'Start as you mean to continue' was something my nan used to say. Mostly it referred to not setting an expectation that you couldn't continue but I also like to think of it being a way to set an intention. Consciously but gently choosing one's own path. In that spirit we spent today hanging out in the backyard with family and friends. Swimming, chatting, cooking, baking and eating. The sun was high when we started and the stars were out when we finished. It was a beautiful way to begin the year.