Another year almost over! Another working year almost over; time very soon(not soon enough) for a few weeks away from sitting indoors at a computer all day. Time now to eat a leisurely breakfast at a reasonable hour, outside, in my garden; to spend hours pottering amongst the pea vines and corn stalks and the cool green leaves of my birch trees, watching bumblebees vibrate in the tubes of penstamon flowers and listening to the chattering and warbling of blackbirds and european goldfinches and new holland honey eaters who also enjoy my garden. Time to flick thru a magazine, actually read a proper book, or have a nanna nap, just because I can. Time to relax and recharge the batteries.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season too, no matter what you celebrate, and how and where you do it – whether it’s vibrant sunny days (keep your fingers crossed for us here in Tassie!) or snowy short ones.
I hope you enjoy all the things that I look forward to in my holidays: favourable weather, good food, unrushed time with family and friends; in fact, just unrushed time. Time to do nothing. Doing nothing is sadly under-rated in these modern online-hyper-linked-charged-zapped days, but I shall be practising it with sloth-like precision over my holidays. I hope visiting my parents and helping pick their berries and cherries and stone fruit is about as physically challenging as it gets for me come early January.
Thank you for all your friendship and support over 2014. I have enjoyed writing for you and talking to you, reading your comments and having conversations with you here at Dig In, and on your own (fantastic, envy-inducing) blogs. I say it every year, but I am constantly amazed at how words and (dodgy) pics about burnt cakes and baby zucchinis can bring us together from so many different parts of the world. As a new blogger, I used to get caught up in statistics and traffic sources; now, I simply enjoy hearing from new visitors; knowing there may be others who read but don’t comment; and saying hello to those of you who have been coming here every week. Change and constancy — as in life.
So happy Christmas to you and your family, from me and mine. Stay safe and healthy and happy and well-fed. See you in a month or so.