Friday, 31 December 2010

Goodbye, Farewell....

What a year it has been. Looking back over it via the BBC news I am shocked to see just how many big stories there were I had forgotten and then the 'worst' Winter since records began. Still it's been memorable for many other reasons, personal reasons;  all of you will have very different versions of the same 12 months- I sincerely hope that for you, dear reader, you can look back on the year with some fondness, with lessons learnt and memories to cherish.

For me it has been jam packed. It started with a marriage where I finally got my dream of being a Bridesmaid (love to you A and D). We moved into Mamma G's for 9 months ('thank you' is never going to a big enough word) and watched our new home take form. I opened up an Etsy shop and started to sell my personal view of the world and have made some beautiful new friends along the way. I retreated somewhat and became a little more depressed and anxious, not even going to the Allotment about which this blog is supposed to be about. We moved into the new house, with new hopes and dreams that are slowly showing themselves to be achievable with time and effort. Two healthy babies were born into our close-friend circle. And then it ended with my new psychologist telling me that talking therapy was doing me more harm than good ~ my therapy is to be writing, photography, blogging, yoga, enjoying the beauty of Nature and simply (easier written than done!) being Me. Which brings me right back to you again :)

My 2010 will be primarily remembered for the joy of a new home with my Hubby. But I could not have got to this last evening without YOU. You have supported me, encouraged me, shared your lives with me and generally been little internet guardians, gently nudging me forwards whilst showing me that where I am in life is where I am meant to be. I can not thank you enough, I don't know how. So a simple but very humble bow of the head, hand to the heart and 'Namaste'.

May the next year be a continuation of growth, of joyfulness and good health in your path through life; may it also be the same for me.

P.S. Andrew, you are my

(I'm glad you took me to the lottie today and we worked together, tending to our land with love and hope)


  1. What a lovely heartfelt post!
    Happy New Year! Flighty xx

  2. When I saw that Goodbye my heart sank ... so relieved it is just 2010 that is leaving us, not you Carrie. Blog on we are reading! PS there is nobody but us chickens blogging, but they'll be back tomorrow ;>)

  3. What a beautiful post Carrie, best wishes for 2011!

  4. Carrie, happy, happy New Year to you and your sweetheart.

  5. Happy New Year Carrie!... Thank you for stopping by to wish me one as well.

    I look forward to chatting with you this year. I Can't wait to see what wonderful surprises this year is going to hold for us all..

    (( Hugs!))

  6. Hoping 2011 is all you would wish it to be.

  7. I think we all could benefit from the same therapy, especially enjoying the beauty of Nature and simply striving to be ourselves. Wishing you lots of peace, love, and happiness in the New Year Carrie!

  8. a very beautiful post carrie, what a beautiful new year you have started upon! i look forward to receiving your beautiful photo from, a little piece of ireland! : ) xo

  9. thank you everyone for you little nuggets of love xxx May 2011 be a happy year for you all and thank you again for making my days easier to cope with - support is a wonderful gift to receive xxxxx

  10. Carrie,

    What a beautiful post for a new year.I am so pleased that I met you last year and I look forward to getting to know you better this year.

    I love visiting your site. It's so cheerful. You have lots of talent, my friend:~)

    Congratulations on the new home. I leave both you and Andrew with this quote:

    "Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  11. That was so sweet Carrie girl !
    Last year was a bit overwhelming for me .. I'm afraid this year will be too .. so I like your type of therapy and I will join you in it !
    I'm glad your therapist knew that you would be far better off practicing what you feel comfortable with .. I bet that was a sigh of relief on your part : ) I think I just did that now too ! haha
    I'm off to bed and I will e-mail in the morning : )
    Happy New Year again : )

  12. The happiest of new year's to you, Carrie. I hope it's filled with much happiness and good health for you and yours!


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