Friday, 30 December 2016

Flashes of pink













Random photos from a few days wanderings. I've been wearing the pink scarf I made. Quite like it after all. I shan't show you a close-up of my horrible knitting though.

The boys have been scooting and skateboarding everywhere they can. I took them to the indoor skatepark today. It's a luxury for mums I think - somewhere warm and dry and soft to sit. I looked round at all the different books being read. More luxury! Uninterrupted daytime reading time. This is almost unheard of. I'm all for activities where I can slope off and read for a bit. Despite being squashed on a sofa next to about fifteen boys with Smells Like Teen Spirit blasting out it qualified as a good time. Better than at the barber's yesterday when I forgot my book and was consigned to reading the Daily Mail. It never ceases to amaze me that people pay good money for such a thing.

I hope that you all have a good few days over the last of the Christmas break. I am very proud of myself for still having the tree up. It has a gaudy rainbow striped heart hanging right at the front of it. I tried to move it out of view really early on but the littlest boy moved it back again and I have managed to live with it. Personal growth right there.

Most of the festive food has been eaten, except for a large amount of nut roast and a few bits of fancy cheese. It just remains for me to wish you a very happy New Year. CJ xx

27 comments:

  1. Looks like you have been amongst the birds as we have. We haven't managed a murmuration yet though!

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  2. Happy New Year! Wonderful photos and the scarf looks fab.

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  3. Hello, I've been absent for a little while. Back now and lovely to catch up and see what you've been up to...
    Had to smile when I read about your 'horrid knitting' - I got some wool back in September with the intention of knitting a scarf after a knitting break of 21 years! Perhaps I'll make it by this time next year.

    Make sure you take advantage of the reading time.
    Wishing you and yours a great 2017 :-)

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  4. OK.. what is a nut roast? It's been killing me to know what it is. I'm glad you're having some nice times over the down week. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. And a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too! Please keep entertaining me with your stories, I enjoy each one humongeously!!

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  6. A nice post and good pictures as always. Thanks, and to you too. Flighty xx

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  7. Happy New Year to your too CJ. Thanks for all your great posts this year. You take lovely photos and always make me smile.
    Blogging does seem to be going out of fashion a little ( or maybe a lot) these days but I would be very sad to see it go and loose the chance to communicate with like minded souls in this way.
    Jacquie xxx

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  8. Forgot to say what a lovely picture that is of you. The scarf looks cosy and suits you well.
    x

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  9. Lovely photo of you. Happy new year xx

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  10. That first picture is stunning! Happy New Year!

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  11. Happy New Year CJ. I totally agree with you about daytime reading, it feels so indulgent! And the Daily Mail - we used to wonder whether my mother-in-law was like she was because she read the Daily Mail or whether she read the Daily Mail because she was like she was! x

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  12. An indoor skate park sounds like a great idea! Ours are all outdoor, I think. We take scooters sometimes but someone always ends up getting hurt enough that we go home. It's pretty calamitous. I love these photos, especially yours. Nice to see you. :)

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  13. Happy new year CJ to you and your family x

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  14. Happy New Year! Hope that 2017 is a good one for you!

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  15. Glorious pink skies- they match your scarf, how clever of you to accessorise with the weather :o).
    Grinning at the music and all the mums reading. Sorry you had to endure the Mail though
    :o(.
    Happy New Year, lovely girl xx

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  16. Love those pops of pink! And you wear that scarf so well. Wishing you a very happy 2017 with lots of book breaks. (P.S. Interested to know what you read to a background of Nirvana. And I can't get Kurt's words out of my head now!)

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  17. Pink is good for the soul. We have just said good bye to our last guests (phew) and I am planning on some day time reading for the next two days or so. You are right, such a lovely indulgence. Hope this year shapes up well for you and your family! xx

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  18. Happy New Year CJ, it's been a real delight to pop by and read your v.amusing musings and see a corner of your world. I think I've learned lots too. Hope you and your family have a lovely 2017! x

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  19. You my friend are stunning. Happy New Year!

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  20. Your outfit is a wonderful match to the scenery. It must have been wonderful watching the swans overhead. I had to smile at your description of the skate park. Our son only became interested in skate boarding when he could be left there on his own. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year with lots more fun and adventures. Sarah x

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  21. happiest of new years to you, lovely CJ. it looks as if a fab time was had in the in-between. i've never done indoor skate parks, not having offspring who skateboard, but i do remember, with great fondness, indoor play parks...well, other than the odd smell of them. something of a combination of disinfectant and apple juice. or was it really apple juice? one can never be sure. ;)

    lovely splashes of pink...and your scarf suits you wonderfully! xoxo

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  22. I've not been getting my blog subscriptions lately, so I'm coming in late, but I am glad I checked in! That first photo is positively dreamy. What an idyllic moment to capture. We do not have canals and houseboats here, and I always enjoy seeing photos of them. Hope 2017 brings you lots of happy moments!

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  23. Happy New Year to you and your family. I'm always chuffed to see white swans rather than black ones. I squealed in excitement the first time I saw one when I went to England many years ago ...such a novelty!
    x Susan

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  24. I've just found your blog and am very much enjoying it. Your photos are lovely and though you've probably been asked a million times, what camera do you use? Thanks much! and a happy new year to you.

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  25. What a beautiful photo of you in your scarf. Your hair is amazing! And that first photo of the pink-streaked sky is pretty special. x

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