And yes, what a year 2014 has been. Lots of travel, adventure and very good times in some very good company. It was an amazing and wonderful year and I am looking forward to what 2015 will bring.
For some, a new year involves a little custom called ‘out with the old and in with the new’. Me however, well I’m not big on new years resolutions and nor am I one to get rid of things easily from my life…..especially those that bring me much joy – you may see a very thinly disguised segue to Eileen here! You see Eileen (my Christmas tree – see previous blog) is still standing in our living room. I have actually grown quite attached to Eileen. When I wake up in the morning I turn on her lights and she sparkles away. That said, she is actually looking a little tired (a bit like an aged and jaded Vegas showgirl on a Wednesday afternoon in the harsh light of day) and I have taken to now adding nutrients to her water to give her a little boost however I suspect an intervention may well be in order. Its a tough one. I don’t feel I can just discard her – Christmas trees in the US suffer a terrible fate when they are no longer wanted. However, it is the tenth day of January as I post this so I fear her demise is eminent.
The aftermath of Christmas……so I guess you can perhaps see my point regarding Eileen’s disposal
Anyway, once again this new year will be filled with travel and adventure. We are off to a good start as this weekend we are heading to Columbus. While there we will take in an ice hockey game in the evening and in a week or so there is travel afoot to Boston. I am actually going ice skating in Boston. I have had some incredibly wonderful moments this past year and some well, lets just say not so great (and I have a feeling my ice skating caper will be one of the latter) but I am in the US so ice skating (no matter how treacherous or embarrassing) it will be. Although I consider myself more a traveler than a tourist I still like to do the little ‘kitschy’ tourist things when the mood takes me so it will be hot chocolate and ice skating.
Since moving to America, I am often asked if I miss home. Home being Australia. Well, the honest answer is no. There are things about Australia that I miss however for me, my home is always where I am living at any given moment. Therein my home is Georgia USA. So happy new year to all from the south. I hope it is a wonderful year filled with all that you deserve and more xx
2 thoughts on “Goodbye 2014 (and what a year it has been) and hello 2015……..”
Ummmm ….. maybe a bedazzled crash helmet for your initial venture onto that slippery ice?? Have fun and heaps of laughs;)
As for Eileen, perhaps a huge,’you’ll be missed’, bon voyage party send-off would let her know she has been an integral part of Christmas for you :).
…….. and …… soooo envious of all your planned adventures for 2015. Enjoy xoxo
I’m sure Eileen wouldn’t mind being mulched and spread in the garden, to be joined by more in the coming years