In a few days it will be Christmas and most of us tend to celebrate this occasion with the family, amidst tonnes of food and drink and merry banter! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for this festive season from adiaryofanewife and many thanks for following the blog and your supportive comments!
The photo above shows this year`s Christmas decoration which I placed on our front door- a bit different to the one we had last year, which you can see here: https://diaryofanewife.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/10-days-before-christmas-2/
What do you think? Which do you prefer?
Tomorrow diaryofanewife celebrates it`s first birthday, since it`s now been a year, since the first day when I jotted down some thoughts in the blogospere. This was the first year of married life for me too and it has been quite a tough one I can say, not due to married life per se but because of external factors which impact on us both individually and this of course projects a negative effect which we have to deal with.
So, the motto I learnt quite literally is…Whatever Life throws at you, Do not Despair or Feel Negative, instead Rebel and Fight back and look at all the lovely things you have: a loving husband, family, friends, and anything which you have which makes you feel good. …..Indeed, a wise friend once told me, “ When you have a problem, do not feel down, instead be happy and take it as a challenge, the challenge being that you have a brain which you will use to overcome any adverse circumstances and indeed, turn it to your advantage”…..
What do you think my friends? Can we all live up the motto above??
So lately, hubby and I have decided to embark on a new project. Since we both love to travel and discover new places, we decided to start exploring the counties around which we live in, by visiting a ‘new’ village or town every week.
Swans having fun in St.Ives
Admittedly sometimes, we don`t manage to go anywhere during the weekend but when we do, it`s a great feeling, as one has that anticipation…..as in “Where do we go?”, then ensues some active discussion and after the Decision: “We`ll go that place!” and then the excitement of finding the map on internet (hubby`s job usually) and driving out into the ‘unknown’…..new, unfamiliar roads…pretty, little houses clustered together, a stream or river running parallel to the B road we`re travelling on…little, maybe insignificant things for some, but for us, it`s a break from the usual routine…it`s another place on earth we have discovered!
And in the post you can see two photos of St. Ives, a little market town in Cambridgeshire, taken on a bright, crispy, Sunday early afternoon, just 2 weeks ago.
Tree in the Middle