Sunday, 30 December 2007

Hello ....


Is anybody out there? A very tentative 'hello' from the very relaxed, some might say lazy, Ragged Roses home. We're slowly emerging from our Christmassy cocoon and venturing outside again. Mornings still being spent lazing round in pyjamas and evenings spent around the fire, boxes of chocolates to hand, playing games and watching films. Even if I were brave enough to post a photo of myself I can assure you that the one above of this 50s domestic goddess is infinitely preferable to the picture of me in my jimjams typing this!



How was your Christmas, good I hope. Ours was lovely, relaxed, full of good food, family, friends and good cheer. We now seem to be walking around in a daze, soporific I think is the word! Yesterday we got out, yes we braved the elements, were dressed by 10am and did one of our favourite walks from Glynde to Lewes. Three hours of fresh air, beautiful countryside and space. Space I think is what we needed. As cold as it was and there was a bit in the middle of the walk when we were all hooded up that we resembled a bunch of Dementors striding across the Downs, it felt good to have some of those cobwebs blown away. Needless to say we were exhausted when we came home and quickly settled down in front of the fire and more of those chocolates.



Four more boxes of chocolates and four more days of holidays to enjoy before 'normal' life resumes. Not sure if I'm ready for it just yet....

34 comments:

andsewtosleep said...

Hi Kim
I think your post echos the way many of us are behaving. Normal for the season I believe. I like to refer to it as recharging the batteries. Not sure where the chocolates work in there - but somehow they just do! Glad you had a good time.
Mary x

Garden girl said...

Haha, you have just reminded me of the large bar of yorkie that Rob has 'hidden' under the sofa..your walk looks great, I am beginning to have cabin fever and a long walk is definitely in order this afternoon.
anna x

Janette said...

sounds like you've had a lovely christmas and been far better and getting some fresh air than me and my family. The views from your walk would certainly inspire the laziest of us to get out and about I'm sure.


Janette
x

Heidijayhawk said...

sounds about like what is happening around here. hope you enjoy the last few days before chaos sets back in!

Tracy said...

Hi, Kim! So glad you've been having a wonderful holiday! We too have been enjoying some semi-hibernation and massive enjoyment between all the festivity, fun and feasting...Not sure we're ready for back to normal either--enjoying this holiday too much! LOL! Wishing you & your love, peace and JOY in the New Year! See you then...((HUGS))

Utah Grammie said...

What a lovely way to describe the walk - I can relate to blowing out all the cobwebs! I think the slow after all the rush is necessary - at least it is for me. I love to have "pajamie days" were I don't ever get out of them - just watch old movies, and relax. Work days will come soon enough.
Have a wonderful and safe New Year!
Colleen

Heidi said...

I say enjoy those lazy days in your jimjams as before you know it, they are over. I only wish I was relaxing more. I am taking down some decorations and working hard on my sample block for my quilt groups new theme for 2008. I want to have it ready way ahead as they come on January 9th. Almost ready...

I hope you enjoy these last days of your Christmas break with your girls and may your New Year bring harmony and joy as well as great inspiration. (...and maybe your package which should have arrived ages ago!)

~~ Heidi ~~

Cowboys & Custard said...

DItto ditto ditto Kim..
Lovely to hear from you again and I can only echo your sentiments and Christmas routine.. chocolates and films and sleep!!
I think our synchronised walks yesterday were the perfect antidote to a month of Sundays...
Happy New Year to you and family and those cheeky little moggies of yours.. did they have cold turkey? Pickles has done very well indeed.. small barrel on legs would be a good description of him!
love Michelexx

Suzie Sews said...

SOPORIFIC...such a good word..I know how you feel. We are doing just about the same here, getting dressed just to go for a walk to get some fresh air, back home and back into PJs.
Ahh its bliss. SO pleased your enjoying yourself...I hope you have a joy filled New Year and all the very best wishes for the New year
Suzie Sews

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Kim,
What a lovely lazy Christmas you had, I always feel a bit guilty lazing about, but I do it anyway. Didn't do any walking - far too lazy for that, though your walk looked fantastic. Have a great new year,
best wishes,
Lucy

driftwood said...

what a lovely christmas, soporific is so much better than stress crazed and over whelming. E had a whole day in his pj's on boxing day and he loved it! and tomorrow we're on cobweb duty with a trip to the beach (with a supply of chocolate!)

Rowan said...

Glad to hear that you had such a good Christmas Kim, same here. The Downs look beautiful, they are lovely whatever the weather and at all times of the year aren't they? Lots of walks up there will soon work off those extra calories you've stored up, I'm planning plenty of walks for much the same reason:) Happy New Year to you all.

French Knots said...

I think hibernation is wonderful, hedgehogs have the right idea! Sounds like you have been having a lovely Christmas. Oh well...back to the chocolates....!

Isabelle said...

That looks like a beautiful walk. Glad you're having such a nice Christmas; all the best for 2008.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hello!
I found you through Heidi. It is nice to meet you! Love the rag ball you sent Heidi. Enjoy the rest of your holiday....
Penny

Gina said...

