Thank you every one for joining in through out the year and in particular December's photo scavenger hunt - here is to our blogging community - may we share, support and uplift each other through 2021 xxxx
January - A new year, a new month and two finished crochet blankets. I choose my word for the year **'Journey'.
February - Damp, cold and slow. Lots of walking and watching the news about a new virus spreading from the east.
March - The world stops. We clap every Thursday for the NHS, we hide, we avoid, we are uncertain and ill at ease.
April - Our personal world reduces to a very tight-knit and protective bubble. A small furry lad brings laughter and a much needed distraction. He, after all our care and love, returned to the trees and grows up to be a rather handsome fellow. I still see him occasionally.
May - Walking and keeping a safe distance, wearing masks, washing hands and using sanitiser, queuing to enter essential shops. Sharing and caring is top of the community wish list. Gardening is a safe way to care for others.
June - The weather is glorious, we walk miles and miles and miles over hills and moors. Restrictions are lifted enough for us to get out in the van - we choose to keep as far away from others.
July - Our lockdown summer is one of rolling sunny weather and walking. We keep our heads down and our boots on. Walking and gardening is pure escapism from the worry and the uncertainty.
August - Walking, hiding, gardening, thinking - retreating inwardly. Reviving lost skills, learning new ones. Creating as a form of escape.
September - Walking still - using the miles to breathe and to think, gardening for myself and for those who can't.
October - The long lingering summer warmth fades, walking keeps us sane, gardening still keeps me busy. Numbers are not reducing, death toll increasing and we can feel our world becoming on edge again.
November - Once again we are looking inward. Crafting and in particular sewing becomes another way to escape. The weather is now definitely autumnal and certainly more wet, walking is less pleasure but still a necessity - it keeps my head from imploding. Never have I appreciated home and garden, family and the internet connectivity more.
December - The numbers are rocketing, new variants of the virus are emerging and despite the promised vaccine relief there is no way this will help at the speed that it is required. The NHS is at the point of breaking yet there are still those who do not believe or take care or responsibility or even think. We are placed in tier 4......
**And my word for 2020? Journey?
It was the right one for me - not only in the physical sense of me walking hundreds of miles over the year but I have moved on from 'all that was not right for me' in 2019 and journeyed into myself and back out - and 2020 despite being a 'year of all years' has been part of that journey. I have come out the other side more whole than I have felt for years.
I now need a new word,
a new guide for the new year and it will be
I hope that I have inspired you to choose a word for your new year - it helped me - may it help you too xx
I can only hope and wish and think positively for 2021, she will need all the help she can get. Stay safe, think positively and be kind, above all be kind xxxxx