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Happy New Year 2018 & the Simple Things day 1

So, here we are.  The start of another year.  2017 was a tricky year personally- we found ourselves in places we never even imagined, but like so many other people, we muddled our way through and came out the other side in between a lot of love and a bit of laughter, crying, yelling and pretty much every other emotion in between.  And this is the good thing – there were some really amazing bits in between the crap stuff.  And I know, without a doubt, that our four children – my Tribe – are amazingly wonderful.  They have all been on a muddled journey, much of which has been too difficult to possibly understand, but they have survived and are still giggling over the silly stuff of life.  And that is simply, a good thing. (Our most recent foray into silliness was as a wise man, innkeeper’s wife and shepherds at the Hawk Conservancy’s Nativity montage – perfect start to the Christmas holidays.)

Taking part in the Nativity at the Hawk Conservancy

So my online 2017??  A bit rubbish, but I’ve decided I should give myself a break and  given that I managed 31 out of 52 weeks of publishing – plus a load of unpublished posts – it wasn’t a bad attempt at my weekly look at life, particularly given the rollercoaster year we had.  The rollercoaster is continuing, but that’s another story, so in 2018 I’m embarking on a similar project, but on a daily basis – why I think I’m going to manage a daily post I have no idea, but hey, why not??  I hope that it will encourage me to post more – short and sweet is the way forward.  And I will continue to concentrate on life and the world around us, particularly as time spent in nature has now been categorically proven to be good for our mental health.  Well, hooray for that 😊.

Happy new year and thank you for reading – I hope that 2018 is a more positive year everywhere.  And here’s my 1st January 2018 shot – with the Tribe on the Isle of Wight, looking down at the Needles.

A windy welcome to 2018!