Monthly Archives: December 2011

A year of reading

I’ve nearly completed my first full year of my photo a day project and along with documenting everyday events, I’ve also kept track of every book I’ve read this year… There were good books and bad books amongst my selections this year. Some which were published years ago and which I’ve only just got round…

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Christmas quilt

With all the festivities out of the way, it’s time to share my “secret” Christmas quilt project with you… Last year I made a quilt as a Christmas present for my then 8 year-old niece Millie. I wasn’t entirely convinced an 8 year-old would really appreciate a quilt, but she loved it, so much so…

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Christmas treats

Forget the presents! Isn’t one of the best things about Christmas eating all the wonderful food? And doubly so if you’re not the one cooking! I’m at home on the south coast of England for a few weeks enjoying longer daylight hours, time with family and filling myself up with my mother’s cooking (I’ve eaten…

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My lovely Harris Tweed bag

Look what I got in the post yesterday! I’m not usually the kind of girl who gets excited about bags, but this is no ordinary bag, it’s a Harris Tweed bag! For those of you who aren’t familiar with this very Scottish fabric, Harris Tweed is handwoven in the Outer Hebrides. Its famous for being…

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What a difference a year makes…

2nd December 2010… 2nd December 2011… I have been doing the photo a day project for the last 15 months. Its not always easy to find something to photograph and sometimes the pictures I take can seem boring and mundane at the time, but become interesting with distance. Now my first year has elapsed I’m…

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