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Happy 2010!


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New Year was a bit of a flop this year. These nasty colds that are doing the rounds are well and truely settled in this house. I'm still trying to come out of it, and my dear hubby is sinking deeper into snot. Lovely...

We wound up with an early night and some movies, a kiss at midnight, and then sleep.

Still. I managed to cook up a nice New Years dinner. I roasted a chicken (having recently over come my phobia of roasting poultry) and some spuds. And it was pretty damn good! Jack couldn't shovel chicken into his tummy quick enough! Which is amazing for Jack who tends to avoid meat where he can.

On to New Years Resolutions.... anyone else got any this year?

Mine are to start cooking proper Sunday Dinners (now we have a good oven, there's no excuse!), and to get the hose decorated again. Our room, Jack's"big boy" room, the livingroom, and (if pushed) the stairs & landing too.

Mark suggested that he might quit smoking again. I'm hoping it's also to get a new job, as we're REALLY going to need the money very soon!

So, to everybody we wish a Happy New Year, and a prosperous 2010.

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