Can it be over already? I miss it! The trimmings, presents and food were all wonderful but hanging out with my family back home was the best part - lazing around shooting the breeze, battling the onset of a food coma together and wincing at the shocking climax of the Downton Abbey Christmas special - on Christmas Day!? Really?! It was a jam-packed trip home fitting in as many of my Lincolnshire based nearest and dearest as physically possible, catching up on furry snuggles with the four-leggers in the family and getting amongst it helping Mum in the kitchen. As the boy and I set off to drive back to Derbyshire on Friday afternoon I felt so emotional and suddenly didn't want to leave, it's a funny feeling being homesick for a place before you're even out of the county borders but it does make going back all the more special.
Resolutions aren't really my bag, so I've made a few promises to myself that I intend to keep this year - one of which is to see more of my family. We almost lost my Nannie in 2012 and though she beat cancer for the second time it has really hammered home how important it is to cherish everyone you hold dear. 2013 has arrived and I'm excited about what it may bring with it! I wish I could bottle the warm, glowy positivity oozing out of my pores at this very moment and store it for a gloomier day but since that wouldn't work I am savouring it instead. Along with the glass mug of mulled wine I'm sipping from - well, who says you can't get your mull on after New Year's Day?!
I really hope you all had a lovely time over Christmas. Happy New Year!