Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Blowing the Cobwebs Away!

The New Year brought the first dry day in North Somerset for what seems like an Age!!  We seized the moment and ventured out to Brean Down.  It was such a welcome break from a period of time indoors.  Whilst I am a homebird and we had some treasured memory making family time over the Christmas period - a dry day outdoors was just what the doctor ordered.


We let Milo off the lead and he ran and ran. 

 
Sometimes he had company of the kiddie kind, sometimes he ran after a ball and sometimes he ran to make new friends... 


Needless to say he needed a shower when he got home and promptly slept til tea time!


Billy tested out his new bat and ball set his cousins gave him for Christmas.


And we launched the kites for the first time in a few months. 


There is something so joyful about flying a kite.  It seemed to dance in the wind and the looks of delight on the kiddies faces were wonderful to see.

























I felt really alive when we returned home.  Invigorated even.  The fresh air and burst of sunshine blew new life and energy into my soul - and, I sensed into us all. 

I don't mind the wet days - as long as we have the intermittent dry, bright and beautiful days to blow those cobwebs away.  To clear our minds and help refocus on the natural world around us.  To laugh and sit while my family runs, climbs, plays - and as Mary Poppins would say;

' To go fly a kite and send it soaring!'


I look forward to more of these days in 2013 with grey clouds clearing and the sun shining through.

Thank you for reading and I wish you health and happiness this year,
J9 x

Today I'm linking up with these fantastic parties!
 

24 comments:

  1. Milo is so adorable.
    Kite flying I couldn't ever get one up in the air no matter how hard dad and I tried.
    Your kite is really beautiful. I tip my hat off to you.
    Happy New Year.
    JM

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    1. Happy new year to you!! Thanks for popping by! J9 x

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  2. Beautiful photos! Happy New Year!

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  3. What a great day! Happy New Year! www.mendezmanor.com

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    1. Happy new year!! Yes - it was a time when you feel truly grateful to be alive and just breathe deeply!! J9 x

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  4. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Your photos are beautiful!
    Happy New Year and blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. Happy new year!! Thanks - yes it was a lovely family time! May we all have many more this year! J9 x

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  5. What a marvelous day out! I am sure everyone involved will have sweet memories!

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    1. Oh thank you Bronwyn. I love that about blogging - the memory prompters will be here for me anyway!! J9 x

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  6. Some beautiful shots here! Looks like a fabulous day!

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    1. Oh thanks - it's not often we get a dry day at the moment so it's good to embrace it when we get the chance!! J9 x

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  7. Love your sky pics (I hope you show them on Sky Watch on Friday - (http://skyley.blogspot.com ) and the kyte - so bright and cheerful!Have a happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you - I would well have done but got struck down with a sick bug :o( I will check it out though and hope to join in in future as I do love a pic of the sky!! J9 x

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  8. Love your photos..just beautiful. Love your dog too...is that a King Cavalier Spaniel? Thanks for sharing and Happy New year to you.

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    1. Oh thank you... Yes he's a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - a huge softy - such a beautiful temperament for children. I had one when I was five and managed to convince the hubby eventually!! He'll be 3 in May! He is a blessing. Happy new year - J9 x

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  9. congratulations on the start of your blog! you look like you have some promising projects upcoming in 2013! can't wait to hear more!

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  10. Hi there! :) Thanks for visiting my blog and you said to come on over and visit and so I have.

    I LOVED this post. Your photography and writing are wonderful! I will be coming back! Limited time this evening but I've bookmarked your site.

    Your post is just perfect for a wonderful party that occurs on Saturdays ( she starts on Friday evening at 8:00 ) which is open-ended about whatever favorite thing you have or that occurred that week. If you are looking for nice parties this would be one

    It's over at www.mockingbirdhillcottage.com

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    1. Oh thanks Debra - I've been off line since my last blog post but am determined to shoe horn some more time to my blogging so thanks for the heads up!! J9 x

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  11. Thank you so much for visiting me! What a beautiful day you captured! Happy New Year! Angie xo

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    1. Oh you are so welcome!! Happy new year to you too!! J9 x

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  12. What a wonderful time and your photography is incredible!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Thank you so much - I'm so pleased with your comment - so lovely. J9 x

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