Hello all! Well, we made it though Christmas..... wrapping presents, opening presents, then putting all the wrappings away.... but for some, the Christmas Tree still stands proudly, lights glowing, ornaments twinkling and that magical "tree" aroma.......ah..... lovely.
My Christmas was quiet - but full. Full of love from the calls and e-mails I received on Christmas Eve and Day, full of opening gifts, full of the delicious aroma of cloves, coriander and orange which I used to infuse my home....and yes, yummy things to eat and drink.
I have enjoyed this month.....and I hope all of you have too. Some of our dear friends have experienced some sadness or illness as of late - and I know that you all join me in sending them strength, courage, love and the knowledge that a new year will bring uplifting joy and most importantly....HOPE. New beginnings arise - not just on January 1st, but each and every day. We all are here - together strong - as we enter January, 2011.
I am excited by the prospect.......I hope you are too!
♥ Robin ♥
p.s. I took this photo of Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria several Winters ago..... it remains one of my favourite places to visit and hike.