Thursday, 2 January 2014

New Years Celebrations: Savouring the Season Linky Party 15

Happy New Year to you all!

We have had a lovely few days welcoming in the New Year with family from Northern Ireland! On New Years Eve, we headed up to London to go to one of my favourite museums - the Museum of London is a hidden gem - wonderfully presented, totally hands on and fabulous for little people...

In the evening everyone headed back to ours for Tacos and games...

And then we welcomed in the New Year with mulled wine and Gary Barlow on the TV (who didn't?!)

After everyone had hit the sack; Dave and I reflected on this past year, praying thankfulness for the mercies God has shown us in the face of the toughest year of our lives. Our goodbye to 2013 was bittersweet, and we enter 2014 not knowing what the future holds, but knowing that whatever comes, he is faithful. I slept well. A new year. A fresh start. A clean page. Hope for this little girl...

and of course thankfulness for this one...

New Years Day poured with rain and so our plans for a lovely village walk were called off... But we enjoyed a yummy meal at this gorgeous country pub!

It was the perfect way to welcome in the New Year... 

So! Its time to share your New Years posts; celebrations and activities, reflections and resolutions! Link up your post and take five minutes to go and visit a couple of others... And please leave comments where you go; there is nothing so encouraging to a blogger as knowing someone has taken time o stop by their little piece of Internet!

Here's to 2014; THANKYOU for your support and participation in Savouring the Season last year... I look forward to savouring every little bit of 2014 with you all too!

Claire x

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Special thanks to my bro for some of the photos!


  1. Seemed like a perfect way to end one year and start another :) I was particularly admiring these photos Claire, wondering if you had received a new camera for Christmas! They're great. x

    1. Lol. I'm afraid I can only claim credit for the photo of Dave and Ava... my brother claims credit for the rest (except Wotton Hatch - that is their official photo!) HE got a new camera for Christmas, and I intend to learn how to use mine properly this year! Hope you had a lovely New Year too!

  2. Looks like a lovely new year, and that pub does look nice x

  3. Happy new year! Sounds like a lovely way to welcome in the new year with family. x

  4. Thanks Claire for hosting ... I have finally linked up!! I am sending hugs, health and happiness to you for 2014 xx

  5. Sounds like you had a great New Year, the pub looks amazing. Here's to an even better 2014 x

  6. A lovely start to the new year! Great photos too!

  7. i keep meaning to do a looking back on 2013 / looking forward to 2014 post. Will link up if i do one. Your new years eve sounded lovely. Wishing you a wonderful 2014. xxx

  8. Lovely photos... thanks for all your hard work keeping up savouring the season :) xx

  9. Games with the family and reflection and prayers sounds like a wonderful way to welcome in the New Year. Mich x


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