Monday, 31 December 2007

Life As A Journey

I've put the kettle on and made a cup of tea. I thought that we could use my seasonal Wedgwood mugs ~ I bought these some years ago, but they got forgotten about in a box and I am sorry to say that they have never been used. They were a bargain buy from Winners and I fell in love with them when I saw them; dusty and ignored on the shelf. If you prefer, we can have a cup of mulled wine or a hot chocolate, as they each have a recipe on the back.

I have lots of seasonal nibbles on hand so it is hardly surprising that I have an expanding waistline! I have eaten far too much and done too little in the past week. The break from our normal routine was much needed. We have both enjoyed this period of rest and relaxation and don't want this time to end.

This evening, I will be cooking dinner: a recipe for roast pork from Delia Smith's Christmas and we will share a bottle of wine and enjoy a quiet evening at home. For me, this is a time of reflection ~ I offer thanks for the many gifts life has given me. I prefer not to dwell on those things that have not gone well in 2007, but rather look forward to 2008.

However you decide to celebrate, I wish you a safe and happy New Year. Thank you for sharing this journey with me and I look forward to continuing in 2008. I hope that you have time to share a toast to 2008 ~ Happy New Year!