We love our cosy little home, but sometimes it’s a great tonic to have a few days away to breathe deep and take stock.
Here in Northern Ireland we’re a hop and a skip from Scotland – the Western Isles are visible on a clear day, and a shopping trip to Glasgow is just a short flight away. It’s much colder, the sun rises later and sets earlier so the days are short which is nice when you don’t have to get up for work. Carrickfergus is part way up the Antrim coast and sits right on the banks of the Belfast Lough so we enjoy magnificent scenery and bracing winter walks along the water’s edge.
We are supremely well looked after by my lovely Mum and Dad, Sister Susan, nephew Benjamin, and niece Hannah. Benjamin has not long passed his driving test so we are inundated with offers of lifts around the area.
Today we’re chilling at home – Daddy working feverishly on the family history album, Mummy buzzing around the kitchen making delicious things, Barry deeply engrossed in “Codeword” land, and Henry sound asleep in his bed. Seems like the perfect opportunity for me to head around the house and garden with my camera
It’s been a lovely Christmas – a great break from work and a nice catch-up with family who we don’t see often enough.
Good food, great company, some laughs, and a good dose of peace and quiet.
Hope you’ve all had a lovely break too, and are looking forward to the New Year with all the fresh opportunities that it brings.
Bye for now