Monday, 2 January 2017

New Year

Hello again and a very happy New Year to you! We started off the new year yesterday
with a calm, quiet day at home. We had plans to go for a walk in Derbyshire but the rain
put paid to all that so apart from church and a quick stop at a local grocery store, it was
a home day for us. It was a good day to stay in. My husband made a delicious tomato
and bread soup for lunch. I sewed in all the ends of the little blanket I've been working
on over Christmas. We talked about possible holidays, looked things up online, prices,
dates, etc. Hopes, plans and dreams for the year ahead, exciting things to look
forward to.

Today was bright and crisp and we headed out to Derbyshire for the walk we
didn't have yesterday. As ever, it was beautiful. I think this was the most challenging
walk/hike we've ever had with the girls. It was icy underfoot with boggy patches here
and there and some tricky paths but we managed to cover a good distance and enjoyed
some wonderful views. We were all tired this afternoon but it was a great morning
to be outdoors and we really enjoyed it.

So that's how we've ended the holidays and started the new year - with a day at home
and then a bracing walk in the winter sunshine. I will not let the awful events of 2016
stifle my hopes and my outlook for the future. There's a bright year ahead and I am
ready to get going.


  1. A wonderful attitude Marion! Here's to a bright and cheerful year. Wishing you and your family all the best. xx

  2. A very positive mind set for the coming year, one we should all try to have.
    I bet there were so muddy wellies afyer that bracing walk!
    Lisa x

  3. I think it's good to have a mix of outings and days at home too. I like the start of a new year so that we can brush all the bad things to one side and start again from scratch. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best for the year ahead.

  4. It all looks perfect. That's the best thing about New Year - balancing home days with getting out into the fresh air, just hanging out with your loved ones. Beautiful photos of your walk. I'd forgotten how stunning Derbyshire is. xx

  5. Happy New Year! It sounds like a wonderful start to what will hopefully be a good year. We also ended up stuck inside on Jan 1st but got out for a lovely walk on 2nd - you've made me want to head up to Derbyshire again such beautiful pictures. Wishing you all good things for 2017 xx