Emotional Rollercoaster, Dessert and 2013 in review

01 Jan

1   As Ajaytao said yesterday Emotions are strength. Today has been a rollercoaster as we went up to Chilla to visit L&T&Grandbaby B for the last time before they move away to Norfolk on Friday. D&A needed to say goodbye too before they return to Barcelona on Friday so we had a wonderful time together and then wept as we all said our Goodbyes – but of course, we only feel the sadness because of the depth of love we all feel for each other.

Our dear twins and our Grandbaby watching the birds together

Our dear twins and our Grandbaby watching the birds together

2   The Chocolate Coffee Torte which I made for lunch was a big hit!

Chocolate Coffee Torte

Chocolate Coffee Torte

3  Today I received an email from WordPress re my last year of Blogging.  ” The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 49,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 18 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

May 2014 be your best year yet – happy days everyone!


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7 responses to “Emotional Rollercoaster, Dessert and 2013 in review

  1. greenbenchramblings

    January 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks for your posts last year – I always enjoy reading them. Those end of term reports are good – I suddenly had one last year and again this. We had a difficult 2013 so definitely want a good 2014. Malc

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you, that’s very kind of you. I’m sorry you had a difficult year last year and wish you a much better 2014. Now that all the family have gone, I’ll be back to visit. All the preparations and then the 11 day visit has kept me very happily busy!
      All the best to you and yours 🙂

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    January 1, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Love reading people’s reports, Sally, but you know, I have never received one. How does it happen? Does wordpress randomly choose someone to receive a report each year or what? I’d really like to know, if you know!

    Love the picture. So beautiful in togetherness. Ah, emotions – yep!! I didn’t know they are strength, though – that adds perspective.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 2, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Funny you should ask that as I had to ask a fellow blogger too. She said she had had an email so I went hunting through the many I have not had time to look at with all the family here. I think it came in on 31st but it may have been 1st Jan. hope you find it.
      Thank you for all those visits! 🙂

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes

        January 2, 2014 at 9:12 am

        Found it! In ‘help’ online. Hadn’t thought to do that before, seriously! i thought it was only for “the chosen”

        I love to visit, Sally, never underestimate. I truly love your beautiful, positive blog 🙂

        • mybeautfulthings

          January 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

          Excellent! Fun to read aren’t they? I wish more people would make them public as they are fun to read.

          So glad you love to visit! 🙂

  3. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    January 1, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I am so excited to be one of your top commenters–I will have to ramp it up a bit and be your number one fan next year–although I think I am already!


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