Woohoo! We’ve made it folks, said goodbye to 2013 and welcomed the brand new year of 2014.
Are you received to say goodbye to the old year? Was it a good one that you will remember fondly or a bit of a bugger you’d far rather forget?
You know I kept thinking that it was monster of a year for me, and in a way there were some real humdingers that rocked my boat – being left with a limp due to botched foot surgery, losing pets, smashing cars, losing money, bad contracts and putting on weight and horrible depression – ho hum, what can I say…..
But the other day I got to thinking.
There were some real pearls in 2013;
I went to Ireland on the Plate To Page photography and writing course and had a ball, meeting some amazing people who will be friends for life and learning so much that I use on an everyday basis whenever I pick up my camera.
I went to France twice and renewed friendship with two amazing people who I hold dear in my heart and had missed so much, Martin and Ann.
Enjoyed some fun weekends away and learned to cook Italian with Rosemary at Nick Nairn’s cookery school which was a blast.
I talked myself hoarse doing all the demos and classes for Country Living Magazine Fairs in Glasgow and Harrogate and loved every minute.
Wrote another cookbook A Wee Taste Of Scotland.
Wrote and produced Gourmet Gifts For Christmas and sold it out at the talks I did.
Was on BBC Radio Scotland every month on MacAulay & Co show.
These things all went on throughout the year but I picked up on the bad ones and didn’t give credence to all of these amazingly good things, these gifts. Funny how we can be so blinkered sometimes.
So I’ve been sitting here watching the old year out and stepping into the new one. I step lightly with hope in my heart and counting my blessings.
I wish you one and all the most wonderous of years, let 2014 be your best year yet – and mine too!
Happy New Year!