#AceFeaturedBlogger – ‘ The Cats Pyjamas ‘ She’s Done it Again it’s #Christmas Blog Party – Follow – @yadadarcyyada

The Cat’s Pajamas Birthday Party

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/Resistance can suck. It’s draining to be straining, pulling this way and that, feeling like you’re going nowhere, fast…I’m trying to think of it as a chance to build emotional muscles. Note the word ‘trying’. I guess I could also think of it as The Facts of Life or Growing Pains (RIP Alan Thicke, I’ll never get the TV themes you wrote out of my head).https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/

I’m trying to resist the siren call of Netflix (note the word ‘trying’ again). Christmas movies/specials (even I can OD on those) and politics dominate the tube (don’t even get me started); most shows are taking a holiday break – Z Nation, Westworld, The Walking Dead…


…so I’m reading.


It’s a busy time of year and if you’re still looking for Christmas gifts I can help https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/12/18/these-arent-the-gifts-youre-looking-for/


With an emphasis on the gift of reading. New, almost new, new to you, gently used, regifted – books bought from wherever, or a gift certificate or e-certificate for books or ebooks. While it might be difficult to resist the bestseller list, why not try some indie authors, they’re the cat’s pajamas, remember, best-selling doesn’t mean it’s the best book. Shop local and/or shop within your blogging community. Buy from the author or go on Amazon (dot whatever your country) and look up some of these authors – ebooks download in a flash.


https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/Many indie authors are also bloggers, like Teagan Riordain Geneviene, https://teagansbooks.com a skilful storyteller who’ll keep you chained to your book/ereader/smartphone/tablet/laptop for hours with her brilliant books, Atonement, Tennessee(https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/10/03/sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/ – my copy is so well-read it looks ancient) and The Three Things Serial Story: A Little 1920s Story which began as an interactive serial, readers/bloggers gave suggestions, three things each which were woven into the story. I just finished re-reading it and it’s the cat’s meow, as swanky and entertaining as I remember.


Make sure you drop by Teagan’s blog, I’ve heard rumours of a 1920s blog party https://teagansbooks.com/2016/12/16/1920s-party-three-things-serial-story/ – Silks and Bathtub gin will be flowing…


In keeping with the Roaring 20s, I saw Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, from the J.K. Rowling book. I shared part of my about-to-expire-gift-certificate-for-two, since I went alone,with an older couple – see how easy it is to spread more Christmas cheer? I loved the Hidden Figures, Wonder Woman, and King Arthur previews and the movie itself brought back the wonder, the magic of early Harry Potter books/movies.


There are bloggers who never fail put a smile on the face of those who visit his blogs, like David, an author and a Lord:

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/And so many more:
Tess https://letscutthecrap.wordpress.com/
John http://www.johnhowell.com
Mary https://maryjdresselbooks.com/
Debby http://dgkayewriter.com/
Sally https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/
Olga http://authortranslatorolga.com/


Ned https://nedhickson.com/
Mary http://www.marysmith.co.uk/
Arthur https://pouringmyartout.com/
Janice http://www.mostlyblogging.com
Cynthia https://cynthiasreyes.com/
Luccia https://lucciagray.com/
Hugh https://hughsviewsandnews.com/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/And bloggers helping authors and bloggers, like the delight ladies of #BloggersPitStop:

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/Everyone over at #FridayFrivolity blog party:

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/#FridayFrolics linky party: http://lifeloveanddirtydishes.com/friday-frolics/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/Throwback fun at #TrafficJamWeekend linky party:

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/Danny https://dreambigdreamoften.co/
Opinionated Man https://aopinionatedman.com/
Chris the Story Reading Ape https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/
Christine http://cerobinsonauthor.com
And so many more! If I missed anyone, leave your links below at my birthday party or over at my ongoing blog party https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/08/dear-santa-i-can-explain/ Go indie, they’re the cat’s meow!


