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Jissy 3:09pm, 4 January 2007
Been contemplating about whether or not to start this project for over 3 weeks now - just due to the intensity of having to keep a camera every single day! But then today is the 4th of Jan 07 and funny that I have taken a pic each day this year- so maybe it's a sign ...... here we go 2007 in Pictures!

Everyday with Jissy
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Jissy 11 years ago
SSC- don't speak too soon- wait till you get a load of the crap place I stayed the next night- ha ha!
Jissy 11 years ago
14 November 2007

Hmm - not sure if I can say the same for tonight

Ok here it is the second night was def not as comfy as the first! Complete with green velvet padded headboard which was accompanied by matching green sink, bath (with shower curtain- yuk) and loo!

So after a crazy day of facilitating I made my way to Jersey airport to hop onto a teeney weeney plane called an 'Islander' hmm ok this plane was so small there was no division between passengers and pilot - which means you get a full 360 view in front, on the sides and behind you- and how could I forget also the pilot controls. Now I'm not afraid of flying or heights but darn was I sitting still during that flight! The whole 11 minutes it took from take off to landing- I was so wishing I had taken my camera with me on board- the view was incredible!

So I got to Guernsey and my hotel (as you can see) wasnt the greatest- infact with no internet in the room and not really wanting to dine in, I went down to the bar and resturaunt to dine with my book (Angels and Demons) as company!
Jissy 11 years ago
15 November 2007

Before 08:00 am in Guernsey

An early start to my day in Guernsey- this is just about the only view I had from my stunning hotel balcony. I walked down for breakfast and was greeted by the host who immediately asked me where I was from- now without coffee, and not really wanting to make chit chat, and I dislike being 'boxed' I responded 'does it matter?' He apologised profusely and said that he was from India and just gets excited to see people from his country and was so apologetic- I felt bad and after his second apology I chatted to him and realised that sometimes its not always about me!

My day was pretty rushed, three sessions back to back with a hop across town for the last session- and back to the airport! I landed in London and couldnt get over how brr it was! But hey at least I was going home!
Jissy 11 years ago
16 November 2007

I had a busy busy day catching up with all i left behind and it was followed by drinks with colleagues and then Nandos with Hubby for dinner and I was so tired when I got home that I thought it would be fine not to take a pic today!
Jissy 11 years ago
17 November 2007

Tea with Deborah

This morning I woke up excited coz we were spending our day with a fellow Flickr friend Saffron . She came over to ours for Brunch (and Jallen Hubby made Tapas) followed by tea (as seen here) at Maison Blanc in Putney (the same place my b-day cake comes from). It was such an awesome day, she has such an incredibly bubbly personality and is just delightful company.

After tea I got my sleepy hubby off the couch and we headed off to dinner at a local italian place with friends- a great way to end the day with some good wine and good pasta and great company!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
lol i woudn't have wanted to have been on that tiny tiny plane lol
Simon-K 11 years ago
That second hotel looks like a typical 1970s British B&B complete with the green bathroom!! I didn't realise places like that still existed. Loving the pictures from Maison Blanc - really makes we want an eclair :)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Quite a contrast in bedrooms between those two hotels. You didn't show us the minibar in the second? Pity you didn't have your camera on that small plane flight, that could have been exciting. Sweet tooth, eh?
Jissy 11 years ago
SSC - ditto that!

Simon- if this doesnt make u plan a trip to putney- i dont know what will tee hee

Rob- the mini bar did not exist- thats how bad it was- i did take a pic of the tea selection- nothing to write home about ha ha
Jissy 11 years ago
18 November 2007

Raita in the making

I woke up this sunday wanting to eat traditional dhal, rice, potatoes, beans and raita- and so I cooked for like 3 hours! here is the Raita in the making!

After cooking we shared our meal with some friends at home- and even a quick- ultra quick game of poker just me an the boys- and guess what? I won- ha ha- I beat the boys at their own game!
Jissy 11 years ago
19 November 2007

Zone ENDS

I vowed to get better at yoga this week- so after class, I got home and it was such a pleasure not to prepare dinner- coz I cooked so much yesterday we just had leftovers- oh i love left overs!

