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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures (Part IV)

1 Jan

This theme is almost as long as The Lord of the Rings.  Send me a photograph of the beard you grew while reading these posts.

Not a lot happened in October, except that my Love Potato

got old:

And a surprise anthology arrived from the Bolton Poems in Shop Windows thing earlier in the year:

In November, I participated in NaNoWriMo for a total of 12,000 words. I had no regrets about giving it up, but did seek comfort from my beloved:

The Cross Section of a Maltesers

I confessed to having another love, albeit smelly:

Cheese and Onions

And worried about my poorly Viv:

And joy of joys – the Daily Prompts returned!

Finally, Viveka sent me some Swedish chocolate, which I did not enjoy as much as Maltesers:

I imagine you’ve had enough of a Tilly Bud December to last you all year, so I’ll just write the highlights, apart from showing you this, a lovely hamper from KiwiDutch:

Photo by Best DSC!

And this, a lovely blog banner from AquaTom:


  • Spud got the lead in The Tempest
  • My readers wore out my poeming hand with their birthdays
  • The End of the World came and went without a single disaster 
  • So did Christmas

I can’t believe WordPress wanted me to narrow it down to twelve photos.  But I believe you wish I’d narrowed it down to twelve photos.

Ah well.  Love me, love my long-windedness.

And my manky teeth:


Thanks for sharing my year with me.  I appreciate each and every visit, comment and like you give me.  And to prove it…have a Malteser 😀


Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures (Part III)

1 Jan

Bored yet?

In July we hosted the Olympics (Britain, I mean; I can’t see us hosting even a swimming event in our back garden, though it was wet enough).  You sent me photos of what you were doing during the Opening Ceremony.  Most, like mine, showed you eating, drinking and watching telly in your pyjamas:

I danced in the rain:

I had root canal treatment:

My family were sympathetic:

In August it began to feel like autumn, having bypassed summer after a wet and feeble spring.  We went camping with four children and two dogs in torrential rain, but managed a day on the beach:

Before we went away, we put up our new shed.  Here’s Tory Boy drawing a picture of his father on the old shed:

And Spud working hard:

I had poems in a couple of anthologies, including this one:

And yet again I blogged about hair:

September reminded me why I love the Hub so much:

And brought First Contact with another blogger, Pseu:

I wrote my 2000th post:

And discovered my favourite top in a charity shop for £3.50:

Don’t worry!  Only one more post to go.

Joke 649

1 Jan

New Year Cartoon Joke

Happy New Year to all of my readers!

May you laugh long and hard in 2013, and not in a crazy way.

*Shumone obvushly had a drinkipoos when they wrote thish

  • A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
  • My New Year’s resolution is to be more optimistic.  I’m going to keep my cup half-full – with either rum, vodka, or whiskey.
  • My New Year’s resolution is to stop hanging out with people who ask me about my New Year’s resolutions.
  • I remember 2012 like it was yesterday.

From jokes4us

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