Wednesday, 2 January 2008

And So We Start Again...

Image - Anna Spiro - Sofa & Flowers @ Home

Another New Year has begun and so we start again hopefully refreshed and excited about the year which lies ahead of us. I have just come home from a week at our house at the beach which has been a very unusually wet and almost cool week of Summer here in South East Queensland. We were unable to go to the beach all week and except for my morning walks we were either held up in our house or my family's beach house. This weather encouraged lots of family talks, reading, rests and beautiful cooking. Even though a lot of people have been disappointed by our weather for the holidays I on the other hand enjoyed the cool and the other things I engaged myself in - a nice change to our usually humid hot Summer days. I will be posting intermittently over the next week as I am heading back to the beach tomorrow. I hope you are having a lovely festive season. I'd love to hear what you've all been getting up to!!

23 comments:

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Hi Anna - thanks so much for stopping by!
oooo do I detect a new computer for Christmas or photoshop or adobe here?!!!

Nice shot!!

eva said...

Happy New Year!
I don`t know if I´m getting old or what, but I after watching some fireworks I allowed myself to go to bed :)After all I want to focus on new year not only one night before it :))
Yes, another new year!

The Peak of Chic said...

Happy New Year Anna! I look forward to more Absolutely Beautiful Things in 2008! :)

Patricia Gray said...

Hi Anna
Wishing you all the very best for 2008!

{this is glamorous} said...

Happy New Year, Anna! Have a fantastic time at the beach :)

Babelfish said...

Happy new year Anna, holiday at the beach sounds lovely.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Happy New Year Anna! I am slowly coming out of hibernation, trying to get myself inspired for a new mindset for the coming year (actually, trying to decide what that will be, LOL!). Our beach house is being remodeled so

I missed out on the yearly holiday respite, but I am finding I rather enjoy being home in my bed. Cozy as can be!

Really looking forward to a new year of inspiration from you!

Melissa

tongue in cheek said...

Happiest New Year and may your hands and heart create give more beauty each day. Thanks for sharing your style with us.

annechovie said...

Happy New Year, Anna! Wishing you and yours' all the best in the coming year!

Tara said...

Enjoy your warmish New year, here on Long Island we are freezing! (But get to read books, too!)

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Happy New Year!!!
I love your new sidebar images.
xo
Gillian

Laila said...

Happy new year. Here in Norway, there is no going to the beach this time of year. It's winter and cold, but here on the west coast still no snow. We do go Ice skating on the rank though.

I love your blog, and have Wow'ed a lot over the months. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Time together is more important than the weather! Enjoy the beach again this week.

ALL THE BEST said...

Happy New Year Anna! All the best in 2008!
Ronda

pve design said...

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. Thanks for inspiring me to join the Fabulous world of Blogging.
Take a look! Be kind - as it is my first post.

Enjoy Celebrations and Occasions said...

A very Happy New Year to you and your family!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Sounds like a great way to enjoy the holidays. Happy 2008!

Adla said...

Hi Anna,its nice to know that Queensland is getting a bit of rain this time of year. It is sooo hot here in Perth.I spent some time at the beach last week, well hope you get your chance this week. :)

Mélanie said...

yes 2008 is a new start ...so wish you the best for this new year ..hope 2008 will bring everything you want

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Came to visit through Kelleigh's Homemaker's Haven and have enjoyed stopping by. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Alexandra

Alkemie said...

Hi Anna, have a wonderful time at the beach. My time at the beach comes in a couple weeks which I'm also very much looking forward to. Thank you for adding me to your blogroll - I'm extremely happy and flattered. Looking forward to more of your gorgeous posts for 2008! Happy New Year!

Bexy said...

i just can't fathom having christmas at the beach. christmas in england means a dark and windy morning, followed by a few hours of sunshine (if we're lucky and it's cold enough)quickly followed by more dark and windy. but i wouldn't have it any other way.....well, maybe a bit of snow would be nice!!! jealous of your new years though. happy new year from the uk :)

Suzy said...

Happy New Year Anna, wishing you all the best for 2008!