At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Tuesday, December 31

So long, farewell...

Well, the time has come to say Goodbye to this blog home...

I've been living here since 30 July 2010, and it's been a lovely place to dwell :-)

But now, all my 'stuff' is gathered over here at

... so I do hope you'll come by and visit! 

You're always most welcome :-)

Here's to 2014 and all it may hold - new homes, new friends, new adventures...



Friday, December 27

Focus on Life - Week 52

The last post for 2013 - gulp!

Sally's prompt is Saying Goodbye...

But, I'm not good at goodbyes, so I signed up for next year as soon as I got Sally's email *grin*

So, I hope to see some of us together again in the super-duper new Focus on Life 2014! 
And those who are leaving, I shall miss you, and I hope I'll bump into you in Blogland from time to time :-)

Blessing upon blessing xx

Wednesday, December 25

Focus on Life - Week 51

It's the penultimate week! It's too, too sad :-(

This week's prompt is Togetherness, and I've decided to cheat *gasp* and share a photo from a couple of years ago on my Dad's 70th birthday.

It's my absolute favourite of him and the kids...

... no editing, no playing about, just a gorgeous photo of three beautifully precious people sharing a special moment in time together :-)

Monday, December 16

Focus on Life - Week 50

Only 2 more weeks to go... *sob* What fun we've had! 

I know, for a fact, my photo skills have come on leaps and bounds doing this every week! 
Thank you so much, Sally, you are truly the Hostest with the Mostest :)

This week's prompt is A Pop of Red, as Sally encourages us to 'focus on your surroundings and keep an eye out for pops of red'!

So I give you two shots - one outdoors, and one indoors...

A neighbour's berry-laden hedge - it won't be in a few weeks, the birds adore it!
I haven't edited the photo at all, just 'framed' it...

And our beloved, all-black (except for a few white chest hairs!) Molly-cat wearing her red ID tag

I still have no idea exactly how I created this b+w with a pop of red - I was just playing around in Picasa - but it's exactly the effect I wanted to achieve :-)

Can't wait to see what red pops you've captured this week!

Tuesday, December 10

Focus on Life - Week 49

Oh my, not many weeks left now... too, too sad :(

So I'm glad Sally's given us such a fun prompt this week Add a Little Sparkle!

Now, I'm not a sparkly girl - not really into glitter and sequins - much prefer au naturale...

But this is the  festive season, so tinsel and sparkle abound...

I'm sure we'll see lots of Christmas tree photos this week - lights, tinsel, and a Hama bead snowman E made over 10 years feature in mine :)