Sunday, 31 December 2017

Looking Forward to 2018

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, wherever and however you celebrated. We greatly enjoyed having the family here for the first Christmas in our new home and look forward to many more. Unfortunately, husband and I have both been unwell and still can't get rid of the nasty cough, which of course then keeps us awake and makes us feel worse. However, we have been trying to go out for a short time each morning then I don't feel guilty slobbing in front of the TV!

Wednesday (day after Boxing Day) in particular was the most stunningly beautiful I've seen, after it snowed on the Tuesday then started to freeze. As many of you know, I love the cold dry autumn/winter days so we risked a drive to the country park in the hills. Once we braved the icy paths, I had great fun taking lots of photos of the Narnia-like scenery. I've never seen such a white-out in places. The sun even shone giving it added light and interest.

At least it cheered us up a bit and we went out to a different place each day since. Not sure if it's made us better or worse but I'm enjoying not having to do anything in particular the rest of the days at the moment. That will change soon enough after next weekend! Also enjoying my interesting Christmas gifts and have plenty to inspire and encourage creativity - once I can make myself start. I'll mention a few in my next post.

Although we don't tend to celebrate Hogmanay and New Year like we used to, I enjoy looking forward to all the possibilities and opportunities that a new year might bring.

Happy New Year when it arrives and thanks for your support over the year!

Rosemary x


Carolb said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely snowy pictures- we don't get anything like that where I am, and it's the element I do miss.

Hope you and your OH recover soon, and your 2018 will be successful and as delightful as it has been in 2017.x

Jean Bull said...

Happy New Year, Rosemary. What beautiful photos. We only had a little snow down south!

Good luck with your writing projects in 2018.

Rae Cowie said...

Hope you're feeling better now, Rosemary. It's been a pesky bug! Wishing you both a happy and productive 2018. xx

Joanna said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year, Rosemary, and I hope your coughs have gone now. What stunning pictures and definitely reminiscent of Narnia xxx

Helen Pollard said...

Lovely photos, Rosemary! Hope you are now feeling much better x All the best for 2018!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks for all the kind comments and good wishes - we're both now on antibiotics as the coughs went too far. Hopefully will be up and running again soon!

Maria said...

Hi Rosemary, i'm hoping you and Hubby are both recovered now and are ready to face 2018 in good health. May the year ahead bring you good both health and happiness.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Maria - soon be finished the antibiotics and hopefully well on the way to good health again! All the best to you for 2018.