I was trying different angles and lighting to take this pic from my window- unfortuanately when the flash went off, the people who live in the flat behind this sign (not even in my frame) got paranoid and stared giving me the evil eye from their window- dont flatter yourself people! So I decided to put them out of their misery and left it at this one- my best of the lot!
Jissy 11 years ago
20 November 2007

He left without taking his vitamins :-(

This is what I got home to after yoga today- an empty flat and no hubby! He even forgot to have his vitamins I prepared this morning!

I had so much to do this evening- followed by an early night in bed with a book!
Jissy 11 years ago
21 November 2007

Wednesday another rushed day to yoga- cant understand if i just forgot to take a pic!
Jissy 11 years ago
22 November 2007

hmm tonight i met an old SA friend who now lives in Dubai for dinner at La Mancha- we had good tapas, good company and i left my camera at home :-(
Jissy 11 years ago
23 November 2007

I have a pic for today- just waiting for a friend to mail it to me!

Hmm a mad rush to get out of the office, wanted to do some work at home, couldnt get my mind to it- after lots of convincing hubby and decided to do a night out dancing with my friend in town- hmm that was a challenge.

We ended up at some swanky pretentious place in Kensington where the champagne price started at £1300.00 - later on we moved to the normal section and had a decent night of partying! (even tho i'd like to believe i'm way to old for this) ha ha!
Jissy 11 years ago
24 November 2007

Starts of tame with coffee

A flickr friend had a bad travelling experience today so we invited her over to our friends home, where we ate warm hot dogs, delicious pastries, watched the Rugby and played some poker- it was a perfect day indoors and relaxing! - apart from the 20 mins i spent being stuck outside! ha ha
Dragonhide 11 years ago
hahaha at beating the boys at poker.. :)

Tapas AGAIN? w00t! :)
Jissy 11 years ago
hoorah for the poker champ- i didnt mention that i didnt win on saturday- but I was second in the running and the hubby beat me :-(

yeah- i hadnt realised how much tapas we've been havin recently- lots of love for tapas in this house!
Jissy 11 years ago
25 November 2007

Football

This is not taken by me!

It was taken by hubby on Sunday- I asked him to take a long exposure, grass in the background pic for me, and this is was one of many!

I figured he had my camera and it was my idea so i could use it!

While he was at the football match, I did some work, cooking, called home and just as he returned we ate, and had an early night in!
Jissy 11 years ago
26 November 2007



Hey dont laugh its better than nothing!

I really like the way these panels have been designed to hide our indoor heating panels, they also have a little windowsil above them, great to store pretty things!

So its monday and the Hubby's away - AGAIN- so i did the yoga thing, but I was so incredibly tired and didnt enjoy class at all! got home upated some flickr stuff and had another early night!
Jissy Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jissy (member) 11 years ago
27 November 2007

keeping warm

i should have stayed in bed today. heres how it went- i had a 09:00 am meeting in canary wharf.

07:55 - leave home
07:58 - i see the bus turn back and walk
08:00 - the bus driver decides to not open the door for me
08:08 - i walk to the station and miss the 08:07 train- aagh
08:12 - the next train comes by but sorry they reduce an 8 cart train to four so its too full to get on
08:22- thats the next train- can you believe it?
08:44 - i arrive at waterloo station and while walking toward the tube, i get pushed, slip on the wet floor, land on my knee - just glad my suit doesnt tear
08:47 - the tube is too full
08:48 - i get the next tube
09:05 - i arrive at canary wharf
09:07- standing in a loooong security/reception que
09:12 - standing in a looong que to get onto the elevator
09:16- finally at the floor the receptionist doesnt talk to me coz she is arranging tea for another meeting at 10:00

I go... 'I'm sorry to rudely interrrupt, but I'm meant to be in a meeting at 9.00 with Ms X- can u tell me what room its in? she looks at me and says Room 12- and turns to the rest and goes ...the nerve of the lady! WHAT DID SHE SAY????? I ignore it...
09:20 - I arrive to the meeting room- and after all of this I am meant to be calm, composed, ready to lead a discussion, sigh!

