The decorations are all down and put away, the new year is well on its way and having had some time to reflect on things I am feeling much more positve. I know that there will always be down times for me and that I am just made that way and if I cannot feel merry and bright all the time as I perceive others to be (although judging from your comments it may be all an act anyway!) then the last thing I need is to beat myself up over it! I really did think that by the time I was an old lady I would have become more serene in my outlook on life but I am coming to the conclusion that we are what we are and this is me so I had better just get on with it!
The sun was shining on Saturday and the sky was blue so we took ourselves off to Weymouth where we were able to walk along the beach in the fresh air and sunshine (we didn't paddle though!) and then on round to the old Harbour where we had lunch before returning home. I felt the better for my outing.
Blogger seems to be taking an age to upload the photos so I won't add any more just now in case it takes a similar length of time to open them for you too.
Belated best wishes for the New Year and I hope to catch up with you all via your blogs again in due course.