Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Can you believe that? January again?? It seems to roll around faster every year!

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? What are they?

I only have one this year, but it’s a biggie. I’m determined that 2014 is the year I finally start indie publishing. The learning curve is terrifying, but I’ll just have to grit my teeth and get on with it. Plenty of other people have managed it.

And I’m sure I won’t be lying on my deathbed one day wishing I’d spent more time faffing around on the internet. Publishing is the one big item I simply must tick off the bucket list.

Christmas already seems like forever ago, though it was only last week. Before I forgot, I wanted to show you how pretty my table looked for Christmas lunch. There were only a few of us, but we had a lovely day.

My side of the family got together for Christmas earlier in December because some of the family who live overseas were visiting. One person hadn’t seen Baby Duck since he was a toddler.

“You’ve grown so much!” she said to him. “How did you do that?”

Straight-faced, he replied: “Steroids.”


  1. I love that answer ... adults are so uncreative with the everlasting, "You've grown so tall!" remarks to children, as if we expect them not to grow year after year.
    Your table is so pretty! It's a shock to me to see all the green outside, though. For us, Christmas is such a wintry holiday!

    1. Baby Duck is getting very quick with the smart retort! He's an amusing little creature.

      Our visitors found the summery Christmas weather strange too. They're often buried five feet deep in snow at this time of year. It's hard for me to imagine -- Christmas is always so hot here!