Thursday 1 January 2015

A pocket full of Rye...

All my undone actions wander
naked across the calendar

A band of skinny hunter-gatherers
blown snow scattered here and there

stumbling toward a future
folded in the New Year...

New Year makes me melancholy...I find myself wondering if I wrung enough out of the year that's dying. Did I try hard enough, did I appreciate enough...what did I learn? Luckily there is a Birthday to be celebrated in our house on New Year's Eve, thank goodness, as I am much more myself when there is love to be showered on beloveds.

We have been chasing the East Sussex coastline these last few days...low slung sun...shards of light...lungs filled with icy air...the Downs, the Marshes...It's become something of a tradition.

Resolutions? No...I simply want to "taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain..." SYLVIA PLATH

...And as for those undone actions I mentioned earlier...let me remedy one right now...
 a heartfelt THANKYOU for taking the time to read this and for your kindness in visiting The Lane in 2014.
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I wish you peace and happiness for 2015*


  1. Happy new year to you too. Love the photo of Mr Boodle.
    Lisa x

    1. He's looking a little "Elder Statesman" these days Lisa! Happy New Year to you all --x-x-x--

  2. ahh, the mistletoe, hardly ever see that in Canada.

  3. A very Happy New Year to you too! One thing that I didn't do last year was visit Lydd where my Mum used to spend her childhood, which I believe is near your neck of the woods! Having lots of fun trying to work out how best to get there from Kings Cross!!! :-) However, it WILL be done this year. Take care x

    1. ...oh you must! and Dungeness while you're there? It is a treck, but worth it I think! Happy New Year --x--

  4. Lovely photos, I'm hoping to take a trip to Rye at Easter, looks like a wonderful place to wander in...and I've heard the antique shops are renowned! Can't wait!

  5. Ah! Dear Sarah-Jane.... :)

    I always feel a bit lost and low at the New Year, too. Happily, this year, I have the thought to just pick up and get on and am quietly happy with plans. :)

    And what romantic beauty you've shared, here, in your post. Just magic to this girly from the States!

    Wishing you the best in the new year! =)


    1. Hey! So glad you like Rye...look out for a new BBC adaptation of Mapp & Lucia, shot on location in Rye. I like the idea of just picking up and getting this case it really ought to be the ironing...hohum! Happy New Year to you and the Sunnies! --x-x-x--

  6. happy new year to you sarah-jane, loved your pictures I spent most of my life in ryexx

  7. Happy New Year, love your blog!
    Helen xx

  8. Love East Sussex .... look forward reading your blog in the new year, have a good one! Anita xx

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