Thursday, 29 March 2012

Project 366: 1-16

Hi again, my friends - I'm still not finding it easy to spend too much time online, but I have managed to pop round to quite a few of your blogs, and while I haven't been leaving comments I've so enjoyed visiting you all and finding out what you're up to :) As my eyes get stronger and more used to the screen I hope to be back up to commenting strength soon!

I have also been able to get all my photos so far this year uploaded and resized, so the next few posts will bring you up-to-date with what I've been doing this year, via my Project 366. Here's the first half of January to start with:

1st January: We went to The Mother's for lunch, and I took along a chocolate surprise pudding for dessert.

2nd January: Time to get all the decorations down and put them away - we always do that job before the new school term starts!

3rd January: A very sad day :( The New Hamster, who had been ailing for a little while, died on this day :(

 4th January: I popped into Lakeland to spend some vouchers we'd received for Christmas.

5th January: This is the reason I don't walk or cycle to work! With my laptop, workbag and handbag to transport, I need to use the car!

Imagine photo here
 6th January: My first haircut of the year! I also had my legs waxed - not quite as painful as I expected, though not something I plan to do regularly..... (The photo shows the outside of the salon, with identifying information. I did take a self-portrait but will include it in my Project Life rather than in Project 366 on this occasion.)

7th January: The Tomboy, who's been learning about India in school, noticed that I had a 3D jigsaw of the Taj Mahal and asked if we could make it together.

8th January: Our  Rector announced that he was resigning from his post and would be looking to move on to another church later this year.

 9th January: My packed lunch included sandwiches made with leftover pork from the previous day's roast, yum!

10th January: My first papercrafts class of term. We explored different ways of using squares on cards.

11th January: The first House Group of term was at our house.

12th January: An unexpected gift of an omelette maker arrived from The Parents-In-Law!

13th January: I started a photography course today. I noticed this flat roof out of the window, and the moss and puddles of water reminded me of little islands.

14th January: I tried out a mix for making gluten-free bread - it was OK, but I probably won't get it again....

15th January: My turn to help out at Sunday Club this week.

16th January: Cold and frosty conditions!


Lynn said...

Hi Mel - good to catch up with your life through photos. Glad eyes are getting stronger.

scrappyjacky said...

Nice to have a catch up,Mel. Sorry to hear about the hamster.

Beverly said...

Always makes me smile when you pop up in my Reader :) That flat roof top really does look like an aerial shot!

Sandra said...

Lovely to catch up with your life xxx

Cheri said...

Glad you are starting to feel better and hope your eyes are back to full strength soon!

Alison said...

Nice to get a bit of a catch-up...glad things are starting to improve a little
Alison xx

Karen said...

Always good to get caught up with you. I hope your eyes continue to improve.

Amy said...

I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering how you were managing the 'return to screen' time. I love your cards and my experiences with gluten free bread has never been good - even the bought stuff!

Melissa said...

So fun to catch up with the beginning of your year today! That chocolate surprise pudding looks yummy.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great bunch of photos!!

The Creative Beast said...

What a great set of images here! I love the one of the flat roof - it looks like a small lake...

Also like the image of the pork sandwich, which I'm sure was tasty indeed!

Glad to hear that your eyes are improving Mel and I hope they return to normal strength SOON =-)

Scrappi Sandi said...

Sorry about the demise of the hamster! Sooo much to see & read about here TFS! :D

Ginger said...

hiya Mel :) When I saw this post the other day it sure made me smile to see your photos :)

It's good to hear your eyes are getting better!

I have found the gluten free bread is just not that great - we have it available in our markets and there is only one brand I buy, but it has to be the bagels which are more calories, but also more palatable!

Take care :)

Missus Wookie said...

I love seeing the little islands and fjords on top of bus shelters as I look down on my double decker bus rides.

Lakeland are fun places to browse - how does the omelet maker work? Worth the extra effort?