Today is the last day of 2010 which I realise is not ground breaking news but I will start 2011 knowing that
it will be a year of austerity, difficult for all of us as the government keep on telling us but I know
that in 2011 a new life will start with the birth of our 8th grandchild. When Charlotte our youngest daughter gives birth to a baby daughter in March we must all ensure that little girl is given the gift of hope. I know she has a good role model in her cousin
Georgia our eldest granddaughter, who sings like an angel, is pursuing her career and loving every minute of it. She will reach her 18th birthday in February and I know that my
eldest daughter Sara will be 40 in October, this is now getting a bit scary even for me for I also know that I
will reach my 60th year in July. When I was younger my grandmother used to tell me she still felt 16 inside, which I found hard to believe but that has now proved true for me. I know for a certain fact that I will
travel more in 2011, I know that because it is something I have chosen to do and I do have choices and that in itself is very special to me. I know that by travelling I will continue to be
inspired to continue to create, not just to earn a living but to satisfy my soul. I know that I will take time to
stop and smell the roses, to appreciate what I have and not to dwell on what I don't have.
In the scheme of things my little life is like a grain of sand but I have been given choices and I am determined to continue to take those choices and make the most of them.
I am one of life's optimists and optimists take what they know and don't dwell on the maybes.
Happy New Year to everyone I know.