Saturday, 3 January 2009

new beginnings

Arrived back in St Jean de Luz this afternoon after a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We are very fortunate to have such wonderful friends and family, a large thank you to all. Returning here does feel like coming home which is a good sign. The cat hadn't died either which also made for a happier start to the year.

The sea was becalmed, the mountains nonchalent and the streets soulful as we enjoyed a stroll around town. We have friends staying with us for the first few days of the year which gives us an excuse to enjoy new eateries and visits. I am particularly happy because they bring with them their beautiful two year old so I finally have someone to build sand castles with! Alas, we arrived home too late to enjoy todays beach club rendezvous (see 20 Dec entry) and a rugby match in Bayonne, next time. This year I intend to try everything, at least once.

It promises to be an interesting year (very possibly the most important in our lives) as global economies, cultures and political structures continue to adjust to the ongoing turmoil. It's going to be some ride so hang on tight.

Basque of the day:- crisis :: krisialdi