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Saturday, 31 December 2011

A Little Look Back At 2011....

Thanks to all of you dear readers for coming along for the ride.
I started blogging in March, and to begin with could only use photo booth.
That all changed when I bought my camera, and worked out how to upload photos...

My first photo on photo booth.

Then came my efforts in cartooning, which have started to evolve in their style
 and although are at times daunting, are mostly rewarding.
I took trips down memory lane, with the aid of my scanner.
Many a Friday night post seemed to involve Cheese, Pears and Red Wine.

And of course Candles.

I've posted about food, (and how the sandwich press can be your best friend.)

I've shared about preserving.

And taken photos of whatever is at hand.
Sometimes the bright lights of the big city.
Sometimes the simplicity of the change of seasons.
Looking at where I am, and sharing it with you.

The big trip was a major highlight... shopping in Doha.

Coffee in Rome.
Just soaking up the ambience.

Visiting friends in Chieri.

Churches every where, but this one's in Turin.
Sunset walks on Lido.
And fascinating Venice.
Florence by night.
Beautiful Umbria.
Adventures in france...a morning walk to discover Les Beaux.
Picnic in Gourdes.

The beauty of Sainte Chapelle in Paris.

The arcades of Montmartre.

The street scapes of Paris.

The chill of Edinburgh,  but the warmth of catching up with family. 
And back home... to see what happens next.

The year like all others has had it's ups and downs.
Thank you to everyone who's helped and been supportive, it makes all the difference.

I wish you all a Happy New Year,
hope you are encouraged to share what you have,
 and who you are with those around you.
Love Jo


  1. Absolutely beautiful! thank you!

  2. Oh...and all the best for 2012. Happy New Year!

  3. Thank you Suem,
    it's such an encouragement to get comments, it's been a big and full year, and I'm looking forward to what's around the corner.
    I'm always checking in on your blog... haven't commented much latley, nevermind.
    I hope 2012 is a significant year for you in lots of positive ways, bless you...Jo