Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Reviewing 2014

It's that time of year again to reflect on the year that has gone. Looking back at the pictures I took in the first three months of the year the floods and storms dominate. It was a relief to enjoy the longer spring and summer evenings and take a wonderful holiday in St Ives.

The second half of the year seemed for us to be dominated by the house move, selling, buying, packing and settling in. My first post of 2014 mentioned "New Horizons" and featured the cliffs we now see from our new home, A walk in May to the " "The Look Out" featured part of the view we now enjoy  but from the opposite direction. At both these points in time we hadn't considered living here!



Despite the move we still managed to get out and enjoy the seasonal offerings, from observing the summer havest, to Weymouth carnival, watching local fishermen returning home with a boat full of mullet, enjoying the late autumn sunshine in our new location and the first frost of winter.



Our new garden is very different from our old one. Although we bought many cuttings with us they will take a while to establish. In the meantime I will have to reflect on the favourite flowers from the garden in Weymouth in 2014.



We have had so many changes this year - my husband retiring, daughter graduating and getting a job, son moving house and job - to loosing our dear dog Daisy and then gaining a new bundle of mischief named Tavi. Thank you all for your support and taking time to stop by visit and to continue to show interest in our lives by the sea, it is always such a pleasure to share it with you.


Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2015.  I hope some of your dreams may be fulfilled in the forthcoming year too,
Sarah x

41 comments:

  1. Lovely to see your looking back on 2014...beautiful photographs :-)

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  2. Lots of memories there to reflect upon Sarah and some lovely photos. We're very loosely thinking about a house move but after being here for thirty years it's quite a decision to make. I know it can be stressful and not sure if I need that. Anyway enough of me. Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Patricia x

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  3. So beautiful those collages! Wishing you a sparkling new year Sarah and thank you for all your kind visits over the year.
    Olympia

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  4. Your photos are stunning! There was a lot of change in your life this past year, but it seems all has made way for new horizons in the best way. I can't pick up and move, but I can declutter as though I were moving, so that is what I plan to do starting next week!

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  5. Happy New Year, Sarah. May it be a good one for you in your new home.
    Margaret P (along the coast in Devon)

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  6. How pleasing to look back at your photos! Thank you for such a lovely blog, always interesting reading and delightful pictures. Wishing you and yours a very happy and peaceful new year. X

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  7. Those lovely flower pics are a reminder of what's to come in 2015--something to look forward to at this time of year. Happy New Year!

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  8. Beautiful photos, they look so impressive all together like that. It's been quite a year, most of it good I think. Wishing you and yours a very happy 2015. CJ xx

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  9. What a year you've had. Sounds like mostly good things too :) I hope 2015 is a good one for you. Happy new year :)

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  10. Happy new year Sarah! Looking forward to more of your beautiful photography and going for walks around England with you!

    xox

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  11. You definitely had a big year for your family in 2014. I hope 2015 has less changes, but just as many fun adventures as you always have.

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  12. Dear Sarah,
    wonderful pictures, thank you!
    Have happy, lucky and healthy New Year 2015!
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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  13. Best Wishes for 2015, and please keep on giving us those beautiful photos! I hope your new garden takes shape well.

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  14. A very happy new year to you, it's lovely to see all your photos.

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  15. Dear Sarah,
    Its always such a pleasure to visit 'Down by the Sea'- Your photos of flowers this year are stunning.
    An eventful year for you all.
    Hope that 2015 brings lots of good things for you.
    Happy New Year. Val xxx

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  16. Happy New Year! Thanks for the lovely pictures and blogs. We are so lucky to live by the sea as well....

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  17. Sarah, I wish you also a wonderful and healthy new year 2015 with happiness and your nice dog.

    Sigrun

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  18. That was really an exciting year, I enjoyed your posts very much and will continue reading your news from that lovely place on the coast of England.
    Wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year!

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  19. All the best for a wonderful 2015 . So glad your move was successful.....and a new puppy! We never forget our faithful companions, but we can't help but love the new one too! Puppies are such a lot of work.....but worth every minute. :)

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  20. Oh Sarah, those paw prints in the sand.....whether they are sweet Daisy's or Mr. Tavi's, they speak so much to me. I have enjoyed following those prints into your life, and I look forward to more dreamy days by the sea with you.

    Thank you for your offerings of fresh beauty in a land I dream of. Big hugs, Anita

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    1. The paw prints belong to Daisy but I'm sure Tavi will be creating many more on the same stretch on beach! Sarah x

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  21. I hope that your New Year will be wonderful! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! A lovely look back on 2014! xx

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  22. Wishing you all the best for 2015, Sarah! You have had quite the year! After all the changes in 2014, hopefully in 2015 you will be able to settle into your new home and routines and get your new garden established. I have a feeling Tavi will keep you busy (in a good way!) in the coming year. As always, the pictures you shared in this post were spectacular. Happy New Year!

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  23. It's lovely to here about your new home and garden by the sea.
    Happy New Year to you

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  24. Hello dear Sarah,

    thanks so much for your nice words! Wishing you also the very best for 2015.

    Your pics are always lovely! The last days we plan our holiday for next year, we will go to Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and London, oh I am very happy and looking forward to it.

    Sending hugs
    Bine x

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  25. Just BEAUTIFUL! Best wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR...hope you will have a happy evening!
    Warmly,
    Titti

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  26. Happy New Year! We have been seeing a lot of West Bay recently as we have just finished watching Broadchurch streamed from Netflix here in the US.

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  27. Hope you have a lovely and settled 2015! Looking forward to seeing you waving in the background of the new Broadchurch series :)

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  28. You've had such a busy year! You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area. Happy New Year!

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  29. A wonderful set of photos Sarah, looking back at an incredible year really. Great to hear you are settling in well and all the best for 2015 with your family and new dog.

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  30. Wonderful photos Sarah, and what a busy but amazing year.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  31. Lovely look back with some lovely photos..you've certainly seen some changes through the year. Happy New Year to you and yours :o)

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  32. What a lovely review - those summer garden photographs are especially gorgeous. As is your blog. Happy 2015

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  33. Wishing you all a peaceful, happy and healthy New Year, from me and the collies in Winchester. Ax

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  34. Happy new year! Lovely review....I love these and you've done some serious editing to get such a lovely concise selection! xx

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  35. Hello kind friend! Greetings from a very cold Minnesota! Thank you for coming over to visit today. I am really looking forward to all the places you and Tavi will take us this new year! Much peace to you Sarah! Anita

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  36. Guck mal: http://buechkafi.blogspot.de/2015/01/flauschangriff.html

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  37. I started reading your blog in 2014, just before your house move, so it's lovely to see some photos that predate my discovering your blog! All the best for 2015, looking forward to lots more posts and photos.

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  38. Beautiful photos & sweet pawprints in the sand. Best wishes for a happy year ahead x

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  39. Hi Sarah, I don't think I've visited you before (found you whilst blog hopping :) but reading this post is just like having a cuppa with a old friend :) Your pictures are fab, my Favourite is paw prints in the sand (or is it shingle). Anyway, it's simple but beautiful :)
    Happy 2015 :)
    Jillxo

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