The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Another Year Over


We're into the last hours of 2009 and the new year stretches out before us like a blank canvas or an unscribbled page. Not only will we soon start a new year but also a new decade. I can still remember the excitement on December 31, 1999 when, at the last stroke of midnight we ushered in a new millennium. So much has happened in these 10 years, so many earth-shattering events that have changed our way of life. But perhaps it is the little things that happen in our daily lives which have the most impact on us.

All in all, 2009 was a good year for me. It was the year I started my blog, the year I went on my first trip to Paris, the year my son started nursery school, the year I re-visited Tuscany (albeit different cities) and fell in love with it all over again. It has been a year of re-uniting with old school friends and experiencing again a special bond which only seems to get stronger as the years go by.

I have been missing from the blog world for most of December as I chose to spend more time with my family and concentrate on the inner peace that Christmas brings with it. The holidays are almost over and next week it is back to work. The Christmas decorations will come down and life will be back to normal. I always feel a bit sad when it is all over, although I know that the spirit of Christmas will live on in our hearts.

Resolutions for 2010? I do not make them anymore. But I do aim to be more positive and to find more time to write. Meanwhile, I wish you and your loved ones all the very best for the coming year from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to sharing my posts with you and visiting your lovely blogs.

12 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful and great New Year, Loree!

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  2. I like how you describe the new year as a blank canvas or an unscribbled page, that means it's full of possibilities. Beautiful sky picture!

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  3. I'm glad that 2009 was a good year for you! I especially enjoyed your pictures of Tuscany. May you have an even better 2010!!!

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  4. I'm glad I found your blogs. Wishing you all the best in this new year!

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  5. I hope your year is the best yet,and that your life takes surprising turns to delight you!

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  6. Happy 2010! I love your updated "About Me" but then I'm fond of clever witches!

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  7. So you are a quite new Blogger, I started in 2006 ! Time flies by so quick.
    Happy 2010 !

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  8. What a nice post Loree. I'm with you on not making resolutions but trying to make life more positive. Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities to decide how we will handle them. I think as I grow older I tend to handle them with a bit more grace. I would guess it is the same with you.

    You certainly did have a busy year!

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  10. I can't believe how fast time goes by either. Since I had kids I feel like my life has gone into fast forward. I don't like making resolutions either. I just hope for good things to come. Hope good things come to you this year.

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