A brand new year: So far

Well, 2016 isn’t so bad, is it? Not much has happened yet really, but a nice, gentle start to the New Year ain’t so bad either.

I started work yesterday, and committed the classic post-holiday blues crime of booking all my holiday for the year. Definitely something to look forward to, and it’s looking to be an exciting travel year ahead indeed.

I’m one of those people who is not so keen on New Year’s eve. Going out is out of the question, a house party might work, but really I prefer to stay at home. Normally my Christmas days are pretty full on, so when New Year comes around a bit of relaxations is much needed. Also, in our current flat we have a pretty fantastic view of South-East London, so no need to move to see a bunch of fireworks. So, this year Joel and I went for an early evening drink in our local pub, grabbed a load of cheese and other indulgent snack foods, went around a friend’s house (who conveniently live about two houses down from us), and were back home at about 10pm. the rest of the evening was spend on the couch with lots of bubbly, food, and Jools Holland on TV. Pretty good if you ask me!

January isn’t the most inspiring month (by far!) but how nice is it to know that spring and summer is just around the corner?

Have a lovely year all, and remember – Just like with age, it’s just a number (says the one who is turning a very sharp corner later in the year – hello 30).

A few Instagram shots from the holiday: 

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Christmas time and a brand spanking new year

A new year starts, and I immediate;y feel like I should do something. So therefore, hello again dear blog! Sitting on the couch with a cup of tea, next to a man who is concentrated watching Match of The Day, is perhaps not the most inspiring scene imaginable. But, it is life, and pretty damn lovely in its own way.

I spend my Christmas in Denmark as usual. There were not much snow this year, but thankfully a few very frosty days, clear skies, frozen puddles and ice crystals on windows. It doesn’t quite feel like real Christmas without those days where you can’t feel your nose after being outside for 5 minutes.

It was lovely seeing the family and spending some quality time with them all. And Buster the dog of course. I don’t see them near as often as I would like, and it’s silly, really. One of the things I want to change in 2015!

I spend New Years at home in our little loft with my Love, and it was perfect. Now, thinking about what 2015 might bring, I don’t actually have a clue. I feel like something significant might happen, but I’m not sure what. It does feel like some sort of change is in the air though.

Hope you all had a lovely break, and got a chance to see the ones you love. That’s what this season is all about really. Bring on 2015 adventures!

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Christmas relaxation favourite: Wandering about the little farm with Buster and looking at the chickens.

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Sadly, Christmas wasn’t pure joy. This little Sweetheart, Kamma, took her last breath. If only animals lived as long as we do!

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My favourite sidekick ❤

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Spent a lot of time with this guy over Christmas. He is the sweetest little soul imaginable.

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Amazing Christmas cookies made by my father – could eat these all year round easily.

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Our little Christmas tree in our flat. It will be time for it to continue its journey soon.

All images are taken by me. Please do not use without permission.  

Hello 2014

Happy New Year! Everything is new, yet nothing really is. However, a new, fresh year always feels like the perfect occasion to make some promises to ourselves, of how the next 365 days should be put to use.

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I’m not big on resolutions. I prefer to make plans. 2014 will be a big year in terms of planning, especially as I recently agreed to marry my lovely man (Absolutely no idea where to start with this one!). But, more about all of that later on. I also plan to read more. And watch more films. And go for more walks. And travel more. And blog more. And listen to more music.

For now, happy new year to you all, may all your wishes and expectations come true. 2014 will be a great year, but it’s up to us to make it happen.

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