Thursday, 5 January 2012

Happy New Year! And some happy news...

Happy New Year, lovely people! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I am beyond exhausted already, but for a good reason - we spent Christmas in Leeds and Birmingham, followed by a house party for friends at our house for New Year. It was all fantastic fun, especially our party - the food was mountainous and seemed to please our guests, and we even managed a walk in Rhewl despite some inclement weather. It was thoroughly enjoyable, but late nights and much kitchen activity have taken their toll on me!

No, not the food I cooked, sadly. This is our Boxing Day family feast, 
prepared by my super-super-talented Daddy. 

In other news, there had to be a reason for my inability to blog with any kind of regularity in the weeks coming up to Christmas. True, my workload was heavy and I was feeling completely uninspired about drawing, our house or anything at all... but... I was also under the influence of a lot of hormones. Yes, that's right. I'm pregnant. Up the duff. Bun in the oven. We are expecting a newcomer to disturb our peaceful life this June and I am, to be frank, shitting bricks. My mother, as you may have guessed, is ecstatic. Her first words upon hearing the news were 'I've been waiting so long!'. I suppose it was about time I relented and got myself into trouble. Needless to say, the husband is gleeful and delighted. I swing between happiness and horror.

There you go. Forgive me if I am a bit absent or absent-minded for the next six months. I shall endeavour to behave like my old self and will most certainly NOT turn this into a baby blog. Bleurgh! (although later on there may be some pregnancy-inspired drawings, should any ideas emerge).

Much love for the New Year.
Kxxx

13 comments:

  1. congrats and a happy new year! :)

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  2. Congratulations! I have two (4 & 2) girls myself and I remember the mixture of joy and terror at each stage. Actually that does still happen from time to time once they're out of the womb, but in a different way. :-)

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  3. Congratulations to you both :D :D

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  4. Thank you, everyone! Your comments are so kind! xxx

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  5. Congrats! I don’t really know you but I think you’re gonna be a very cool mom. Just keep using your sense of humor

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  6. Oh Karen! I am just checking in from an Internet café in Kampot, Cambodia, and I whooped with happy surprise! Congratulations to all of you! Babies are wonderful, kids are wonderful, motherhood is wonderful...:-)

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  7. Thanks Lynn! That's so sweet of you to drop by whilst on your travels. Hope you are having an amazing time!

    Thanks Masha - that's one of the best things anyone's said to me so far! Thank you.

    x

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  8. Congratulations Karen! I wish you a happy and healty pregnancy.

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  9. Happy New Year, Happy Christmas and all that stuff. And more importantly....congratulations! Huge, massive congratultions! :)

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  10. Hi Laura! Thank you!

    It's been a long time. How are you? I have been popping over to your blog every now and then to see if you've updated and you have been a busy girl. Hope everything is going really well. xx

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