I love books from Random House, Simon and Schuster, etc., but I also love smaller publishing houses – Open Court, Jessica Kinsley Publishing, Page Street Publishing, BenBella Books, Agate, Sasquatch and the list goes on; bigger doesn’t always mean better. If you’re not only a gifter, or a reader, but a writer and want to be an author, go out there and get published, one way or another https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/06/21/how-to-get-your-book-published/


I’ve given up resisting the lure of Christmas baking,


and once again I will be checking into Clementine rehab in January,


but I’m strangely trying to resist some forms of giving, ie when people tell you to give a 100%, that’s ridiculous, what if I gave 100% of my blood, or lent someone a 100% of my money, or gave them 100% of my time? The holidays are a time of giving, but one of the best gifts, remembering not everyone has someone https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/11/22/how-to-get-away-with-christmas/ Please give your time, ideas, blood, items, whatever, not just in the holiday season, but all year round.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/

Speaking of giving, don’t forget to drop by (or drop by again and again, give the gift of up to 12 links, they don’t need to be Christmas related) my ongoing blog party, my Christmas card to my blogging family/friends https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/08/dear-santa-i-can-explain/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/15/the-cats-pajamas-birthday/Christmas is almost here and my birthday,


then 2016 ends. Who know what 2017 will bring? Be open to all the possibilities, don’t pine for what might have been, it might never have been what you really wanted, or needed. All the best to you and yours in this the holiday season and all the year through and to a Happy New Year!



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Apple’s iPhone update iOS 10.2: is out yesterday and has 72 new emojis take your pick and enjoy – @A ceTweetNews

#AceNewsDesk – Dec.14:.If you were umming and ahhing about whether to install the new Apple update right away, it’s new list of emojis might be all the incentive you need or not or maybe ?

File photo dated 29/12/15 of emojis on an Apple iPhone 6s, as a large number of new emoji - including an avocado and selfie animation - have been released to smartphone users as part of Apple's latest software update. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 13, 2016. The iOS 10.2 update has been made available to iPhone and iPad users, bringing with it 72 new emoji designs that were approved earlier this year by the independent standards body for the image-based language. See PA story TECHNOLOGY Emoji. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire
Apple has released a new update – iOS 10.2 (Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire)

iPhone users who download iOS 10.2 will be able to send bacon, an avocado or a face palm to their friends as part of 72 new emojis available.

Others include a clown, water polo players, smiley faces with cowboy hats or a drool, a gorilla, a shark, firefighter and airline pilot.

They will form part of the 10.2 update – the second major one, following 10.1.1 at the end of October.

Outside the world of emojis, other highlights include a headphone icon and new wallpapers, as well as picture and camera updates.

How to install iOS 10.2

To get the new iPhone and iPad software, users can simply open up the Settings app on their device, then select General, followed by Software Update, then tap on Download and Install.

The update is available for iPhone 5 and later: A list of the updated features is below:

New emojis

iPhone update out today has 72 new emojis Credit: Apple
The list fo new emojis includes an avocado and bacon (Picture: Apple)

The are 72 new emojis in the update.

As well as those mentioned above there are also news careers such as astronauts and welders and animals such as a fox, duck and squid.

Camera updates

PARIS, FRANCE - SEP 16 2016: New Apple iPhone 7 Plus unboxing in the first day of sales - two camera lens and plastic film on phone. New Apple iPhone acclaims to become the most popular smart phone ; Shutterstock ID 486932980
The update includes camera updates (Picture: Shutterstock)

You can preserve settings meaning your camera will remember what mode you prefer it in. Which is useful for quick photos and videos.

New wallpapers

iPhone update out today has 72 new emojis Credit: Apple
There is also a new wallpaper selection too (Picture: Apple)

You can now set your screen in Droplet Blue, Droplet Red or Droplet Yellow.

Best described as a coloured blob on a black background.

Headphone icon

Undated handout file photo issued by Apple of Apple Airpods, as Apple's controversial wireless earphones - AirPods - have gone on sale in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 13, 2016. The earpieces are similar in shape to the tech giant's traditional EarPods, but connect wirelessly to the iPhone 7, which does not have a headphone jack for wired headphones. See PA story TECHNOLOGY AirPods. Photo credit should read: Apple/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
An icon will inform you when headphones are wirelessly connected (Picture: Apple/PA Wire)

As part of the decision to scrap the headphone jack, the icon shows up when bluetooth headphones are connected to the device.

