Month: December 2013

Year of the *Spassens

*Note Spassen = amalgamation of two surnames (^_-) Facebook prodded me the other day to click on their *year in review* app (a clever algorithm which pulls together a special timeline highlighting 20 of the biggest moments on FB from your life over the last 12 months). Not that I needed FB to remind me of this but we’ve had a pretty BIG year with some truly momentous moments along the way. For me, 2013 has been a year of wishes come true: to be close to those I love the most in the world and to be able to watch Magoo grow and mature into an amazing little boy and be there *in person* day-to-day to love and support him on his life journey a long with his awesome mum and dad (^_^) These have been fulfilled time and again and I feel so very blessed. Here are some photos of some of the highlights: Life isn’t always glamorous and there are inevitably a few curve balls to deal with, not to mention missing friends back …

Cats & Dogs

This Friday will mark the three month-versary of Frank the fabulous border collie joining the Stassen clan (^_^) I for one can’t remember life before Frank as he has become such a beloved part of our family and I really hope he is enjoying his new digs. We are blessed with plenty of wide open spaces nearby our new home so Frank gets plenty of exercise and with his new shorter haircut folk regularly mistake him for a pup (even though he’s 93 in human years lol) I’m just happy that he is looking so young and sprightly and that I can keep up with him!!

The Christmas Spirit

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m struggling a little to get my head around the fact that we are fast approaching Christmas and it’s 35 degrees and sunshine outside! I know I know…I should just shut up and enjoy the weather (^_^) but I do rather miss the cold weather/snow, snuggly winter clothing, roaring log fires and that wintery feeling that, for me, is synonymous with Christmas time in the UK. Anyway to get myself in to the Christmas spirit, I started looking at some handmade Christmas decorations which I thought I’d share here: Beautiful Porcelain handmade tree decorations by Caroline C (Gold Coast, Australia)