The last week of a year and the first week of the next are some of the best days. Clubs are off, outings are minimal, there's usually lots of leftover food around, present making is finished (at least until march which is our next family birthday), family and friends are visiting, and there's really not a lot to do. It feels like a deep breath, a calming, centering and family time.
Our first seven days have been repetitive in the most lovely of ways, waking up late, leisurely eating, dog walking, board game playing, rain watching (loads of that!), sitting by the fire and staying up late. Bliss.
Oh, and we have another dog.... have i spoken here since that happened? I'm not sure...
In the picture of the 3 dogs, the one on the left is the new one, Storm, she is Sonny's sister and we got her in October as she wasn't being looked after well at the home she had. She is just as sweet and gentle as Sonny is and we are happy to welcome her into our home.
The rain seems to be holding off today, so we are going to walk around a lake, feed the ducks and go for a swim, (Not in the lake -way too cold - in a nearby pool!), and so start the days of more structure, more appointments, more work and in short, more to do.
So, as we dive into the year ahead, happy for the busyness it brings, we will hold onto the space that we had in these weeks and work to create more of that in the year.
Happy 2014 x