Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Farewell 2014

Is it just me or is the fact, yes FACT! that it will be another whole new year tomorrow really rather shocking?? I can't begin to think what it has in store but I am looking on it in a positive, open minded way. Andrew and I shall march forward and conquer our little list of goals we have written down and 2015 shall, I declare, be the year we LOVE OUR LOTTIE. It's a movement, a state of mind, I hope you shall join us.

Over the past few days we have been doing some lovely things....


On Monday we took Mamma G with us to Carnfunock for a lovely walk. We have been so lucky with our weather, no snow and only the slightest bit of frost so the days have been gloriously still, cold and rosey cheek making :) We were quite overjoyed watching some squirrels run about chasing each other and seeing so many little birds active and eating from the many fat balls in the trees. I didn't have may telephoto lens but this (I swear) is a squirrel...

The gardens were closed which was a downer as I really wanted to see what they had that was looking good this time of year but, hey the trees, the sunset and the moon were gift enough.

After our walk we had coffee and scones in the nearby Ballycastle Hotel which was so cosy and christmasy, if you discount the haunted turret and the terrible myth that goes with it...oooohh

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Yesterday we went to the allotment! I know, I couldn't tell you the last time I was there! But shockingly it looks good :) All the work we did at the end of autumn really paid off..we even have food ready to eat (leeks) and purple sprouting broccoli doing well (we'll surely get some this season). There are big plans afoot for 14b so stay tuned, it's going to be a good allotment year!

Maggie - from Carrie's instagram account


And remember :

Hugs and love and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Carrie xx

14 comments:

  1. A nice happy post to end the year with. Like you I love my lottie, and I have a small silver heart tacked to the side of the shed to show it.
    Happy new year, with love and hugs. Flighty xx

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    2. Happy New Year to you lovely Flighty! xxx

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  2. Yes, it's going to be the year I love my allotment too, I hope! Looks like a lovely walk. Wishing you both a very happy 2015, and I do hope you rip through that list of goals. CJ xx

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    1. Happiest 2015 wishes! I'm going to make a love your Lottie badge now :)

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  3. I hope 2015 is all t hat. You hope it will be.

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    1. The happiest wishes to you too :)

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  4. Flighty's small silver heart enchants me.
    Happy New Year, Carrie!

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  5. Happy New Year and happy gardening!

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    1. And the same to you, may it be a year of happiness and good health xx

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  6. Sounds like you've been busy and I like the cheery tone in your words...you make me almost glad another year has rolled over:~)

    I love the "Love Your Lottie" sign and I'm pleased your visit to your lottie was a good one. How much do you have to do in the winter time? It seems like it would be a quiet time in the lottie, but maybe not. As you tell (and should know by now), I'm not a gardener -- veggies or flowers, but I always enjoy visiting with people, like you, who do love it. Happy New Year to you, Carrie!!!

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  7. Ahh Sara how lovely to hear from you xxx
    There's always plenty to do at the Lottie all year round but it I'd say it's weather dependent. For example we love this time for hard landscaping, organising beds and planning, planning, planning!

    We hope to be there this weekend so I hope to get into story telling soon.

    Wishing you a happy new year! xx

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  8. Hello Carrie - How is the new year treating you thus far? I hope you are well and happy, and that your blog silence is only because you are busy doing lovely things. I think of you often. Lynda xxx

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