I leave at 12:00 and naturally got onto the wrong train- heading toward home not the office- i figured my body was telling me I was meant to be home!

i get to the office. i do my work. i have coffee with an old friend. i work some more. i buy groceries. i leave them at yoga reception for hubby to collect. i do yoga. we wash our brains in a river. i feel good. i get home and have dinner and FINALLY I make a cup of tea and am glad to be home
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Why didn't you just ask Simon to run your meeting for you in Canary Wharf, and stay in bed? What a day!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Whew !
Simon-K 11 years ago
Rob I think if she did that i'd probably mess up the meeting in spectacular style and end up getting Jissy fired or something :)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
awww gives you a warm hug!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I especially liked the washing brains in the river part... hehehe

What a hassle of a day!
Jissy 11 years ago
u know I actually thought of him while this was happening- wouldve been great huh?

double whew

i doubt it- remember we voting for you to be president- a bunch of bankers- easey peasey

thank you thank you thank you

usually i laugh at that part of the class, open my eyes and peak around giggling- but yesterday i totally embraced it and did all the washing in the river i could ha ha!
Jissy 11 years ago
28 November 2007

burnt out


I'm feeling really burnt out- its just that time of the year when everyone's festive and you want to be winding down- except me off course- i suddenly have a influx of work! I dont mean to moan but I am really tired- and most days i barely have time to take a pic- forget about upload em!

I miss your diaries friends and promise to make it up soon- but in the meanwhile thanks for all your support, hugs and comments- it means a lot!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Ooohhh yoga? I took it literally... hehe
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Whenever the subject of brains comes up, I am reminded of one of my favorite rock groups, Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP), that had an album (vinyl ;-) called "Brain Salad Surgery". Loved it!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Hey Ms Jissy, here's a hug for you! You are obviously finding it difficult to keep up with this project in your busy life. I hope things settle down for you as the festive season gets closer, and that you are managing your stress levels successfully.
Jissy 11 years ago
lol!

gotta check that out!

Thanks so much- its been crazy busy and i'm really looking forward to some down time this festive season- but it seems hope is all i have at this stage! Thanks for popping in! and you called it- i am finding this project tougher and tougher- but i will keep trying!
Jissy 11 years ago
29 November 2007

Rainy bus trips

A week of non stop rain in London- here's a peak at the night bus on a rainy eve!
Jissy 11 years ago
30 November 2007


The inside of the Lyric

One of those Fridays that makes you laugh. Looking forward to the theatre all week long, finally Friday evening- we go to a pub for dinner. The burger was average, the wine tasted like vinegar (so we didnt have it) and we enter the theatre after running through the rain:

- only to find its a low low budget show- hmm how can i put it nicely- it was bad- there was no singing- no dancing- no props- no acting- it was bad- we walked out at half time!

Called it a night! At least we tried and tmrw we watch our country play rugby live!
Simon-K Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Simon-K (member) 11 years ago
Hey good to see you back! Its been miserable in London all week hasn't it!!! Very good London photo as well - what was the show?
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
She's alive! And well in rainy London. See you soon, Jissy, I'll Flickrmail you.
Jissy 11 years ago
1 December 2007

My baby

This man had to be my highlight of the day! So an early start to get to the stadium- but with engineering works on the rails getting there was a mission!

It was cold, rainy, and South Africa was Playing the Barbarians and we lost! The atmosphere was nice, my voice gone! After the game we found a warm cozy italian place and had a three course meal with lots and lots of wine!
Jissy 11 years ago
2 December 2007

We tried Christmas pressie shopping but Selfridges was so full we left and found a Dim Sum place outside Harrods instead- i did get my new cushion tho ;-)
Jissy Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jissy (member) 11 years ago
3 December 2007

His stuff

I had to get our heating and hot water fixed- yup it stopped working on Saturday in between the brr- but managed to do this whilst spending my day in an all day training session!

