Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Farewell 2013

Yes.  Farewell to 2013.  I nearly failed to capture you as the sun set for the last time this year.  The sun has been hiding for so many days now that it was a shock when he put in an appearance for a few minutes to enable me to capture a photo.

2013 was quite an uneventful year and for that I am grateful.  I didn't really have any plans for 2013 so I am going to make sure that I don't let 2014 slide away from me without 'doing' anything. So in 2014 I propose to:
  • make the most delightful herbal sleep pillows with my own recipe herbal mix
  • take up lino cutting/printing with the set I was given for Christmas
  • visit the Chelsea Physic Garden for ideas and inspiration
  • make high end jewellery using silver and semi-precious gemstones
  • return to my water colour painting (not done this for a couple of years now).
  • bake my own bread
  • make soap and other cosmetic preparations
  • plant a herb garden
  • start job hunting (if I have any time left to do so!)

So there it is.  A list of intentions for the coming year.  I doubt I will do them all, but I will try.

*Happy New Year to all the folks that drop by to this space in blog land.  See you next year.*


  1. What a wonderful list, I'm looking forward to joining you on your journey Simone! I especially like the sound of lino cutting!
    Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy 2014!!
    V xxx
    P.S. Yes we'll have to do a seed swap again too! :)

  2. Ditto as for Green rabbit! Hope the new year is a good one for you whether or not you actually manage to do all you have set out.

  3. A lovely list, Simone! I will enjoy hearing about the things on it as we move through 2014. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    Helen xx

  4. Happy New Year Simone - that's a great list of intentions. I might join you on the Lino cutting one!

  5. That's a super list, Simone - so much to look forward to. Best wishes for 2014:)

  6. Happy new year Simone, good luck with your challenges.
    Lisa x

  7. Hi Simone!
    You know we have quite a lot in common on our to do list! I am always on the look out for a job, I have some unused lino cutters that I bought years ago, we both are beginning to paint again and both want to bake bread!

    ps. The garden pictures were for you x

  8. Happy 2014 to you and yours Simone. I hope you achieve at least some of those wishes during this year.

  9. Happy New Year, dear Simone!! Wonderful resolutions and I do hope you'll share the results with us.
    Wishing you happiness and love in this new year.xx

  10. There happens to be a lino-cutting course at my local arts centre, I think you might have given me the push in the right direction.


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