I thought I'd better wish you a Happy New Year before it is too late to consider it a new year any more. I have to confess that I'm already feeling as if we've been in 2013 for quite a while. Not for any reason other than having a busy, noisy and (mostly) happy family - time goes by very fast when living with my lot!
The children play so well together outside. They can do indoors too, but often one will be left out or they will begin squabbling after a while. Perfectly normal, of course, but outdoors they tend to play as a threesome and I love that their games are mostly made up on the spot and evolve over the time we're out. It won't be long before Katie joins in properly too. This time she was happy to grub around picking strands of grass, examine fir cones and toddling as much as she could in all her layers.
I remember that last year I set a few aims for the year. I haven't looked back over them yet but I'd like to and then have a think about what I want to achieve for this year. It could be an interesting one - I have just completed a couple of job applications. I won't be looking after my niece and nephew after April and, as well as missing them, I need to find something else to keep me busy and bring in a little more money. I have a feeling it won't be too easy but I won't get anywhere with it unless I try.
So, Happy New Year 2013 to you. I'm looking forward to another year with my lovely and inspiring blog friends - best wishes to you all.