Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year!

So it happened again. In the tick of a clock, the year changed while I had my back turned. I was erm, asleep. I know there were fireworks locally because someone other than me heard them. I had had a couple of ridiculously generous celebratory drinks earlier and sleep was easy to gain. And I admit, hard to shake off this morning.
A box of Christmas cards ready to ship. The ones I made for the charity...remember? I barely do.
We've had the laziest Christmas week ever, I think. Seriously, apart from changing bedding between visitors I don't think I've done anything of any significance! We've woven a rich path between friends and relatives for visits that involve food and drink. I'll go anywhere for fruitcake. I have expressed excitement over a Wedding invitation as 'Oh good, a fruit cake day'.

I'm not great at looking back, but I do want to warn you. 2017 was a bit of a recovery year for me - adjusting and shrugging on my new normal. One of the things I neglected, in my opinion, was my blog. So here's the warning. That will change this year. I hope the blog won't change, but the frequency of posting will. Of course, none of this will mean anything if this is your first reading here. And none of it, in the grand scheme of things, is very impressive! 
It was a pleasure to hear the BBC announcing New Year as it arrived across various continents. Because I know people on most of them now, people I've never met, thanks to blogging. I wish you a happy and healthy 2018. If you've got those two, everything else is easier. And I hope you'll drop in here every now and then to read the ramblings of a friend you may not have met. Yet.


Helen said...

Morning (afternoon) Julia - Happy New year to you, too. Sounds like you have had a very enjoyable Christmas; and who can beat fruit cake!
You issue a warm welcome to future readers, old readers and friends - looking forward to your increased ramblings... oops, writings.. See you soon!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hooray for more posts! And fruit cake. And gin. Is there anything else worth mentioning...? Hmmm....Friendship!!
Happy New Year!
Love ya, LLJ xxxxx
PS. You were never normal to start with..... 😉

Shaz Brooks said...

I'm up for the fruitcake and gin too! We went out for a meal, then got home in plenty of time to watch the London firework display. Then listen to local ones till gone 1.00am. See you Wednesday, Love & Hugs, Shaz XxX

Sue said...

Happy New Year Julia (and hubby). I'm looking forward to visiting your blog through 2018 and taking part is as many WOYWW as I can. Sue

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy 2018 to you too, Julia. I like the idea of more posts and maybe a fruitcake or two, too.

Sarah Brennan said...

I'm in for gin and fruit cake too. Happy New Year Julia. I look forward to seeing more posts.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, the cards look fab. I bet someone is going to love those. Looking forward to lots more blogging here. Happy New Year, Angela xXx

Annie said...

I’m chuckling at Jans comment. Here’s to more blogging and more meeting and greeting over the next year....oh and eating cake too. You are very welcome to my share of the gin though.
Biggest hugs,
Annie x

Darnell said...

I raise a toast to your successful year of recovery, Julia, and I look forward to your upcoming year of regularity. I mean, with your blog, but in other areas, as well, sure, of course!! I couldn't think of a better synonym for "more frequent!" Okay, I'm just going to stop. Happy New Year to a bloggie friend all the way across the pond who has had the distinct and memorable pleasure of meeting you!! Hugs, Darnell

Annie Claxton said...

Happy New Year Julia - it is amazing, this worldwide online community we have, isn't it? It means we get to meet like-minded people we would never have the opportunity to know otherwise and probably never meet IRL. Thank you for everything you do to bring us together for WOYWW and I look forward to following your busy blog in 2018 :o)xxx