The Phraser – an apology and an explanation

My desk - it's been busy

My desk – it’s been busy

Dear Reader,

In case you’re there, and wondering where I might be, this is an apology for the silence, and an explanation … two explanations. The first is sad, and the second is hopeful.

  1. I’ve just been to Scotland for the funeral of a wonderful lady and friend; and
  2. I’m tidying up The Phraser to make it easier to navigate, and to prepare for a new focus on all things to do with books.

The site should be ready and gleaming by the end of the month. Meanwhile, I hope you have the time to do some browsing – The Phraser is open for that.

I look forward to getting back to you, and wish you good reading and good company … always!

Georgie

Happy Christmas … may there be peace and goodwill

The Phraser will be on pause for Christmas. Here is a tiny handmade video of carol singers on a train platform. This was filmed from the bridge over the tracks so it is all a bit long-distance – a meander, caught on our commute home. 🚂Best viewed with sound.🎄🎶🎆

Saying goodbye to Django …

Django in Campania (near Naples, Italy)

Django in Campania (near Naples, Italy)
He romped through our lives for over a decade RIP

Apologies for the silence. It has been a hectic fortnight of family, friends and farewells. I shall be back at my desk tomorrow.

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2018

In case you miss me – I’m away from my desk … just for a week.

Out and about

Out and about

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2018

Merry Christmas … Happy Holidays … Season’s Greetings

Christmas tree 2016

Christmas tree 2016

The holidays have arrived and with them a new frenzy.  It’s hectic here so I’ll pause for a few days to try to keep pace with it all.

Many thanks for your company over this past year – for your reading, for your writing, for your sharing – and a special thanks to Naples for all the stories.

May the next few days be filled with friends, family and kindness … best wishes all round.

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2018

Happy Christmas – Buon Natale!

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Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2018

2013 – the bits that might have slipped through your internet

Happy New Year (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

Happy New Year
(Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

2013 has been quite a year.  Lots of big stuff has happened.  Sports champions; royal babies; new church leaders;  Arabs springing up; terrifying typhoons; fierce fights for cyber-space and secrets; Scots getting grumpy; North Koreans getting nasty; and everybody wanting to be China’s new best friend.

Here are some of the smaller bits you might have forgotten or missed altogether.

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