Sarah London

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Happy New Year to you!

Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing, welcoming in, the Year of the Horse.

This is a year of action, of galloping forward, of making great strides in anything you set your mind to.

Be purposeful!

Being the Year of the Horse I couldn’t help but feel drawn to crochet a horse or two as a souvenir. You’ll find the Double Happiness Horse pdf pattern in my store if you’d also like to make one or eight!

Double Happiness Horse pdf Pattern | Sarah London

I’ve gifted a few to friends over the last few days and I also have one that has taken up residence on my desk for the year.

I love everything about Chinese New Year, I especially love fortune cookies!

Fortune Cookie Box | Sarah London

To accompany my gifted horses I’ve been placing a handful of fortune cookies in take-out boxes and decorating the boxes by threading a length of red ribbon through a Chinese coin.

Fortune Cookie Box | Sarah London

I found the small white take-out boxes and fortune cookies at my local supermarket.

The coins you’ll find at new age stores or online Feng Shui supply stores etc.

Fortune Cookie Box | Sarah London

Simply fill each box with a handful of cookies . . .

Fortune Cookie Box | Sarah London

Secure the box with red ribbon and a coin to decorate and Voila!

Fortune Cookie Box | Sarah London

Every Chinese New Year I always purchase Your Chinese Horoscope by Neil Somerville.

In his 2014 book I particularly loved the following verse . . .

As we march through life,

we each have our hopes, our ambitions and our dreams.

Sometimes fate and circumstances will assist us,

sometimes we will struggle and despair,

but march we must.

For it is those who keep going,

and who keep their aspirations alive,

who stand the greatest chance of securing what they want.

March determinedly,

and your determination will, in some way, be rewarded.

– Neil Somerville

Wishing everyone a fabulous, favourable Year of the Horse!

Engaged!

My beautiful daughter is engaged!

He, proposed in Sydney, just before dinner at Aria.

I’m soooo very happy for them!

Time to indulge and share a few pictures!

My daughter!

The ring!

The first date!

Uni, grad day!

If he is willing to carry the Louis . . . then he is a keeper! He is also a Sous Chef . . . tick, tick!

So they became engaged a month ago and then last week they decided that they would like an apartment of their own.

A lovely apartment was found, boxes were packed with belongings, a removalist truck arrived and delivered all the boxes to their new apartment.

A day was spent shopping for household essentials.

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And also a few accessories!

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And so, the next chapter of all our lives begins . . . thankfully their new apartment is only ten minutes away.

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