So globally, 2016 was not the best of years, heartbreaking stories seem to have invaded the news every week of the year and I am sure we're all hoping 2017 brings a brighter horizon for the world. Happily this was not mirrored in Elin's little life, since we can now say 2016 has officially been her best year yet! If you have been following my blog you will know all about that, so I won't repeat myself. Just to say we enter 2017 as cautiously as ever as far as Elin's health is concerned (we never count our chickens!!) but certainly with more confidence and energy than we have ever before and that is what we'll be toasting as the clock strikes twelve tonight :-)
In the meantime, here are a few Christmas pictures from Drake-mass which happened in two stages, first at home in Holly Cottage and then up in Yorkshire with the entire side of the Drake family. Both equally wonderful and happy. I hope you had a good a time as Elin this holiday, all the best for 2017 to you amazing, supportive and caring readers of my little blog.
Happy New Year (for tomorrow) folks!!
Christmas Eve in our 'Wear your stripes for Alder Hey' pyjamas. Will Santa come???
Wrapping paper is so funny.
Daddy Drake did a cracking Christmas dinner. Well done!!!
I don't think it's really Christmas unless you're wearing velvet hot pants.......
Yay! Elin's favourite.
Packing to go to Yorkshire. Can anyone spot an Elin???
We're going on a Drake hunt!!!!
Elin was simply AMAZING in her chair all the way to Yorkshire in the car (best ever) and we even managed a two hour wonderful family winter walk with her. She didn't make a peep (except when laughing!)
Nobody does christmas like the Drakes.........
This is about half of us- way too busy to get a whole group shot this holiday how sad!!
The kids open their presents and Elin (off camera) is in her element with all the laughter and sounds of ripping paper!!!
What a lovely, lovely Christmas break.
So I would like to badly paraphrase a song as we enter 2017- there will always be another mountain that you want to move- it might be an uphill battle, sometimes you'll lose. But it doesn't matter how fast you get there or what is waiting on the other side....
It's about the climb.
Happy New Year from the Drakes.
Bring it on 2017 we're ready