01 January 2013

looking ahead


When I woke up this morning I thought I was getting a cold. You know the feeling - stuffy nose, aching back and limbs, heavy eyelids. Then I remembered that I had seen the new year in with a glass of champagne, fireworks on the roof and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. Instant recovery.  So we packed up the last of the pannetone and set off to the seaside for blue skies, fresh air and, erm, another glass of champagne, followed by several cups of tea, lunch at The Neptune, then a final mince pie and coffee with cream looking out over the sea (thank you, Julia!).   

I've decided that my aspirational resolution for this year is to do a bit more. As I've no idea how successful I was last year with being more attentive, the analytical part of my brain tells me that I really ought to have some kind of baseline for measuring quite how much that bit more might be.  So there may be more lists, more tea, some coffee with caffeine and a bit more writing about it all.  

I hope the year ahead holds good things, new adventures and enough blue skies to make you happy.

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And finally - I  got round to writing out all the thirty one names who commented on the advent calendar for the Sightlines giveaway.  Congratulations to Lizzi (without an e) who left a comment on day 15.   Lizzi's name was picked out of the tea-pot.

(Lizzi- as there no link I can use to contact you, please email me at eastendwi[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk and I'll post the book to you asap.)

I didn't take any photos of this exciting draw because my battery needs charging.  But if you are interested, here is the lovely teapot on the day I bought it.





11 comments:

tut-tut said...

Happy New Year! I've committed myself to more blog reading and writing. Also, if anyone has a simple tea cosy pattern to knit, I would appreciate a link.

Joanna said...

Happy new year! Love the teapot. More tea is always a good idea, I find, and this year I hope to combine that with more reading.

Kitty said...

Happy New Year! What a lovely view to gaze out at on New Year's Day!

Liz said...

That sounds like a very good first day of a new year.

Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2013.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Happy New Year ... sounds like a great way to have started 2013!

I do like the teapot!

Jane Housham said...

Whitstable, then, I'm guessing? -- marvellous. A splendid teapot too. My resolution is to try not to waste so much time -- but I may go crazy if I'm successful. Timewasting probably keeps me sane.
A very happy new year.

colleen said...

Jane - you are right about the destination. The weather was perfect and the sea front was heaving with people anxious to get some fresh air. I'm beginning to facour the scuzziness of Herne Bay just to avoid the crowds!

VP said...

Happy New Year! We're going for a year with less clutter, which hopefully means a better place for blogging instead of inhabiting my usual muddle ;)

Lara said...

What a lovely teapot! Sounds like a perfect way to spend New Year's Day. Wishing you a fantastic New Year! LX

rachel said...

I'm intrigued now with this "do a bit more"? Do what? More what? Do as opposed to Be? The possibilities are limitless. But maybe you mean something minimal, like do more sitting quietly on the sofa in your nightie, gazing into the middle distance..... Oops, that's me.

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