everything is slowly but surely getting back to normal again. Jamie went back to school this morning - he wasn't overkeen on waking up but didn't do too bad once he realised that a) he'd be able to see his friends again after the Christmas break and b) it was snowing - not enough to settle but still enough to make the thought of walking to school fun. Neil went back to work - the snow wasn't enough to make him leave the house happily but never mind he soon settled back into routine and by lunchtime rang me to say it felt like he'd never been away from the office. No doubt I'll feel the same way next Tuesday when I go back but until then I can still enjoy the last few days of my holiday and hopefully really settle down into making some cards and perhaps other bits and pieces.
I took the photo of my mum, Neil and Jamie on New Year's Eve, it was Jamie's first time at staying up for Big Ben and he loved every minute of it - was hyper excited all night but not enough to get upset so it was a really great night, especially with my brother and sister in law up from Essex to help us celebrate. I think one of the highlights for me was watching my mum dancing with Jamie and both having a great time doing so.
Another couple of photos for today are firstly Ruby looking ever so slightly confused tying to bat the snow flakes as it was the first time she's seen snow (she's only 6 months old) and at the same time I thought I'd take the photo of the first buds on our forsythia bush which is usually the first sign in our garden of spring. Can't see winter being over that quickly though somehow, can you??