Friday, 2 January 2015


January – cold, damp and today, windy. What’s to like? How about beginnings? A new start.

Remember when we were at school and given that new exercise book? How neat was it at the beginning? That first page was immaculate. But that’s the thing, isn't it? A new page is full of possibilities. The possibility to hold something better than the last exercise book, to be better than last time. Sure, there was a risk involved. What if the first thing I wrote was a mess? What if I had to cross it out and start again? Even now, that doubt is strong but now I know that new beginnings hold the promise of progress and development and change.

So, here’s to new beginnings, to starts, to taking time to count our blessings. Here’s hoping that 2015 is a great year for us all.