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Friday, 29 December 2017

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

Can you believe that we are saying goodbye to 2017 already?

This will be the last post before 2018 so I'd like to take the opportunity to say one Last Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all, Thank you all so much for continuing to visit the blog and take part in Five on Friday with us.

 Looking back it has been a bit of a whirlwind of a year for us, we've not only moved home but moved to a different country with a totally different language and culture. It's really thrown my schedule up in the air and I've struggled to adjust to our new lifestyle out here, it's lead to a lot of stress and headaches but I feel like everything has levelled out again now and we can throw ourselves into 2018 full steam ahead and make our dreams come true.

So where has 2017 left us? What have we got to work with?

Christmas was amazing, it was our first meat free Xmas and the food was absolutely amazing! Completely gorged on good home made food and our own Homebrewed Hard Cider I now feel ready to face 2018 full steam ahead! I received some amazing hand made gifts that I can't wait to show off in a post soon :)

The kids seem to double in size if I take my eyes off them for the moment, I'm sure our two rescue puppies seem to be competing with the kids to see who can grow the fastest!

We're almost at the end of the planning stages of our house now so next year should be very exciting on that front being able to start building properly and legally and make our Wyrdwood Acres dreams a reality.

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Lucky Sew and Sew

Carly's business Lucky Sew and Sew has gone from strength to strength this year and next year will be even bigger and better as Carly has a whole rebranding planned so thats something to be excited about. He'res a sneak peak of my superstar wife on the new business cards:

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Lucky Sew and Sew

We've also booked another trip to Amsterdam in February for Carly's birthday which is something to look forward to, We had the best time when we went this year and can't wait to go back and explore more :)

My business Thor's Threads has plodded along well this year without a great deal of effort from me but I'm really passionate about a few ideas i've had to take it to the next level so i'm feeling really positive about that too.

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New Grips and Artwork on Tank, Seat Re-covered

Some of you may remember that I'm in the process of Restoring and Customising My Motorcycle , It looks like a completely different bike now I've done so much work on it in the last 6 months that I barely recognise it, so I'll be sharing a post on that in the next week or so. The motorcycle club I founded and belong to is growing well too and celebrates its 5 year anniversary in the UK in February.

I may well be one of the most disorganised beasts on the planet, I suppose I'm so good at "winging it" that I've never placed much faith in plans but i think that has been a bit of a weakness so far so I'm hoping that with a bit of planning I can make the most out of my time and energy to really "get shit done" for 2018, I'm hoping to be back to more regular blogging and visiting now too.

Thank you so much again to all those who have come along on this journey with us through the blog, you have no idea how grateful I am for the kind words you all leave here. I hope you've enjoyed this week's Five on Friday, We hope you have a wonderful weekend


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  1. I wish you a happy new year and all the best for you and your family.

    Many greetings

  2. I wish you much luck in the new year!

    1. Thanks Sol I'm trying to reply to your email right now but my phone is playing up so I'll try again later on the laptop :)

  3. You've had a wonderful (if stressful) year with all the changes, and I know there are only bright days ahead in 2018! I have enjoyed sharing a small part of your journey, and can't wait to see what lies ahead!

    1. :) was wonderful to receive a message from you earlier today, can't wait to see the design :)

  4. Wishing you and yours everything you wish for yourselves. A very happy ne year.

    1. Thanks MM wishing you a very blessed 2018 :)

  5. Why do I suddenly feel like watching A Sound of Music? I've very much enjoyed linking up for Five on Friday in 2017, thank you for hosting. You've had a busy year full of change. Hope your 2018 brings much happiness to you and your family. Happy New Year!

    1. Haha I apologise for the ear worm!

      Thank you Jean, I hope 2018 brings you and your family all of your hearts desires

  6. Hope you have a wonderful New Year! It's been a whirlwind year this year. I can't believe it's gone already. I haven't joined in Five on Friday for a while but it's one of my goals for the new year.

  7. Indeed a full filled year ! Wish you all the best for next year too and that all your projects are coming true !
    Attention to the bikes in Amsterdam ! I always think I should make a testament when I go there (my son and family live in Amsterdam)

  8. Happy New year to you all, Cathy:)


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