2017 has drawn to its close and we woke yesterday morning to the dawn of 2018, excited to greet a brand new year. I always love the fresh-start feel to New Year’s morning and this year was as new and different as any we’ve ever had, waking with our 2-week-old baby to an era we move into all together, ready for so many adventures we can’t even begin to imagine yet.
We got ourselves up and ready – more of a mission now than a couple of weeks previously! – and, all wrapped up, headed along to the farm in the morning, where the pony was standing happily in his stable, all the horses en masse having a little longer a lie than normal as everyone sleepily arrived mid-morning to the yard with new-year greetings and chatter. I got him breakfasted and sorted, and took my first 2018 amble over to the gate with him in the tumultuous rain-wrestling-with-sunshine morning light.
Once he was out and sorted I rejoined my husband and the wee one, who were taking an extra five minutes cosy in the car, and we got transitioned to the pram and headed out for a lovely walk along the coastal path we’re so lucky to have right at the farm.
It was a beautiful morning and we had a lovely ramble before we bundled ourselves home for a bit of quiet as the daylight faded and the January super moon rose outside.
Just wanted to wish you all, wherever you are and however you saw it in, the happiest new year, and all the very very best for 2018. Xxx