First Impressions..England

We arrived safe and sound in England and all I want to do right now is hug a heater! Yes, I know there are those of you living in the Northern Hemisphere smiling right now. I admit I have been spoiled these last ten years living between New Zealand and Australia where the weather during these Christmas months has been glorious. Here I sit listening to Nat King Cole, the heat cranked to the highest setting, a Christmas tree ready to go in a stand and lots of presents still to be wrapped. I write this with a smile after finishing dinner with my entire family....something I have waited a year to say. At this moment, it does not matter what the weather is like, I am just happy to, with that thought I think of other Christmas thoughts...

freshly baked cookies

a glass of wine by the fire
thinking of snow that may fall overnight

while watching a classic family movie

and thinking of all the wonderful people I know and wishing them peace, 
joy and love as they prepare for this very special holiday.

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  1. Merry Christmas Jeanne - so glad to hear you've arrived safely. Stay warm - look forward to hearing about all your wonderful new adventures in 2010. Leigh

  2. Hello Jeanne,

    Glad to hear you arrived all safe and sound and you now have all your family "together" again. How WONDERFUL!

    Last night, I to watched "It's A Wonderful Life", and I admitt it is my favorite movie of all time.

    Well, I am about to go get myself a cup of hot coco and relax after being out most of the afternoon shopping.

    Until next time ... enjoy ;-)

  3. Ahhhhh...a cozy fire always helps! :) Glad you arrived safe. Happy Holidays!

  4. Cookies and wine by a fire...that should cheer you. Merry Christmas.

  5. Hi Jeanne, Pleased to hear that you've all arrived safe and sound despite the appalling weather. You sound remarkably relaxed and settled although you must have only been on terra firma for a couple of days at the most.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Meredy xo.

  6. Hi Jeanne - Glad to hear you have arrived and I AM smiling reading this but mainly because my G.G arrived from Sydney yesterday and is paralysed with cold - she is spending quite a bit of time lounging over the AGA!! It IS cold here at the moment so, get out the woolies, put the tree up and pour yourself something warming! (a glass of mulled wine maybe?)Warm wishes, Susie x

  7. Honey, I like your (life and writing) style! I'm in....(as a follower).


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