For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2019

Twenty nineteen was another good year for reading. Having said that, I find myself with just three titles on my Favourites of 2019 list (last year I had six on my list): Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: In April, I wrote that "initially I wasn’t interested in a story about rock … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2019

Month in Numbers | December 2019

As we get to grips with 2020, a new decade and thinking about packing away Christmas, let’s see how the numbers for December looked: First time I've added an additional 6x12 spread 13 more Christmas cards written and 54 Christmas cards were posted. I took Tilly out 52 times. I wrote 3 more letters as … Continue reading Month in Numbers | December 2019

Blog Review | 2019

Happy New Year! Final sunset of 2019 Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2019. It was quite a year. Let's also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 253 posts, totalling 42,065 words. I have 138 followers. There were 1,604 comments, averaging 6 comments per … Continue reading Blog Review | 2019

For The Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2019

I did very little reading throughout the month, but what I did read was written by Diana Gabaldon. So, in a different type of reading round-up, here's what's currently in my 'waiting to be read' pile (all were Christmas gifts): Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane: Family saga at its best. The Family Upstairs … Continue reading For The Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2019

December Daily 2019 | Days 16-20

Day 16: involved wrapping presents. Day 17: was about the Christmas Disco. I didn't take a great shot, so the trick was to simply work with what I had - go smaller on the photo and bigger on the filler cards. Day 18: was when I caught up with local friends for a cuppa and … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Days 16-20

December Daily 2019 | Days 11-15

Day 11: was about the queue at the Post office and Day 12 had nothing to do with the festive season. Day 13: It was Christmas Jumper Day at school, raising funds for Save the Children. I met two of my pool ladies for a pre-Christmas get-together in the morning and in the early evening … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Days 11-15

Sing-a-Long Christmas Carols

We had friends visiting last weekend and The Boy Child and I took them to brunch and the Sing-a-Long Carol Concert at Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank. Christmas attire and Santa hats were the order of the day. The concert's presenter was Jonathan Cohen, a noted composer, conductor and performer and Louise Dearman … Continue reading Sing-a-Long Christmas Carols