07 January 2010

A New Start

It has been a while since I sat here and posted.
2010....it feels a little odd typing these numbers, like it is not really 2010!
And looking out of the window I feel like am living in another time.
Our road is very quiet, so that means very icey, not so easy to get the car on or off the drive, but it looks wonderful, especially at dusk.

We wrapped up well and went for a little walk to the post box.
Jude in his pram, my two daughters and Mr N and me in my new chunky Ugg boots, great in snow for grip, big coat, hat, two scaves and mittens.
Are you like me and love to have a peep in the houses as we pass!
This is my house below.

The sun was shining on Sunday morning, a perfect winter morning for a walk on the beach.
 As were got closer to the coast, the change was beginning to happen.
Driving through Whitstavble to Tankerton the skies were getting darker.
On the coastal road the sea was an amazing bright green almost luminous
and the sky a much darker green, errie!
I loved it and wanted to capture it on camera, but too late, by the time Mr N had chosen his parking spot and we had wrapped up ready to take on the bitter cold the snow was falling and the colours has changed again to this below.

Still beautiful,but the stormy greens had gone.
It was freezing, the coldest I think  I have ever known.
So our run along the beach lasted all of 8 minutes!
We ran back to the car and ate our BLT's and drank the very welcome hot coffee and set off back home.

Guy only got to wear his new Sherlock Holmes coat for a short while.

As we drove back through Whitstable the snow was really falling fast and thick.
I took this picture of a Victorian shop as we were driving through the town.
A traditional  Butcher shop,owned by my cousin Heather and her husband, famous for its sausages!

Driving home I took a few more pictures of the snow falling.
I must admit I love this weather, it makes home all the more welcoming!

2010 brings a new little one to our family who will be helping to fill my time!
We do not know what it will be, fingeres crossed though!

My lovely Katie and her tiny bump.
Bless them both.

Today my Mum is coming home from hospital.
We have the carers coming in four times a day to help.
It is not going to be easy but we are going to give it a try.

I wish you all
A Happy New Year
Full Of Love and Much Happiness.


Sal said...

Hi there Carol!
A very Happy New Year to you!
I love the road in which you live..it looks so beautiful!

MelMel said...

Hope your Mum settles in ok....I'll be thinking of you...

Lovely news about your Daughter...an exciting year ahead for her!
Happy NY...xxxx

Lisa said...

Happy new year and many congrats to all!
Hope all goes well for your mum.
Lisa x

periwinkle said...

yeah -- nice to see you back , not that I've been waiting or anything :-). Your house looks sooo cosy , just what you need in this weather - we are forecast for more snow storms tonight! Congrats to you all on the tiny bump and I hope everything goes okay with your mam, at least she's out of hospital now -- hugs x

Floss said...

Good to hear your news and see your beautiful photos - have a wonderful New Year.

Rubyred said...

Hello Carol, how lovely to have you back!
Hope all goes well with your mum!Congratulations to the lovely Katie!
Your home looks so inviting and I love all your snowy pictures!
Take care and keep cozy and warm
Rachel x

bellaboo said...

wishing you a happy new year...looks like it's going to be an eventful one for you and your family!Love Guy's new coat.Just right for this weather.We had a walk by the sea on sunday too.My last walk before the snow set in,and now I'm more or less housebound!Keep warm and take care.


serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Hi, hope you had a good break! Hope your mum will be more settled and comfortable now she is out of hospital, being in your own surroundings can make you feel better.
Congratulations to you all on the baby news, how exciting for 2010! I thought so, as you kept leaving little clues in your posts!! Yipee!
Lovely snowy pictures, now with this - minus degree's lark how cold will we actually feel, there must be a point when it doesnt make much difference..lol!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
Happy New Year and Congratulations! how exciting another sweet baby on the way... it is just like when i first started talking to you and i would ask about Katie all the time through the year,gosh how time does fly.
Guy is so stylish,is he looking for a pretty girlfriend? you should see my little Beatrix a post back and be sure to show guy x
So good to hear mum is coming home,i pray all will go well for you all i know its not easy.
Love to you dear Carol,
hugs Kristina XxX

Simone said...

