Month: December 2014

Weekly photo challenge: The warmth of summer’s sun and family love

Having just spent a week at the beach with family over the Christmas break, I have experienced warmth in many forms. The warmth and love of my family who made huge efforts to get together, the warm sunshine and the warm relaxed feeling that being on holidays brings. I took a few photos of the beach in various conditions during…

A special Guest Blogger – my daughter wrote this for me, about me

My youngest daughter, Eliza, has written her first ever blog post!  We were together with family over the Christmas break and she presented me with a framed version of her post (below) for my recent birthday.  She also said she’d like to share it on my blog as she’d really like an ‘audience’.  She now has the awesome honour of being my first ever…

Birthday thoughts

I’m officially another year older today. Funnily enough I don’t feel any older than I did yesterday! I have had the best day – presents, a day off work, a nice walk/run, a long lunch with 2 other birthday friends, our town’s Christmas street party and lots of lovely messages, hugs and kisses from friends and family. I’m definitely feeling the…

Silly season take 2

Here’s a bit of silly season fun I thought I’d share with you all. My (grown-up) daughters didn’t know what to think! I was worried after my previous silly season post that I might have been thought to be turning into a grumpy old woman but I think this proves I’m definitely not there yet…unless I’m going a bit mad…

It’s not called the ‘silly season’ for nothing!

It’s now officially the silly season!  The person who coined this phrase was spot on (apparently it was first noted in 1861).  Ay my first event for the season, I looked around at all these normal, sensible people suddenly transformed by wearing silly hats, telling silly jokes from their bonbons and playing with silly plastic toys, also from said bonbons. …