It might have passed by too quickly but we had a really enjoyable time with Nana, Sophie and Oskar the kitten, all in residence for the duration. We had lots of lovely food, a little bit of drink, plenty of presents and fun playing 'The Word Game', 'The Chase' and 'Tension'… well Daniel, Sophie and I had fun, I'm not so sure about Chris and his mum!
My mum couldn't be with us for Christmas this year so we went to Nottingham to see her after dropping Nana back in Spalding on Friday. She loved all her gifts and looked great in the Bob Mackie jacket I gave her. We even took our own dinner of homemade quiche, new potatoes and broccoli, although Mum had made a delicious apple crumble for pudding.
I was a very lucky girl with regard to presents, my main one being a new compact camera so that I can take some even better pictures for my blog. I tried it out on the Christmas cake… Christmas Day to December the thirtieth, I think we did pretty well to make it last that long with six of us tucking in.
Just as we were finishing our cake, I was marzipaning and icing the one I always make for Tustie, one of our Producers, and the backstage staff. That will go into work with me today and I am under strict instructions to save a piece for our Presenter Manager.
I am on a bit earlier today, 1pm and 2pm, and then a night in with the telly looking back over the highlights of the year and boy has it been an amazing year, with the Olympics and the Queen's Jubilee. For me personally it has been a year of highs and lows in almost equal measure so I am hoping 2013 might be a little kinder to me.
My main New Year's Resolution will be to get back into a regular exercise routine… what's yours???
Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2013,
Much love, Julia xx