I get home and his clubs are out- there is way too much sport equipment for this two bed apartment!
Jissy 11 years ago
Beauty and the beast- don't watch it! London has been awful Simon- the weather- the crazy-ness- ha ha! hope you keeping snug and warm!

I was gonna Flickr mail you tonight- yay something for me to look forward to!
Jissy 11 years ago
4 December 2007



Just before going to bed- i remember to take this. By the way i have just finished my Sisters Keeper- the one on top- and have moved onto ShantaRam- thats gonna keep me going a looong while!
Jissy 11 years ago
5, 6 and 7 December 2007

Just a real busy week- lots of work more work more late nights doing reports recruiting grads end of year performance reviews and no yoga. its cold and rainy just to add to the challenges- lots of work and no play!
Jissy 11 years ago
8 December 2007

Making egg masala

Making Egg Masala for breakfast on Saturday morning- yum yum loving this recipe book.

Our day is spent shopping for clothes for my parties coming up and christmas party gifts!
Jissy 11 years ago
9 December 2007

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas

Our holiday season starts every year with a traditional German Christmas party at our friends home. I'm cheating here coz the party is Saturday evening and i post this for sunday!

Their home was so warm and beautifully decorated- adding to my guilt for not yet even getting our tree - and far away from buying our gifts!

We sent Sunday with a dear girlfriend in hospital- just trying to cheer her up and keep her company!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
hey!! missed you... so glad you'e back and posting again!!

hugs
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Yay, the pics starting to flow again. Got your mail, you got in before me.

I watched that Baabaas game on Sky; the Boks didn't look very interested, they didn't really need that game after doing the business against Wales the previous week. But I'm sure you had a good day out.
Jissy 11 years ago
thanks its nice to be catching up- finding this proj real tough these days! hugs back at you!

i'll wait for a reply then- yeah they werent interested and we were missing a few players- apart from the bad weather it was fun to be out!
Simon-K 11 years ago
@Jissy - I'll stay well away from Beauty and the Beast then (probably would have done anyway).
sunshinecity Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sunshinecity (member) 11 years ago
what a warm atmosphere at your friend's place!
Jissy 11 years ago
ha ha- shall i say the tickets were 5 quid some offer from the office- figures (u get what you pay for) not one i'd chose as well ;-)

she does a good job huh?
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Hi hi hi Jissy! Glad to see you back :) That is indeed a cozy christmassy fire!
Jnr_420 11 years ago
Simon, I think that you should take somebody special to that show! Jiss is talking a bit of crap mate...I found it most exciting!
Jissy 11 years ago
oh it was so warm and cozy- its nice to be back

Ha ha- this man wanted to buy tickets as gifts for all our friends - he believes if he had to sit through half so should others- tee hee
Jissy 11 years ago
10 December 2007

London after countless glasses of bubbly

Ok another ordinary Monday- that left me feeling somewaht upset about having to do work i didnt plan on- but after it was done- I was off to my plush team drins- on a roof top in Trafalgar square with waiters topping up bubbly the whole night- so that makes you lose count on how many glasses or top ups one had.

The canapes were real nice too- so this was my attempt of taking a pic of London city from the black cab on the way to the station after the party- not too shabby hey- tee hee

The festivities begin!
Simon-K 11 years ago
@Jissy and Jnr_420 - Hahaha well they do say misery likes company :)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Well, that does summon the mood of rooftop champagne! Must have been well-chilled!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
oh I'm dizzy!
Jissy 11 years ago
ha ha they do indeed!

lol- it was covered and heated- but darn chilly outside!

so was I!
Jissy 11 years ago
12 December 2007

I've been eyeing this chair and table for a while

I've been eyeing out this chair and table in the window of an ultra funky furniture store for about three months- this night pic with flash does it no justice- it costs £1500.00 thats a lot of money- but its so nice!

The owner said its English antique but hand painted with a French theme as seen here- oh i love it but it seems so lavish! thoughts?
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I'm no fun to be asked these things...

