Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!!!

While I haven't been writing my brain has been providing scenes for three of my longer works. All I can say is thank goodness for notebooks and pens...

Among my Christmas presents I had a couple very suitable for a writer; a lovely small paperblanks lined notebook- a Blue Cats and Butterflies design, and very elegant, which will be perfect for putting in my handbag when I go out in the evenings (I have different sized notebooks for different handbags :D).

Also a book, 'How to Be a Victorian' by Ruth Goodman (the historian from the BBC Victorian Farm, the Edwardian, and Tudor versions too).

My 1st. January tradition is to watch the New Year's Day Concert from Vienna on TV. It's usually on the radio too, but you don't see the dancers in their beautiful costumes as you do on television. The music certainly conjures up images of the past...

Well that's it until next week when normal blogging resumes.

Meanwhile I wish you all a happy and successful 2015.

Image courtesy of krishna arts/


  1. Have a wonderful year, Carol. That concert is beautiful - enjoy!

  2. Happy New Year, Rosemary.

    Apparently, like Wimbledon, they have a ballot for tickets for the concert each year. But TV and radio is still good.

  3. Happy New Year, Carol, and I wish you success with your writing.
    What channel is that concert on? And what time? If I'm still alive tomorrow I might try and catch it/

    1. It's shown on BBC2, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, so I'm not sure if you'll be able to access it where you are, Lizy. :(

      10.15 am, Radio 3.

      Happy New Year to you too, Lizy, and I hope to hear good news on your novel during 2015.

  4. Happy New Year, Carol - enjoy the concert!
    I have different sized notebooks too - yours sound beautiful :-) xx

    1. Happy New Year, Teresa.

      The concert was good, and it's a great way to start the first day of the new year. :)

      My son bought me a diary last year in the same design, so this time it was the notebook. :D

  5. Happy New Year, Carol.

    (I got special writing slipper boots for Christmas)

    1. Happy New Year, Patsy.

      That sounds like a very useful present. :-)

  6. Happy New Year, Carol. Wishing you much success throughout 2015.

  7. Happy New Year to you too, Nicola. :)

    I hope 2015 is a successful year for you also.

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    1. Happy New Year, Wendy, and fingers crossed for your novel writing this year. :-)


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