Friday, 18 December 2009

Christmas Starts Here!


The Strictly Writing crew are herewith signing off for a couple of weeks. We'll be back posting on Monday 4th January - 2010!


We hope you all enjoy the festive season and wish you the very best for the New Year.


I shall be attending a Bollywood themed party on New Year's Eve. Last year's theme was unspecified - I wore a Twenties style costume and my husband went as a giant whoopee cushion (it's amazing, the variety of fancy dress outfits you can buy nowadays). We and the group of friends there really only chat, in depth, at this party, once a year. So I am bracing myself for questions about how my writing went in 2009 and whether I am published 'yet'. Erm... Nope. But I'm one book closer. Hopefully. Well, it's easy to be 'half-glass full' when it's champagne!


Before we sign off, just to announce the winner of the Emily Gale giveaway competition: Well done Sky Blue! Please email me (Samantha) through my profile and I'll get back to you within the next couple of weeks.

See you all in January. It's been great reading all your comments and we look forward to another interesting year of fun and discussion in 2010.


22 comments:

Kate said...

And a very merry Christmas to everyone to the Strictly Writing Crew. I'm enjoying this blog immensely and look forward to seeing you back here in 2010 :-)

Samantha Tonge said...

Thanks, Kate! Have a great Xmas.

Julie P said...

Merry Christmas to all at Strictly Writing and I hope you achieve your writing goals in 2010.

Oh, and well done Sky Blue on winning the book.

Julie xx

Susie Nott-Bower said...

Thanks, Kate and Julie - and thanks to everyone who's contributed and commented in the last year and made Strictly such fun to be a part of.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and an inspired, creative and joyful New Year.
Susiex

CarolineG said...

Very merry Christmas to everyone who has been kind enough to come and read my drivel and everyone else's good stuff!
Here's to happy, healthy and wildly creative 2010s for us all.

Derek said...

Have a good one, one and all. It's been great to be able to draw from a well of inspiration regularly.

Samantha Tonge said...

Thanks for your contributions too, Derek.

Nik Perring said...

Happy hols!

Helen Black said...

Have a good one everyone...may no-one kill their relatives and if so, can they let me know the full story.
HB x

Samantha Tonge said...

LOL, Helen! Only if you tell me about any of your female relatives' angst:)

And you, Nik!

Debs said...

Merry Christmas to all at Strictly and a very happy and productive 2010.
xxx

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Merry Christmas to the team and all our wonderful readers. Fx

womagwriter said...

Merry Christmas to all!

Karen said...

I've really enjoyed reading the blog since it started, and marvelled at how you keep coming up with interesting topics! I'm looking forward to more in 2010 :o)

Happy Christmas to you all!

emma darwin said...

Happy Christmas to all the Strictlies, and long may you reign as one of the best writing blogs around!

Olivia Ryan said...

Yes, Happy Christmas to all at Strictly. xx

Emily Gale said...

Merry Christmas, SW! Thanks for having me, and for all the insightful / funny posts you all keep coming up with.

Emily

Poppy said...

Merry Xmas, SWs
xx

Geraldine Ryan said...

Merry Xmas, fellow Strictlies and anyone who has dropped by over the last year! It's been a blast!

Gillian McDade said...

Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas and thanks for reading throughout 2009!

Samantha Tonge said...

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone - the blog wouldn't be the same without your support.

Here's to whatever Xmas we all wish for...

:)xx

The Virtual Victorian said...

Happy Christmas to Strictly - and all who sail in her!

Sarah