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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone.   Wishing you lots of laughter, fun and happiness in 2011.  Wishing you lots of time too for the people you love, the pastimes you enjoy and the priorities you have for this next year.


I picked up this bunch of flowers for just $3 at the supermarket and thought they looked bright and cheerful - just perfect for my kitchen bench.   Just perfect for this time of year too.  I LOVE love love this time of year.  Time for slowing down, reflecting on where I am and thinking about what plans and goals and changes are needed in my life. 

Lots of time for playing with the kids, reading books ..... 

Time for new calendars ....


Mine does have some things written on it but I photoshopped them out for privacy.  :-)

...... For crisp new diary pages - I just love putting new pages in my planner ....


How did you spend New Years Eve?  We had a very nice quiet one here. 

We all sat down and did a 300 piece jigsaw that Santa had given one of the kids ...


Then we pulled up chairs to the big glass doors that look out on our balcony and across the valley to the city.  (We would have gone out on the balcony but we're not getting along too well with the big mozzies!)  From our place we can see the fireworks at the Docklands - our own personal fireworks show.  9.15pm for the kids and the midnight one for John and I.


Quite a nice way to spend the evening this year I thought. 

And now I'm madly in the middle of my latest clean out, sort out, throw out, simplify life phase - often hits about this time of year.   I'm hoping this one lasts quite a while so I can make it round lots of the bits of clutter that have built up this year in the busy patches.  Decluttering the house and decluttering my mind at the same time.

Today's project was ......


I'm sure these things multiply when we're not looking!   Going for less is more this year and picking out a pencil case worth for Jack and for Hannah and popping the rest (of the ones that made it through the cull) into a container for when the first lot are wearing out.

When I need a bit of a break from this decluttering phase, I'll be back with some cards to share!   And some scrapbooking too - managed to fit a bit of that into the week as well. 

Whatever your plans are for 2011 I wish you all the best with them. 

Cheers, Sue


Chris H

Hi Sue! Hope your de-cluttering is going along beautifully! Isn't it a lovely feeling to be organised? Your photos are gorgeous!

Jean Fitch

Happy New Year Sue! Loved this post...brought out lots of smiles. Reminds me that I have to work on my own list of resolutions. So far I've come up with a list for my cat Wicket but I don't think she's interested in changing her life at all this year - lol!

I was checking an Australian map and was so relieved to see that you were out of the path of the flooding up north of you.

Hugs from a very chilly Oregon - Jean

Annette Therik

Hi Sue, Your post made me smile as I too am in a decluttering frenzy...the kitchen has been degrimed, the pantry cleaned and reorganised, the fluff and grit (lots of it)cleaned from under the fridge, dishwasher and washing machine, the ensuite removed of all 1/2 used and old toiletries ( i even put drawer organisers into the drawers to keep them tidy) and all the old clothes have gone to the op shop. Oh yeah and Nadya's toys are now happily organised into new boxes under her bed. Now it's time to move on to the garage and the card room!! It's amazing what can be achieved when you have time on your hands!! ...Happy New Year. xx


Happy New Year Sue from all of us to all of you .... yes the fireworks were spectacular - how cool that you can watch them from your home - happy decluttering and I look forward to seeing your scrapboking :)

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