Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!


Happy new year to you! The Christmas holidays have whizzed but so quickly in the frenzied way they always do but each day filling with the future's happy memories. 






Brixham looked particularly beautiful in the days between Christmas and new year, soft afternoon sunshine lighting up the harbour.

Then came my birthday on new year's eve!


A day out in Cornwall was the plan and the first stop was the river Fowey on Bodmin Moor. The riverside trees wore their magical coat of glowing moss, so beautiful.


Just along the road from there is the place called Jamaica Inn. It's just as I imagined it would look from reading the novel of the same name by Daphne Du Maurier.


After a hearty meal the coast was calling me so we headed out towards Padstow. I hadn't been there for years so the Rick Stein 'takeover' came as a surprise! I'm sure he only had one restaurant when I was last there. :)


I love that blue woodwork on the Almshouses. :)


The windows around the side of the almshouses were amazing too but I forgot to take a photo so here's one I stole from Mr Google. I'm sure he won't mind. 

There were shops around the harbour aplenty but at this time of year I don't know about you but I get a bit shopped out! I'd rather sit looking at a nice view with a delicious hot chocolate.




So here I am, another year older, another year wiser, almost ready to make my new year's resolutions but first I need to finish all those chocolates, mince pies and Christmas cake don't I?

See you soon with my sparkly new resolutions. I wonder if you are making any? :)


16 comments:

Elisabeth Firsching said...

You look great Jess!!! Love your hair :-) I agree and relate fully with those happy moments of yours finishing chocolate dreams ;-)
Have a wonderful 2015!!!
Greatings from Austria

Elisabeth

renilde said...

happy new year Jess and happy birthday,
you and your beautiful family look wonderful!

Gina said...

Lovely photographs, especially of you. I have great intentions to eat a little lighter but there is so much chocolate in the house! Happy new year.

Alexandra said...

Jess, LOVE LOVE your photos. Brixham is lovely. Where is that located in England? Even my Brit hubby isn't sure. Hee :)

Happy New Year!

CJ said...

Gorgeous photos, it looks like you had a good time. Cornwall is wonderful isn't it, I'm glad you got to spend your birthday there, I hope you had a wonderful day. Wishing you every success and happiness for 2015. CJ xx

Amalia K Aradea said...

Such a lovely way to spend with your loving family! Happy birthday, Jess, wish you all the wonderful things for the new year! *big hug*

Amalia K Aradea said...

Such a lovely way to spend with your loving family! Happy birthday, Jess, wish you all the wonderful things for the new year! *big hug*

Paper rainbow said...

Happy new year Jess, It looks like you have had a wonderful start to the year. your visit to Jamaica Inn brought back many fond memories from previous west country holidays

rossichka said...

Happy Birthday, Jessie! Surounded by the love of your big family - what a bigger happiness could exist?
Lovely pictures of lovely people! May the good mood be your everyday companion in 2015!Be healthy and happy!:))))))

Flossy Jim said...

Happy new year Jess - hope it's amazing! :) xx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Great photos,lots of fun with family and ohhhhh another birthday!! I think you would be a shoe in for the Miss Donut Queeeen comp.....just think a years worth of donuts delivered to you door throughout 2015,,,,you family and friends would always be at your house to help you eat them:)
Happy New Year and happy belated B-day too......

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

How lovely to meet you, Jess. Your artwork is so beautiful, your blog a delight! wishing you a sweet new year xo

Martina said...

Happy New Year, dear Jess Much happiness, health, love and success for the year 2015! Ixox

Yvonne Stewart said...

Happy New Year Jess, lovely photos of you and your family x

Tammie Lee said...

it looks like you had wonderful holidays and a sweet birthday celebration. so very happy for you. i love that photo looking down the walkway with the blue trim, would be sweet in art. lovely new year and birthday to you!

Red Rose Alley said...

It's so good to finally see your sweet face, Jess. I love the picture of you with the hot chocolate. It looks like you had a great time with your family, and Happy Birthday to you, dear.

~Sheri