Hello hello! Grace here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
PinchYourRearIt’sTheFirstDayOfTheYear! (my version of pinch punch, first day of the month haha!)
We’re back! I know, I know… I’ve missed you too. My Mum insisted that I take a break from the blog for the holidays, and I obliged. I’ve been on the chat for most of this week, so many of us have chatted already, but now we’re rolling our sleeves up again for the new year!
I hope you were able to make the most of the holiday season. I certainly did! Cooked up a STORM. Threw myself into it… perhaps for distraction? Well, it worked!! And I now feel very chuffed with myself. It’s back on Mum 100% next year 😉 But it’s lovely to know that I could take over if she needed me to. Now we can share the load a little more confidently.
First, German Christmas Eve! Followed by Lamb Shank on Christmas Day (bit different). And then made German potato soup over the weekend 🙂 All for the first time. And I have to say they were preeeeeetty tasty… but that’s because I have two epic cooks teaching me and sharing their recipes. It kept the 3 generations of women in consistent contact through the week.
Otherwise it was quiet, as I’m sure so many of your Christmas’s were too. And that’s okay! That’s a WHOLE lot better than so many experienced this year. There were millions upon millions of people who would do just about anything to have the peaceful Christmas experience we just had. Lots of empty seats at tables around the world… and how lucky are we that they were only empty because we were in separate homes. Thankful!
On this first day of a new year, let’s just take a moment to think about those that aren’t as lucky as we. I try to do this every year, but this New Year hits a little different doesn’t it?
So let’s collectively send those less fortunate some positive energy and strength to continue into this new year. And also count our blessings. For there are many <3
ANYWAY! That was my little deep New Years Day bit… can’t help myself.
Moving swiftly on to some Clarity business…
As many of you likely predicted, we won’t be continuing the Groovi SHAC projects into 2021. It has been a wonderful thing though hasn’t it? Please join me in giving huge thanks to the exceptional Hazel Edwards for all the beautiful projects she created and shared with us. They will all stay on the website as downloads and are completely free! We just need to move on to other things. Keep it fresh 😀
But don’t worry… the SHAC SHAC is continuing! Monday/Wednesday/Friday! PHEW! We still very much need it, don’t we?
In regards to the Groovi SHAC, my Mum and I have been discussing some blog ideas, so we’re really just making some space for that to happen!
We’re going down the bloggy tutorial path… and it’s going to be brilliant! Watch this space. We’ll be keeping it Groovi over here on the Clarity Matters blogs, and my Mum will go in all the other stampy/inky/stencilly directions! For beginners, intermediate and expert level! So there will be something for everyone. Exciting. Here’s one Barbara blogged this week already… LOVELY!
Ooooh! So many of you have asked me recently when our next sale is happening! KEEN. Our next official BIG SALE will be the Member’s Only Sale in February that I know so many of you prepare for! So… now is your chance to join the club if you’re not already a member.
You can find all of the information here.
I’m going to keep doing my Sunday Share so I’ll chat to you again then! I’m off to go make the very most of this new year.
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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