Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Good morning.  I do hope that you are safe and dry and not suffering from flooding, if you are I send you ((((hugs)))).
As my title says I am pleased to be back to a normal routine.   Don't get me wrong I have enjoyed the time I had off but you do get lazy, long lie ins and just doing things when you feel like it no clock watching etc.
So it was back to getting up at 5.45am and getting myself ready to go out at 6.55am and go to work, then it's all go but you just have to get on with it.  The best bit was dropping the girls off at the bottom of the hill so they could walk up to school, dogs out of the car and off for their walk and to blow the cobwebs out of me.

What could be nicer than walking where you have views likes this to look at ??? 
I feel so much better after our walk, the dogs are back in their house and I am back in mine, and that's me till around 2 o'clock - so back to normal thank goodness.
Thank you all for your comments all very appreciated.    Happy crafting or what ever you are doing today.

Hazel xxx


  1. Good Morning Hazel. I quite agree with you. It is nice to get back to normal. So far we have been ok, but my heart goes out to those areas where the flooding is bad. Keep Safe and warm. I love my morning walks too whatever the weather. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. I like normality and order in my life too Hazel!! xx

  3. Hi Hazel a beautiful picture and yes its nice to get back to the old routine after all the festivities! Susan x

  4. I know what you mean about getting back to normal xx it is luvly to have a break but nice when it all settles back down xx what a fab view for your walk and completely agree that there is nothing better than a good walk to blow the cobwebs away xx GailT xx

  5. Glad your walk blew the Cobwebs away.
    Bet the dogs enjoyed the walk as well.
    The hills look like you are looking in my direction
    See you to tomorrow

    Patricia xxx

  6. Can't beat a Scottish view and the dogs look as though they are enjoying it. Hope the weather holds.

    Wilma x x x

  7. As you say Hazel, I really feel for those who have been flooded. The centre of Oxford is under water at the moment, and the last time we had weather like this Banbury town centre was flooded, which included the shopping mall, the sports centre and the railway station. My friend lived near the railway station and was under water too. Luckily for us we are situated on very high ground so will never flood. Instead we are subject to very high winds and the snow when it comes. My heart goes out to them. Hope you settle back into work soon. It's always hard after a break. Love and hugs Christine xx

  8. Hello Hazel, I agree it's good to get back into a routine. The scene in your photo looks lovely and an early morning walk is great, I just wish I had a dog to go out with, cos it would make me go out.
    Don't work too hard, hugs Kate x

  9. Hi Hazel
    Well ,when its a bit nippy and wet, the view I would like is my bare toes, at the end of a sunbed, facing a warm tropical ocean hahaha!
    Its weather like this that make me glad I have no dog to walk.
    Enjoy your girlie gathering tomorrow.
    Ang x

  10. Hi Hazel,

    Glad you had a lovely walk, beautiful views, at least you get plenty of exercise with dogs lol!

    Have a great tiem tomorrow.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  11. Hi Hazel, yes much as I like to admit it, we do have to get back to normal! I work in the voluntary sector and most of the other groups/charities we work with also have 2 weeks closure, so unlike after a summer holiday, I didn't go back to 100's of emails and messages..all in all, it wasn't too bad going back on Monday!! Glad you had a good walk, Carole Z X

  12. Hi Hazel,
    fab picture of where you walk the dogs. Yes I would be very happy to have a lovely scenery like that for my walks. You can't beat a good walk and nice scenery to make you feel good.
    I count myself very lucky not to live any where near floods, my heart does go out to all those in such horrible circumstances.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Hi Hazel great view....what's the hill in the background? Curious as it looks like one from back home.
    Hope all is well with you, must go and walk my dog soon too...hate these dark nights just now, I like to get out before it gets too cold and dark.