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Thinking

The First Ten Days.

Of the 366 in 2020. A leap year.

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Looking back, over the views which bridged the reflective new year holiday in Cornwall, before looking forward to what is yet to come.

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Returning to Essex, meant returning to work – two different employers, two different jobs, on three different sites in two different towns.

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I was met by new faces, old faces, all: ‘Happy 2020!’

I step (rather than leap) into a new job in the third week of this month.

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I’m apprehensive and curious; it’s energising. Step forward, 2020.

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Moving

A Well-Read Pub

The Old Inn Community Library
The Old Inn, book nook
The Old Inn, a fireplace

The Old Inn, Mullion, a 16th-century thatched inn on The Lizard, mainland Britain’s most southerly point. Dog-friendly, book-friendly, with a warm welcome, large portions of food and a good selection of drinks – what more could you want on a blustery January day? They have rooms, too, if you can’t tear yourself (or your dogs) away.

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Living

A Good Start

To 2020, here in Cornwall.

Champagne with my sister until 2am, then brunch of Eggs Benedict and strong black coffee at Cafe Mylor in Mylor Yacht Harbour at 11am.

Eggs Benedict at Cafe Mylor, Cornwall.
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Loving

Fare Well

St Mylor Church c.1100 A.D.

I will be saying goodbye to the year at the end of this decade in Mylor Harbour, Cornwall. I’m here for a well-earned holiday in the fresh sea air, and to spend time with loved ones.

In such beautiful surroundings, looking over the English Channel and the sweeping moorland, marked with farms and villages which twinkle in the midwinter dark, I am reminded of the simple joys and freedom I felt holidaying here, in Cornwall, as a child.

Tonight, I am happy and grateful to be with my sister and her family to say fare well 2019 and welcome 2020 . Wherever you are, whoever you are with and however you pass your time this New Year’s Eve, I wish you joy and I wish you well.

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Loving

My Sister (With Me).

47 North Hill, Colchester, Essex. 1964
Falmouth, Cornwall. 2004

From Essex to Cornwall. And beyond!