hello 2012

Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years and I wish 2012 brings lots of love ♥ , happiness, good health and peace to all of you!

I would love to say that my Holidays were merry and fun but unfortunately it wasn't quite like that, in fact all I managed to do, just before Christmas , was :

decorate the Christmas tree ...

and bake these delicious cardamom cookies ... 

That was it! 
The  rest ... 
was sudden flu with laryngitis, the worst one I have ever had ; frustrating loss of voice, fever, sleepless nights due to annoying cough and painful throat, enormous amounts of lemon and honey tea, antibiotics and of course ... cancelled plans and holidays! :( 

Hehe - one thing I never miss though, even if attacked by all the flu germs in the world, is opening the Christmas presents   :-)

Then, before New Years, the postman delivered these sweet clay birds, made and sent by lovely Erin of Elysian Studio Art, which I won in the Artists Helping Artist auction  ! They're so cute, I love them !!


  1. Oh that was miserable, Geanina. What a time of year to be sick. But you did get pressies!!!
    I've been pretty much relaxing for about 3 weeks now so I suppose I should get back to it all:))
    This is probably your last week of freedom before school- do you get that dreaded back to school feeling still?

    Well enjoy this week, and I hope you're feeling much better.

    I hope 2012 is a fantastic year for you ~x~

  2. I am so hoping you feel better, my friend! And I hope you got some wonderful gifts filled with love! I just adore the picture you took of my beads- wish I could figure out how to take pics that great!! (((hugs)))

  3. It was pretty miserable, Lenita! I don't remember being so ill around Christmas ever before!
    Hehe - I always get that funny back to school feeling and especially at the end of the summer holidays! It's bit like 'OMG, what if I've forgotten how to teach??' which is so silly, but I think many teachers get it :)
    Have a wonderful 2012, Lenita! xoxo

    I am much much better,thank you very much Erin! But I don't want a Christmas like that ever again!!
    Ohoho, I did get lots of special presents,I felt really spoilt :))
    I am so glad you like the photos I took of your lovely beads. Your photos ARE great,Erin!! Hugging you back xoxo