It's here, almost out of the blue (well the grey up here at least - it's raining again!).
(Thoughts to all those experiencing the flooding and isolation here in Queensland and I hope the sun shines for you very soon x and you find the relief you need so very much)
We've had the usual flurry that seems to happen at this time of year with family and friends so my poor blog has been sadly neglected (and may yet still be until school goes back) and I know it's customary to do the resolutions thing (but what's the point! I'd love to say I'm going to eat less and exercise more, but I'd be wasting precious time and space!) but what I do want to do is to say thanks for the warm welcome to bloggy land.
I had lurked for a while on many many blogs before starting my own modest attempt in August and it wasn't until somebody posted that their copy of Coastal Living had arrived that I knew I had found my people!
I don't know anyone who buys this magazine. Not a soul. In fact for a while there, I was the only one the local newsagency ordered this in for, but he tells me now he sells four copies a month at least (so maybe we should start a reading group or something my anonymous buddies!).
This is the first copy I ever bought waaaaay back in 1997 - yes, I know!. I still have it and it came to the surface in a brief but it's the new year, quick, clean up frenzied tidy up.
It cost $US 3.95 and according to the cover, I paid $AU8 which I think was quite a fair sum for a magazine back then!
It's the Christmas issue, 1997 and I bought it on a whim because I liked these pages. And all these years later, I still like them.
I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you too are spending time with friends and family :)
So thanks again for the warm welcome to this lovely world, I love reading your blogs and am a very happy follower indeed, cheers x