2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The London Olympic Stadium is 53 meters high. This blog had about 250 visitors in 2012. If every visitor were a meter, this blog would be 5 times taller than the Olympic Stadium – not too shabby.

Click here to see the complete report.

H is for

…HOLIDAYS!

A bit late with this entry (oops) but it’s hard being on holiday. I’ve been off work for just over a week & been having a blast. So what have I been up to? Well…

A long weekend in Manchester with friends

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Walking round local parks

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Bought a new toy – drop spindle & fleece – and learned how to use it.

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Learned how to make cards

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Went for lunch with my sister & nephew

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Had a stall at a fair on the banks of Loch Fyne

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And my holiday isn’t over yet.
Yes holidays are good.

G is for…

…GLASGOW

The home of my birth & the city I returned to has many faults but unloved it.

Over the years I’ve seen it change from a dark & dirty city to a vibrant one. One with music festivals from Celtic Connections to Stag n Dagger. Cultural festivals like Refugee Week grow and we’ve not stopped as the Commonwealth Games come to us in 2014.

The city is wonderful to walk round and has lots of smaller centres which have their own characters. I do love the parks, which thanks to our forefathers, are numerous. I might moan about the public transport but with bus, train & tube you can get to any area; just remember to plan your journey.

We are getting into coffee culture with afternoon tea becoming popular again although the range of pubs will never cease to astound me.

Glasgow is also becoming more multicultural with folk coming here to live, work or study and this is positively impacting on the variety of restaurants to eat in and shops. This makes me happy.

I would challenge anyone not to find something fun or interesting to do any week of the year as the theatres are packed, the sports stadiums are yay and if shopping is your thing then this is your city.

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E is for…

…EMBROIDERY!

I love embroidery & textiles. It’s so relaxing designing them creating a design.

Whether I’m looking for clothes or wandering around a museum it’s everywhere.

If this winter is as bad as last year I’m going to squirrel myself away and embroider.the style I’d like to be taught is whitework. I’ve dabbled in it but expert tuition would bring my work to a new level.

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D is for

…Dreams!

I’m not talking about those strange mishmashes of the day we have when we sleep and try to decide the next day. Rather, I love the dreams that we hope will turn into reality. Sometimes they do, sometimes they’re just meant to stay as dreams or aspirations.

So here are some of my dreams
A cottage by the sea – my dream is to live in the East Neuk of Fife but then there are parts of Scotland I’ve not been to so that could change.

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A garden – I would love to potter about in my own garden.

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With the beach nearby I’d love to train for a 10k (or half marathon in my wildest dreams) while running with my dog. One day I’ll be in shape and as much as I love my cat I’d love a dog too.

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I’d be so happy to hold an exhibition of my textile work. To be honest right now I’d like the time to explore more textile techniques and then to bring it into an exhibition.

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All of this will be with my partner Johnny Depp…

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…well a girl can dream 😉

(all pictures from google)

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