It’s time to let go and embrace this Christmas season. The year has been long and full of surprises – not all of them well received, but it is time to reflect and move on to brighter opportunities in 2021. This is the time for connecting with friends and family, a time to get a bit silly, and a time to spring clean our lives ready for those new year resolutions that we just might keep this time around.
I’ll be switching off on the blogging front for the next few weeks to put more time and effort into other pursuits. This does not mean there will be nothing, it will just be occasional and when inspiration strikes.
My big project this summer is to build an awesome goat pen – yes, I’m planning on adopting some goats! This will take considerable planning and physical exertion, but I’m really looking forward to including some fun-loving four-legged kids to the family.
As stated, no Christmas tree this year, so I have included my red, gold and pink one from 2019. I think it’s lovely – I especially love the bows I make to be tree toppers. I was inspired 2 or 3 years ago by Garden Answer and have embraced it ever since!
This tree is about 180cm tall. Unfortunately, it is flocked in a khaki green substance which drops off and makes a mess everywhere! It was an online purchase that went slightly wrong. Still, it has done 3 Christmases now, so I won’t feel too guilty when it needs replacing.
What 2021 will bring is unknown except for one thing, it will bring renewal for those of us in Australia; relatively safe from the chaos of the rest of the world. It will bring opportunities that, hopefully, we have learned to appreciate in a new way. I hope it brings a new sense of community that reminds us of our local values, our local strengths and our connections to each other and our homes. I hope that we become a more careful and grateful society. I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and celebration season and find the time to recharge and rebalance.
Thanks for reading and engaging with my content this year – I really appreciate it.
Merry Christmas and Happy 2021!