Happy New Year!

So, 2012 is behind us and 2013 has begun

What will it bring?

Please let it be more of this:



For rusty duck, anyway, they’ll certainly be more of this:



But please, no more of this:


River 3 Wm


And, if you’re still listening Lady Luck, maybe just a FEWΒ less of these?


Mouse 2 Wm


Squirrel 3 Wm





Jessica x


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  1. haggiz January 1, 2013 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Happy New Year Jessica. What beautiful photos. Looking forward to seeing more of those this year. Hopefully a few more squirrel stories though because they make me laugh! sorry! J x

    • Jessica January 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      I’ve not given up yet, I have a cunning plan..

  2. Rosie January 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    A little more sunshine and a little less rain than last year would be good wouldn’t it? Happy New Year, Jessica:)

    • Jessica January 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      It certainly would! I’ve just spotted new shoots on the tarragon in the greenhouse, the snowdrops and daffs are pushing up… what better sights to bring in the new year!

  3. elaine January 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Ah lovely, the comment box has changed and I can comment on your posts without a struggle. I hope your wishes come true in 2013.

    • Jessica January 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      I’ve been making some tweaks to the site, I’m glad it’s worked, so I’ll leave it alone now!
      Thanks Elaine.

  4. Em January 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Similar hopes for the new year! Our renovation is more like damage limitation with a view to possible moving though. Happy New Year! x

    • Jessica January 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      Keeping fingers crossed for the new house.. thanks Em.

  5. Simone January 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year Jessica! Today the sun is shining and long may it continue. I don’t mind the squirrels, you can send them my way if you like!!! x

    • Jessica January 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      Certainly Simone, how many would you like? I’ll deliver….

  6. Vera January 1, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Wishing all that you would wish for for yourself for 2013, Jessica.

    • Jessica January 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      And just the same to you Vera, Jx

  7. rachel January 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Please, please, much less of the 3rd-from-last! What I dread this year is the return of the frogs (usually clamped in a cat’s jaws) even though the pond was removed last Spring.

    • Jessica January 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Oh goodness, hopefully the frogs will find pastures new this year. For their sake!

  8. Josephine January 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Certainly less of those aweful floods, not sure about less of the squirrels and mice, what on earth would we spend our time giggling about πŸ™‚
    A very Happy New Year to you both Jessica, I’ve so enjoyed our visits back and forth this past year.

    • Jessica January 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm - Reply

      Me too Jo, keep warm. Jx

  9. CherryPie January 1, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year Jessica πŸ™‚

    I like your wishes for 2013, there will be more house improvements for me too but I am not so adventurous as you…

    • Jessica January 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      I’m not sure about that Cherie, you packed quite a bit into last year!

  10. Natalie January 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year! Hope we are both out of reno hell in 2013. Have a great 2013. πŸ™‚

    • Jessica January 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      You before me I suspect! Look forward to seeing your end result. Jx

  11. starproms January 2, 2013 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I hope all your dreams come true this year Jessica πŸ™‚ I’ve so enjoyed reading your adventures in 2012.

    • Jessica January 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks Oma, and I yours!

  12. Susan Tattersall January 4, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Just what I need all those lovely bookshelves. I can’t wait to see the end result. I peeked at your earlier post re your stunning new kitchen, what a beauty, kitchen envy thrumming away here. A very Happy New Year to you too.

    • Jessica January 4, 2013 at 10:29 am - Reply

      Thanks Susan.
      It’s coming on, bit by bit. Just so much more to do.. πŸ™

  13. ropcorn January 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year! I wish you a wonderful and prosperous 2013. Beautiful photos! πŸ™‚

    • Jessica January 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks Alex!

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