31 December 2013

Taking stock - December

Time to take stock of December - thanks to Pip Lincolne for the idea!


Making the most of some unexpected alone time.

Cooking Preparation underway for sausage casserole - yum!

Drinking water with slice of lemon - my usual tipple :-)

Reading (still!) A Field Guide to NOW by Christina Rosalie, which I can thoroughly recommend!

Wanting the temporary peace and quiet to continue.

Looking forward to seeing Catching Fire at the Showcase this afternoon.

Playing Bastille's All This Bad Blood which I've just bought - a double CD (including instant download)  for £5.00 - crazy!! 

Wasting as little of everything as possible.

Sowing idea seeds in my journal...

Wishing suicide bombers in Volgograd would desist from their attacks...

Enjoying Molly-cat's gentle company.

Waiting for the sun to shine :(

Liking every song on the CD :-)

Wondering if 2014 will be as fun as 2013.

Loving the pretty Christmas lights.

Hoping we'll get to cinema on time...

Marvelling at the fibre-optic small tree in the window-sill (how does it work??)

Needing nothing :-)

Smelling nice and clean (I hope!)

Wearing my favourite snuggly big jumper - it's cold, wet and windy here in the UK.

Following the candle's steady flame when I glance away from my laptop.

Noticing the distant rumble of a plane overhead.

Knowing every moment of awareness is precious.

Thinking Dan Smith is one hell of a songwriter!

Bookmarking Centrepoint - my chosen charity for 2014 - which helps homeless teens.

Opening my soul to the future.

Giggling at Molly still trying to find the perfect spot to settle...

Feeling warm, safe, blessed.


  1. What a vivid description of your 'now'… I can really form a picture of it in my mind, colours and all.

    Love your picture of Molly-cat!

    And I bought A Field Guide to Now, too, on your recommendation. I already know I will love it…

    1. Thank you, Yvonne! I so hope you enjoy the book - I definitely am :)
      Happy New Year x

  2. happy new year to you claire! loved this post! ps unseasonally cool here tonight for aus its very cold! I'm actually wearing a cardigan!

    1. Thank you! It's nice to snuggle sometimes :)
      Happy New Year x

  3. a lovely post Claire especially the last point, it what I would wish for everyone, lets hope it continues in 2014

    1. Thank you, Janet, and thanks for visiting my new home :)
      Happy New Year x

  4. It sounds like a peaceful day. I hope your enjoyed your day at the cinema. May 2014 be just a lovely!

    1. Thank you! Yes, it was a great film, and lovely to enjoy as a whole family - Dad included :)
      Happy New Year x

  5. I always love it when I get the chance to read your blog - it makes me stop and reflect because it's always so peaceful and lovely! Wishing you a wonderful 2014!!

    1. Bless you, Shel, such a lovely thing to say!
      I really want this new blog to be an oasis of calm - for me and any who read it - so your kind words really encourage me :)
      Blessings to you and yours for a peace-filled 2014 x


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