One of the benefits of these short days during winter, is that I get to see the sunrise every morning. At the moment it appears around half past eight, just when I’ve said goodbye to Rasmus and kissed him out the door, and taken the remains of my breakfast into the study to start my day.

I love the sunrise, but my love for sleep and my cosy bed tends to keep me from seeing it most of the year. And I’ve also lived in a place without a view of the horizon for the last – well there was actually only one year I did live where I could see the horizon from my window.

This expanse of sky is perhaps what I love most about our new home. The space and the light bring me the breathing space I need to start my day in a positive frame of mind. And how important that is.