Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Goodbye 2009

It seemed fitting to end 2009 on the last post, however, it wouldn't do because I have to thank you all for coming to Tea Stains over the last year.

I've been feeling ten feet tall over the last couple of days... It's been wonderful to feel such support. Thank you so much for your comments and congratulations.

We opened our presents today because in half an hour we leave for the airport. (We're spending two days in Geneva and then transferring on Boxing Day to a ski resort for seven days.) My lovely husband has had 'my three little words' immortalised on a ring for me as my main present (see below) and I've spent the morning spontaneously bursting into tears... It's a mixture of finishing the book and remembering how those words got me through my wibbly wobbly times. I can't wait to get going on editing.

My rush to finish the first draft has saved you all from the prospect of 'the Christmas series' which is all the shiny decorations I can find in Bangkok. There were a lot. We should all be grateful they didn't get posted here.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.


22 comments:

Helen said...

Have a fantastic time JJ. You have achieved so much this year. Not just because you finished the book but because you showed that devil on your shoulder just who exactly was boss.

He told you you couldn't do it. And you could. You did.

Carol said...

Awww, what a fabulous present!! Your Husband certainly gets 10 out of 10 on the present buying stakes!!

I'm glad you feel 10 foot tall...you should...you've worked so bloody hard it time for you to bask in the glory!

Merry Christmas to you and the whole family and I hope 2010 brings publishers and book deals galore!!

Lots of love

C n C xxxxxx

Cathy said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too, JJ.

Enjoy your break, you've earned it. What a fantastic achievement.

Cx

Caroline said...

Enjoy your break and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all. I truly and very much hope that all of your wishes come true in 2010. You deserve only good things x

ChrisH said...

Oh that's SO romantic! I've got tears in my eyes just reading this so you must be beside yourself! Have a wonderful break and merry Christmas to you and yours. Cx

L-Plate Author said...

See, and I wondered if my last post was moving! I too had a tear in my eye, what a lovely, thoughtful present, and a constant reminder that you did what you set out to do. I am so proud of you.

All the best for the holiday season xx

Graeme K Talboys said...

Have a great break. Well deserved.

B said...

how utterly lovely of your hubby. what a great pressie!

Have a great christmas and new year xx

Pat Posner said...

Love the present!
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and congrats again on finishing the book!
xxPat

Debs said...

I love your present. What a clever husband you have, and so thoughtful too.

Hope you have a wonderful trip and great Christmas.x

SpiralSkies said...

What an amazing pressie!

You've done brilliantly this year but you know what? It's just the start.

Merry Christmas Sweetie X

sheepish said...

Have only just seen your amazing news. You are a superstar, and what a lovely present from your hubby. Its always good to know you are appreciated. Have a super christmas. And I shall look forward to reading your book in 2010/2011.

Serendipity said...

What a gorgeous gift - such a very nice man! Festive wishes to you :-)

Lane said...

What a special present.

Have a lovely holiday jj and all the very best for next year. xx

Captain Black said...

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year from the Dark Skipper.

DJ Kirkby said...

What a beautiful thoughtful gift. I hope you have a perfect 2010.

Flowerpot said...

Well done you and a really fabulous present, JJ - have a great time.e

Liane Spicer said...

Happy New Year, JJ! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday!

Amanda said...

Hope you had a great Christmas JJ - and wishing you a happy 2010! x

SueG said...

I just saw this wonderful post. Sorry I'm so late in both congratulating you and wishing you a most happy new year. You've closed out 2009 with a bang rather than that dreaded whimper. I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for you. Only good things, I trust. Xoxo

Susie Vereker said...

Have a happy Christmas and New Year, JJ. Must have just missed you in the Alps!
Congratulations on finishing your book.

Catherine Wentworth said...

I just had to stop by to say HO HO HO and now I'd doubly glad I did! What a lovely Xmas and 2009 you've had. And your book! So megga fine :-)