In between getting out and about, I've been sorting stuff at Gidday HQ over a restorative nine days off before facing my first day back at work on January 2nd. And life's bright shiny distractions meant that a further two days passed before my first 2014 post.
So here I am at last - better late than never - four days in.
Today has been a bit of a personal maintenance day (the ladies out there will know exactly what I mean - looking good takes a little effort) but the other important thing on my to-do list was to find Gidday HQ's 2014 calendar. I had ventured out a couple of times over the Christmas period in an effort to have something ready to go come January 1st but had not found anything sufficiently inspiring, heart-warming or engaging to take pride of place on my fridge...
This is part of the front cover of the Simon Drew's Famous Phrases calendar. You can probably see why I was drawn to it...hic!
Anyway, each of his sketches is accompanied by a particularly witty twist on a well-known phrase. This one was also on the cover...
Core Jets / courgettes...geddit?
Anyway, it made me laugh in the shop so I bought it and brought it home, filled in all of the important dates and events I already know about and stuck it on the side of the fridge. And to celebrate its comic contribution here at Gidday HQ, I thought I'd take on the Calendar Challenge again, last seen in 2012 and featuring the irreverent bunch from Violent Veg.
The Calendar Challenge means publishing a post on the first day of each month using the corresponding calendar page from that month as my theme/inspiration. And look at this, it's the 4th and I'm late already. But January has some good advice...
...although I'm not sure who 'Ron' is.
Anyway, I reckon there's only one thing left to do - let's get stuck in to 2014 and see what happens.
Hope you enjoy the ride.