So here we go then, heading into 2015.
I like the symbolism of a new year stretching ahead of us like freshly fallen snow waiting for our footprints.
I will try to stride out purposefully.
But of course I know there will be detours, obstacles and distractions along the way.
'Twas ever thus.
Now where's that lovely big present from my old friend Sal?
Oh.... I'll open that later then.
Table all set for Christmas dinner.
Plus impromptu cat decorations.
I wonder if I should try harder with hygiene in 2015?
A festive game of Creationary.
Willow only wanted to help...
Let's have some nice Christmas photos then, kids.
Alternatively, practice your Deranged Faces.
But that's life, isn't it? You can plan and organise and have all the goals and resolutions you like, but sometimes you have to give in to the random flow of existence, and just see what happens.
And if you can laugh and enjoy it, so much the better.
The big snowfall we had on Boxing Day was unexpected and disruptive for many, but it certainly provided a beautiful backdrop for my beloved Queen Jessamine.
And the kids enjoyed it.
Ahem, that's my posing spot, Nina!
1970s Co-op maxi skirt and top - charity shopped
Boots and C&A Clockhouse suede jacket - Ebay
Pendant - gift
Belt - retail
(I'll pop over to Patti's to say hi to everyone at Visible Monday. Better horribly late than never.)
So whether you are a Jess, embracing challenges and opportunities with an adventurous spirit...
or like Charlie and Minnie, seeking out a safe spot from which to sniff the air and consider the future...
or a Wills, gingerly and somewhat reluctantly facing new conditions...
we all make our way through life's vagaries in our own unique way, don't we?
Most things can be tackled with plenty of good will, a sprinkle of grit, and a shovel.
Wishing you all a very happy New Year!