Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas, our's was fun and the children had lots of presents! Unfortunately, I didn't finish the crocheted Minions in time for Christmas but the children had Minions bought for them. I will add some photos once they are finished.

On Monday before Christmas it was really windy and we could hear the wind blowing in my parent's chimney so I told my niece that it was Santa's Elves making sure the chimneys were clear ready for Santa! She liked that story and was very excited!

Last Saturday was my nephew's 3rd birthday, we were supposed to be seeing him but they had a stomach bug and now it's passed to everyone except three of us. I'm really hoping I don't get it!

It's almost a new year and I'm not really into making New Years resolutions but I hope next year will be better than this one. Here are my hopes for 2014:
  • To find a job or make headway to pursuing a new career
  • To meet new people and see more of old friends
  • To do more crocheting and finally finish my Granny Stripe blanket
  • To carry on blogging and join in with '52 Weeks of Happy'
So, as this year draws to a close I wish you all health, happiness, love and laughter! See you in 2014!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

I haven't had time to write a proper post so I'll just say "Merry Christmas" to you all and I hope you have a wonderful time!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Yesterday, I went to the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, with my niece and nephews, for the Santa Special train ride.

They use diesel and steam trains.

This was our coach.

The view, although not very clear through the window.

The children really enjoyed themselves and got a present from Santa, they were VERY excited!

We were on the last ride of the day, 3.30pm and it was quite quiet. The train goes on a straight line up and then back and takes about 40 minutes. We were served with tea/coffee and a mince pie and the children had squash and a biscuit as we left the station. When we got back to the station it was starting to get dark and unfortunately, they had taken the steam engine from the front for servicing so I didn't get any photos of it. I don't know why but I really like trains (although I'm not a train spotter!) and I wanted to be a train driver when I was younger. It was really nice to go on the steam train but it's a shame the ride isn't longer. All of the staff were really friendly and made the ride special.

The railway is run by volunteers and is funded by donations and profit from visitors using the train. The trains run mainly at the weekends from April to December. They have a small shop and a restaurant that is a train carriage, serving light refreshments.

I hope you've all had a good couple of weeks and are looking forward to Christmas.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Christmas is coming...

I finally put my Christmas decorations up yesterday!

I haven't really been in blogland these past few weeks, just dipping in and out when I can. It's been a really busy time but hopefully I'll be able to catch up in the next couple of weeks.

I hope you've all had a lovely few weeks.