Sunday, 1 February 2015

Where do I begin?

I have finally found the time and the right sense of mind to sit down and return to my beloved blog. I can't believe that I have let so many months pass.
Life has been busy but then it so often is. On thinking about it, I realise that my procrastination has been due to not knowing how to write up some important events in my life.
All through October and November last year I was organizing my brother's Wedding. It was the happiest, most moving event. My brother Jon has been with his partner Crispin for 21 years, I never expected to celebrate their wedding.They are both very private people and although I wanted to share my thoughts and photos of this important event, I somehow felt it was their day alone.


ps. This was with the Vicar's permission

David and I had a wonderfully quiet Christmas in Devon, away from the usual hurly-burly of the season. We tried to make it a little Retreat. It was a time of peace and beauty but... I did miss having a family Christmas!


I have just returned from the greatest of treats- a visit to Venice with my great friend Pippa. Of course I fell in love with that most magical of cities, where every turn opens up new scenes of  delight. The weather was sunny and the crowds few. We felt as if the whole city was laid out for us alone!





Hooray! I now feel as if I have ' caught up'. I am about to take on an exciting new venture, so I am clear and free to write about it and share my new adventures with my friends in ' Blog-land'
A very belated Happy 2015

28 comments:

  1. Hello Jane,

    Welcome back! We have missed you, but, then, who are we to talk about going AWOL!!

    We know exactly what you mean about so many things which go on in one's life that, somehow, one is reluctant to commit to the very public scrutiny of a blog. Inevitably, what one shows is a highly edited selection and that is how it should be.

    But, these snippets that you share with us today are so very joyful. Your brother's wedding, the retreat to Devon and, joy of joys, time in Venice are all wonderful. No wonder that you have been kept away from the keyboard in the nicest possible of diversions.

    However, it will be great to hear about your new ventures. The year has turned, 2015 is upon us and there are blank pages of our lives waiting to be written on. We shall enjoy being with you!

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    1. Dear Jane and Lance,
      How cheering to read your reply and know I am not forgotten. I shall return to capturing my days and joys on my Blog and once again enjoy the pleasure of reading and sharing life with my friends here.

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  2. Snap! I do feel a little guilty about not blogging, but I have been rather busy with this and that..Not so exciting as your last few months - a wedding, away for Christmas and a visit to Venice, how lovely!

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    1. I'm so glad you understand, once you let it slip it's harder to get back writing isn't it? Jane xx

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  3. Sometimes trying to put a busy life into words and form really is difficult. It sounds like you've been busy with good things. May it continue to be full of onlly joy. Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane, I'm so glad to be back doing something that gives me great satisfaction Jane xx

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  4. A wedding is always special ... and Venice ... oh, how I long to return ...
    M x

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    1. Beautiful Venice... I too now long to return! Jane xx

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  5. Good to see you back, and even better to know your life holds so many good things!

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    1. Hello Lucy, Lovely to hear from you, I hope all is well and good with you too. Jane xx

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  6. Oh how lovely to see you back but what fantastic reasons for being away! Looking forward to hearing about your new ventures.
    xx

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    1. Thank you Bridget, I'm very excited and nervous and will keep you all up to date... Jane xx

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  7. Hi Jane and welcome home! Can you remember how I said Venice was my favourite place in the whole world? It's so easy to fall in love with, isn't it, even better when you visit with your husband:)

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    1. Hello Sheila, I'm so glad we met, I love your blog and now share your love of Venice! Jane xx

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  8. Good to know what you have been up to. I'm glad you're back. venice ... we were just talking about it. I'd like to go for Carnival although the idea of the crowds and prices put me off a bit.

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    1. I always wanted to go for the carnival but it was magical being there without the crowds but... maybe one year? Jane xx

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  10. Lovely to know you have had exciting times lately. I hope 2015 brings many more and I'm so glad you are back xx

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    1. Hello Karen, how kind, wishing the same good things to you in 2015. Jane xx

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    2. Thank you Karen- wishing you a happy, exciting 2015 too. Jane xx

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    1. Thank you, how nice to know I was
      " Gorn but not forgotten" !
      Jane xx

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  12. Good morning, from Vancouver Island. I'm visiting via Diane at Pinecones and Roses. I think that Venice-with-a-friend would make for a great holiday. I look forward to coming back to read more here.

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    1. Thank you for visiting- I had a wonderful holiday and Venice lived up to all my expectations. Jane xx

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  13. Greetings from Greece!

    Hi Jane,

    I'm so glad that you popped over to Poppy View via Pondside, for your visit has, in turn, brought me to your own beautiful blog! Your past few months sound exciting and happy, and I look forward to peeking into your previous posts to catch up with you!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    Poppy

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    1. Wanted to email my reply to your comment on my blog, but you show up as a no-reply comment blogger. Could you please be so kind as to send me your address? Thanks!

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  14. Hi Jane - it's lovely to meet you, via dear Pondside, and to discover your blog. I look forwards to reading more posts from you. Many congratulations to the happy couple - and how nice to read some good news.

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