Apart from conference travel, life lately has been mostly about the routine. Working full time (in a temporary personal assistant job) has rather put a crimp in my exhibition-and-gallery-going, although it’s nice to have some extra dollars coming in (especially with a demanding end-of-summer trip coming up, but more on that another time!).
As usual, our neighbourhood is putting on a spooktacular display:
As the sweltering days of summer fade into the distance (thank goodness), I wanted to take a quick look back over a handful of snapshots, and capture the memories before they disappear under a pile of autumn leaves.
I never used to understand when people complained about travelling – how is it possible to travel too much, I thought…. Well, it turns out that four back-to-back trips, on top of several others earlier in the year, proved to be enough even for me. We’ve been home for a little over two weeks now but somehow it still feels like we’ve just landed. I’m even resisting booking our next batch of flights (including some conference travel, not just for fun), which is completely unlike me!
How is it the 11th of January already? Christmas seems forever ago already, commemorated only by plenty of happy memories (we had a wonderful time in Europe with friends and family) and the addition to our lives of some excellent gifts – in particular books, foodie items, and a fun new doormat.
Our little corner of the world enjoyed a day of snowfall last Saturday, and we trudged through gently falling flakes to buy our groceries for the week (if only it had snowed so much whilst we were supposedly skiing in the Alps over the New Year…). When I posted this picture on Facebook one of my friends commented that it looked like a film set – don’t our neighbour’s decorations look lovely?!
I’m not a great one for New Year’s resolutions, but I do hope to keep up the blogging this year – we have masses in the calendar already, I just need to carve out time to write about it! Whatever happens, I hope 2017 is kind to you and yours.
In our wanderings around town today, we noticed that Hoboken has taken on a suitably Jekyll-and-Hyde-like personality – uptown is all decorated houses, family parties and children trick-or-treating, whilst downtown you’ll find adults in various states of fancy (un)dress on an epic pub crawl. Obviously we are far too old and boring to even consider the latter, so after handing out our stash of candy to passers-by we took a stroll to admire the decorations.
I can hardly believe that it’s September already. Other than the sun setting unexpectedly early, the weather continues warm and sunny, and autumn still seems a long way off. In addition, August seems to have disappeared without trace, although I’m sure that our various holidays are to blame for that, so I can’t really complain too much! In addition to our Berkshires weekend and roadtrip up to Maine, my parents visited us for a week, providing another great excuse to take some time off and play tourist. Continue reading
So a little bit of snow arrived…