As this is my first post of 2016 I just wanted to start by saying a (very belated!) Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who has supported me in the last few months.

I had a wonderful evening watching the fireworks at a local display, then seeing in the New Year at home with my husband, Adrian, enjoying a few drinks and feeling very merry by the stroke of midnight.

The first week in January is a double celebration as my birthday is on the 5th.
I had an amazing day, which started off with a long walk in the beautiful winter sunshine, followed by a coffee and cake date with a few friends. I was lucky enough to receive some gift vouchers this year so I had fun trying on loads of clothes in the shops and came home with a few new items for my winter wardrobe.

In the evening Adrian and I ordered a take away and shared a bottle of Champagne.

 

During the last week I’ve also been planning and organising posts to feature in my blog, which I’m really looking forward to sharing with you.
Writing my own blog was something I’d wanted to do for quite a while and never had the courage to do so. After speaking to other Bloggers I decided to take the plunge and go for it and created Rosie Loves Life.
It’s still a work in progress and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot more along the way, but I’m really excited to see where 2016 will take me and where I’ll be this time next year.
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I can’t believe it’s only a few days until Christmas Day! So over the weekend I made sure I got in the festive swing. On goes the Christmas cd.
We invited a few friends round for homemade mince pies and mulled wine. I’m rubbish at baking anything other than sponge cakes, so I roped in my hubby to make his delicious brandy mince pies. The mulled wine went down a treat too! The evening was great fun and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
As it is the season to wear novelty jumpers I thought I’d better purchase one this year. I bought one with bells on to match the Santa hat, which I’d dusted off from last year. A friend popped round for hot chocolate with marshmallows and mince pies (shop bought ones this time!). Then we took a trip to a local market to buy a holly wreath where we managed to get a lovely one for our front door. We even sang some good old Christmas songs with a local choir.
All the presents are under the tree and the kitchen is stocked up. Now  I just can’t wait to see what I’ve been lucky enough to get from Santa. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
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