Sunday, 29 January 2012


We have a very small bedroom at the front of the house, made even smaller by a whole wall of quite ugly wardrobes. Had we been staying they would have been ripped out by now, but as we aren't they haven't! Quite nice handles though.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012


Early signs of spring are there if you look for them. Buds waiting to burst open when the days lengthen and warm up a bit.

Thursday, 26 January 2012


Love the architecture and signs of ageing on this old cast iron gate

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


My new "dots and spots" catalogue has arrived. I love this range. You can see them here.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Saturday, 21 January 2012


I'm using this yarn to knit a sweater for my Granddaughter Marissa

Friday, 20 January 2012

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Tree trunk, vignette added

. . . and for those of you who were confused by yesterday's "cucumbers"

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


This beautiful crochet blanket was a wedding present from my Mum (which she made herself) when Rog and I got married 24 years ago. We still snuggle up under it while watching TV on cold winter evenings.

Saturday, 7 January 2012


Cherhill Down on a glorious, bright, sunny January day

Friday, 6 January 2012


I've had a "thing" about shoes since I was about 6 years old, and have always had loads more than I needed. . . . .

. . . . however, these days I dont have so many, and comfort is the most important factor (only the closest 2 pairs are mine!).

Thursday, 5 January 2012


Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.

William Shakespeare, from "As You Like It"

Just a little bit of culture to go with today's events.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


My youngest son (of 4) when he was home for the holidays

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


There's nothing we like better than watching a good Poirot on TV

Monday, 2 January 2012


The lovely Rog, my husband, partner and best friend, who tolerates (just) my passion for photography

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Hello and welcome to my 365 for 2012, which is of course, a leap year, so my 365 automatically becomes a 366.

This is me, well not actually me, its my name, but I like my name and I am happy in my skin, so I am Joy. And this blog is an illustrated diary, if you like, of my year. Enjoy