Sunday, 10 January 2010

Welcome in the new...

So here is my first post on what is to be MY distinct area. I am temporarily free of those fluffy tinkers of mine, Darcy and Bingley, who are safely occupied over at Purrfect Haven.

My first post is to herald the New Year, and I draw my inspiration from Denise’s post over at abuncandance where she wrote about her chosen word for 2010. I have given it some thought and have chosen for mine, AUTHENTIC. I consign to the past those times when I have been less than authentic, uncomfortable in my own skin, untrue in some way that distorted how I felt. Instead I gladly go forward to meet my authentic self head on.

There is nothing like the great outdoors to cherish and concentrate the mind. It is particularly snowy at the moment, the cold shock as I go outside enough to quicken my heart. The thick snow fall made me gasp in dismay as I drew back the curtains to see it first.
Camera ever ready, I wrapped up and went out into a white world of promise. This is a little of what I saw.


the garden

icicle world

Diva snow lady

...caught out by the unexpected snow fall?


  1. Hello there dear!
    Wow! You're up and running!
    Wonderful, wonderful pictures - just beautiful!
    You've chosen well with your 2010 word and it could easily be a word for the decade, it is so all pervasive. Armed with Simple Abundance you can only go from strength to strength with this theme.
    Lots of hugs to you,
    D x

  2. Hi Helen, good work!! I love your new blog. I raced home from work and figured out how to do it and have just left a comment now. Sorry it was too late, but I am glad you were able to figure it out.

    The sun is shining here after a stormy night and it is nice to get washing on the line after so much rain. I can't believe the crazy weather you have had. I lived in London for two years on my OE, and we only had snow very lightly for a couple of days.

    Have a great week.

    Julie Q

  3. I love the new blog! I think it is a great idea so you can post your non-cat related thoughts! I have one (though it mostly just sits now) just for that purpose!

  4. Gorgeous! Everything, simply gorgeous!

  5. This is great! My mom and dad started one too...but we hope it won't be truly without cats. I just can't imagine that! Maybe just a wee bit of fur will show up here now and again.

  6. Hi Helen,

    Welcome to blogging in your own space! Authentic is an important word for me too ~ being authentic is so important.


  7. I love the photo of the snow woman! Someone had a lot of time on their hands!


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