Here are some lessons learned in 2013:
- A Kindle is not a laptop. For a start, it has a touchscreen.
- I cannot type more than two words on a touchscreen. It is like trying to climb Snowdon in slingback sandals. (My mum actually saw a woman who had done this. Maybe she can type on a touchscreen. Some people can do anything.)
- Reading blogs on a Kindle is like going to a party wearing an Invisibility Cloak.
- Invisibility looks fun in Harry Potter. In truth, it is about as much fun as trying to climb Snowdon in slingback sandals.
- It is lovely to be able to listen to BBC IPlayer and browse for recipes in the kitchen.
So! A laptop. All shiny. Let's pretend the great Kindle Blogging Experiment of 2013 never happened, and carry on regardless.
Christmas! I did that. I even organised a few hundred Santas to run around a city centre. (My job rocks.)
I drove for nearly three hours to go Christmas shopping. Because distant towns with picturesque artillery batteries have the best Ebay bargains.
I could fill a whole blog with pictures of Christmas scenes (firesides, Nativities, sleighs on roofs, babies in wheelbarrows) created with Littlest Pet Shop figures. Let's go for just one, with the most atmospheric lighting.
I did Dry January again. Did you know that January has only 29 days? It's true.
Thirty days have September,Right. So we're caught up on Christmas, I think. We'll do the other stuff later. Happy New Year.
April, June, and November;
February has 28 alone,
All the rest have 31;
Except leap year, that's the time,
When February's days are 29.
And when the children are too surly
January ends a few days early.