Does Homespun and Leopard Anchor. As you can see, painting isn’t my forte. This is the type of mug you’d give a toddler (and the parents would quickly put somewhere ‘safe’ ie out of sight) – but Ian swears blind this receptacle is the perfect size for a strong coffee. Whaddya know?
During December, whenever Ian disappeared to the office to do his Open University studies (or play computer games – you be the judge) I’d get my embroidery out. It’s a miracle Ian and I get on so well. I love going out and seeing people; Ian just wishes everyone would go away and leave him alone. I thought he’d be a bit sniffy about embroidery, but he is thrilled with this too and threatening to put it on his desk at work! WHAT am I doing right?!!!
In return, Ian has made something for all of us to share as we head into 2012. Our own Lego Logo, complete with man carrying Olympic torch and a little dog:
I’d like to wish each and every one of you a wonderful New Year’s Eve. May we all receive everything we deserve in the next year. And come on. We deserve a lot!