WHAT'S HAPPENING IN DECEMBER?

Rottnest Island - cycling, blue skies, quokkas and relaxing

IT'S DECEMBER ALREADY!

The year has zapped by and we're already heading into December - where did the time go? I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks because they lead up to Christmas - which is my favourite time of the year because it encompasses family, food and holidays - three things very close to my heart.

HOLI-HOLI-DAY

Before all that starts though, my lovely husband and I are off for a week's overseas holiday. It sounds like an exotic journey involving long plane flights and tropical islands - and we did consider that for awhile, but then we did an about face and decided to visit somewhere a little closer to home. 

So, we're off to Rottnest - home of the quokka selfie, and no cars, lots of bicycles for hire, and a cosy place with a beach view. It is also overseas from Western Australia - and is about half an hour by ferry, so no airports, security checks, waiting around, aeroplane food, or other things I sincerely dislike - just a quick trip and we're on an island away from everyone else.

Rottnest Island - cycling, blue skies, quokkas and relaxing

Lots of relaxing for me with some walking, cycling and eating thrown into the mix. Lots of water sports (surfing, diving, swimming) for my more athletic husband. And lots of chilling out and forgetting about work and other commitments (including blogging) for a week.

Rottnest Island - cycling, blue skies, quokkas and relaxing

TO WRITE OR NOT TO WRITE? - THAT IS THE QUESTION

I was tossing up whether to try to write posts while I was away but wasn't sure about the wifi connection over there and whether I'd want to put down my book or get off my bicycle long enough to write anything. I also thought about not posting for the week ahead. But then I had an epiphany of sorts and thought I'd ask three of my favourite bloggers who run three of my favourite link parties, if they'd stop by and answer a few questions about themselves and the parties they run.

If you've never linked up a post, these are great places to start, if you link up elsewhere but you're looking for somewhere new, then it's a great chance to pop over and have a look. They all host parties that suit a variety of blogs and where there is good sharing and visiting - a great way to meet some new bloggers.

ON THAT NOTE WE HAVE:

ON MONDAY - Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond - who co-hosts Over The Moon every Monday. And is collaborating with me on a new linky for 2018 - stay tuned!

ON WEDNESDAY - Dee from Grammy's Grid - who hosts two parties - Blogging Grandmothers once a month, and AIM (which is for everyone else) on two Wednesdays a month.

ON FRIDAY - Kathleen from The Blogger's Lifestyle - who hosts The Blogger's Pit Stop every Friday.

I do hope you'll stop by and visit each of my guests next week and say hi - don't forget to then jump over and leave a link to one of your posts at their party and meet some new blogging buddies along the way.


TO QUOTE ARNIE...."I'LL BE BACK"

I'll be back the following week with an update on our holiday and hopefully it will include a quokka or two, some sun, sea and surf, and some lovely scenery - and no seasickness on the way over! Until then..... 
Hasta La Vista Baby!

Rottnest Island - and some guest bloggers - December is off to a great start.

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23 comments

  1. Happy Holidays! I too have a link up on Mondays which will continue into 2018! Thanks for your support in 2017! Denyse x

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    1. Hi Denyse - thanks for the holiday wishes! I love your Monday link-up but thought I'd spare you the extra work of a guest post while you're busy recovering from your latest round of surgery. Hope all's going well.

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  2. Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays. Enjoy your time away.

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  3. Thanks so much - we're really looking forward to having a break before the Christmas season gets underway with all it's commitments and razzamatazz!

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  4. Awww..I love love and I am happy it still exists...Happy HOLIDAYS and create beautiful memories

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    1. Thanks so much - it's hard to believe we're actually on holidays soon - it's been a rather wearying year and the break will do us both good.

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  5. What a beautiful photograph, it looks like a lovely area for a vacation!

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    1. I've never been before Amy so I'm looking forward to spending some time on an island that's only 20 mins off shore!

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  6. Enjoy your holiday and traveling mercies - Happy Holidays

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    1. Thanks Antionette - I really appreciate your good wishes xx

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    1. Thanks Diane - I'm hoping to kick back and chill out for a week!

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  8. You deserve a holiday Leanne and thanks for having me as a guest. Enjoy your chillaxing and come back with some good holiday reading recommendations. I'm looking forward to our collaboration in 2018! Enjoy! #BloggersPitStop

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    1. Thanks for being my back up writer while I'm away Sue - it makes leaving my blog to rest a lot easier. And I'm REALLY looking forward to what 2018 holds for us and our blogs xx

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  9. Have a wonderful time, Leanne! I used to bring my lap top and blog while I was on vacations, but not any more. I realized I'm on vacation and that means no computers, no work, no obligations.

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    1. I'll be bringing my laptop Pat, but it will be so I can check good old Facebook and email - nothing too strenuous, and if the wifi over there sucks then I really won't care either way.

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  10. Wishing you a fantastic holiday, Leanne. That was a great decision to turn your blog over to some terrific guest hosts so you can enjoy your time there....and not worry about wifi connection! I look forward to reading about your travels once you return.

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    1. Thanks Donna - I've left myself a spot to post a few pics and do a bit of an overview when I get home - then we're into the lead up to Christmas - where has the year gone?!

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  11. Happy Holidays Leanne & am looking forward to your new linky in 2018! ��

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  12. Have great time dear Leanne, it sounds wonderful. Thanks for the plug to these three great linkups. Stay safe.
    Kathleen
    Blogger's Pit Stop

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  13. How wonderful to be able to get away without even catching an airplane. Awesome. I hope you and your hubster had an amazing get away. Thank you for sharing with the Blogging Grandmothers. I have shared on social media.

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