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January 2011

Ticked one off

Posted on 8th January 2011 in books/ Little Women/ Michael Connelly/ new year resolutions

As it’s very early January I feel the shadow of my New Year Resolutions weighing down upon me, so I thought I’d better make it at least look as though I intend to action them.

So. Today I have taken Little Women out of the library (I’ll start it just as soon as I’ve finished The Reversal by Michael Connelly…..) no I can’t believe that I’ve never read Little Women before either, but I will be remedying that in the next few days.

Go me.

2010 in review

Posted on 2nd January 2011 in blog 2010

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2010. That’s about 26 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 125 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 241 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 298mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 4th with 311 views. The most popular post that day was Desperately Seeking… Bear Bear.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mrsljhall, the ballad of maiden, ballad of maiden, kreativ, and mrsljhall wordpress.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Desperately Seeking… Bear Bear June 2010


C is for… Coffee, Cats, Caffe Nero and Customer Service April 2010


G is for… Guest Post from November 2010


ODEON #CustomerService #Fail October 2010


A is for… and then he left me April 2010

Matthew Daniels

Posted on 1st January 2011 in Matthew Daniels/ New York

Do you have a favourite modern day artist?

Mine is without doubt Matthew Daniels – particularly his New York work.

Here are some of my favourites:

I love the muted colours on these ones, and having stood in a lot of the vantage points that he uses, I also love the accuracy.

I love that he doesn’t always take the obvious perspective on a subject.

The ones with the brighter colours, I’m not sure I would actually  want on my walls – but I still think they are brilliant!

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