A quick hello from Orla’s blog to wish you all a safe, happy and prosperous new Year for 2014. We are definitely entering this year with some positivity that has replaced the nervousness we felt entering 2013. This is mixed with much relief in many ways that the last 12 months is behind us and that we made it! We are currently in Tasmania, specifically Freycinet Peninsula on the East Coast. The weather is being kind to us, Orla enjoying a paddle in the sea this afternoon and wasn’t put off by the cool (ish) water temperature. She has also thoroughly enjoyed the change in scenery, the Spirit of Tasmania (sea ferry), playing with her crazy cousins and the general extra socialisation around this time of year as well as her first ride on a pony (thanks Jo).