Happy New Year

98102-And-Then-Im-Alone-AgainAs I start to write this post only four minutes remain in this year.

The year 2015 started on a high for me. My partner and I were beginning to build a new life together. We had moved into our beautiful new house when we returned from Europe in the middle of 2014 and all seemed right in our world.

The next few months trundled along as they do. There were short breaks away to the beach house or to visit friends in other parts of the country and visits from friends to stay with us. We were both thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Oh there was a small hiccup when the architect had to have a hip replacement but as he was so healthy he took this in stride and in very short time was walking without the aid of sticks or crutches and life went on its pleasant way.

Imagine the surprise (and devastation) when in June he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and within two months he was dead. What a shock this was not only to me but to all who knew him.

So once again in this long life I was left alone to pick up the pieces. Well as can be seen from the fact that I am stating to blog again, I am picking up the pieces and looking forward to a happy and interesting New Year.

To all my friends in the blogosphere I apologise that I haven’t been around much this year but the only Resolution I shall make is to write each day again.

And to you all, I wish you a safe, healthy and happy New Year.



33 responses to “Happy New Year

  1. Wishing you all the best in 2016. I admire your strength of character. I´m glad you are back blogging as you were missed. Happy writing. ❤


  2. Glad to see you on the blog. I cannot imagine the devastation from the loss of your partner. May this new year bring you all good things. Best from Ruth in Pittsburgh.


  3. Wishing you all the best in 2016.


  4. Olga strachan

    Much love and joy for 2016 Judith great to see you beginning to write again. happy new year❤️❤️❤️


  5. Happy New Year to you, Judith!


  6. That you have endured this loss once again is unfathomable to me. I wish you only good things in 2016.


    • Thanks Katie. At first it was unbelievable but as it doesn’t come with a choice I have to pick myself up and start again as the song goes. With family and friends it is manageable. Hugs


  7. You have had a tumultuous year. It will take some time to grieve and adjust.
    Take care.


  8. I look forward to hearing from you again regularly, Judith. Your life has been a whirlwind these past couple of years. Could it really have been that long? I’m sure you have new stories to share of a life well-lived and loved. You are never alone.


  9. 2015 did present challenges for you. I admire your strength in putting life together after such loss. Best wishes for you in 2016.


  10. I am so glad you are back to blogging Judith. You have had more than one sweet person should bear. May you find happiness in this new year and onward. 🙂 Hugs from Dor…..


  11. You have had quite a rollercoaster ride and no apologies needed. It is good to know you will be back to blogging. You have been missed! Blessings in the coming year of new days to explore.


  12. Hello,
    I’m coming here from Joss’ blog. I too have taken on the daily post project, and found yours in the comments section.

    So sorry about what happened. It’s tough to pull oneself together again …


  13. So many times these past months you have been on my heart and mind. I am so glad you are joining in. I told Rebekah this will be like friends going for a daily walk together or meeting up for tea.


  14. You are so brave, Judith, and embrace life as it comes to you. I will look forward to your posts again. May 2016 bring good things your way!!


    • Hello again and thank you for the comment. Brave – no; determined – yes. And really it doesn’t come with a choice. One just has to keep on keeping on. I’m looking forward to getting back into blogging again.


  15. Big hug and Happy New Year. It is so painful and every situation presents new surprises. You are strong but we are here if you need an ear to listen and a heart to grieve with you.


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