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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

2014 has begun

As I write these words it's 12 minutes into the new year.

May this new year bring you health and happiness.
And if there are any metaphorical clouds, I hope they are interesting shapes and colours and not raining on you for too long.

View from the alpaca farm one evening last year.


23 comments:

  1. Still in my New Year's Eve morning dressing gown, I reciprocate your New Years Eve good wishes for 2014 Kate. Just watched live coverage on the BBC of the fireworks over the Sky Tower in Auckland. HAPPY NEW YEAR!.

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    1. YP, I love this idea. I guess somewhere, at any one moment there is a blogger in our little circle, who is still in their 'jammies. If they wear them.

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  2. Happy New Year to you too Katherine ~ what a lovely sentiment ~ interesting shapes and colours. I like that :)

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    1. Thank you Carol. It must have been the tomato juice that inspired me.

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  3. Still 11 hrs to go here in France. I doubt if I'll be able to stay up to greet the new year.... I'm getting old.

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    1. Cro- I amazed myself as I didn't intend to stay up. I was practising my French on Duolingo, and looked up and was 11.45.

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  4. Just checked my watch and it's still not new year I'm afraid - maybe you're living in an accelerated wormhole or something?
    But, for the sake of a few hours, I'll wish you HAPPPYYY New Year anyway :) Let's hope it's a good one !

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    1. Thank you for your wishes Brian. I have heard NewbieLand described as an armpit of the world, and stuck in a time-warp, but this is a first as a wormhole :-)

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  5. Here at the end of the time-zone trail it is just sunrise on December 31st as I write this. But Happy New Year to you as you blaze the trail for the rest of us!

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    1. I always hope, it's a little reassuring to bloggers in other time-zones to know that, whatever happens, tomorrow not only will come, and in fact probably already has down here.

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  6. I have no intention of staying up. I'll just be happy to wake up.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. Oh Adrian, well, at least we now have the Laughing Horse award Presentation evening to look forward to. Wasn't last year's a hoot. I don't remember waking up at all THAT morning!

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    2. Oh dear Katherine - you must have downed a dozen jager bombs before shaking your booty up on the bar! I never realised that you were such a wild child - but that's artists for you!

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  7. Once again I wonder at our amazing planet, with its waves of new beginnings... Teatime here as darkness falls and we wait for our new year. Happy and blessed New Year Katherine and all your readers!

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    1. Antonia, 'waves of new beginnings'. This is such a lovely way of looking at our world!

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  8. Happy New Year to you Katherine! Here in Denmark we have 4 hours left of the old year. Hope the new year will be a good year for all.

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  9. Thank you very much Kirsten.

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  10. I've been gazing at the photo and it reminds me so much of a painting or paintings I have seen but I can't, for the life of me, think which artist or artists. It is, regardless of that, a very beautiful scene.

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  11. Finally in bed wit the iPad after a great new year's eve party with many friends here in Harpenden,Herts,uk.

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    1. Is Ivan Pad a fellow you picked up? Isn't he the MP for Harpenden?

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  12. Ipad playing up ! Wanted to say happy new year Katherine

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    1. Oh dear, I heard that Ivan Pad was into cross dressing! I hope you realise he is a married man!

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  13. Just woke up. It is a beautiful sunny day. May there be many more like that for the rest of 2014. Happy healthy new year to you Katherine and be careful at aftermas.

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