I'd buy a Canon 40D with that.

hahaha
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey Jissy - been a few since coming around, had my own version of busy going... anyway - I would like to pass along warm holiday sentiments to you and yours....best -
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Hey sweety!! How have you been?
I had a dream about you last night... you were really upset because we haven't talked in ages. And you were in tears because I wasn't properly updating my diary!!
I felt so bad!!! LOL
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
And so you should, Sunni! What's happening to your diary? Are you flying over to join our meetup in Putney tomorrow evening?
Jissy 11 years ago
i ike your thinking!

Thanks and to you too ;-)

Oh my how weird is that I dreamt about you too- you suprised Rob and I at dinner at friday with an apperance! how weird is that? I promise I'll never be in tears for you not updating your diary unless you lost touch with me! hope you well hun! ha ha ha

Looking forward to tmrw - should be a great laugh and would be envious of the Tapas!
Jissy 11 years ago
11 December 2007

Grateful for some blue sky


Silly me- i posted the 12th first- goes to show how much I want that chair and table!

So I was so exicted when I woke up this morning and on the way to work I saw this patchy sky with dotted like chunks of clouds in a very blue sky (rare in London this time of year) the rest of the day- i cant remember!
Jissy 11 years ago
13 December 2007

It's frosty cold in London

This morning the weather moved from cold to brrrr- look I left this morning and the berries on our road were covered with this frost like finish!

I bring you frosted berries!
Jissy Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Jissy (member) 11 years ago
14 December 2007

Special service

The office Christmas party- as per usual they went all out- it started with these privately hired open red busses to escourt us there, followed by snow fall (not the real type) whilst waiting to enter and tons of champagne. The three course dinner was amazing too!

At the end people werent ready to leave so the poor little local pub next to the venue had some 200 people to deal with a few of us moved on to another two pubs till we found one good enough to cater for us i.e not filled to the brim!

I wore the black dress i bought the week before - and I was pleased i hadnt returned it to the store and wore it instead :-)
Jissy 11 years ago
15 December 2007

Saturday

We were on our way to do Christmas shopping and couldnt believe how cold it was- so sought shelter in this coffee shop!

Yum the cappucino for me and Latte for him- with an amazing panini toasted was well needed prior to the shopping experience!

at the end of the day we had way too many parcels I took em and jumped in a cab and he carried the tree home!

We then had dinner at friends (the pixie and superman from halloween) and it was great
sunshinecity 11 years ago
you saw somene who looked like me huh?
You should have taken a picture of her!
Jissy Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Jissy (member) 10 years ago
16 December 2007




Sunday that started with some football watching, followed by planned cooking which was ditched for a meal and the hare and toroise (noodle and sushi bar) in our local. We got home unwrapped our Christmas tree, unpacked our ornaments decorated our tree, shared some wine, and then sat back and admired it!

I love the fragrance it gives our home and at the same time the greeney in me feels guilty for contribution to the destruction of trees to decorate our room for a couple of weeks! Well I couldn't stop starring at it all night - so its certainly very appreciated ;-)
Jissy 10 years ago
18 December 2007

Our Christmas tree lit up

Its just nice being indoors this time of the year- lots of festive lighting and candles- the type of mood I like the most!
Jissy 10 years ago
19 December 2007

Holiday corners

A fun day- with not much to do at work, I met hubby for lunch- it was such a treat seeing him during the day!

I had coffee with the girls at the office, and we were reflective about the year!

I met friends for drinks, exchanged christmas gifts and again just loving the corners of my home this time of year!
Jissy 10 years ago
20 December 2007

Holiday lighting

Ok I have to stop inundating you with pics of my candles- you get it i - love it!
sunshinecity 10 years ago
ohh pretty pretty!!
My you're behind aren't ya!
: P
Jissy 10 years ago
21 December 2007

Meeting at La Mancha

Lots of spring cleaning, ironing and getting ready for the hols! After which we got ready and made our way to La Mancha to meet
Rob. He was with his beautiful wife Ritsa ( a fellow cheese lover) and later his daughter Natasha joined us! We had a great time drinking wine (lots of it), sharing Tapas and trading MDPD, Flickr addiction, SA and photo stories! He is just as bubbly in real life- Sure Simon will agree!

