Thursday, 20 December 2012

Happy Holidays...



Well,  that's phase one of the house move complete.  We packed up all our belongings and put them into storage and last Friday, 14 December, I walked out the door of our old house and went to work as a legal secretary for the last time!  The dogs and I have been ensconced at my parents' house for a week now and already I've gotten sucked back into soapland! I prided myself on not watching any soaps at all. None. One week of watching them just because my folks' happen to be watching them and I now need to know which of the Branning brothers Kat Slater is sleeping with in Eastenders, whether Chastity will be found guilty of killing Carl King in Emmerdale and whether poor Tyrone will ever grow a pair and leave that nasty fiancĂ©e of his in Coronation Street! 

In other news,  S has been back in Scotland continuing his training for the new job (it's very intense and he's covered a lot of Scottish miles at this stage).  He flies over to N.Ireland on Saturday and then my sister and her husband arrive on Christmas Eve and we'll be having a family Christmas at my parents' house which will be the first for the longest time as S and I always spent Christmas day on our own and went to my folks' for Boxing day so it'll be a nice way to spend our last Christmas living in N.Ireland.

I've spent my first week of not working having a stomach bug and head cold and feeling very sorry for myself, which certainly wasn't what I had planned so today is the first day I've managed to motivate myself to do any art.   I decided to create a doodle Christmas card which I now need to put on my Facebook page to wish all my friends a happy Christmas seeing as I was too disorganised this year to actually buy or post any cards!

I'm linking with Paint Party Friday for the first time in ages and will enjoy getting the chance to visit all my fellow bloggers' blogs also for the first time in ages (the last week in the old house I was computer-less!)

Apologies for the quality of the picture - I'm using my mum's PC but am not so familiar with the picture editing programmes on it!

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has a wonderful and peaceful time. xx


28 comments:

  1. LOVE THE ART! I've been absent from blog-land for many weeks now too. Just too much happening in my life right now. Hope your Christmas is Magical and and your move is easy. Can't wait to hear all about your Scottish Adventure ♥

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  2. beautiful card!! I'm so glad that you are making progress on the move, the card I sent you was returned!!! I will wait until you settle now and get your new address.Hope you fell better soon, Merry Christmas to you!

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  3. Long time no see, Nicola. Nice to see things are going to plan ...excluding bugs!

    Waiting for the saga of the next stage! Merry Christmas to you too!!!

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  4. What a fun and festive tree for the Holidyas. Hoping your move and transition goes smoothly. happy Holidays and Happy PPF

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  5. Love your doodle card! Best wishes for a happy and restful holidays, as you adjust to the changes in your life this year!

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  6. Oh dear - poor you! And I don't just mean the bug - but the soaps too, lol!
    Anyway - have a wonderful Christmas and here's to a great start to 2013 for you :0)

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  7. Happy Holidays to you as well. It sounds like you will have a wonderful holiday before starting your new adventure which sounds perfect to me. Enjoy every special moment this holiday season with your family and friends.

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  8. Nic, what a marvelous tree. I had to click on it and when I did, WOW! I love all the different layers.

    You must be so excited to be moving on to your new adventure. Can't wait to see what you create once you all settled in your new home. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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  9. Sweet snow capped tree! Happy PPF and holidays and move and new home etc etc etc!!

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  10. Very cute art. Glad the move is going well, and hope you're feeling 100% soon!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  11. i'm so sorry to hear that you've been sick during your first week of freedom. Glad you're feeling better in time for Christmas.

    your christmas doodle is wonderful. i loved seeing all the detail in the layers when i clicked on it for a closer look.

    happy holidays!

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  12. Your Christmas tree doodle sketch is so cool! I love all of the intricate patterns. I'm so glad you will be on the mend for Christmas - stomach bugs...YUCK!!! Oh well, here's hoping that Tyrone will recover his manhood and ditch the witch :) -Terri

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  13. I think that your tree is a lot of fun! Enjoy this new season of life! Yeah!

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  14. Nic, I absolutely LOVE your Christmas tree. Taking a spin through the rest of your site now. Happy Holidays. :)

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  15. Such an exciting and busy time for you and the card is lovely... I hate it when you finally get a break and you catch a bug... it happens in or house as well... drives me nuts, but the main thing is tat you are on your way to your new life and it is all going to be so wonderful... can't wait to read about it all unfolding...
    Hope you have an amazing family Christmas!!!
    T xx

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  16. Your tree is so perfect for a Christmas card. I love all of the detail and pattern in each layer.
    Hope you are better!
    Happy PPF!

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  17. Love your Christmas card, lovely, fun detail, cheery and festive! Thank you for sharing this exciting time of your life, hope you are feeling well now! Happy Holidays and Happy PPF! <3

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  18. OMG - Kat Slater is still around?? When we arrived in Scotland, Mr Mac's aunt would talk about the soap characters like they were real people!

    I wish you + your family a very merry christmas + I hope the move goes well x

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  19. Oh, this is such an exciting time for you! So wonderful that you get to spend your last Christmas in N.Ireland together with your family. Had to laugh reading about your soap-addiction. I know, I've been addicted to "neighbours" for years. Not anymore now, I hardly watch TV, but I know I only need to see it once more and I'll be wanting to know what happens next ☺ Lovely doodle-Christmas-tree you created! Hope you're feeling okay now, and I wish you a memorable cosy warm Christmas together with your loved ones. hugs, denthe

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  20. Welcome back to PPF! I hope you feel better soon. Love your Christmas tree and have a wonderful holiday. A new adventure awaits!

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  21. A wonderful Christmas tree - so sweet! It sounds like 2013 will be a very exciting year for you.

    Best wishes for a very Mery Christmas, Nic!

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  22. What a beautiful, funky Christmas cards. I love all the cute little decorations on it. I hope you are feeling better soon so you are able to fully enjoy your Christmas. I, too, have been sick but the Bacardi and honey mixture is helping my throat and the extra sleep I'm getting now that the kids are out of school (and there's no hockey games or practice) is just priceless.

    Happy Christmas!! :)

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  23. Wonderful card...Have a truly magical Christmas and Beautiful 2013...may all your wishes come true :)

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  24. I love your Christmas card! :) Hope your move will go smoothly and without any further bugs. :) Don't worry, you'll get out of that soap watching stage soon. :)

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  25. Merry Christmas to you and S. Love the Christmas card! Looking forward to hearing all about Scotland.

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  26. Your Christmas doodle is fun. I really like that layer of jumbled snowmen.

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