Having left the massive urban sprawl that is Los Angeles, we got on a small plane and came to tuck ourselves away in the vast Rocky mountains of New Mexico.
Quite a temperature drop when you come up 7,000 feet! But Thursday's blog is always blue, and I wanted to share these skies with you!
We are up on a plateau, although you would never know it except that your ears pop as you climb. There is a crispness in the air which makes you feel so alive. Bloody freezing also springs to mind, but let's stick with crunching virgin snow and exhilerating beauty!
The silence is magical. The only sound is the Santa Fe freight train in the distance, cutting its way through the snow.
Have I ever mentioned that we have a home here? It came about in another life, and I love it so much! It's been sitting here, sleeping in the sunshine, waiting patiently for the stars to move around and come back into alignment. Maybe now, with the American Launch, it will come back to life. We shall see...
This is the garden.
Somebody's been out here ahead of me...mmmm.....a coyote? A mountain lion? Or maybe the neighbour's dog!
Would you like to see the house? Hang on....
Yes, I know. It's a bugger to heat in this weather! We just live in one wing, which we keep lovely and toasty, with log burners.
Mind you, most of the year, New Mexico is very warm, hot actually. And this old historic schoolhouse, with it's thick sandstone walls, stays lovely and cool.
When I was taking a walk around the house this morning, making sure everything was okay, and taking in the moment, I noticed one particular tree looking spectacular in his winter coat,
I moved in closer, because it looked like a white firework explosion,
Isn't that something?
I am certain that we can see this beauty at home too, but to see takes time.
I left Wurka and Hollick in LA. Told them to make their own way home.
Quite simply because, after the boom and spin of the CHA, and TV Launch, and all that jazz, I want to make some time to clear the head, come back down to earth, and figure out what it's all about. Lots of options - aren't we lucky?
I can hear Dave playing his guitar in the next room; did you know that he composes and plays the most wonderful music?
But now I really must go and get some coffee on the stove and see what the day brings.
Lots of love and greetings from New Mexico!
PS The winner of yesterday's £50 celebration Clarity Gift Voucher is Donna Brookes. Well done Donna!