It's so lovely to hear from you Carol. Good news too!!! Congratulations to Katie and her bump! Your home looks so warm and inviting. It is bitterly cold here at the moment although the snow looked so pretty glistening in the sunlight today. x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely to see you back Carol - congrats to you all on the little bump! Hope your mum settles back home quickly.
Love Guy's little coat!


Rosie said...

Happy New Year. Congratulaions, a baby on the way! Gus in his little coat looks adorable. x

elsy said...

congratulations carol and happy new year....that dog is adorable

Fell Tops said...

Happy New Year!

It's really strange but my friend who had the baby around the same time as Katy last time is pregnant aswell. I think she is a bit further on though!

Hope your Mum is OK?

Vanessa x

Andrea said...

So nice to see you back blogging again! And Congrats on the baby on the way!!! What a neat little bump! Happy New Year Andrea x

Mary Poppins said...

Happy new Year Carol, I was thinking of you today and hoping your were going to post soon and here you are. Well I shall be thinking of you and your mum and hope that all goes well in her settling back into things and huge congratulations on a new addition to your lovely family, always brings a lump to my throat these very special scan photographs.




LoloDesigns said...

Happy 2010! Your house looks magical and as for the very cute doggy, so sweet:o)

So glad your mum is good enough to come home, my mum has her mum living withing her and used to have her mother in law too. It can be very tough at times but we wouldn't have it any other way :o)

And a new addition too, you'll be kept on your toes this year eh!

Best wishes to you all. xx

Who Lives in a house like this? said...

Oh I didn't want to admit to that! but yes I love walking the dogs at night and taking a sneaky look through people's windows to see what there interiors are like! Hapy new Year to you!

Who Lives in a house like this? said...

Oh I didn't want to admit to that! but yes I love walking the dogs at night and taking a sneaky look through people's windows to see what there interiors are like! Hapy new Year to you!

Liz said...

Its lovely to see you back. I love Guys coat. I have a lakeland also, Macy, and she has a cable knit jumper that she lives in at the moment!

Best wishes to your mum and your daughter and Happy New Year.

charl said...

ooh how exciting a little bubs coming in the year.. hope your daughter is being careful with all the ice around now !!..
your house looks all lovely and cosy from the outside. i love this time of year so i can have a good nosy into peoples !!!
thanks for your comment on the paint.. i finally settled on one now.. but i think it may be a bit to pale.but its on the walls now so im to tired to do anything about it!!!

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Happy New Year*
Ooohh isn't all this snow lovely!
*Congratulations* on the fab baby news, how exciting!
Glad to hear you mum is coming home.
Thank you so much for your kind message over at my blog.
Lots of love

Brigitta said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures with us. Your street looks soooo pretty!!!
And what a beautiful year you have ahead with your family addition!! Congratulations.

kindest regards

Betsy said...

what a lovely blog, I so much enjoyed. will be back.

vosges paris said...

Thanks for dropping in, enjoy the winter as it is so beautiful ;)

Diane said...

Great to see you back and a very happy New Year to you and yours. I certainly am one who likes a good nosey into other peoples homes through lit windows. I'd definately linger outside of yours - it looks lovely. Ahhhh a new baby! It already looks a perfect budle of joy in its snuggly cocoon. Good luck with your mum - I hope everything goes to plan.

MarmaladeRose said...

Lovely baby news! Your home looks so cosy in those snowy pictures and I had to smile at the Sherlock Holmes coat, teehee!

Victoria said...

What a lovely blog you have with great photos too! Don't ask me how I found you, I link, click & save then go back & read so never know myself! And there in amongst it all, a picture of my old beach hut in Tankerton. What a small world it is.

Lovely Blog x

OhSoVintage said...

Lovely to see you back and with that great announcement for 2010!

Lyn said...

Happy New year to you and your family. Hoping it will be a happy and peaceful one.

Claudia said...

Nice to have you back! Have a good 2010!

Claudia from the Netherlands

Deb said...

Hi Carol
Happy New Year
Such lovely photos & wonderful baby news! Congratulations to you all. Guy looks adorable in his little Sherlock Holmes jacket :-)

Felicity said...

hi Carol
thank you for your lovely comment, it helped me so much reading everyones kind words. your snowy home looks so pretty and also good luck with your little bump, i hope mummy and baby are well and also i hope everything goes smoothly with your mum coming home, i hope you all have a happy new year, fliss xx