Excellent thought Sarah, Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year to you, too, Roy!
I’ll second this one, Sarah. 🙂
Excellent, Sylvia 🙂 Perhaps we should start a world movement for maintaining balance!
Yes, great goal for the year Sarah, good luck 🙂
Thank you, Andrea. I need that luck, as I’m not too good at staying serene if I have to see too many people, and my drive is in neutral just now! Jump leads required.
Happy New Year!
Thank you, Maxima. And a Happy New Year to you, too 🙂
Ah, balance! Great photos to welcome 2015 xo
Thank you, Christy. If I achieve balance in 2015, it will be a first, but you never know! At least it’s a good thing to aim for xx
2014 has been a very challenging year. Massive changes and lots of emotional stuff for people in the family to deal with. Lets hope 2015 is better for everyone and I love your key word BALANCE. Speak soon.
Wishing you all the best for 2015, my dear Mr Bunny. Gosh, yes, you’ve definitely had some major challenges and changes to deal with in the last year. For me, it has been a bit of a non-year — neither one thing nor t’other. Nothing horrendous but nothing particularly successful either. That being said, my blog has kept me sane and, through it, I’ve met some fabulous people from all around the world. Indeed, we will speak soon.
It impresses me the amount of energy and tenacity you have for you blog.
Quite often it’s more a case of lack of energy overriden by tenacity. I really enjoy all the blogging community thing and the chatting that goes on. Of course it’s a distraction from writing at times but, on the other hand, some of the people I get to know here are most inspiring, as well as extremely supportive of each other.
Perfect message for the New Year Sarah…and just what I need to read. Lovely photos. Happy New Year my friend 🙂 xx
Now for us to both put it into practice! We must encourage each other in maintaining the balance. xxxx
Absolutely 🙂 xxxxx
This is a good reminder to keep ourselves ‘in balance!’ Happy New Year, so glad I discovered you through Sherri! Sarah, hello from Robin
great reminder!! Happy New Year Sarah!
And Happy New Year to you, Cybele 🙂
I hope that 2015 is all you want it to be, Sarah…good luck with the balance, day by day, I think that’s the answer. I have four colours in my diary, pink for satisfying things, and find that a good way to see I do have lots of satisfaction and happiness…and nothing like a pink at end of day to make the not-so-pink parts go better!
I like that idea of the four colours in your diary. Indeed, pink is a positive colour and one that my eye is always drawn to. Funnily enough, coincidences abound beetween us, Lilith, as about 5 minutes before I read your comment, I’d been thinking that one of the problems with winter is that there aren’t many pink flowers and people don’t tend to wear pink clothes as much. Then I remembered a “pink” tanka poem I’d written about hydrangeas in late summer and thought that I’d post it next Saturday to cheer up my Northern Hemisphere wintering followers! And now I have an added incentive to do so, knowing what pink means to you. Happy New Year to you 🙂
Gosh! That is a very lovely co-incidence!
And more – I am reading my emails straight after doing some gardening, in a garden that has pink as its main colour. Anthurium, impatiens, some orchids (one belonging to my Late Mother, June), a Bulb that has burgundy under the leaf, hoyas, an orange goldfish plant and an orange anthurium. Ivy, too meandering.
I will do a blog today (I hope) I have been relaxing after crazy busy Xmas time and am settling in and getting to know, Maloos, a girl-cat of 9 months age. She is very sweet and loves gardening, she potters and pounces for hours…BUT she likes nextdoor area(which is vacant) and is quite sneaky in her efforts to get there! So I must keep foiling her efforts. She also has NO road skills yet.
I’d love to read the Tanka poem…..will look out for it ….
What are you doing at this time of the year? Do you have holidays now?
What are you currently reading?
In our garden at the moment there are only three shrubs in bloom: Laurnstinus (which his very pale pink flowers, but not that I’ve spelled it right!) Mahonia (yellow flowers) and Fatsia (cream flowers, of a sort). There’s also Old Man’s Beard, which the blue tits and chaffinches like pecking at. And despite some frosts, surprisingly I still have some geraniums in flower.
My chocolate Labrador likes helping me with the gardening, or rather she likes to graze on ornamental grass, so it never looks ornamental, and eat compost!
At this time of the year, I am clearing the decks to start some new creative projects, as well as more literary agent submissions. Over the last few weeks I have had a lot of singing to do. On Christmas Eve, our choir went to sing carols at the Grand Hotel to entertain the guests. Afterwards we had mince pies and beverages served in posh ware.
My son has been home for about 10 days and we’re both very sad to have to say goodbye to each other today, as he’s back at work tomorrow. I’ve given him lots of good food whilst he has been with me, although he eats a lot as he’s 6ft 5in tall. Also, we’ve been on lots of lovely long walks with the dog.
I’m currently between novels, having read two amazing ones a little while back — “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt and “The Quiet Girl” by Peter Hoeg.I will probably read “A Possible Life” by Sebastian Faulks next.
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