Friday, 22 October 2010

A Friday of Another Sort.

It's Friday. A most lovely Autumn day. The fire is lit. The house is quiet. I sit at my kitchen table, the ticking clock, the pot of tea, the purring cat. And I'm thinking I might do some baking.

But first, some blogging.

Has anyone else been having problems uploading images to blogger? I've been trying for three days now and still no joy. Just when we were back online too!
So, for the first time ever, I think, a Milkmoon post without images... It feels very strange.

I just wanted to let you all know I haven't disappeared again, and I do have something nice to share with you.
I was asked to do another guest post, this time over on Charlie and Caroline Gladstone's blog. You can read it here. They run Pedlars, my very favourite online shop (for those of us not lucky enough to live near one of their shops), as I wrote about here. Do take a wander around their shop and I promise you will find something that you will love!

They asked me to write about music. And I didn't know where to start, so I started at the beginning. And then I didn't know where to stop. So it's quite...comprehensive! And as is my usual, it has a good dose of nostalgia in it.
I hope you like it! And do say hello to them. They are a modern wonder and I do believe, a modern fairytale.

So here's to a most special Friday. We have no school for nine days, so plenty of time for lazing and hanging out together, and getting through my lengthy to-do list.

Roll on Halloween!


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I love it that you have a Halloween break. More time to work on costumes! Such a good idea, American schools should adopt it.

On a technical note, I did read yesterday that the blogger image thingy would be down for awhile. Perhaps it will be back later today.

Happy baking. I'm doing the same today!

Stephanie V said...

A nice time for a break from school. Cool weather and leaves to play in.

I won't say your post doesn't need photos 'cuz then you might stop sharing them with us. But even without your wonderful illustrations, your words speak to me.

I enjoyed the music in, and of, your life.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I know they changed the format for uploading images and I was nearly screaming at blogger for this. I know once you have uploaded images you can retrieve them again from the tool that says 'from blog' (under the 'upload images' tool.) Hope that helps. I think your photos are a grand part of your posts!

Vince said...

Don't try to load directly to the blog. But upload to Picasa 3. You can then cross them into the blog as they are already in the WWW. There is an option for this called web-albums when you click on the picture-upload in the editor.
And this is no great shakes either, it's 'just' better than directly from the harddrive.

Sadhbh @ Where Wishes Come From said...

Ciara, your guest piece is just exquisite. So similar to my own experience of dicovering music, but more eloquently put than I ever could.

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Simon said...

Lovely writing, Ciara. I remember as a kid hearing all the great music of the all the different bands coming from your room, and wondering who all these bands were...

Charlie and Caroline said...

Ciara, your piece on our blog is just GREAT. We're honoured. Thank you xxx