Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gifted

Come Christmas, into it or not, it's a time when I remember that I'm fortunate in many ways. I'm blessed to have a supportive family and some fantastic friends, all year round they encourage me, listen to me, and are there to share in good things and bad. And this Christmas, like many others, I was given some wonderful and thoughtful gifts which are a further reminder that I have generous family and friends.




I posted and he listened. Presents from TG. He also contributed to my little stash of edible goodies and bought me the most amazing Chai Tea.




Antique Ring from my Grandmother.

Not strictly a Christmas present, this was one of the rings my late Grandfather gave her  and she wanted me to have it when I saw her earlier in December. At present I can only get it on my little finger, but am looking into getting some extra put into the band.


This was my Christmas present from my Grandmother. It's a beautiful charm bracelet that I can't wait to start collecting charms for.
I love this more tradition style as the bead/Pandora style bracelets aren't really my thing, and I love some of the beautiful charms you see for these traditional styles. But to me, the real beauty of a charm bracelet lieas with the attachment you form to the pieces on it, where they have meaning or are relevant to achievements or times in your life. I can't wait for mine to gather memories and achievements.

A selection of the edible goodies... not inconsiderably contributed to by TG.



My Secret Santa gift, from Faith, Hope and Charity Shopping. Thank you so much, I love it, and it's so completely 'me'.




A most exciting present from my Parents. This is a scarily clever pen- it knows what you write, records and translates and attaches recordings to notes...You get the idea.... a seriously clever piece of kit.


From Cat.

Cat sent me this beautiful necklace just before Christmas with the proclamation that she saw it, thought of me and wanted me to have it. I'm so glad she did because although neither of us are quite sure why, it grabbed me completely as soon as I opened it. Cat has been a massive support this year, she's one of a kind and I'm proud to call her my friend as much as I'm proud of all her achievments this year and beyond. Much love querida.


Now Christmas is done with, my preference is to look on forward to 2012. I'm looking forward to a new year, some new challenges, a lot of change and even more progress than 2011. That said, I still have plenty to show you for the end of 2011. Stay tuned folks.
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