Sunday, 27 December 2009

New Year coming into focus

We went off to Peebles Hydro Hotel for Christmas a day early. We were supposed to leave on Christmas Eve but the snow was so bad and the forecast even worse, that we thought we would make a run for it. I am glad we did even though it was a bit of a rush at the end. The snow was even worse there than it was here, and on Christmas Eve it snowed up there quite a lot. What a relief to get into the hotel, unpack and sink our teeth into the best mince pies ever ( and I mean that- fabulous!).
We stayed til today, the 27th. We ate, drank and were exceedingly merry. We all had a great time ( my mum, teenager, other half and I were all there) and a good rest. It has been such a challenging year, and it was good to chill out and take stock. It all went really well. The rooms were lovely, we had lovely views, the food was delightful, the staff cheery, and the company very good. We made some nice new friends, a family with three boys who teenager got to know, and hung around with ( in the pool, table tennis, pool room etc). All in all, it was great.
And it made me start looking forward to 2010. I feel like making some plans. I feel my energy renewed and my resolve returning.
Looking forward to hearing about all your New Year resolutions, and I will share some of mine this week.
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!


Beth said...

My first resolution is to wear more green. :)

Sounds like you had a nice Christmas.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This sounds like a perfect holiday for your family. I am so happy that you are feeling well...2010 will be a much better year for you.
Looking at the last post (that I missed) the kids and cousins look great...but, how you have changed. You look so healthy and happy. You have done great this past year...with your diet and health issues too.
Take care, Suz

gaila said...

It sounds like the perfect way to spend Christmas to me! In fact will you add me to your party next year Jo? Glad you are feeling refreshed and ready to face the new year.

Gill - That British Woman said...

glad you have a super time and are all rested up.

I have a couple of challenges I will be posting about over the next couple of days, that you may be interested in.

Gill in Canada