Friday, 21 December 2012

December Solstice


Well, we’ve made it so far.  Things can only get better as the days start to lengthen again.  At the moment it’s pouring down and flood warnings are out for some areas of Britain.  I shall move on to something less depressing.


The advantage of going to parties with different sets of guests is that you can wear the same outfit for all.

My grandson shared a football party with his friend for their 7th birthday.  The kids, dressed in football kit, were organised into teams by a coach at the local gym.  Everyone joined in and enjoyed pizza for tea.  A good time was had by all.
The Birthday Boys
Football party

 Birthday tea at Grandma's

Then came the party with a twist; the online Writers’ Office Christmas Party hosted by Sally Quilford on Facebook.  All the usual elements of the party were there, only virtually.  It was attended by loads of people from all over the globe and lasted all day.  It was a really good do and not a hangover in sight.  This led to the spin off The Writers Office set up by Val Bonney, which promises to be equally successful.
Today I attended a party at my gardening club and won a prize for the Quiz!
Watched:  Silver Linings Playbook at the cinema; well acted and a good story.
Just got news that the Yorkshire Film Archive may be including a few seconds of my 89 year old Uncle Jack's old cinefilms from the 60s, which will be used in part of a documentary all about Blackpool in its heyday - to be aired at 8:00/8:30 p.m. on Boxing Day (next Wednesday) on BBC2
That’s one in the eye for his two great nephew film makers!
For those of you who are interested in old footage on all subjects, but mainly social history, go on to the Yorkshire film Archive website and you will not be disappointed.  A good source site for writers.
Reading:  The House on the Shore by Victoria Howard; a good light read.
Written:    A few pieces for local radio and a short story.
Best wishes
I would like to wish all my readers a happy holiday and a peaceful and succesful new year


  1. Merry Christmas! The grandkiddos are very cute!

  2. Have a very Happy Christmas.

  3. Sounds like you're having a lovely time. I'm heading up to Derbyshire tomorrow, and still hoping for snow.

    And I wish you and your family a joyful Christmas.

  4. The football party looks terrific :-)
    Sally's party was brilliant wasn't it - a great idea.
    Hope you had a great Christmas x

  5. Lovely pictures and I want some of that cake... Happy New Year.xx

  6. Happy New Year, and way to go on meeting your December W1S1 goals!

  7. Cute grandson. :)

    Have a happy New Year and congrats on meeting your W1S1 goals!

  8. Happy New Year and congratulations on making your Write!Sub! goal.

  9. Adorable photos, Linda. I popped over to congratulate you on making your W1S1 goals, and also to wish you a great 2013.


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