After dinner we stopped by to meet a friend which lasted all of five minutes and we were home and resting pretty soon after!
Jissy Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Jissy (member) 10 years ago
22 December 2007

Through my drinking glass

Interesting day- a late start- followed by agreeing to the Christmas lunch menu, creating a shopping list and jumping back into bed at the thought of what was ahead of us! He watched footy and I read my book- and eventually crawled out of bed to do the groceries, finish our shopping and back home!

He had a poker game and I loved my ME time- i packed the grocery cupboard (how boring but we needed the space), laid out the new tabel deco to check if it all matched and watched tons of tele that I wanted to!

The pic- is the tree taken through my drinking glass- as I sat down to watch tele!
Jissy 10 years ago
and frantically trying to catch up seeing there arent many days left for the year to end- ha ha!
Jissy 10 years ago
23 December 2007

Lunch at ours - served at 16:00

We were having friends from SA over for lunch. One an old childhood friend. I cooked today, and t was Indian- dhal, rice, potatoes, green beans in a curry sauce, chicken and salad.

it was great, cozy, simple, friendly and lots of trips down memory lane- even bits I'd forgotten about!
Jissy 10 years ago
24 December 2007

preparing for Christmas lunch

More last minute shopping and preparing- i bought some herbs and bits we forgot to pick up the first day. And more table decorations. I had a dear friend from SA giving me company through my shopping. I also managed to buy a dress for Christmas day- all in all a productive day- seen here the name placards for my table tomorrow- pretty huh?
Jissy 10 years ago
25 December 2007

Merry Christmas MDPD friends

My Christmas table

After opening presents and calling loved ones- we rearranged the apartment, combined the tele and coffee table to create a larger table, set the table, got ready and started cooking!

We had shared a special meal with special friends, champagne, wine, and good good food!

Followed by some karaoke, pictionary, laughs and movies

I loved how my table came together!
Dragonhide 10 years ago
sooo cozy!!! very nice and christmassy here!
Simon-K 10 years ago
Jissy I totally agree with you about Rob, just as great in real life as in Flickr. I'm just sorry I couldn't be there for the meal! Would have been great to meet two MDPD contacts in one day. Loving your christmassy stuff by the way your table looks really festive. WIshing you a (slightly late) Merry Christmas
sunshinecity 10 years ago
Wonderful indeed hon.. so sublime!
You always do have such great attention for detail!
I'll need some tips!Would love to go shopping with you one time!
Hahahh

Christmas kisses to the hubby!
Jissy 10 years ago
and u'll be pleased to know its been lots of chilling time at home for me- after a busy year of rushing around!

I understood you were on your way home- but hey there's a whole year ahead of us- maybe a trip to Maison Blanc will be on the table? A belated Merry Christmas to you too!

thanks hun- so its time plan your trip over here quickly- shopping - shopping more shopping!
RobW_ PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 10 years ago
Hi Jissy! La Mancha seems such a long time ago. Love your crystal, table decorations, and tales of friends and companionship. I hope we see you again soon.
Jissy 10 years ago
i hope so too!
Jissy 10 years ago
26 December 2007



Just loving my new coasters- one of my many gifts from SA. They made from everyday brands as a reminder of home!
Jissy 10 years ago
27 December 2007

lazy breakfasts

Loving these lazy days, of doing nothing but reading in bed ALL day and coming up for some food and air every now and then! A late breakfast- probably served at 15:00
Jissy 10 years ago
28 December 2007

he brings breakfast in bed

He brought me breakfast in bed today- and I stayed there reading- till 8pm- sigh this is the life!
Jissy 10 years ago
29 December 2007

Urban

I come out of hibernation- and visit friends for some dinner-drinks-charades and laughs! Feels good to be out again!
Jissy 10 years ago
30 December 2007

Tower Bridge

I cant help but feel so reflective today- could barely sleep through the night. Is it the closing of the year ( a good year) and the start of a new? too much relaxing? too much time to think?