TV app

It is only for users in the US but will play downloaded content from iTunes and connect all media apps to a single sign in.


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#AceFeaturedBlogger Dear Santa, I Can Explain…12 Links of Christmas Blog Party – @yadadarcyyada

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/08/dear-santa-i-can-explain/With the Christmas lights on, it’s less dangerous. Here we are now, entertain us. I feel dazed, not contagious. Here we are now, entertain us…I’m worse at what I do best And for this gift, I feel blessed… Our little blogging group has always been. And always will until the end. HoHo, HoHo, HoHo, HoHo, HoHo, HoHo. Ummm, Smells like Christmas spirit?


In a kind of Welcome-to-the-Christmas-Jungle-type way, it’s been a strange few weeks, so Dear Santa, I Can Explain….

1. I’ve fought a prolonged battle with a vicious cold, it almost won, until I released my dragons, ok, it was chicken soup, but it was epic.

2. I overindulged in great gently used ‘finds’, tea with seniors, and raffles – if loving Christmas Bazaars is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.


3. I fell out of bed (and not in a fun way), luckily no serious injuries, but it sure knocked the stuffing out of me.

4. I was baking for Christmas and I had to taste, right? I couldn’t serve it or give it away without tasting, right?


5. Got the results of my colonoscopy, turns out my colon is a trophy wife, looks beautiful but doesn’t work.

I love Christmas, always have, but things have changed, become confusing. I feel like I’m being visited by the ghosts of rampant, raging, unrestrained consumerism – past, present, and future. The wraiths of oblivious conspicuous consumption, the specters of overt displays of wealth swirling around, I feel chilled, haunted, saddened – what could all that money be used for, who could be saved, cured, comforted, how much joy could be spread to so many instead of so few? This time of year isn’t about gifts, lights, food, carols, it’s about people, everywhere, whether they celebrate the holiday or not. How can anyone admire, emulate, and/or trust those who consume without a care?

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/08/dear-santa-i-can-explain/Having lost so many of those I love in the past few years, the holiday season has more and more become a time of remembrance. Most of the memories are wonderful, but some are tinged with regret and loss; I listen to the carols, the songs sing, yet part of my heart wishes for more as it swells with remembers.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/08/dear-santa-i-can-explain/Here’s my Christmas card to you, dear readers. Let’s share some tidings of comfort and joy. Please join my 12 Links of Christmas Blog Party. It’s ongoing (why put a time limit on fun?), so keep on coming back right up to and after Christmas! The posts you link to don’t have to be Christmas-related and I’m not going to ask you visit other bloggers, comment, or share, but please, if you feel so inclined, give to others: press Like, reblog, share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, etc. No badges (we don’t need no stinking badges).

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/12/08/dear-santa-i-can-explain/If this is your first time joining a blog party, I’ll be gentle. Cut and paste your link. Then in the comment box below, paste that link and tell the readers and other bloggers a bit about your blog and/or yourself (if you wish, not necessary). Leave up to 12 links (one per box please). Here are my 12 Links of Christmas…















I’d also like you to tell us what brings you comfort and joy at Christmas or anytime. Here’s an example, I get comfort and joy from doing nice things for people, little things, they’re not truly selfish acts (anyone remember that Friends episode?), because I enjoy them. I also love Christmas movies, the one place in the world where I’m pretty sure everything is going to work out well. Reading, walking, baking, board games, and I find my joy of writing has returned, creeping in. Of course, I find comfort and joy in wonderful son, family and friends, including my amazing blogging family.


I know everyone is busy, but please, join my holly jolly Christmas Blogging Party!

Nog nog. Who’s there? Virtual eggnog or hot cocoa (with mini marshmallows), take a sip, dip a biscotti or cookie.

Happy Holidays and take time to enjoy what really counts.


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