And with June, comes the annual #blogjune daily blogging challenge! I'm taking part again this year, and like last year I'll also be doing the #ICAD (Index-Card-A-Day) challenge over June and July.

Sadly last year my Mum's health suddenly worsened, and she passed away at the end of June. Of course this brought an abrupt end to my participation in both challenges as I concentrated on spending time with my family, grieving, and finally administering Mum's estate.

I did create a few more index cards during June 2014 that I didn't post about at the time. They're all in my ICAD 2014 Flickr set, and here's a collage of those cards:

Index-Card-A-Day (#ICAD) 2014 Week 3 round up

I also made a few more in July, but my heart wasn't really in it by then. The middle picture in the collage below is special to me though - it's a sketch of a lily in one of the floral arrangements that was sent to me after my Mum's passing. I was really touched by the flowers and sentiments that I received from friends and colleagues (both past and present), and this was a way to capture a little bit of how much it meant to me at the time.

Index-Card-A-Day (#ICAD) 2014 final round up

Photos of each day's card for ICAD 2015 will be uploaded to a new ICAD 2015 Flickr set, and I'm also planning to post them to my Instagram account and Tumblr, as well as to the Facebook group.

On the blogging side, I'm looking forward to writing again, but also to reading the blogs of everyone else who's participating! Most (but not all) are listed on Con's blog.