Feeling torn about doing MDPD in 08- lets sleep on it! One more day to decide! Hope you well my friends

Happy celebrations planned - i hope!
RobW_ PRO 10 years ago
Just do it, Jissy!

Happy New Year!
Dragonhide 10 years ago
Come join 2008, even if you dont want to post everyday, we'll still think you're pretty cool. ;-)

I should have known to make your diary offlimits when I am hungry. :)

Beans for breakfast is something I see very frequently on people's photo streams on Flickr.. but completely unheard of in America. I guess American took that out of the traditional "English Breakfast".. I wonder why.

I'll have to try that. :)
Simon-K 10 years ago
Happy New Year Jissy, best wishes for 2008 - and come join 2008, I can't be the only British based diary!
Jissy 10 years ago
Happy New Year! I think I chatted to you about it Rob- I guess its not from not wanting to do it but rather because of the time challenges I have- however- I promise to visit yours

I think that's what I'll do...Lol @ the beans- this morning on BBC News Tom Hanks said the exact same thing about beans for breakfast! It made me think of you. Hey even more untraditional- I spiced these beans up- but luckily it was being served for brunch more than brekkie! - try it with some chilli/garlic- hmmm

And to you too- hey I think the Hubby's seen how torn I was about this decision and decided to do MDPD 2008- so there will be another Londoner joining u ;-)
Jissy 10 years ago
31 December 2007

Waving 2007 good bye

Today is the last day of the year and naturally the last entry for my diary. This picture was taken after the NY countdown (technically 1 Jan 08) but I liked it coz it looks like a wave goodbye to 2007 and welcome to 2008!

Today I decided to crawl out of hibernation and went shopping, met Hubby for drinks after and chilled at home before getting ready to go out!

We had Turkish dinner at a place called TAS and decided to watch the London fireworks to bring in the new year. However, after dinner we had about 20 minutes to make it to the countdown- by then some 70 000 other people had blocked the route to the fireworks watching. hmm so we ended up getting a view of the Shell Centre- bits of the ends of fireworks - and squashed in a crowd- hmm not ideal but I was with Hubby and my friends and thats what mattered! Rob was obviously smarter and got a better view.

Today is also the day I decided not to continue with my diary next year. It was a tough decision because more than recording my life- I will miss you all. I have decided not to take part next year for a few reasons, the major being the lack of time I have and partly because by October my hobby was starting to feel like a 'daily chore' rather than the challenge I set it ut to be. I'd also like to dedicate the time I used to spend on MDPD to learn more about my Nikon and photography in general. However, my love and passion for the group will live on. I have joined to stop in everynow and then to see how you all doing- and my darling Hubby decided to join 08- so that may give you snippets of what I get up to - and as SSC said- a different perspective ;-)

In the meanwhile, thank you for all you have been to me, for dropping in regularly (or not so regularly), for encouraging me to go on, for the laughs, the tears, the support, the meet-ups and most of all your diaries- a real inspiration in 2007 for me! Good luck with your 2008 project!
RobW_ PRO 10 years ago
Ah, we'll miss you Jissy, but understand the reasons, I marvelled how you managed it last year. Do drop in from time to time, and I'm sure you'll feature occasionally on hubby's diary.

I like your waving goodbye picture for several reasons: it is symbolic, it is one of the very few self-portraits you offered us, and being two days back from London, makes me nostalgic for the Underground (imagine!).

Yeah , we were smart on New Year's eve, as you will see on my entry for that day - we watched it on the telly!
sunshinecity 10 years ago
Aww noooooo!! LOL
I understand your decision though... but I'll be sad to see you "go" nevertheless.

Please do stop by, you know we love your views on things and your comments!

Look forward to hearing about you through Lionel's diary!
Hugs!
Jissy 10 years ago
nice thinking on New Years eve- and I can't believe that you missing the underground!!??!!

Hugs back at you! and u can't get rid of me that easily- u should know that! tee hee
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