Goodbye 2018 and hello new year 2019. I hope it has begun well for you. January can be a funny month – for some full of resolutions and plans and for others still a time of hibernation and readjustment. I generally don’t make resolutions but this year I had a change of heart… more on that later.
Going back a couple of weeks to Christmas however, we had a lovely eve and day spent with Elliot’s oldest son, Joel, and our dear friend Keith. On the 24th we went to see Aladdin the panto starring Paul Merton. It’s was great fun and I think for a short while we all reverted back to our 10 year old selves. Christmas Day itself was wonderful – we all mucked in with the cooking. Starting with mango, prawns and fresh chillies, then moved on to the big bird with all the usual suspects including homemade cranberry sauce and roasted brussel sprouts with ginger and sesame seeds followed by Elliot’s homemade, by him and his youngest son, Errol, Christmas pudding. Very tasty indeed! We needed a lie down after all the feasting. I now realise I was so busy I didn’t take many photos.
I was up early on Boxing Day to do the morning show with our brilliant backstage team. These guys and gals are truly fabulous! Thank you to all of them who work so hard. It’s been more of a work festive time for me this year but we did make it up the Highlands to visit my oldest brother Brodie and his family. This was such a treat as I got to spend lots of time with my niece Ruby who is 8, and Angus who turned 7 on 28th December. They are slowly gathering quite a menagerie with cats, chickens, a tortoise, and Angus would love a mole!
They have more energy than you can imagine and are the sweetest, most fun kids ever. I love being Aunty Eilidh. Many of you will know that Hogmanay is a big deal in Scotland so we wanted to make it special. We decided to make a tasty meal together followed by games, including catapulting Angus’s new little rocket, which first landed in a large tree and then somewhere far away in a field to be rescued by Elliot and Angus in the pitch dark with head torches! For the bells we charged our glasses with some fizz then went outside to watch the firework display made by the boys. The only trouble with setting fireworks in a field in the dark is that it can be a bit tricky to find them again! Haha.
Someone got a present they liked!
To round up the trip we took the family to see Jack and the Beanstalk at Eden Court theatre. It was so much fun and the cast were amazing. Our friend Steven Wren directed it and played Dame Trott to perfection! The costumes were amazing, the singing was fantastic and whole experience was brilliant! We all left with big smiles.
So my resolutions for 2019? I don’t normally do these but this year I decided that from this week forward to take up the exercises that make me feel good – yoga and acrobatics. I want to read more books and do a class that develops my acting skills. I’ve decided in order for all these to be achievable I’m not setting a time frame other than within 2019.
Have any of you made resolutions, and if so what are they?
On that note I’m going to round this blog up with letting you know the upcoming Big Deals this week.
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See you all soon at QVC and have a great week.