As it is my birthday today this is a good time to look back over the past year. Why would you think...well I turned 50 last year, so in many ways a memorable birthday! Previous at "the event" I warned my family that a big party wasn't my kind of treat. A few years ago I already decided, if possible, I wanted to make a dream come true when I turned 50.... a trip to England with my loved ones.
|Talland Bay, Cornwall|
Just the opposite was true, it felt just like 35 years ago, just amazing!
It was wonderful.... the nature, the people, the lovely shops.... I felt at home, it gave me such an inspiration.
It was a great experience and quite as together with my husband and our children.
Think it is no exaggeration if I call myself a real Anglophile by now....
Once I was home I had a strong need to stay connected with the country. I would almost say, thank god there's facebook ;-)
So I "follow" a lot of English pages and made some "friends" and so I became acquainted with some blogs.
It has therefore led me many of my hobbies that I through the crowds of family and work had neglected have picked-up.
The "journey" on Facebook has even inspired to start my own page.......... The Reed Warbler...... it gives me so much pleasure and I enjoy all the response I receive.
I love to read the web-blogs of Carole Poirot and Jane Day and they inspired me to take the next (for me big) step..... start my own blog! Mind you.... as a beginner. Because these ladies are real pros and I have to write a whole lot of blogs before I ever can match their .
I find it scary but fun at the same time.
All this means that I can say becoming 50 has brought me an inspiring year but also feels like a new beginning where I am grateful for.
What a trip to England can do.....
Before I end my first "blog" I would like to share some pictures from our trip and hopefully we'll meet again soon...
|Beachy Head, East Sussex|
|New College, Oxford|
|Northleach, Cotswold Hills|
|Tintagel Castle, Cornwall|
|Dartmoor National Park, Devon|
|Fingle Bridge, Dartmoor National Park, Devon|