Thursday, January 5, 2023

Happy new year - 2023!

Hello chic friends, from a rare sunny Hawke’s Bay! Sunshine has been in short supply lately so we have all been digging deep and creating our own. It’s not hard when we have a bright shiny new year to look forward to and my whole household is now better too :) Covid begone!

I am looking forward to getting back into my simple and peaceful daily routines. Yesterday I  cleaned the fridge out and prepped dinner before 10am. I love days like that! It always feels good when I’m on top of things.

How cute is this photo? I took the doggies out on an errand drive (the day wasn't too hot), and when I got back into the car I was greeted with this display :)

And they even stayed there while I took a snap! This picture rivals one of Wolfgang2242's on Instagram for craziness, although he will always beat me, having triple the number of dogs that I do. (If you don't follow him his account is wonderful, and he is a very funny writer too).

From left to right above, Chloe (9), Daphne (7), Micky (11).

How has your new year's been going? Are you on holiday? I have been mostly at home, reading books and watching movies, plus doing a bit of weeding in the garden and tidying up my house to make it look nice.
I hope your week is going beautifully too - let me know what you’re doing today - even if it’s ’normal'.

Happy new year to you!

xx Fiona


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  1. That was a wonderful post to wake up to! Even though I got six hours of sleep, it is now 2 o’clock in the morning. So it was really nice!

    I am packing up the things I cannot really keep in this temporary rental house. There is no room. So - back to storage we go. *sigh*. At least it’s less! I did give away quite a lot to donation. That is what I am working on today. I have much inspiration from your books and posts. I learned it is OK to let go of Leland’s things because there’s someone out there who can use them. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

  2. Oh! P.S. - 100 Ways to Declutter, The Glam Life and a couple of other books have helped me get back on track during this time of healing and missing Leland.

  3. Hi Fiona! Your sunshine looks amazing! We are finally having a few sunny days, with cooler weather, here in Texas. It just brightens the mood and makes me feel so much better!

    I'm spending my days organizing and getting my home set up for a great new year.

    Have a wonderful day with your cute pups!


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