Happy New Year, everyone. I apologize that it’s already January, 9th. Dear God, where did the time go. The “new” year is already more than a week old.
As you can see, I did some housekeeping around here.
I decided that I needed a fresh look; something more “me”, so I’ve been working on a new layout and I hope you like it.
J and I had a wonderful NYE/NYWeekend. I already put my goals for the new year in action and we spent two nights on the Californian Coast in this lovely Bed&Breakfast.
I wanted it to be a little special and special, it was! We had a beautifully decorated room with a comfy bed and the breakfast creations, served every morning by the friendly innkeepers, were delicious. On New Year’s Day we were served orange juice and coffee/tea, plain yogurt with fresh berries, lemon-rosemary-crumble cake, and Eggs Benedict; on the 2nd we had orange juice and coffee/tea, fresh fruit cocktail, ginger cake, and a Blueberry Blintz with apple sausages.
Can you say: spoiled?
We had three wonderful days. It was as nice as it could possibly be, if I disregard the fact that I couldn’t see my family over the holidays. We hung out at the beach, (sadly, I missed out on a whale watching tour, damn it), and we did something that I had wanted to do for a very, very long time. Probably for as long as I can remember.
We went horseback riding on the beach. Yes, horseback riding. On a real horse.
I mean, come on. Isn’t it seriously the most wonderful thing that you can imagine: being on a horse, riding on a beautiful beach with waves crashing in the distance?
It was pretty scenic, indeed.
We rode along the cliff for a while and then down onto the beach. The view was just breath-taking and I had almost forgotten how wonderful it feels to be on the back of a horse (more on my previous experiences to come). Unfortunately, I apparently had also forgotten how many muscles are involved when riding a horse .
1,5 hours later and I was sore in pretty much every place you can imagine (I don’t encourage you to do so). Sore, but absolutely stoked! I want to do it again!
And how was your New Year’s?