What is Christmas without a P*A*R*T*Y? So step inside the writing garret, gentle reader, and help yourself to a party hat, a handful of poppers and a tinsel wreath. This party is for all of you - 2015 has been a momentous year for many reasons, and it is time to celebrate!
Ah, you found the box of crackers. No, I don't know what Vampires sing on New Year's Eve..... ''Auld Fang's Syne''. Haha - love it. OK, while you're attacking the sausage rolls, grabbing a drink and introducing yourself to the other guests, I'll just run through some of the events that made this year so special for me. Please share your special events later.
In March I started minding Little G when her mother (my daughter) returned to work. We have had a lot of fun and adventures over the past ten months. And I started The Adventures of L-Plate Gran to tell you all about them. You can read the very first post HERE
The PINK SOFA has played host to some lovely guests over the year, including Seumas Gallacher, Shani Struthers, Stewart Bint, Vivienne Tuffnell, Terry Tyler, Nancy Jardine, Catherine Curzon, Beryl Kingston , Rosalind Adam and Lesley Cookman.
The MOST popular blog post, with nearly 3 thousand views so far was this one.
The third Victorian Detectives book, Death & Dominion was published in October and has been on several eminent book bloggers' Best of 2015 Book Lists, including @terryTyler4 and @cathyRy
I'd also like to thank everybody who reads and comments on my blogs, and chats to me on Facebook and Twitter. You know who you are. I know who you are. In the dark times when staring at a blank computer screen and wondering why I have the effrontery to call myself a writer, YOU have encouraged and cheered me on. Especial affection for all my mad fellow #thearchers Tweetalong mates and my best friend +Lynn Gerrard who also celebrated this year by publishing her first volume of poems.
Ah - I see Ralph the Marvellous Performing Dog, Star of all my Facebook Book Launches and In His Own Write, has arrived with the music. And the staff have got a tray of lovely cocktails. Peter Wareing's all ready to recite us a Christmas poem and John Jackson is poised at the piano. So if someone would just like to push the PINK SOFA over against the wall, let the festivities begin!
A Very Happy Christmas to You All!
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Carol. May 2016 bring you good health, fortune and happiness by the bucket load. Great post. You certainly know how to put on a fabulous buffet!! ;-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the party invite Carol. I never thought I'd get to see the pink sofa in person.ReplyDelete
Happy Christmas, I look forward to reading your posts in 2016.
Ps. These canapés are delicious, you must give me the recipe sometime.
Awwww (((hugs)))!! May the merriments of this festive season thrust themselves upon you with gusto....and may your world be all you wish it to be and those in its orbit, worthy companions!!.....*snatches bottle of Prosecco....sprawls on Pink Sofa with turnip vol au vent*....ReplyDelete
Where's the wine ... and I'll drink to 2016, and the faint hope that, given the scrap between compassion and politics, we are kind to each other - both those we know and love, and those we don't.ReplyDelete
Happy Happy Christmas Carol to you and all your family. You certainly brighten my days!ReplyDelete
Have a great Christmas Carol with your family, and Gawjus granddaughter -ReplyDelete
Quite a year indeed, CarolStar. I have loved every post of your adventures with Little G and although I have yet to read D&D (climbing up my Kindle list), I am convinced it is everything the reviews say it is. I loved the first two, so I'm raising a glass here to you for being a fab blogger, a brill writer and a #truetwitterbud.ReplyDelete
A very Happy Christmas to you and your family, Carol. Every best wish for 2016...cheers!! 🍸🍸ReplyDelete
A busy year indeed, and I'd say your best one yet, as you produced D&D in it!!! Thanks for mentioning my humble contribution to the pink sofa's year, and happy Christmas! xxReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, bean... *grabs wine...cheers*... is 10am too early for wine... silly question ;)ReplyDelete
Wishing you peace, happiness, (and imagination) in 2016...and always :) x
Woohoo! A party! What fun! Weeeeeeeeee! (That was my party whistle!) And now for my party piece - (Dances the Rhumba on Carol's table like Aliona from Strictly) Happy Christmas xReplyDelete
Great post, great year. Congratulations, Carol. Hope 2016 is as successful.JxReplyDelete
Thank you for letting me perch on the pink sofa; it was an experience to be treasured! xReplyDelete
What a lovely positive post just in time for Xmas and some major achievements too 😍ReplyDelete
A very happy Christmas to you and yours, Carol, and heaps of good wishes for the New Year too. xxxReplyDelete
What a great party and I love the cocktails. It's been a great year for hope and I hope next year is just as good or even better. Happy Christmas!ReplyDelete
Loved this post on Xmas bash. It is my favorite festival of the year and that’s the reason we have decided to get married on this auspicious day in this year. We have just booked one of the best rooftop DC wedding venues for our special Xmas wedding.ReplyDelete