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Default – cheerful…


If you think you are suffering from déjà-vu, then worry not, this is yet another of the Brazilian marbled papers this time a lovely red and salmon combination. It does go particularly well with the Japanese red and gold inner paper. This is another of the small 5″x 5″ books I have been making recently. I am now going back to the A5 sized books I usually make and I have had some thoughts about doing something a bit different, so watch this space.

I haven’t really been in the mood for Christmas at all but I was going to put on a brave face and get through it. I am hoping that the whole holiday period (which was originally going to be my boys and me), will turn out to be a much jollier time than I thought, as now we have an unexpected guest staying with us. We also have lots of invitations from our lovely friends so I am determined to revert to my usual ‘default mode-cheerful’ but I just wanted to thank all of you for your kind wishes. This is not the place to talk about what happened recently but I am OK and I appreciate your thoughtfulness more than I can say.

Whenever I feel depressed, I think there is nothing better than a good laugh to snap you out of it. So, on a brighter note, here are a couple of things that made me laugh recently.


Normal service has been resumed….

10 responses to “Default – cheerful…

  1. strugglingwriter December 19, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    My favorite color is red, so I love this book.

    Also, that comic made me laugh.

    I will have to post some more funny stuff on my blog to help cheer you up. I do have a short story called We Are Santa’s Elves up there that I was going to edit and post again, but I think is still funny anyhow.

  2. Diane December 19, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    The book has your name on it!

    I look forward to reading the story – can I see it now or do I have to wait for you to post it?

    I know, I will go and have a look…..

  3. strugglingwriter December 19, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Diane – You can go ahead and read it here

    It’s meant to be silly, but people seemed to enjoy it. I have gotten better as a writer in the past year, so I’m sure it can be improved. Still, let me know what you think :)

  4. Diane December 19, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    I found it and read it and I loved it! Santa buying stuff off eBay – whatever next!

    Let’s hope he doesn’t open up an eBay shop and start selling stuff – that would be too stressful – I prefer the personal touch!

  5. strugglingwriter December 19, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Diane – Thank You! I’m glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to write.

  6. tulibri December 19, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Diane, that sounds as if this is the time to share my all-time-favorite cheer-up-animation:

    (don’t forget to enable flash). This might reveal that I can be a very simple mind, but it really does make me laugh each time :)

  7. Bridget Jones December 19, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    Sorry to hear that things have not been well for you recently Di. I hope you enjoy Xmas nevertheless. Good to hear you’ll be more than just you and the boys, the more the merrier! :)

  8. Diane December 19, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Astrid – that is funny. Thank you for sharing it with me I need all the cheering up I can get at the moment!

    Bridget – Thank you, it’s all been a bit grim recently with the sort of problems I think Bridget Jones would sympathise with so all your wishes are very welcome. Us girls must stick together….

  9. KiwiPulse December 20, 2007 at 5:30 am

    You go girl! I can see the books have increased dramatically and more colorful since my last visit. I hope you’re having fun!

    Because this girl does.. :D

  10. Diane December 20, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Hi there again! I’m so glad you are back blogging! I am fine…both my boys are back home now so I am happy, busy and distracted, that’s the main thing!

    Thanks for the video. That’s just what it’s like at my house when I’m making a book……not!

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