Thursday, 10 December 2009

this is for you

A little thank you for dropping by and joining in with my daily posts. Rather than being a chore, blogging daily has been an energizing experience, and has opened my eyes again to all the little things going on around me. And it's also renewed my zest for taking photographs and fitting in a little crafting on the way.

So I'm sending love and hugs to you all - thanks for finding the time in your day to say hello (or not - silent visitors and lurkers are very welcome). I'd love to reply to all your comments too, but I can't squeeze everything in. I hope you understand.


You're probably thinking this is a strange image, and you'd be right. There's a car park not far from my house where the surface is covered in these little crosses. I like to think of it as the hugs and kisses car park, and every time I walk through it it makes me smile to see row upon row of kisses as far as the eye can see. I thought it might make you smile, too.

:: Other snippets from today ::

I woke this morning to find not only Walter snuggled up on my bed (a daily joy as far as I'm concerned, and note on it, not in it. A subtle but important difference). There were also four tennis balls and crumbs from last night's biscuits at bedtime (his, not mine). That boy.

I have two books on the go at the moment - this one and this one. Very different, but I'm loving them both. Either would make a great present.

I visited an elderly friend this afternoon. Inevitably we talked about christmas plans and preparations. She's very organised and has christmas wrapped up by October, quite literally. On asking about my progress, I said that I hadn't actually made a single present yet, though several were 'on the go'. She looked at me and said: "Are you in denial?" I hadn't really thought of it like that. I know it'll all happen, so there's no point in stressing about it. I must order some card stock for making the christmas cards....

I've been out at a meeting this evening and walked home via the inner harbour. After standing derelict for many years the old warehouse which looks out across the water has been gutted and refurbished. I thought it looked rather beautiful with the lights shimmering in the dark.


I hope you've had a happy day, too.

11 comments:

dottycookie said...

I don't think you're in denial - there are still 2 weeks to go. Denial is posting the cards on Christmas Eve and planning to tell everyone you were hijacked and the cards were stolen, so really it's a miracle they arrived at all. Been there, done that - well, not the blatantl lying, but certainly the late card posting ...

dottycookie said...

Argh, the only time I'll ever get to write 'blatant' in a comment and I messed it up - sorry!

Lisa said...

The warehouse looks like an advent calendar!
Lisa x

Simone said...

Lovely Diana! Walter brought all those balls and biscuit crumbs just for you! I like the idea of a car park with kisses. I am really enjoying reading your daily postings and thank you for the book recommendations too. x

kristina said...

The Help was one of my favorite reads this year! I just wish our car parks in Teddington were so fab. K x

silverpebble said...

Hello Diana,

I have just had a pleasurable time catching up on your recent posts and delicious photographs. Those seaglass images are so lovely but make me long for the sea.

I love a bit of unexpected pattern and this carpark would make me excited too!

Gina said...

Definitely not in denial - I did my first little bit of shopping yesterday and have started making my first present last night! It shows you are far too busy to be thinking about such things in October!

Pipany said...

hello Diana. I am so enjoying having your blogs back in my day and even more so because you are enjoying them too. There is something about blogging which highlights the beauty around us and makes me want to grab my camera constantly. Soooo looking forward to Sunday xx

Diane said...

Love the Walter story (because I love Walter) and I love the little lights in the inner harbour. Great to see them stopping the rot in Penzanze as it truly is a great little town with so many interesting buildings and stories. I too like to have Christmas "wrapped up" by October, and even though all the pressies are done and the cupboards are bursting with food - I still panic when it gets to now. I'm panicing for you too now!!!

The Curious Cat said...

No, I don't think you are in denial either... she is just mega organised! Thanks for the kisses! How cute...! And William Fiennes...I'm not 100% sure but I think he is friend's with my friend...she is definitely friends with one of the fiennes clan - I think it is possibly him...cool!?!

liZZie said...

I am not in denial either. Don't need to be as I've decided this year nuthin's happening! My dog is always on the bed when I'm in it, but when I get up she hops in where it's warm. I'm working on how to rise without her nipping in. It's a good game.