New Year’s is a coming


An unlikely couple!

Christmas was lovely. Easy, fun, lots of laughs and enough presents yet not too many and both girls loved the dolls. Amelia spent a full minute or so cuddling her monster saying “Thank you mummy!” which was all I needed and Lily immediately started chomping on her doll which indicates love, I am sure.

I am taking a three week break from updating Kiddley.com and I can’t tell you how LOVELY it is to be doing nothing for a few days. NOTHING! While Kiddley is a great joy, it is also a great commitment and to have some time where commitments just slip away for a while is a fabulous thing.

We have been doing lots of mooching around in our pjs, colouring in, eating left over plum pudding and reading our Christmas books.

I am conserving my energy ready to leap in to my New Year’s resolutions. I have lots as usual, all about balance and organic food, walking every day, eating more Green & Blacks white chocolate etc. etc., but also about things I have been putting off… like.. I am finally going to start writing and illustrating a children’s book in the first part of the year. While I have done illustrations for others I have never actually created my very own book and I have been meaning to since I was 11, so it’s about time. About bloody time!

I have an idea, and a I have a main character with a great name… so to mark my commitment I opened a sketch book yesterday and did a very quick first pass on how she might look:

That’s as far as I have got. As you can see, I have a lot of work to do. But stay tuned!