04 January 2016

back to the future

Walking home from a party Hackney yesterday evening

Is it too late to wish you a Happy New Year? I do hope not. And surely it's never too late to say sorry - for being away so long. I lost count of the number of times I thought "Oh, I should write a blog post about that" - about how warm it was in September; the discovery of new and beautiful places; how pretty and entertaining long tailed tits are, especially if you have time to watch them lying on your back beneath a tree; how lovely it is to walk in persistent heavy drizzle if you have a decent coat on, but how difficult it is to take photos; how it was possible to have the bedroom window wide open all year and still see golden leaves on the trees in December.

Drizzly August day at Oare

Warm September walk, Thames Estuary

Watching the antics of long tailed tits in Bethnal Green, October
Winchelsea in October- who knew how lovely the view was?

Golden leaves, tangled branches, railway line, Mile End in December


Open bedroom window and curious cat, December

Then I read this article and thought yes! that's what I need to do. Stop faffing and just start off with ten minutes a day. So I did. And here I am three quarters of an hour later. Good to be back.


11 comments:

Joanna said...

How lovely to see you! I have very much missed your blog. And that's a great article. :) Hope to read a lot more of your lovely writing in 2016.

Val said...

Well worth the wait :o)
Happy New Year !

rusty duck said...

Welcome back! And a very Happy New Year to you too.

VP said...

Lovely to see you and Happy New Year!

annjennyg said...

It's never too late to say Happy New Year! Lovely to see you back. I always enjoy your writing; you have a way of encapsulating a thought and communicating it with insight and humour.

Annie Cholewa said...

And how lovely to find you here :) I've had my own intermittent autumn where blogging's been concerned but I'm back now too, and very glad to be. Wishing you only good things for 2016 x

Liz said...

There you are! Good to have you back. Hope 2016 is a great year for you.

rachel said...

Welcome back! And not before time...... So many of us have gone off the boil, blogging-wise, and it's such a pity; I'm glad you came back.

Gina said...

Welcome back. Certainly not too late and Happy New Year to you too!

shandy said...

Good to hear from you again. And what have you been up to in the dress-making line?

Carol said...

Missed you. Happy New Year.