Monday, 8 December 2008

8th December
For fast-acting relief try slowing down. -Lily Tomlin
At this time of the year, we are all guilty of having so much to do and not enough time.Just taking enough time out to take a self portrait today.
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“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” ~ Diogenes Laetius
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7th December
There comes a time when you roll up your sleeves and put yourself at the top of your commitment list.
~ Marian Wright Edelman

Sue and Abbie took part in this years Santa fun run alongside another 998 Santa’s committed to helping others.
I am so proud of them both and especially after Abbie has suffered this week with pain in her knees.
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"An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”
~ Mae West
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6th December
These are the magic years…and therefore magic days…and therefore magic moments.
~ Anonymous

Just one of the magical moments from a wonderful Christmas evening spent with friends.
Thank you, Sandie, for giving us all such a magical evening.
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Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale
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5th December
"Let us pause to warm both our hands before the fire of life"
~ Walter Landor


No fire but plenty of warmth from my breath!
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If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
~ Lucy Larcom
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4th December
"If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on you hand a Turquoise blue, Success will bless whate'er you do."
~ Anon


A selection of the troll beads I have been given, each one special.
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The idea of linking color and behavior is reasonable enough. Anyone who has ever felt blue, seen red, blacked out, or turned green knows we're prone to make emotional associations with different shades.
~ Winifred Gallagher
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3rd December
“How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!"
~ William Shakespeare


Oxford has many wonderful sights and this is just one of them at the moment.
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When the bold branches bid farewell to rainbow leaves -Welcome wool sweaters.~ B. Cybrill
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2nd December
“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
~ Dr. Seuss
The end of the year is nigh, our 365 journey is coming to an end, what has changed since June till now?


I have got my health back.
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Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
~ John Archibald Wheeler
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10 comments:

Beejay said...

Lovley photos. Shirley. Great lot of Santas and love the trees on the hill.

Summer Sunflower said...

Lovely selection of photos Shirley, really liked the Santas too!!

Mary B said...

Wow to all the photos

Tues 2nd
what a difference you have health and vitality in December's photo

Wed 3rd
I love the way the trees are growing at an angle because the hill is so steep.

Thurs 4th
very pretty beads

Fri 5th
Very clever photos catching you breath as you breathe into the cold air.

Sat 6th
I love candlelight photos they are so special and intimate

Sun 7th
Well done to your two brave Santas and all the others that took part

Mon 8th
Great self portrait and it looks as though you have snatch a moment from the angle

knitkath said...

Such a pleasure to look at! Well done dd and dgd for doing the Santa run! And so glad you have your health back and are full of life! But still remembering to take that moment for yourself!

Kay said...

All wonderful especially the candles that is such a perfect image of our truely magical evening.

Minty Magic said...

Great photos. Definitely need some of those beads

voodoo vixen said...

You are looking so healthy and vibrant and happy in your self portrait and the photo of the Santas is brilliant!

Rosemary said...

As usual inspirational to read Shirley

Did you take the pic of the 2 trees?

Shirley said...

Yes Rosemary, the two tree picture was taken by me :)

domestic goddess said...

lovely photos as always Shirley. The Decemebr and June photo, wow what a change in you hun, you look so happy and healthy now :)
huge hugs xxx