Hello 2015

New Year's Eve in Shropshire

So, this was my view this morning as I woke up for the first time in 2015 in beautiful Shropshire. Not bad, hey? Rather than celebrating New Year’s Eve in a crowded bar with a croaky throat from shouting to get heard (I know, I’m old…), I spent it with some of my nearest and dearest in a cottage in Plaish: watching the sun sink behind the snow-mottled Shropshire Hills, gorging on creamed leeks and Shropshire Blue cheese tarts, feasting on a homemade Prashad curry, dancing barefoot to Auld Lang Syne in the pitch black midnight of Plaish, and trying (and failing) to keep up with Queen Bey in a Run The World dance-off with one of my best friends in the world. Too cool, I know.

Sunset on New Year's Eve, Shropshire

The last sunset of 2014

As the inevitable New Year’s Day hangover subsides, I’m taking a little moment to reflect on the year ahead. Before you give up, this isn’t going to be one of those New Year’s posts where I promise to change everything about myself and live a life of virtue and abstinence for a month. Not my style. I’m going to keep this short and sweet, and just say thank you to everyone for reading over the last year. I’m halfway through an MA in Creative Writing which has meant my posts have been a bit sporadic of late, and it’s likely to continue that way as I plough through my final year, but I appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to read my rambles about food and travel. You’re a lovely lot.

2015 is going to be a year of amazing travel for me, starting with a 3-week trip to Western Australia in March for a very special wedding, along with a few other trips planned throughout the year. So while I probably won’t be writing very often, I look forward to sharing snippets from my trips with you, along with more foodie discoveries throughout the year.

Here’s to an amazing 2015 filled with great tastes and adventures!

Lisa x

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