Saturday, January 18, 2014

Easing into 2014

It's been a slow blurry start to the new year. 

My precious Dad passed away just before Christmas.  Oh, the pain of the loss.  You will only be familiar with it if you have been there yourself.  So now the gentle task of learning to live without a parent who I held on the highest pedestal, whose love and support kept me going when I didn't think I could go anymore; whose intelligence and wisdom was sought and respected; whose love for his family was endless; whose courage and determination was inspiring.

2013 was a heck of a year for me, dealing with a job redundancy, building up my own small business, making the most of the time I had left with Dad, the emotional ups and downs would make you sea-sick!  However, I have come out the other end, stronger, braver and more determined.

To help me focus on some happy stuff, I have decided to join in the 365 photo project for myself, following my love of following Catherine's Blog at .  I may not post a photo a day, but I am determined to take a photo a day.  It's so easy, I just need to commit to it! 

Since I am starting a little late, I will play a little bit of catchup over the next few days.

I would love you to stop by long enough to leave me a comment.  

So, here we go....  1st - 5th January....

Kicking off 2014 with my very special Kikki K diary!
Sunset 1
I call this Sunset 1 because it's the first of many sunset pics
I expect to include this year.
What a view!
From my sister-in law and her husband.  Love them to bits!
One of my paper flower garlands in my window.

See you tomorrow with more lovely photos that I have snapped so far this year.

Jane x


  1. Oh Jane, how sad .... Take care of yourself and I look forward to seeing a little of your world through the lens x

  2. I am so so sorry about your precious Dad's passing, my love and thoughts are with you always. It has been such a big year for you, so much huge emotional stuff to deal with but I can hear such positivity in your voice which is so lovely to hear. I am happy to see you will be back here a little more sharing your gorgeous photos with us all. I love the sunset photo (I take a lot of those too, sunrise is too early for me lol) and the view is absolutely stunning. Take care. xx

  3. Oh Jane, so sad to hear of your Dads passing. I lost my Mum several years ago and its shitty.....
    take care and I agree, the sunset image is gorgeous

  4. Welcome back....maybe I need to take a leaf out of your book and try to do the same. Love you

  5. Oh, Dear Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. It's such a hard thing to go through. I wish you strength and courage as you move through the grief. And, I look forward to more lovely pictures and posts like this one! hugs!