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31/12/2021

Good bye ... Hello

Days of driech weather have abounded, low cloud and wind tossed trees. Puddles and reflections, mud and slush. It has been, so far, a damp and  rather mild winter with the briefest of moments of snowy winter wonder. 

In the past I have been pulled down with the gloom and retreated into myself, revelling in mawkish self pity while I yearned for summer and sunlight and sunshine.

This year, as we slipped from summer to autumn I began to feel that looming dread, that sharp unreadiness for winter and the cold and damp. 

Today, while out walking with Moss and Himself, I had a rather gentle realisation that the usual seasonal melancholy which had been prevalent during autumn, had stayed in autumn and did not come with me into winter .... now, on the last day of 2021, after days and days of dreary weather where rain and wind plagued our every move ... I seemed to have survived - unscathed and - if I am perfectly honest - feeling quietly contented and happy. 

I hope that this is indicative for 2022
I hope that things can only get better. 
I wish you love and joy, 
peace and health 
and a kinder 
and more gentle New Year xxxxx
💜💙💚💚💚💙💜

Good bye 2021

Hello 2022 

See you 'on the other side!!' 💜💙💚💚💚💙💜

17 comments:

  1. Today we have had sunshine.It was so lovely to go out for a walk and breathe in fresh air.It lifts the soul( and maybe burn a few calories)
    Barbaraxx

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    1. We briefly had sun but it was accompanied by a bit of a chilly wind - still it was good to get out and walk x

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  2. Seconding your wishes.
    Here's to a good 2022 xx

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  3. What a lovely end/beginning post Kate. Wishing you & yours a good year ahead too. Love the photo of Moss in the puddle & would love to be able to give her a cuddle again. Take care & hugs.

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    1. You would not have wanted to cuddle her after that puddle - she needed a 'shampoo and set' after that!

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  4. Happy New Year to you and your family, Kate. X

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  5. Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope 2022 is everything you want it to be and more.

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  6. I’m glad you are going into the New Year in such a great frame of mind. I hope it’s a good one for you and your family 😃

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    1. So am I - with a sense of relief too!
      Happy New Year!

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  7. Happy New Year to you all. I used to dread the winter months, but I had a stern word with myself about 10 years ago and worked really hard to reframe it. Being able to walk and still discover stuff and finding that the National Trust now keep nearly everything open now has made a huge difference. Grey weather is British weather, but when the sun does shine the light is amazing. Taking vit D has also been a game changer for me. Arilx

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    1. I have had the stern word too, using the gardening calendar as an incentive - whereby autumn is the end and winter is the beginning (that was hard to swallow!)
      I used to, and have lapsed, take Vit D - think it might be time to take them again :)
      Happy New Year!

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  8. Oh what is Moss doing lying in that big puddle with frisbee necklace ?!? Haha, dogs know instinctively how to have fun. Here's to a fab 2022! x

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