Sunday, 3 January 2016

This Week #16

"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful!"

It's been a nice quiet week, recovering from the excess of Christmas. At least I did. Anthony went out Tuesday night and didn't get in until 5am the next morning! We stayed in on New Year's Eve with a takeaway, then on New Year's Day Marianna turned one. We threw her a birthday party and filled our little living room to capacity. :)


Bracken the dog
Hannah took this photo of Bracken, making her appear innocent and angelic. Don't be fooled!

☆ READING: The Career of Katherine Bush by Elinor Glyn. It was terrible.

☆ WRITING: My New Year's Resolutions.

WATCHING: Only Fools and Horses. Anthony has insisted on watching it for hours at a time on UK Gold. It's good and that, but I just don't understand his need to see the same episode three times in as many weeks.

☆ LISTENING: Telltale singing about fish and squares...

☆ WEARING: False eyelashes for the first time ever! It did take the entire little tube of glue to achieve it though.

☆ EATING: Birthday cake. 

☆ MAKING: Rotas and schedules.


I took part in the Wednesday Hodgepodge linky for the first time, and salvaged some posts from an old Dreamwidth blog I had completely forgotten about. Another repost was a guide to British holidays and celebrations - expect the other posts from the series over the next few weeks.

I also launched a new competition for The Best of Jackie Annual, and drew the winner for the anti-snoring ring giveaway.


11 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous photo of your dog! Sounds like a lovely week!

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    1. She looks lovely - as opposed to real life where she looks like a little demon! :)

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    1. Happy birthday to Marianna! It's a mixed blessing having a New Years birthday so I'm glad you all got to celebrate a good one.

      #HappyDiaries

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  3. Happy Birthday Marianna! And well done on the false eyelashes, I bought some for Christmas but gave up they were so fiddly, they went in the bin with a huff!! I'd love a Jackie annual, I'm off to enter now! :-) x

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    1. I very nearly did the same - I'm sure there must be some sort of trick to it, but it took me ages to get them on and stuck down properly!

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  4. We love watching things like Only Fools and Horses at Christmas. Thank you for linking up with #anythinggoes over at Blogging Mummy

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  5. I am not usually a fan of quotes, but that one really appeals to me, its very positive. I love the pic of your pupnas well.
    Thanks for sharing with us, Tracey xx #happydiaries

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    1. I go through phases with quotes but, for the moment, I'm quite into them. :)

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