Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Beginnings

Hello... My apologies for my absence...
Quite a lot has happened in the period that I have been away. Years have come and gone, holidays have been spent, goals have been pondered over, time has been spent with family, and tragedy has come to my home state.

For me, a new year is always exciting. Always about new beginnings, wondering what the new year will bring. And this new year has been very different. It's taken me awhile to even want to post here. I thought it was so very un-important and frivolous in the face of my surroundings, when some around me had lost everything they had. Sometimes a different perspective in life is needed to realize what the truly important things in life are.

So finally right at the very end of January, I'm keen to get back into more regular posting! The recovery process has well and truly started and life, for me at least, is back to normal.
I've really been enjoying everyone's end-of-year summaries and new year posts. They are just so refreshing.
So, here is to a new year, and may the rest of the year be better than the beginning!

A hint at one of the "new" things for me this year. We planted a few hydrangeas a fortnight ago (one of my favourite flowers) and I can't wait till they are blooming!

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  1. I'm so glad you're back, my dear! I definitely think a good vacation after the holidays would do everyone good...a little silence, a little time to really reflect. What's been happening in Australia makes me so sad and I only wish I knew how to help more.

  2. Happy New Year, Bron... looking forward to following your blog this year!

  3. Beautiful flower glad you starting writing again Love You Mum

  4. Thankyou all for your comments!

    Brandi - I'm glad to be back too! And as for helping over here, even as a local, it's really easy to feel like our efforts are not doing much, but I guess every little bit helps us on the road to recovery. I'm really feeling for the elderly ones who have lost everything, because they don't have the time, resources or energy to rebuild their lives now. It's so sad!

    Anna - thanks! I'm looking forward to following your travels - if I can keep up! ;-)

    Mum - Love you too!