Friday, January 01, 2010

Missed you!

I know how a dormouse must feel after waking from hibernation except I have been eating rather more than nectar, pollen flowers and hazelnuts. Also I’ve been focussed on revision and have happily completed well over half my pages. Must try to keep up the momentum and blog at the same time.


I wish you all a happy , healthy, peaceful 2010. I’m not a great one for New Year’s resolutions – I’m constantly trying to be a better person – with limited success - and I rather favour the following quotes:-


Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~Hal Borland


A New Year Resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. Anon


Cheers for a new year and another chance to get it right. Oprah Winfrey.


Put the kettle on – I’ll be round later.

25 comments:

Cinnamon said...

Love the doormouse pic! Happy New Year Pat!

Krimo said...

Happy Twenty Ten, Pat.
All the best to you and yours.

The Cloudcutter said...

Good luck with the revision. Hope you enjoyed the Holidays. Wish you lots of luck, good health and happiness this year Pat. Take care!

Guyana-Gyal said...

This is interesting...my cousin and I have been sharing such thoughts this morning about new years. It's the same but maybe, in our minds, we need to measure.

I don't do resolutions either. I try to set goals about everything, being a better person is one goal too.

I wish you the best of everything with your manuscript. Remember what I keep saying...film series...I swear it will be a hit this way too..... x x

Kim Ayres said...

Happy New Decade, Pat :)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Happy New Year Pat. A chilly start, but warmed by the prospect of many good things to come.

Cheerio the noo hen.

Pat said...

Cinnamon and Krimo: thank you:)

Cloud cutter: It's all gone terribly well. Thank you:)

GG: thank you for your support. A film - wouldn't that be great?

Kim: ouch! Just remembered I start one in March.

Jimmy: for us all I hope:)

Queenie said...

Well over halfway through - well done! I'm working on my synopsis, which is soooo hard... Happy New Year, Pat, and I hope you get a book deal in 2010.

R. Sherman said...

Best to you and YTL for 2010 as well, dear.

Cheers.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sweet doormouse Pat..as are you, such a sweet person....Glad to read you have been accomplishing so much on your book...Very Very Exciting!
I wish you and your MTL, ALL good things in 2010, my dear....
I am not a 'resololution' person either, and I like those quotes a lot! I guess at this point I feel like if I can put one foot in front of the other, I'm ahead of the game...lol!
I send you both Huge Hugs, and the wishes of a Very Happy New Year. ((((((((HUGS))))))))

lakeviewer said...

Happy New Year. Lovely picture here.

Charlie said...

It's great having you back, Pat—I missed you (sigh).

2009 is behind us, so it's onward with new photos, English inns and countryside, and your wonderful stories.

Happy New Year to you and YTL.

Pat said...

Queenie: synopsises? are tricky. A book deal would be nice. Thank you for the wishes and I have every confidence that 2010 will be your year.

Randall: if we are not careful we go on doing this for weeks:)

Naomi: thank you. I know what you mean about one foot in front of the other. I'll go and give MTL his hug before he falls asleep;)

Lakeviewer: thank you and to you also:)

Charlie: thank you and to you and Martha. Onward and upward!

angryparsnip said...

So Good to see? read ? you...

WOW all the work you have done Fabulous...

Love the picture, the little mouse is so sweet !
Happy Happy New Year !

miss diarist said...

Hazelnuts? Sigh. Despite my best intentions I remain easily distracted by food.

Hope your start to 2010 was simply lovely and all the best for the year to come.

St Jude said...

I love the quote about going in one year and out the other. I tend not to make resolutions, only an overall trying to improve. Oh to be a dormouse and feed on nectar.

Pat said...

Krimo: thank you:) Just reading about Alan Bennett filming in Seaton Carew - long time ago.

Parsnip: seems however much work one has done(on the book) it's never enough and already I'm thinking of emending a chapter. Thank you for your wishes:)

Miss D: thank you and I hope yours continues to be happy with or without hazelnuts.

St Jude: I find the quote quite relevant.
It's never to late to try to be better - I tell myself.

john.g. said...

Happy New Year, MUM2! xx

Pat said...

John.G: thanks son:)

kenju said...

I have wondered where you were, so thanks for posting and letting us know. Happy New Year, Pat! I don't make resolutions either (wouldn't do a bit of good!)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

There is a NEW Post up, my dear....Hope you get a moment to stop by....!

rashbre said...

Happy 2010! Have a great one.

Pat said...

Judy and Rashbre: many thanks.

Naomi: I have just visited you and read your lovely post.

Maggie said...

No resolutions here either, but always glad to see you come out of hibernation. Happy new year and decade to you too.

Pat said...

Maggie: many thanks and the same to you:)