Happy New Year!


Hi all,

Belated Happy New Year! I think I have been in a bit of a daze since Christmas. I hope you all had a lovely time over the festive period. I know sometimes it's not always an easy time as sometimes we perhaps think a little more about those who are no longer with us but I do hope a good time was had by all.

We had a lovely day at my sister's house. She is the perfect host. We even had a snow machine, which made it feel very festive. On New Year's Eve we went to see the film of the same name, which was all about New Year's Eve in New York and the 'ball drop', which has now made me want to go to New York. Has anyone ever witnessed the ball drop in Time Square? I'd love to know if you have.

Anyway so far so good this year, apart from that I ran into the mother and toddler sign post in the supermarket! The kids thought it was so funny, like something out of a cartoon and were laughing hysterically. The thing was, it was hailing and I'd pulled my hood down, so I obviously couldn't see where I was running and just went splat! I was actually quite stunned, desperately trying to look ok!

I do think January is a very odd month. It's quite easy to get the post-festive blues. I'm sure I probably said the same last year but it is very difficult to get going again. Maybe we should just grab January by the horns, embrace the winter and teat ourselves a few times just to see it through.

Speak soon, Jilly xxxxx


  1. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen January 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm -  Reply

    happy new year jilly i had a nice quiet xmas and new year with dfamily. just glad it is all over

  2. Susan January 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jilly,
    I totally agree about the January weird feeling! It’s not so fun. I so hope we get to go to the sun this year…it’s been a long time and I sooo love the warmth on my skin! Have you any hols planned? I’m glad you enjoyed New Year..I haven’t seen that film yet – bit late now?! I’d love to go to NY to see the ball drop too!! I also agree about times being tough at NY – our friends’ lost little ones. So sad – I mentioned it to Julia. I’m always so aware of lost ones. So sad Carmel lost her Mum just before Christmas too.
    Chat soon and hope 2012 is good – and no more run in’s with posts!
    Susan x

  3. Denise January 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jilly,Glad you had a lovely Christmas with your sister. It seems a long time ago now! We had a quiet Christmas but it was nice to relax after all the run up etc.
    We have just come back from a short break in Spain which was wonderful.It has kept me going after the Christmas anti climax.
    I can really recommend it.We arrived home last night but must say today I’m feeling a bit on a downer so have been browsing the net to book something else to look forward to!
    Love Denise xx

  4. l Jones January 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jilly
    Happy new year.
    I was watching you today on the early show, just wanted to say your skin looks amazing, I take it good genes and Alison are to thank.
    Keep up the good work pass on good wishes to the other presenters.

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