It sounds like you had a dream of a christmas. I love the photo of the walk. It's so beautiful, and touching. We had a very merry christmas too. Happy new year!

meggie said...

Nice & laid back is how it should be. Good for you, it sounds lovely.

I can't help but look at those rolling naked downs, & wonder to myself, were they once wooded with mighty Oak forests? Man has denuded much of this wonderful planet, & it is perhaps paying a heavy price for hosting our species.

On a much lighter note, I wish you another Crafty & productive year, for 2008. Happiness & health for your family too.

Alchamillamolly said...

Well I dont feel so bad now - finding that there multitudes of bloggers busy doing nothing! I packed more boxes yesterday in the hope of a date in 2008! Still havent watched the DVD's I saved for the Xmas break it seems that Hubby monopolises the tele now. He and Dave (the channel) are great buddies.......... Right must get hair dried and sort the garage out now (then film and chocs this afty)

Sea Angels said...

Aaah Kim, tummys full of chocolates, are indeed happy tummys. The holidays are an essential break, they really are.
How wonderful to be blowing about the downs, all snug and wrapped up, what a nice time you are having. I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year, have a lovely time, whatever you do.
Hugs Lynn x

OhSoVintage said...

You are a better person than I am, too lazy to get out and I know I would enjoy a lovely long walk with some fresh air if I made the effort. I was going to yesterday but then Home alone came on the tv and I fell asleep - sad! I need to walk off some of these excess pounds too! Happy New Year.
Ruth

2 dead bikes and no time said...

Soporific... such a great word. Have you been eating lots of cabbages? Sounds like you have enjoyed a lovely lazy family Christmas. We too have indulged in lots of sleep, lots of chocolate (still lots left too), lots of great family time and a quieter pace. Spent a day in the garden yesterday to gradually pull myself back into activity ready for 2008. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year.
ginny
x

Wild Rose said...

I had to smile at the image of the Dementors hiking across the Downs!

We have also been hibernating and eating far too much ~ New Year's resolution ~ more exercise!

Enjoy these cosy times with family and friends Kim. Sending best wishes for a safe and happy New Year.

Marie x

Clare said...

Hi Kim

Yes, I can relate to that post entirely!!! We managed to get up at 5.30am on Saturday to visit an antiques fair but that has been about it for early starts! We still have loads of mince pies, christmas cake and chocolates left too!!

Have a wonderful New Year!

Clare x

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Hi Kim, so pleased you and your family have had, and are still enjoying a lovely Christmas. Isn't it lovely to have the downs in common, we are so lucky to have the beautiful countryside and coast on our doorstep, I feel very privileged don't you? I am glad we have met through the blog and I look forward to more of your posts in 2008, I really enjoy reading them. Happy New Year to you all and good luck in 2008 as well. Louise x

Naturegirl said...

Hello Kim I love the box of pink lovliness on your side bar!
It has been no choice for me but to relax and watch movies since I broke my ankle 2 wks before Christmas..so I travel around tapping my way on the PC.
Wishing you peace love inspiration and blessings as we move forward to a NEW YEAR!
hugs NG

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Hi Kim, you see we're all out here being as soporific as you and your family! Like you we managed a walk yesterday, felt so much better afterwards and might even do more of the same tomorrow....no promises though ;)
Your Christmas sounds just perfect, good to hear you had a relaxing time, that's what it's all about. Before you know it we'll all be complaining we've got no time to do anything. Happy New Year!
Gill x

Rose Vintage said...

Oh I love Glynde and was there just before Christmas! I had been down to Lewes to the Harvey's brewery shop to get a few presents for my husband (who is great fan of Harveys!) I stopped in the little church yard in Glynde and looked across at the view. It was such a beautiful, cold but sunny day. I must admit I fell in love with Lewes but was disappointed to find that Caroline Zoob was no longer there!

Happy New Year

Janex

dottycookie said...

All sounds lovely to me. As for mornings in jimjams, I think I frightened the life out of the oil delivery man this morning - he rang the doorbell while I was in the middle of snuggling my two girls and waking up very slowly so we all ran downstairs and threw the door open. Poor man, his face was a picture!

mollycupcakes said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas Kim.

Happy new year to you and your family.

Catherine x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Happy New Year to you and your dear family, Kim! =)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I hope you and your family have a very happy new years!!:-)
have a great day!!!
xo Britt

She'sSewPretty said...

Kim, I just stopped by to wish you and your family a healthy and happy New Year! You can eat chocolate when you take long walks like that! Good for you!

kathyann said...

Hi Kim ,Glad you had a lovely Christmas with your family.We stopped feeling guilty about having the odd lazy day in pj's when it just became the three of us ,we have mum/daughter chats and chill out with a good cuppa and not forgetting the chocs,it really does us good! mind you we also like going shopping together or going off in the car to find a nice place for a walk.Good times!love from Kathyann and the girls at meg's mum's muffins

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh Kim! I'm finally getting caught up with you, but had to comment on this post -- just love that last little picture of three of you walking in the field. Now I want to be in England!