It has been a very, very long time since I’ve written on this blog – all is very well, great really, at the House, business is growing and we’ve had some really amazing guests…but this year has been a very tough one personally for me and for Rod.
I will write about our losses and stresses, but for now, I’m focusing on the unbelievable community that we live in. So many people here have reached out to us, stopped by, sent flowers, popped into the house for a cup of tea, baked us cakes, and just made sure that we knew they were thinking of us, and sharing in our time of sadness. Just over 4 years of making this lovely seaside town our new home, and we’ve made a tremendous life here. Our friends have become family and our relationships with our family and each other have grown because of it.
This blog by a fellow New Yorker captures the spirit of this amazing country. “Marcel Proust said that, ‘The only true voyage of discovery is not to go to new places, but to have other eyes.’ It only took a week in New Zealand to see my need for new eyes.” Welcome!