With the light of this new dawn I welcome all that is! 2022 🌠

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Feeling gratitude this morning and just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year 🌠

Yesterday evening I went apple picking with @opidia and it was great to remind myself why I love this region so much. There is an abundance of free food all year long for those who feel inclined to seek it out and pick it. These apples were apparently too small to be sold in the shops.

Check out the super cute mini ones!

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Earlier in the evening Esteban continued his paint by numbers kit (great idea for a present mum!)
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Later in the evening we went to a friend's house in the village to enjoy some cozy drinks with them.

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This room has a really unique feeling for me.

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Sitting back in the sofa with my feet up on that table, ohhhh it was good :)

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Obviously we brought a cat with us too!

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I am deeply grateful to those around me here who make the effort to communicate with me in English, even if just a little bit. French is coming but it is not coming quickly while my primary focus remains elsewhere.

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Luna didn't make it to midnight and we found her asleep next to the fire.

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It was decided in the end that we should move her to a less hot sofa.

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Here she slept soundly till it was time to leave.

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We saw in the new year under the stars on their terrace. There is no light pollution on this particular side of the village and I was blown away by the clarity and mildness of the night air. Orion's Belt was so very beautiful and poignant, rich with connections & memories. While the Pleiades seemed more playful than usual, pulsing and flickering beneath the vast ocean above us.

Walking back through our sleepy village at 2am with Luna in my arms I felt a wave of gratitude wash over me, smiling as I passed @opidia's house, smiling as I imagined all the other wonderful people who have arrived in my life this year, smiling as I imagined once again the great future I have become so accustomed to imagining.

Thank you to one and all who are contributing to this most splendid journey!

Right... today I will be turning this lot into apple cider vinegar :)

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Love & Light everyone 🌠



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I wish you all the best for 2022! Have a Happy New Year!

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Wishing you a very Happy New Year Sam. Your posts continue to inspire me. So happy that Cherie has joined you - a special lady

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Hey there! Many thanks for the new year wishes.

Sending you and your lovely family a big hug & kiss!

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Thank you Sam and thanks again for all the inspiration sent my way from your posts. Receiving the big hug and kiss and return the same to your gorgeous family

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Keep smilin'!
!LUV
Happy new calendar : )
Those mini apples look tasty!

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They really are tasty! And being miniature, kids love 'em ;)

Happy new calendar my friend. That's actually a cool way to say it, coz years don't really end or begin at all do they. And not for one moment by the way do I believe we are actually in the year 2022! But that's for a separate post on the subject...

All the best to you and your family 🌱

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:<)

I am grateful too and I'm sure that apple cider vinegar is gonna be awesome!

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Big hugs to you Vincent :)

Every time I see Luna doing her drawings I think of you now...

That post is coming soon!

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Every time I see Luna doing her drawings I think of you now...

That's nice to hear. I can almost picture her drawing ;<)

Looking forward to seeing her art showcased on your blog.

Um abraço

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This was such a delightful post to read, those tiny apples are too cute and I love the rustic walls of your friend's house, it did look very cozy and snug. I'm so glad you all enjoyed bringing in the New Year, I hope you all reap a very bountiful harvest this year and look forward to following your journey through it with your family and friends.

Kind regards
Ranger Andy

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Hello there Ranger Andy!

Having a quick look at your blog I instantly love what I see and am surprised we've not met before? Well... now we have and we shall both enjoy following each other's journey ;)

May 2022 bring you all kinds of treasures & pleasures 🌱

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Hi Sam

I have been following you for a while but I haven't been very active in commenting, I'm planning on being more involved this year πŸ™‚

Many happy returns this year to come your way! Let me know how that apple cider vinegar turns out.

Stay well
Ranger Andy

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Sounds like a lovely time spent sharing with friends. What a cracking house they have too. Love and light for 2022 it's going to be a good year πŸ™πŸ½

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Yes yes yes! Together we will shine bright and achieve miracles!

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Yummmmy juices πŸ˜‰
Big kisses 🌹

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