Two hundred and twelve posts this year.120,560 pageviews, approximately, in the life of this blog.143 followers, plus a handful of others who regularly comment but don't actively follow me. This blog had its ups and downs, and it turned out to be my quietest blogging year to date.Successfully completed were:Project Life ~ none of which was … Continue reading Blog Review | 2013
I finished up December Daily this afternoon. Again, every page was kept clean and simple.Days 22 and 23: Old friends came for the afternoon and the purchase of a reindeer hat.Days 24 and 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: new pjs and the magic of Christmas Day.I added extra photos to the 25th and I … Continue reading December Daily | Days 22-25
Many moons ago, in another life, I had the good fortune to work at the Royal Ballet School.A perk of the job was the frequent visits to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, using the entrance reserved for members of the Company.I didn't know anything about ballet back then.I don't know much more now.But … Continue reading The Nutcracker
From our house to yours.Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.May it be filled with love and laughter.
Okay. Five days in Gibraltar and how they fit into this year's December Daily album.On the 16th: we flew out for a five-night stay in Gibraltar and met the Macaques.On the 17th: we went up the Rock via the cable car.On the 18th: we went on the bus to Europa Point, Europe's southern-most point. The … Continue reading December Daily | Days 16-21
The sun came out in Gibraltar this afternoon, and blue skies also made an appearance. The Brainy One had opened our room window a fraction and within five seconds, honestly, there was a Macaque trying to climb through itI'm not sure how The Brainy One managed to avoid trapping its fingers.Our room is on the … Continue reading They Have No Fear
We're only 50 metres from the hotel when we hear her.A little girl, younger than The Boy Child, is crying her heart out.Her mother is clutching her hand and looking as though she has no idea what to do next.Curiosity piqued, we stop and follow the mother's gaze.A Macaque has the child's pink rucksack in … Continue reading Simply a Moment | With a Macaque
Hello dog and house sitter.Hello Gibraltar.
On the 13th: the first day of the Christmas holidays and the day mum went home.On the 14th: The Boy Child and I went to see the Nation's Christmas tree and then on to see our Chelsea Pensioner friend.On the 15th: Nothing Christmas-related happened at all, but the pooch did go off to the dog … Continue reading December Daily | Days 13-15
On the 10th: mum and I went Christmas shopping. We were super organised and had time to squeeze in a light lunch in the M&S deli. (I spent far too much money.)The cutlery badge came in a recent Studio Calico Project Life kit.In the album, on the facing page , there is a 6x8 flyer … Continue reading December Daily | Days 10-12