RDP: Calendar


Calendar Time

This is the time of year that calendars and diaries for the following year start showing up in the shops. Even in this digital age some of us still like a calendar on the wall with pretty pictures.

My friend Gillian and I have a bit of a tradition of swapping calendars at Christmas. We used to swap calendars with pictures of trains but in recent years its been dogs. We usually buy the ones produced by non-profit organisations because we like to support them. Gillian’s assistance dog Dusty actually featured in a calendar a year or two ago. Of course, I kept that page, Dusty is pretty cute.

Gillian with Dusty who is a Lions Hearing Dog.

That’s the only trouble with calendars. What to do with them at the end of the year? It seems such a shame to throw them away when the pictures are so nice. I used to keep them thinking I might do something crafty with them but eventually I ended up with a pile of old calendars which I still hadn’t done anything with so now I sadly recycle them.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogs with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

5 thoughts on “RDP: Calendar”

  1. Thanks for responding to the prompt, and with such an interesting post!
    You must have flipped your calendar quite a few hours before us here in Saskatchewan, as it’s only 5 am here. As to the use of old calendars, I do keep some of them, too, and will often take pretty pictures from expired calendars and post them to my wall with sticky tack. That way I get to enjoy them for another few months. I have a nice one right here beside my computer: a painting of orchids blooming in a windowsill.

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  2. A few ideas for old calendars could be 1/ use the pictures to make a new one of your own, 2/ laminate the pictures to make placemats for your table or outdoor area, 3/paste favourite pictures into a book to keep, 4/ decorate a wall in a garage or holiday shack with them, make jigsaws out of them, find out if any Greenies have ideaslike turning them back into trees.

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