Thursday, 1 January 2009

Turning

Turning...a new year, new opportunities, hope...

I love New Year - the sense of renewal, a blank canvas, a clean slate. Call it what you will, but for me letting go of the old and welcoming in the new brings a sense of hope, excitement and wonder. There's no big plan or resolutions, just gentle intentions for the coming months.

And I can't wait to get going again.

I've had a wonderful christmas with my family - I've driven nearly a thousand miles, been spoiled with beautiful presents (including some lovely wool and books), have eaten more than I needed (not just me, surely?), and am now home again....to peaceful beautiful Cornwall. And a freezing cold easterly wind which makes me want to cozy up inside.

I was granted my wish for frosty mornings and winter sunshine, day after day. The joy of wonderful walks with the added bonus of clean dogs at the end.



So a happy New Year to you - may it be all you could wish for and more.

18 comments:

Sally Anne said...

A very happy new year to you Diana,I too love this first new month with all the possibilities on a brand new calendar!

Gina said...

Happy New Year Diana - I love frosty clean dog weather too!

cocoa and blankets said...

Nice to have yo back..happy new year...what lovely pictures...

alice c said...

Happy New Year Diana! Wishing you peaceful happy times in Cornwall

Lisa said...

Pleased to hear you have had such a lovely time.
Hope your sister is ok.
Happy New Year.
Lisa x

lou said...

Beautiful photo!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Lou xxx

caireen said...

happy 2009 to you x

Heather said...

Happy New Year! I just posted much the same sentiment on my blog about loving the start of a new year.

Frogdancer said...

I've tagged you for a really great meme when you feel so inclined. It made me think about what was lovely in my life, though one or two of the things I came up with were a little unexpected.
Happy New Year!

kristina said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful holiday. I love Blue Sky Alpacas and the Cocoon yarn looks gorgeous. And some Persephone books too! Sounds like you're well prepared for some cozy days in. Happy New Year! K x

Pipany said...

Woohoo you're back!!!! Happy New Year Diana and when are you free? xx

elspeth said...

What stunning photographs... a lovely start to the year.
May it be a very happy one for you
xx Elspeth

Pippa said...

Happy New Year Diana from sunny Sydney, sorry I'm missing that easterly wind. It was worth the 22hour flight to see my granddaughters face when she saw me. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Yarn looks good. I've treated myself to some Noro from Morris & sons for a wrap.

Pippa xxx

JuliaB said...

Hi Diana! Happy New Year to you too .. I'm with you on the sense of excitement and wonder of this time of year. Hope 2009 is a good one for you too! xx

Simone said...

Happy New Year Diana! I too love the new year. A fresh start, a nice blank diary and hope for the future.

nimblejacks said...

New years resolutions. Wierdly I don't have any! Just a wish for a few more hours each day, for my 2 honey bun kids to grow up more slowly, a few spare pennies to really tackle the garden hare at the barn! The landscaping is a major job and we're half way. Here's to beach walks with family, yummy home cooking, an attempt at some running with Kiera (7)!! and some Pilates for my knackered shoulder after 8 yrs of building here, hubby and I feel like a pair of old crocs! Have a fantastic year ahead, I'll be following your blog, Lots of love
claire and family in Wales

Heart in the country said...

Hi Diana

Here's to a blank canvas, and gentle intentions!

Glad you had a good Christmas, and checking out your wool link you will have plenty to keep you busy whilst you cozy up in the warm ;-)

Take care

Kimx

dottycookie said...

Happy New Year, Diana!