Welcome Twenty Ten!

Welcome to my world in 2010.  To my readers, old and new, I wish you a very Happy New Year.

How did you see in the New Year?

As usual we stayed in as a family, but this year our 2 daughters managed to stay awake until midnight – with the help of popcorn, marshmallows and two dvds! 

More importantly they managed to sleep in a bit this morning until 8.45am – unheard of for our kids usually.

This morning we went for a beach walk – it was SO cold, and I could not help but remember how different an experience it was compared to the summer.

Same child, same beach, different season! – spot the difference!!!

We could see snow on the hills of Donegal and on the mountains in Scotland (helpful arrow added to the photo!)

The spray and surf were lovely to watch – from a distance!

At the cottage we still have no central heating (an essential part needed to fix it will not be availabe until next week), but fortunately we have our gas fire and 4 electric heaters, hot water bottles for some, and an electric blanket for us.  I don’t think we would have coped too well before central heating.

Not promising to keep up with daily blogging, as I do each December, but should have another post to share soon.

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  1. I just stumbled on your blog…I’m sn ex-Dubliner, living in the US, who lived in Portstewart for 4 years attending UUC…love all your photos.
    I am just back from 2 weeks in Dublin…oh my, what weather!
    Added you to my weekly reading.

  2. hi janmary!! i love the photo of your daughter in different seasons…and is that a castle i see at the back??? beautiful!!!
    happy new year to you and your family too!! and btw, the parcel hasn’t arrived yet. its ok that i didn’t make it in time for the holidays…but i do hope it still gets here. i will keep you posted.
    take care!!!

  3. Happy New Year my dear to you and yours. I hope you get the heating fixed soon, this is not the weather to be without it.

  4. Love the photos! Happy New Year to you and your family! May the new year bring you peace and prosperity all year long!

  5. have fun at your cottage – love those wild pictures – the landscape where you live is so beautiful – I wish I could see it sometimes in real!

  6. Happy New Year to you too! What a beautiful location to have a cottage. The landscape is lovely!!!

  7. Thanks for the helpful arrow pointing to Scotland! As for our New Year, we let the kids stay up till 11, when we watched the ball dropping in New York–the first year we have done that together. And yes, thank goodness they slept in a bit the next morning instead of waking us up by 7:00 as they usually do!

  8. beautiful photos!

    christmas eve, i let my son sleep first (Santa won’t be able to put the gifts under the tree when he’s running around the house) and wake him up before midnight 🙂

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