Given that we are now on the 29th - this is officially the last Rocking post of 2012 and as such maybe it's time for a general 2012 Rocking Round Up.
My grateful's for the year look something along the lines of
- My blogging friends, those of you who happen along once in a year, a month, a week or every blog post really make me smile. Those that leave comments make me smile even more because then I know you've visited - so I salute you my blogging friends thanks for the support through the year - you are AWESOME!
- My hubby and son - who are my constant motivators, supporters and all round amazing people. We've had some fabulous times this year, times on holiday, days out, general time together! I love you both to the ends of the sky and back! Let's make 2013 even better!
- The WW group on facebook - you girls are utterly amazing, you make me laugh and cry and giggle out loud, sometimes in one 'chat' - long may it continue!
- My family for making Christmas day special, it was a long long day (well we were cooking for 10) but with family around us for most of the day the cooking task sped along at quite a merry pace and I found it probably the most relaxing Christmas day given the cooking task (a few amendments to our normal dinner this year, included Aunt Bessie's Roast potatoes - I cheated and it was farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr better than the stress factor) and Mum sorting the Yorkshire puddings! This was the table set before they all arrived!
- Christmas overall has been a rocking time for me, we've done so many activities again, managing most of the items on the list, from panto, to Christmas tree festivals, from Christmas markets to Kelham Island Victorian Christmas market and not forgetting our one and only visit to Center Parcs! A photo from Christmas morning, when I look at photos like this I remember the magic!
- Holidays - we've managed three this year and they were all fantastic, one in Penrith, one in Beamish and one in the Wye Valley all were fabulous and fun, goodness knows what we'll manage next year, but I'm just enjoying the memories!
- Our first grown ups visit to Thoresby Hall
- Getting dressed for dinner at Thoresby
- Last days at school were sad and the end of an era, but the start of a new chapter!
- Long summer days at Chatsworth Country Fayre (we got there as they opened and left after it had all finished!)
- A first driving lesson for said 12 year old
- Autumn walks with my boys!
- Nickelback gig - yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- the Olympics and our visit to Jessica's Post Box in Sheffield!
- Baby Meerkats - sooooooooooo cute
- Crazy cousins remembering their youth (at the grand old age of 13 and 12 respectively).
- Pub lunches by the River Wye
- And giant meringues at Harewood!
- Quite simply fun fun times!
- Crafting oooh I do love my crafting, in fact I was crafting again yesterday, with my set up in the TV room there is no excuse not to craft because I'm in the same room as the boys, the TV, the Wii and now the Xbox so whilst they compete on game systems or watch films etc. I sit at my table enjoying the atmosphere but also enjoying crafting. This year I didn't make Christmas cards before Christmas - it turned into stressful production line of making in early December which I didn't much enjoy, so this next year will be different - why? Because I've started them now and every time I complete a 12 x 12 layout I'm going to use the leftovers to create a card - you'd be amazed at how easy Christmas cards are to produce no matter what papers are available all you need I've found is stickles!
- Trips to the theatre, not had many but the ones we have had have been awesome, hoping for some more fun times in 2013.
- Said 12 year old starting comprehensive and embracing the change, I don't think there is anything more stressful than a mother standing and waving their 12 year old off to big school, but he seems to have taken it in his stride, he is becoming so mature with a great sense of humour.
And that my lovely people is that, it wouldn't be a rocking post without a bit of crafting now would it? So I'll leave you with a layout from the last UKS Cyber crop - and now I have a hexagon die cutter I'm intending on doing this one a few more times!
And finally Mr Linky