Thursday, 1 December 2011

Advent Time

I'm gently putting my foot back in the door and blogging again.  Firstly, I can't thank you all enough for the lovely kind comments and emails that you've all sent to me regarding the loss of my parents.  I still have very bad days - of which yesterday was one.  But on the whole, days are better and I'm starting to look forward to Christmas. So that's a good sign.

A few things I'd love to share with you - firsty, is the new addition to our family.  Yup, Eddie is now living with us - he was Mum & Dad's dog, although I did walk him and he knew our house fairly well, but he's really settled in well and he's just the best thing to happen to Simon and I this past few months.  Everyone that meets him, falls in love with him, he's just adorable and so loving.  So lying on his new bed, with his new red collar on, he kindly posed for photos for me.  

The only downside of him is .... he follows me EVERYWHERE! he's always two steps behind me - and if I come down from upstairs (where he's not allowed) ... honestly, you'd think he hadn't seen me in ages, he jumps around just like a puppy!  We laugh and say he's a bit like the film "50 first dates" ... he forgets he's just seen you.  I feel so bad for him, he won't settle down and just sleep - no he wanders around with me all the time.  Still, I can't complain, hes far too gorgeous for that, and we love him to bits :)


 Also, I am such an amazing Christmas fan, so first thing this morning, I opened our Advent Calendar, and of course - Eddie had to have his as well. Which was followed very quickly with me opening my day one of the crop Advent swap.  So HUGE thank you to my Santa for the most gorgeous Websters Papers .... yes, I did squeel when I saw them.


I've not been crafting at all but I'm sure once I get back into my blog reading and seeing all the amazing creative ideas my blogging friends have come up with, I'll be using those papers very soon. Also, I hope you all don't mind too - but I opened my google reader to find more than 1000 posts, so please don't think me rude, but I've decided to start afresh from today. 

33 comments:

  1. It's so good to see you blogging again Sandra. I hope it helps xx

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  2. Welcome back Sandra.

    Love your new addition to the family - he looks such a sweetie.

    Hugs
    Toni xx

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  3. Good to see you back Sandra. Eddie is gorgeous, he reminds me of our first dog xx

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  4. Nice to have you back Sandra and so pleased you have Eddie !! He will settle in time, but everything is new for him as well......

    hugs Diane xx

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  5. Sandra, it is so good to "see" you back online. I'm glad to hear the new family addition is settling in!

    I am a Christmas fan, too, and enjoy all parts of the season. I hope this season will bring many special memories & lots of happiness (knowing that there will be those sad moments throughout as you continue to adjust to the loss of your parents). My prayer is that in each of those sad moments, a wonderful happy memory of your parents will emerge to bring a smile amidst the tears!

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  6. Good to see you back Sandra - he will definitely keep you busy and help take your mind off those bad days.
    Take care xx

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  7. So lovely to "see" you back blogging!1 Eddie looks gorgeous and how sweet that he follows you everywhere!! x

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  8. Oh bless - Eddie has his own doggie advent calender. How cute is that?! It is lovely to see you back blogging again Sandra. You are so very brave.

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  9. Nice to see you back to blogging Sandra, Eddie is a real cutie!

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  10. So nice to see you back and thanks for your lovely comment on my page. (I've missed your visits!'
    Love Eddie already and hope to hear more about his antics.
    Well done.

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  11. Good to see you blogging again and don't worry about catching up with blogs - just start afresh.

    You have reminded me that I haven't filled my advent box yet with choccies and earlier I was all grumpy as I thought I had no chocolate LOL!!

    Eddie looks gorgeous and look forward to seeing more of him on your blog.

    Karen x

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  12. Glad you are back blogging (prayers for you during this Christmas season) What a sweetie your new shadow is!

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  13. I'm so glad you are back blogging! Your shadow is beautiful and it's good that you have each other. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  14. Lovely to have you back Sandra. I never knew you could get argento calendars for dogs! Jeng Eddie a.hqmdsome boy. He.must wonder whats been happening.

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  15. Nice to see you in blogland again sandra. A doggy advent calender, i love it! Xo

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  16. I love your advent calendar, so cute!

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  17. Lovely to see you back - be kind to yourself and I hope you can enjoy this time of year.

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  18. Just wanted to pop on and say thank you for the lovely comment that you left for me - I love your photos of Eddie, he's such a cutie, I'm glad he's settling in :D

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  19. Thinking of you Sandra. Your little doggy sounds great. I'm sure he will help you take your mind off things and give you something to scrap about.

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  20. Our love the new addition and the doggy advent calendar...on the hunt for one of those :)

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  21. It is so lovely to see you back Sandra. Eddie looks lovely on his new bed with his new collar and I think I'm going to have to hunt down one of those advent calendars for Alfie! x

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  22. Welcome back Sandra, good to see you blogging again. :)

    Eddie looks like a lovely dog, I hope he can help ease your pain, even if just a little.

    Loads of love and hugs, Jane x x

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  23. I was speed reading through my Google reader when I suddenly noticed a very handsome hound so I stopped for a closer look and there he was - my new found friend Eddie! What a gorgeous boy his is Sandra give him a pat from me please.

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  24. Lovely to see you back Sandra..just take each day as it comes. I'm glad you've adopted your mum and dad's dog-you will be so good for each other
    Alison xx

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  25. Great to see you back and to see you over on my blog. It sounds like you are taking things slowly and that sounds the right thing to do. When I read all the wonderful comments here on your blog, you have a lot of friends thinking of you and happy to see you back. Your new addition to the family is really gorgeous - not a lot beats the love of a dog in your life.

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  26. Great to have you back Sandra :)

    Eddie looks very happy and settled with you xx

    Dee
    xx

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  27. Welcome back,Sandra....great to see you blogging again....Eddie looks gorgeous...and I'm sure he's going to keep you busy.

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  28. Sandra it is so good to see you back on line :) Thank you for visiting me today :) Your Eddie has the same name as my pooch except they look nothing alike, however, my guy does follow me everywhere too. I call him Klingon!

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  29. Sandra, so sorry to hear your news and glad you are back in blogland...Eddie is beautiful - I'm sure he will bring you lots of joy! Those Websters papers look beautiful too.

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  30. You mean you are not going to go back and read EVERY single blog post?! ;-) Glad to see you back after an awful few months for you guys. Also glad that you have found a silver lining in Eddie.

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  31. thanks for visiting my blog Sandra, so sorry to read about your loss, take care x

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  32. AAAH Eddie is sweet, look forward to meeting him. Wishing you all the best for Christmas. xx

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  33. Have been thinking about you Sandra...hope you have managed to have a good Christmas
    Alison xx

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