Friday, 30 December 2011

My last post this year of 2011

To be honest, I will be glad when this year ends. It hasn't been a bad year as such, but I am ready now to say goodbye to a somewhat strange year and welcome in 2012. I am hoping that 2012 will be a good year for my family and friends and not to sound too selfish but I hope it is a good year for me too. I'm not that mushy about new year as such but I am hoping it will be the beginning of the fresh start I need. Not working for a month now has given me time to think about some of the things I want out of my life in 2012. I need to change my attitude and some aspects of my life need an overall. I'm hoping the changes I am thinking about will be achieveable goals/targets rather than the proverbial resolutions that we so often make come the 1st of January and are forgotten about by the 30th of January.

My first goal that I want to share now (ahead of the 1st) concerns this blog. Firstly, some of you may have noticed I have changed the design template. I could have left that until the 1st but I feel that changing it a day before leads me into the direction I want to head into come midnight tomorrow night.

My aspiration for this blog is that I visit it more often and share more. Currently I have only been posting very sporadically. This is mainly because I haven't felt very creative and thus I haven't wanted to share much on the blog. I think. partly it is due to the lull I have been feeling post being made redundant. I haven't settled into a routine yet and to be honest I've been really lazy. Projects that have been swimming in my head for months just haven't come to fruition. JYC is non existant and I hardly made any Christmas cards this year. Thus today, I have given myself a little talking to and said to myself this. "That is all in the past. Just move on from today and start again tomorrow afresh with a new attitude".

My goal now is to post on a more regular basis. I'm not giving myself a large target such as every day as I know I will not do that, but I am sure I can at least post a couple of times a week. Plus I am hoping that I will still continue with the Colour Blog Hop once a month and 10 on the 10th. I'll be realistically happy if I can at least post 10 times a month.

My next post will be on the 1st where I will share some other apsirations for the year 2012

Good evening from Pickle Land

I hope to speak to you very soon

Love Lesley xx

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Colour Blog Hop December 2011



Welcome to Decembers Colour Blog Hop. If you have arrived from here you are in the right place
I apologise for my lateness. I was playing Santa and visiting family and I was later than I anticipated.

As it is Christmas, I thought I would show a Christmas layout. This picture was taken in DisneyWorld, Florida in January 2010. AJ and I had a belated honeymoon to Florida in the January after getting married in September 2009 and we were lucky to arrive just before they took down all the Christmas decorations and trees. Disney at Christmas time is a very magical place so were glad we had a little glimpse of it.

I've tried to stick quite close to the colour scheme but I have added a hint of green to make it look more Christmassy. Hope you like.

Please go here for the next particpant in this blog hop and hoping that we can continue this blog hop in 2012. Happy Holidays!!!!!

Good Evening from Pickle Land.

Hope to speak to you very soon.

Love Lesley xxxx