Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

It's the end of 2010. The year has been quite a challenging one for us all here on Cabbage Tree Farm. Unfortunately this year the positive has been outweighed by the negative. I don't normally like to blog too much about personal matters. However since it is the end of the year I feel the need to divulge.
Earlier in the year I had a miscarriage which was hugely disappointing for us. We also had the anniversary of the death of D's brother in September. At the same time we had to deal with some very bad karma from our neighbours, after they accused G of doing something malicious (which he didn't do). The reasons behind their behaviour are still unclear, despite us asking them several times for an explanation. While this has been very stressful for all of us, it has - in a strange way - made us stronger as a family. It has reinforced to us that we need to look out for ourselves and focus more on what we are trying to achieve here on the farm. Produce as much food for ourselves as we can. Be less dependent on others, more self-sufficient. Make things when we can, buy less 'stuff'. And be happy with our 'lot'. You know the story.
So as you can imagine, we are looking forward to a new year, with a more positive outlook.
Wishing you the very best for 2011, and lots of good karma
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Image from goodkarmaflags.com

8 comments:

Dr Mum said...

You guys are the BEST and remarkable in adversity. Sod the neighbours and long live The Keyes.
Happy New Year!!

Laura @ Darroch Cottage said...

Bridget, so very sorry that last year wasn't the best for you. 2009 wasn't the best for us and the only thing I can say is it gets better! It makes you stronger.
Here's hoping 2011 is your year! All lovely things happen, karma bites your neighbours on the bottom, your garden flourishes, you are happy.
Here's to 2011
xx

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks guys for your comments xx

Maa said...

Hoping for a great 2011 Bridget.All the good things will come to you.
Bugger the neighbours- they'll just have to deal with their own bad luck, which will come believe me.
Take care. Maa

Ruth said...

Here's hoping for better things all round in 2011. Last year was also the worst I've had in a long time. I hope you continue to find solace in your beautiful garden and family.
Happy gardening in the new year!

Sincerely, Emily said...

I am glad to hear you are keeping your head up. Keep it up high. What comes around goes around. Cheers to 2011! Emily

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks everyone for your positive comments xx

ms lottie said...

Well, I guess one good thing about 2010 is that it's over. Here's hoping that 2011 is a better one for you guys.