It’s here, the moment I have been waiting for all Christmas, the moment when all our visitors have departed, there is no cleaning left to do, the fire is lit and I can lie on the sofa and do nothing ….. well, almost. With my left hand I can just about reach for a glass of lightly chilled Chablis, and with the digits on my right hand I am tapping out this short post. Rather like a beached whale, I will not survive in this recumbent position for very long: nature didn’t engineer me for relaxation, but it is rather novel to experience the sensation for a few minutes.
A year that ended calm and bright has been replaced by one that is beginning cold and wet. We braved the seafront for a brief sortie after lunch and, having failed to spot any sea monsters, seals or sharks, we quickly retreated to the library for tea, Christmas cake and flapjacks laced with stem ginger. Him Indoors has excelled himself in the catering department this festive season (I like to think my housekeeping isn’t too shoddy either), so much so that we have had requests from our friends’ children to stay until next Christmas. Could it be that we have been just a tad too hospitable? Having politely declined we are alone at last, just me, myself and Him Indoors, preparing ourselves for 2017 and whatever it may throw at us. A moment of calm before we go, once more, into the breach, my dear friends.
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11 comments On "And Relax ….."
Happy New Year. Here in New Zealand we are enjoying 30 degree of sunshine, that’s in centigrade. The occasional drop of rain. Flowers look exceptional, especially the dahlias and the crocosmias.
That conjures up a wonderful picture Rodja.
Have a lot of such calm moments in 2017, both you and Alex. It’s good to hear your firends’ kids liked the party so much . Have a happy and healthy and full of love year, Dan.
Thank you Paul. It’s been great fun having kids around this Christmas … and having space for them to let off steam. Here’s to lots of calm moments. I am sure you’ll pick me up if I neglect to find them 🙂
Let calm be the keyword for 2017 for you and HI and I hope the completion of your new home goes without a hitch or a run over budget! Looking forward to seeing the photos of it completed!
There is no budget left now Anne, so the way I see it, we can’t go over it 😉. We’ll be taking the next steps a bit more slowly thank goodness. All the best for 2017 to you and yours.
Happy new year Frustrated Gardener, thank you for your words, it’s been a wonderful treat to have stumbled upon your blog this year.
Thank you! Wishing you all the very best for 2017. I’m glad you discovered my blog too 😊
Aahhhhh. Lovely post. Just love to read them every time. Here’s to a happy , healthy and productive 2017. I’m going to atttack my gardens this year ! Suffolk and London lookout ! X
Good Luck Janne. Plan your strategy, then get in there and enjoy the challenge! All the best for 2017.
Happy New Year FG and HI.. wishing you wonderful health, happiness and success and a big packet of tim tams accompanied by a large glass of fine Aussie Red! You have earned every precious minute in that chair – enjoy it. All the Best H xx