Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year


It's been a week or so (maybe longer) since my last post and I have to say, I've enjoyed the break. No real urge to write anything - just eating, resting and walking now and again. 

The snow's starting to gradually disappear but it still feels cold so we're staying in the back room with the Christmas tree and the fire. Oh, and the fridge isn't too far away either... Speaking of which, I had intended to write a Food Memories post over Christmas with stories of our festive eating traditions. But to be honest I'm a bit over all that food now. There's been some serious overindulgence taking place over the past few weeks and it's quite literally getting a bit stale.

Joe's having a lovely time, what with his dad being off work and everyone making a fuss. There have been waves of Christmas presents with new ones each time we go visiting. And there's so much chocolate about too. We shouldn't need to buy any for a long time.

I'm not a big fan of New Year. Never have been. I don't mean that to sound miserable in any way; I just don't get that whole whipped-up-into-a-frenzy type thing. A good house party's fine but pubs and clubs? No, not really. Tonight we'll be home with a bottle of something sparkly. There's a ham cooking very slowly in the oven and we may well be in bed before midnight. Welcome to parenting a toddler!

Seriously though - it's been a hell of a year. Quite literally, in some respects. We sold up, moved house and then my mum became ill. I won't be sad to see the back of it. Yet there have been high points too. Moving back home to the Valley, even if it's temporary, has been the best thing we could have done. I've made some wonderful friends here. Joe makes us laugh and never fails to amaze with his sharpness (and voracious appetite). He's now very affectionate - at times - and loves books and 'helping'.

And continuing with my now two-year-old blog has provided some structure in difficult times. Your comments and good wishes have helped enormously, and I really do appreciate them.

So I'd like to wish you a very Happy New Year, however you like to spend it. I'll be back very soon with lots of posts and photographs. Looking forward to visiting your blogs and writing this one in 2015...

Sarah x




22 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Sarah! Wishing you lots of fun times and adventure for 2015. Looking forward to reading more of your lovely posts, Bee xx

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  2. Have recently stumbled upon you via The Quince Tree. Liked your photos and look forward to more of them in 2015. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hello, nice to meet you! Happy New Year to you too.

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  3. I'm not one for huge New Year's celebrations either, it'll be an evening at home with the boys for us. It's been quite a year for you, and I've really enjoyed following your adventures. Wishing you and yours every happiness for 2015. CJ xx

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  4. Happy new year Sarah. It sounds as though you have the perfect evening planned.

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  5. I hope that your New Year will be wonderful! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! xx

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  6. Sounds like my kind of new year celebration. Looking forward to reading you in 2015. Happy new year!

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  7. Happy new year Sarah. I hope 2015 holds good things for you and your family.

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  8. Happy new year Sarah,
    I hope 2015 is kind to you.
    Jacquie x

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  9. Sounds like bliss to me. Hoping your year ahead is full of joy to ease you onwards xx

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  10. Happy NewYear! A quiet evening at home with a good meal and people you love is always the best celebration.

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  11. A very happy new year! I discovered your blog too through "The Quince Tree" and have greatly enjoyed the discovery.

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    1. It's nice to meet new readers - and I hope you enjoy visiting during 2015. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  12. Happy new year Sarah, I hope it brings you happy times x

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  13. Happy New Year! Here's to a better 2015!

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  14. I too don't understand the new year thing. I hope you had a lovely evening and I wish for you a happier year than the last one x

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  15. Happy New Year Sarah x
    I'm not one for making a fuss over the whole New Year thing, but there is something deep within me that associates the turn of the year with the imminent arrival of hyacinths - my favourite bloom - and that can only be a good thing!
    Loving the loss of that snow - none here yet *sobs*

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    1. I'm hoping for more... and crossing my fingers for January and February! Can't wait to go sledging. Happy New Year :)

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  16. Dear Sarah,

    Goodness knows how I have managed not to find your beautiful blog over the past two years; it really is a delight! And those precious mistletoe earrings, purchased in Poland, are just my kind of beauty!

    Happy new year to you, Sarah. I feel good about 2015. It's a number which, to me, suggests light and air. May this year be easier for you.

    Stephanie, your newest follower. x

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    1. Hello - nice to meet you! And thank you for your lovely comments. I think it's a good sign that I'm starting the year with optimism... let's hope 2015 is indeed a wonderful year.
      Sarah x

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  17. Ooh - more big landscape photos of landscapes, please - this is gorgeous! Happy new year to you. xx

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