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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Happy New Year

Hello Folks!

I hope you all had a Wonderful Christmas and A Happy New Year.  
Our plans for a family gathering of 12 were slightly scuppered by some more snow.  We ended up postponing until New Year's Day instead.  I needn't have hung my pom-poms on the tree in the front garden after all.
My 50th birthday sneaked up on me just before Christmas. I'm not sure how but there we go.  It was fairly quiet; I'm trying to get people at work to make allowances ~ not sitting on the floor etc. ~ 'because I'm over 50' but they're having none of it!

One of our lovely friends made me some massive crochet hooks from wooden dowling.  I've put a 4.5mm hook next to them for comparison.  I'm not sure if I'll use them or not but they are very tactile and a handcrafted present is always wonderful.

Mr Clicky undecorated the Christmas Tree when I was back at work ~ he sent me a text saying what a well co-ordinated tree it was!  I did ask him if he had noticed the tree at all through Christmas and he said yes, but he hadn't fully appreciated it.  MEN!!!!
 So my big news to tell you ~ apart from the birthday ~ is that Mr Clicky is currently working in Chicago.  He went in October, was back for two weeks over Christmas and I took him back to Heathrow this weekend, that was hard I can tell you.  I will see him again at Easter, his job will last for 3 years.  The plan is that I will join him when I can ~ at the moment Master Clicky is not yet driving so I have to take him to work in the morning ~ the other piece of news ~ Master Clicky has a job! He decided not to go back to college, has joined the world of work and at the age of 18 is earning more than me.

On a wooly note our Godson and his new wife are expecting a baby soon, and I was invited to the baby shower they had.  I made a Puerperium jumper, which I liked because the front opens completely.  This was finished at the 11th hour ~ if you look carefully there is one less stripe of blue on one of the sleeves (!)

and also a pair of baby socks.

Good news! today is the last day of my Temperature Blanket so all that remains now is to crochet it together.  I shall be concentrating on this for the next few weeks.  I love the way it has come together and I can't wait to finish it.
So, I think that's me for now, have a great week................Clicky Needles.


  1. Lots and lots of news and a birthday too. Happy Birthday, good luck to both to the men with their new jobs, or traveling jobs and have a happy 2018!

  2. Happy 50th, I just turned 52 on New Year's Day, and I'm enjoying my 50s so far - it's not so bad! Have a great new year x

  3. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* and I hope you get to go spend time with your husband in Chi-town. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Hi. I was looking at Teresa's blog and saw you and thought I'd pop by.
    Happy Birthday. Fifty is not so bad - afraid I'm hurtling towards a much bigger milestone, another three years to go! But you can't change it and it's how you feel inside etc that is important.
    Love the colours of your tree decs. I did gold this year - just felt like a change. Love the little jumper and socks! Hope you get to be with your DH soon! Anne


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