Saturday 17 September 2016

Snapshots of Summer

It really has been a rollercoaster of a Summer.
Now that Autumn is steadily approaching I have been looking back over the last couple of months trying hard to maintain my focus on the positive.
It seems like an age (yes, it has been) since I last posted but in all honesty my heart wouldn't have been in it until now. Thankfully life has turned a corner, as it does, and things are finally looking up.
We were fortunate, with many sunny days spent walking or at the beach - Lily's new favourite place to be.
We spent a wonderful week in a cabin on the shores of a loch in Scotland. Such a beautiful area to which we hope to return.
Last month my birthday was celebrated with a picnic lunch on top of Latrigg, a small fell which overlooks the town of Keswick. It couldn't have been more perfect. The views are fantastic up there and the weather was gorgeous. I felt so blessed in that moment as I sat and admired the view.

It's quite hard to believe we are now already halfway through September. As a family we are gently discovering our daily routine as the days become shorter and the nights grow longer. Lily has settled in brilliantly at her Pre-school, work is going well and everything seems to be slotting into place.
My walking miles are on track this month and I am tying to focus on maintaining my physical and mental wellbeing.
Unfortunately, my desire to do any crafting seems to have all but disappeared, for now at least. I am hoping to find some inspiration soon. In the meantime I intend to embrace this last week of Summer as it is going to be all cosy sweaters and gingerbread lattes before too long although, for once, I am quite looking forward to it.

J. X