Looking back over 2010 it has been a very peculiar year tinged with both sadness and success. I lost two of my aunts this year...but they had long and happy lives. I re-discovered my family that emigrated to Canada over 50 years ago, my mum and dad went as well, taking me with them but came home to the UK. My uncle and aunt stayed along with my cousin. We lost touch but I found them thanks to the wonders of Facebook and now we have a whole new family in Guelph Ontario.
Of course it goes without saying that I have made a whole series of bears which have taken a multitude of sizes and colours and all found lovely homes all over the world. I made some hard decisions this year too, in order to simplify my life and do the best for the bears I decided to stick to supplying one shop only, Silly Bears in Aberdeen. I like the way Julieann works, her professionalism and her vision is on a par with my own and so for me it makes great sense.
There have been firsts too...we had our first cruise and absolutely loved it so I think it might be the first of many! I also made a 24 inch bear for the first time..and that was a challenge but one worth doing. My grand-daughter Rosie started school which was very uplifting.
I know that 2011 will be full of new things too, my daughter Lucie is having her second baby in April. Elizabeth, my eldest grand-child is going to be 6 and she is really looking forward to being a big sister.
So I am hoping that 2011 will be great for all of us with lots of happy moments and challenges.
Maybe I could win the lottery....That's one thing that won't happen. I am destined to work for a living. Not that I am complaining. I love my work!
Have a happy and successful New Year!!!