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too much excitement …


The wind is still blowing a hooley.

  One of our fence panels is now firewood.

  I am feeling slightly under the weather.

Too much excitement, too many late nights and too much rich food.

We are off to the coast tomorrow for a long weekend.

Hopefully the sea air will be restorative and I will return to my normal self.


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Hope you all had a good Christmas.


  1. Oh how I know how you feel, only we do not have the sea air to revive us. I plan to purge the kitchen today and get vegetables back in stock. Hope you get to feeling better.

  2. Hope you enjoy the sea air, Elaine. Don't get blown away though, it's pretty rough in most parts of the country at present.

  3. Hope the weekend at the coast does the trick and, as Mark says, you don't blow away!

  4. I hope that you soon feel better and enjoy the weekend. Flighty xx

  5. Oh I know EXACTLY how you feel....I'm suffering with a horrid cold and have been out far too much and frankly I'm sick of food! Have a wonderful weekend, I hope you feel better soon. I loved that first pic....gorgeous.
    We have the raging winds olive tree outside the front door is rolling down the drive and now has no pot! Hopefully they'll die down soon

  6. Oh its nasty out there! One of our fences is down and its just not worth fixing until next week's storm passes. Have a wonderful break x

  7. That sounds just the antidote. Have a lovely weekend.

  8. I'm so pleased that we both managed to control our appetites, and have not felt at all 'bloated' this year. However, after 4 days of (delicious) Turkey I shall be quite happy to wish it goodbye. A simple 'rice and dahl' should bring the system back to normal. Have a lovely weekend.

  9. Hope you feel better soon Elaine and have a lovely weekend away.
    Patricia x

  10. Belated Merry Christmas! Hope the long weekend on the coast leaves you feeling like yourself.

  11. Hope you have a lovely time on the coast. I always find that the sea restores my spirits enormously.

  12. The long weekend on the coast will do you good after so many busy and festive days!

  13. Hope you have a wonderful time away Elaine. I hope the weather bucks up a bit, I am fed up with this windy weather! I keep having to bring my christmas door wreath in before it blows away!

  14. I echo your sentiments! Too much food! A rich dinner in Manhattan last night did nothing but stir up more trouble for me. Broth and juice for me tomorrow! Enjoy your holiday!

  15. I love the holidays but am always a bit relieved when they're over. A weekend at the coast sounds amazing. Happy New Year! :o)

  16. Slightly under the weather here too, though in our case it's a mild cold we all seem to be sharing. How wonderful a weekend by the sea sounds. Here's hoping it was as restorative as you'd hoped. Wishing you and yours only good things in 2014 Elaine x

  17. Hope you enjoyed your week end away... and that the rest of your fence was still standing when you got back home - it has been a bit of a wild end to the year. Here's wishing you a calm and peaceful new year.

  18. Hope you enjoyed the weekend and are refreshed. Best wishes for 2014.


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