Hello 2015


Hello 2015 (and Happy New Year finally!), what a whirlwind you have already been. Yes, we have taken quite some time away from Little Winter, more than we probably intended but equally enjoyed.
As much as we love our little corner (I'd say that if the internet was a square, we'd definitely fit into a corner, just quietly, minding our own business) of the big world wide web, we've really felt at arms length from it in the last few months, and not because of our stats, or followers or the content we publish, but just because we realised, that for us, BLOGGING ISN'T EVERYTHING. This may upset a few or raise some well shaped eyebrows, but since locking our phones in the evenings, keeping those laptops under the coffee table and spending our weekends walking places without a camera has made us remember that, WE LIVE IN A PRETTY BEAUTIFUL WORLD PEOPLE (most of the time) and as much as seeing what X is wearing on Instagram or checking who's doing what on Twitter is great, actually seeing animals in the forest having a nice life, and enjoying the full taste of food infront of us, is so, SO much better. Like really better. And those moments are what's priceless.

Don't get us wrong, we love taking photos (yep, those cat photos won't take themselves...!) and capturing those moments for us to look back on, but actually enjoying that moment right there and then, and not tweeting/instagramming/blogging about is, almost makes us remember them in a different way. A real way. And it's also been the perfect opportunity for us to just enjoy company from our friends and families, actually talk to them, drink with them and laugh with them. And keeping it hidden from the internet makes me feel like it's a more special moment. Like the internet doesn't need to know what my aunt did at the Christmas table, or what present my brother bought us for Christmas (actually, that you DO need to see!), because really, they're our moments to treasure. And I like it.

But going off on one here, and not really knowing where I'm actually heading with this, is to say, that YES we are still sticking around for a while, as I just don't think we're quite ready to close this place down (I mean, where would all those cat photos go...?!), but bare with us if we don't tweet our every step or Instagram that delicious lunch we just ordered, because we'll probably be outside somewhere taking great pleasure in the real simple things in life. Like the frost on the ground, and the dark evenings around us. Saying that, we'll maybe just be hanging out with our cats. But that's cool. That's our life. And that's what's real to us.
So, hey 2015. Let's make it a good one!
Also, March is looking like my favourite month so far, and I can't wait (it also doesn't have anything to do with the fact that my Frankie diary is covered in cats, during the month of March!)!!


  1. Love this post! It's so important to spend time living in the real world as blogging can be a bit all consuming sometimes. I always try and leave my camera/phone behind every once in a while to enjoy the here and now. Happy 2015! x

  2. Lovely post! I think it's really important to just enjoy real life and the real world as well, and of course you should blog as much or as little as you feel like. I'm glad to hear you're sticking around though :) Happy 2015!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  3. Lovely post and very true! We should appreciate the little things more, rather than having to worry about putting everything for all to see on social media! Obviously a cheeky snap of the moment is no problem, but like you said...it doesn't have to be everything!


  4. Great post! Made me think about things a bit. I do love blogging though. It helps me relax!


  5. A lovely post to read Katy, and one I very much agree with. Taking a step back and enjoying the world is a wonderful thing. We get so caught up on the internet that we forget that the rest of the world is out there waiting. I love blogging and taking pictures, but equally I love taking breaks from it too. It sounds like you're starting the year with great intentions, and I wish you all the best for 2015! xx

  6. "or raise some well shaped eyebrows" this killed me haha!


  7. I love how honest this post is. There are some things I don't blog about, simply because I take my camera along with good intentions but then realise that if I start clicking away then I'll be too focused on that rather than enjoying the moment...and some moments are just too good to interrupt! Glad you had a lovely break, I do love reading your posts (there can never be enough cat pictures in my book!) so I hope you do still find time to squeeze in some posts every now and again! xo

  8. I am happy that you're honest about how you feel about blogging it is not at all a bad thing to feel like stepping away for a while. I haven't been blogging for that long, so really, I can't say I feel the same way but I know in time I may experience the feelings you felt and that's completely normal.

    Nevertheless, I do hope you keep going for a while. I do enjoy your presence in the blogging world. :)

  9. This was a really honest post. I'm relatively new to blogging but I can still totally relate - it's so hard to find a balance of private and public, and blogging blurs that line all the more. It's been a great adventure for me so far because it's encouraged me to get creative again and start using my camera, but there are times when it now feels like I'm living behind the lens.

    Here's to an amazing 2015 for you! I'll be sticking around here, even if it's just for the cat pictures ;)

    xx Kathryn

  10. Lovely Post! I agree, it is hard to find a balance. I go out to have a nice day and then I'm thinking "but these photos wont work on my blog" I'm just going to try and live in the moment!



  11. Such a lovely post Katy. I’ve been the same these past few weeks even though on of my resolutions was to blog more!

    What were we all doing before social media. Nothing like a break xx

  12. This was so good to read, a nice perspective. Also, those NOTEBOOKS. Where can I get myself one of those?

    Rachel | A Little Grey

  13. Agree 100%. Towards the end of last year I took a massive step back from blogging, and it felt great :) I'm almost ready to do a little more again.. but not quite yet

  14. You're right the world is so beautiful we went for a walk tonight and saw two dear it was amazing and priceless. I'm glad you are finding your path. xox


  15. Whilst I love my Katy and kitty fix on the regular, I really get where you're coming from. It feels good to plan your life around life rather than what needs to work with content, and it's nice to just BE with the people around you, rather than seeing it all through a lens. I love the interwebs but those moments when I step away from it feel pretty good too. Happy 2015 to all you Littles, hope it brings you plenty of joyful moments

  16. Such a lovely post, and you're so right. The world of the internet really does distract from the world and the little things in life.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  17. This sums up my thoughts perfectly, looking forward to seeing your lovely face soon!

    Maria xxx


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