As we teeter on the cusp between the new year and what remains of the old year it is natural to have a glimpse over one's shoulder and maybe have a chat with family or friends, reviewing some events.
Sometimes we are happy to be leaving the old year and our old baggage behind us, moving on to fresh beginnings and new horizons; occasionally there is sadness at having to leave something, or someone, behind.
2011 was an interesting year in our household. Without wishing to bore you with trivia I will stick to a few of the major changes. George retired from work. For many years he had worked away in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Holland, Kazakhstan, etc. Suddenly he was home 24/7. People shook their heads, muttered about how difficult it would be for us to adjust...
Well, 9 months on I am delighted to tell you all that it is fine, we really do still get on pretty well, we can work together. Relax, be happy. We are.
Jonny went to work in China and by all accounts he is working hard but having a great time. Phew!
Davina is expecting her second child any time now and is taking a break from teaching.
Tim is doing well and is mulling over the pros and cons of returning to work in Canada again.
We lost poor old Pip, she put up a good fight and certainly had a great life. Toby still misses her like crazy - which is surprising considering that she made his life a misery at times!
Bennie and Sparky came to live with us and have brought much fun and love along with them, they've proved themselves to be excellent ratters and mousers. They earn their keep!
We still have three of the hens and now that they spend their days roaming around the little wood they are as happy as it is possible for ex battery hens to be. They have a wonderful life.
I have discovered the joys of the world of blog and have had the privilege to meet so many new friends! I thank you all.
Happy New Year!