Saturday, 11 January 2014

A new beginning

It's 2014!

I didn't write in this blog at all in 2013.  Not one word!  There were very good reasons why not, as I can quite confidently state that 2013 was the hardest year of my life, from pretty much start to finish, but oh thank heavens it's over now. The countdown to the New Year seemed especially significant this time around, of course it is all arbitrary (and a terrible cliche) but psychologically speaking the change feels so welcome, a true new start.  And so gin and tonic in hand I started 2014 a little crumpled but deep down stronger, and really very hopeful that better times are ahead.  In fact they've already begun.  I have so many plans!

I'm unexpectedly single, surprisingly optimistic, and counting my many blessings.  I have the best friends a person could ever ask for.  If the first week-and-a-bit is anything to go by 2014 is going to be about good food and company, and I hope to spend a little more time sharing some of that here.  Even if just for myself. 

Happy new year everybody xx



  1. Welcome back!!!!!!! Nice to see you, can't wait to see you in the flesh too very soon!! xxx

  2. Lovely to see you return to blogland! Sorry to hear that last year was so hard, I hope that 2014 brings you everything that you hope for and more! Rachel xx

  3. Thank you kind ladies! I hope 2014 is a good one for both of you too! xxx