Gentle Readers and Dear Friends let me welcome back my gang of Followers and also welcome the new Followers to the Blog - I don't know why but seeing the little number click up makes me a happy guy. I guess I am doing something right and y'all keep coming back for more. I do wonder about the whole "Following" thing and what it actually does or doesn't do. I read lots of Blogs and comment here and there, but often am not a Follower - and for no other reason than I forget to click all the buttons to become a follower. Oh, well I guess it is another of the mysteries of the Blog-o-sphere that I'll not understand.
Yesterday I received a wonderful RAK from Carol - over at IStitch - she and I have been Blog Buddies since my earliest days of Blogging a few years ago. What she RAK'd me with is a wonderful copy of my favorite story...... and if you have read my Blog for a while you you know that to be......
"A Christmas Carol" (1843) by Charles Dickens. This 1963 CIC edition also includes another charming holiday story "Cricket on the Hearth" (1845). Dickens actually produced 4 Christmas Books and 17 Christmas stories with "Carol" being his most famous. "A Christmas Carol" was written in about 6 weeks - Dickens started it in October of 1843 and finished it up by the end of November with that first edition of 6000 selling out by Christmas Eve of 1843. This will be a wonderful addition to my ever growing collection. The CIC books are also special in that each one has specially designed end papers for each book. This edition is no different and has charming....
... plum puddings and turkeys - how great is that!!
We grilled burgers poolside and went swimming in the bathwater temp pool yesterday - so relaxing and really lovely watching the fog spill over twin Peaks. As we walked back up from the pool area I notice how nice our balcony looked in comparison to the other tenants in our building. All the credit goes to Rico as he has the green thumb in our house. I thought I should take a snap and show it off a bit.....
It is really lush and colourful this time of year.
There you go sports fans. I do thank you stopping by and for you kind comments.
Do stop by again!!