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‘I Like’ Fridays.


This week I have been liking these things.

Choosing a new book to read.  I have finished ‘Everything I Never Told You’ by Celeste Ng and I really liked it and read it in record time – 2 weeks is a very fast read for me. Nothing like the pressure of getting it back to the library with no renewal option! So, now I have ‘The Memory Garden’ by Mary Rickert and ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St John Mandel to choose between and I am pretty sure there is no renewal on these either, so I had better get started.

Making mince pies with my home made mincemeat using Jamie Oliver’s recipe.  I love mince pies and I only have one pan which makes six at a time.  This is probably for the best, if I made more, I am sure they would disappear just as fast!

Planning and making some new jewelry for Christmassy gifts.

Helping to organise the 4th grade ‘Winter Holiday’ party during which we shall be making cards for classmates, decorating cookies and helping the Endangered Wolf Centre here in St Louis, by collecting supplies they need.

Remembering that it is the last day of school until the new year next Friday!  Lots of Christmas movies and baking to be watched and baked.  Yay!

Reviewing,  I like to make a little review of the year and look forward to the next.  Do you? Here are a couple of lovely ways to do this. Some pertinent questions about 2014 and looking forward from Meet me at Mikes and a whole work book which you can print from the ever fabulous Susannah Conway.  I must admit that I printed the workbook from Susannah last year and when I found it, I had not even filled it in.  Good intentions and all…  This year I have it printed and will complete it!

Happy Weekend!

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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.


  1. Oh how cool- have you taken a course from her? I need to actually sit and take the time to review my past year- I’m so bad about reflecting. I also love that your 4th grade party is helping the wolves!

    • Hi Jeanette! I have not taken a course from Susannah, but I would love to, she does some great ones. I am determined to complete this workbook instead of leaving it and then recycling the whole thing!

  2. i’m really bad about those kinds of workbooks too. that makes me feel better, thank you for admitting to it! i’m good sometimes for 5 days then i’m all like… in the drawer. bad bad.
    right now i’m doing a 31 day blogging project and let me tell you at day 13 this is by far the farthest i’ve ever got.
    have a good weekend! x+o

    • I am going to try and complete this workbook, no promises though! I am very proud that you are doing the Life Captured Inc challenge and keeping at it. I did the blog post a day thing in November and some days it was so hard, but I did it and so will you! Happy Weekend x

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