Sunday, February 13, 2011

Summer to winter

Hello! Im back in winter! I hadn't meant to take a two month break from blogging, after all, I had just got started. But when I hit the shores of Sydney mid December all my good staying-in-touch intentions melted away. Catching up with family, friends and my new baby niece ( who is, no argument, the most beautiful child alive) also kept me away from the computer.

But now I'm back home in Tuscany and full of good intentions for the new year. Too late to be talking about the new year you say? Then you havent tried the rejuvinating properties of two months of summer in the middle of winter. Everything is cold and grey and dead outside, but I have sunshine in my bones, people! 
 With some friends at Christmas in Australia

So what are these good intentions? In no particular order they are:

  • bake more, particularly bread,
  • sew a new summer wardrobe,
  • raise three families of bees (I currently have one) and glean at least 30kilos of honey,
  • blog at least three times a week,
  • organise 3 excursions and events in Tuscany every week,
  • and finally, pay my rent by some combination of these things.

So there they are, good intentions. An the final intention, the one thats going to hold all these others together is: 
Do what I say I'll do.

This is even bigger than intention, this is my 2011 motto. (as an aside, my 2010 motto was: Creation! Not world domination, and that worked rather well for me)

So I hope your year has got off to a good start, let face it, I'm a little late to the game with this new year, so for all you up ahead, hope its all going swimmingly for you.

XX Andrea


  1. Welcome back! Lets hope for an early Spring, I am certainly jealous of your 2 months of summer. I look forward to reading more of your posts soon.

  2. Creation! Not World Domination! was a brilliant motto. And I like your 2011 one as well - as ever my inspiring friend! I especially like all that bread you've been baking! Hooray for the oven being up and serviceable!! Now if I can just come and visit it....oh and you too :o)