HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!
The previous year went by so fast, it’s all a blur!
Doesn’t it seem like the passage of time accelerates as we get older?
All the more reason to make the most of it, yes?
January 27th marked the dreaded BIG 6-0 for me! Thumbing our noses at that whole ageing thing, hubby and I celebrated with Bob Seger and an overnight stay at a beautiful, boutique hotel. Bob, no spring chicken himself (70), put on a great show and we had a marvellous time. Read all about it HERE and HERE.
In March, I finally gave in to my doctor’s
nagging suggestion to undergo a sleep study at the local hospital, which was documented in detail HERE. The long-overdue follow-up article will be written in the next few weeks.
April ushered in the annual A to Z Blogging Challenge, founded by Arlee Bird, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days. WHEW! It was my second such experience and I’ll be doing it again this April. Not only is it great exposure for your blog, you also have the opportunity to meet some brilliant people and forge new friendships. Stay tuned for details! Last year’s entries, under the theme “Favourite Words”, are listed HERE. “Travel & Culture”, the theme for 2014 can be found HERE.
It was through Arlee that I got hooked last May on a bi-monthly music feature called “Battle of the Bands” (#BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. You can see what it’s all about HERE. Next Battle at The Den will take place on Friday, Jan. 15th. You won’t want to miss that, because it’s a “double dog dare you” challenge from my good friend (whom I met through BOTB) Shady Del Knight. 😀
June marked the launch of a new memoir series called #Musical Memories, which I plan to continue with this year and beyond. See previous chapters HERE.
August provided another fabulous blog linkup, the #WEPFF Challenge, from Denise Covey and Yolanda Renée, called Spectacular Settings. Any guesses what my setting of choice was? Full points if you said Greece! 🙂 Check it out HERE.
We had a spectacular autumn last October, which I documented in photos, during a tour of suburbia. Enjoy it HERE.
December afforded another great photo op when hubby and I drove to Niagara Falls (only 45 minutes from home) to take in the annual Winter Festival of Lights. See the spectacular show HERE.
P.S.: I still haven’t CUT MY HAIR!
According to its annual report, The Doglady’s Den was viewed about 21,000 times in 2015. That’s an improvement of approx. 6000 over the previous year. Onwards and upwards! Click on the image to view details:
♫♫ I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS ♫♫
Top Commenters of 2015
- Shady Del Knight
- Myke Todd
Recent post Petition (Sonnet for Heather)
- Michele Truhlik
Recent post Battle of the Bands RESULTS – She’s Not There
- Arlee Bird
Recent post Home Is Where You Make It (#BOTB results)
Recent post I am going to scream!!!
- Jeffrey Scott
Recent post Author Event – Angelika Schwarz
- Yolanda Renee
Recent post THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
Recent post Dauntless Departed
- Carol Graham
Recent post A Tribute to my Daughter - Happy Mother's Day
- Guilie Castillo
Recent post Somebody's Baby (#BoTB)
- Cathy Kennedy
Recent post Heart of Glass BoTB winner
- Mary B
Recent post #BOTB Results Crying In The Rain
Recent post Z IS FOR ZOO
Recent post [Throwback] Once Upon a Skinny Time
- Pat Garcia
Recent post WIPpet Wednesday, August 17, 2016
- John Holton
Recent post Monday’s Music Moves Me: Your Weather Songs
- Mike Spain
Recent post A Little Fishing
- Mary Purpari
Recent post AtoZ of Melody McDonald: “N” is for Nightmares
- Stephen T. McCarthy
Your support is much appreciated! ♥ I hope you will continue to let me entertain you with memoirs, photos, travelogues, creative writing pieces, music galore and so much more. Have a great year!
The Doglady’s Den is written in Canadian English
(“Doglady” is purposely one word – creative licence)