Wednesday 23 January 2019

Thrift Shop Find

Well, I didn’t intend to be gone for so long but I haven’t been idle during my absence.  I’ve been having all kinds of problems with Blogger - the main one being unable to comment on any blog posts - including my own!  I haven’t resolved this with any degree of satisfaction, but it does appear to be an issue using Blogger with my iPad.

It has been a very nasty winter here so far.  We’ve had extreme cold for weeks and winter storm after winter storm - another one is forecast for tomorrow.  We’ve had snow on the ground since November and now it is so icy outdoors that it is almost impossible to stand up.  Mr Candytuft fell on the drive this morning, then fell again when he was trying to get up - I fell under the car on Monday and couldn’t get up without assistance - my second fall this winter.  How we haven’t broken anything is a miracle.  It is too cold to use salt to melt the ice, which is so thick that it is impossible to move - even after our drive has been ploughed following every storm.

Today, we had to go into Charlottetown, so I took the opportunity this presented to visit a thrift shop, where I found this pretty china mug.  It is from the Victoria & Albert Museum collection and cost me 50 cents.  What a bargain.

As some of you know, I have now published my book and you can see more information about it here.

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Welcome 2019...Happy New Year

The new year arrived quietly at our home.  We watched the fireworks from London as the clock reached midnight (GMT) and I was in bed well before midnight arrived (Atlantic time).

Today will be spent in quiet reflection and I will start a journal for the coming year.  I feel that change is coming and there is a degree of uncertainty about the future.  What will 2019 hold?  

I will be publishing my book.  It has been proofread and I’m now in the technical stages.  I’m waiting for ISBN numbers to be assigned.  Self-publishing is an interesting experience, if a little stressful at times.

As for the weather, it has been snowy since November when this photo was taken.  It doesn’t stay pristine and white for long, so I do try to get pictures after a fresh fall.  Today, we are expecting a further 15 cm, so it is a good day to stay at home and take time to think about the coming year.

I wish you all health and happiness in 2019.  May the new year be filled with hope for the future and love of family and friends.