The seventh day of Christmas…

…is also the last day of the year. I’m not much into making New Year’s resolutions. However, I like this idea, this picture has been making the rounds of Facebook over the past few days. In spite of busy lives, good things do happen along the way and it’s nice to remember those, even if…

The second day of Christmas

On the second day of Christmas I took myself for one of my daytripper excursions, but as I’ve already written about that, I’ll do a quick review of our Christmas Day instead. We were 14 for early dinner on Christmas Day, in our little tiny house. The plan was to eat outside, sandflies notwithstanding. However,…

Postcards galore

When my kids were little, we used to make sure we sent postcards to their grandparents whenever we went away somewhere. Even if we only went to the coast for a weekend, we would make a point of finding, buying, writing and sending a postcard if at all possible. It was a way of occupying…

February is just fine

I don’t particularly like summer and February is normally the month I dread more than any other – it’s hot, humid, the back-to-work-after-the-holidays-blues have well and truly settled in and it always seems ages to the next public holiday. This year it’s different. February has been fabulous so far! What am I grateful for this…

End of year credits

I don’t really do Christmas cards. I used to – and I still love getting them but somewhere in my busy life a few years ago sending them fell off the list of things to do before Christmas. Every year I say I’ll get organised and send some and then every year I’m in this…

And so this is Christmas – a countdown post

A couple of years ago I put together a virtual Advent calendar on this blog – mainly as ¬†way of bringing something new to my sons each day in December in the absence of the (previously) traditional chocolate countdown. Suddenly it’s December again and already 3 days in – but I thought I’d have another…

7 things to keep me busy

I’m inspired by Bookgrrl’s ‘7 things’ lists over the past week – I’ll probably stick to just one list, just today. I’m still learning to crochet, I’m not patient with crafts and if I’m struggling to get it right I tend to put it away for months at a time. Anyway, I’ve got out the…