Tuesday, 31 December 2019

A year in photos

Thank you, Sue, for the idea.  One photo for each month in 2019.

January:

In the middle of January I started what has turned out to be one of the joys of the year and my life - pottery.  The first effort, the mousehog, was far from a success but then - this.  I still love it!
Beth now comes along with me and it's a brilliant time together.

February:

A trip to 'Sarfend' with a dear friend.  Brrr, it was cold.

March:

It has to be this, my lovely Mum, who passed away on Mothering Sunday, March 31st.  A wonderful lady who lived an honest, loving and generous life and who we will never forget.
RIP Mum.  Love you.

April:

A coach trip to Sandringham with another dear friend.

May:

In May, I had my bathroom done.  Oh, it was such a mess and a stand up, top to toe wash isn't nearly as satisfactory or satisfying as a shower or a bath.  Still, I survived, and I do love my new bathroom.  I've even managed to keep it very tidy and oragnised since then.  Amazing!

June:

I did quite a lot in June, including a visit to Suzanne's with trips out, and the garden was very satisfying this month (and all through the summer, in fact).

July:


My first ever holiday in Southwold.  Of all the photos I took, this reminds me most of the thing I enjoyed most - walking up and down the beach next to the waves, watching the patterns and enjoying the sounds.  Gorgeous.

August:

My first ever cucumbers - and they were brilliant, keeping me in fruit all supper and well into the autumn too.  One to do again this year, definitely.

September:

It's very sad but I don't seem to have taken many photos in September.  However, Beth was very productive, starting to build up her Christmas stock (and yes, they all sold - in fact, she had to make more).

October:


I was on holiday at the Thetford Center Parcs and spent a lovely day at Brandon Country Park.

November:

Right at the end of the month I had a couple of nights in Bury St Edmunds, meeting the lovely Sue over coffee.  I also met this extremely friendly robin.

December:

I started with a crafty thing so I'll finish with one too.  The Dickensian mice I made for a customer of Beth's.  She loved them and her mum send Beth a clip of her daughter playing with them.  So cute!


It was nice looking back over the last year's photos.  I'm not doing resolutions but I ought to take more and maybe I will make it a daily thing.
I hope you've enjoyed looking at them too.
xx

17 comments:

  1. You have had a busy and emotional year, but with plenty of wonderful times thrown in for good measure. This is a lovely way to look back over the year. I might pinch the idea for next year if you don't mind.

    It's a lovely photo of your Mum xx

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    1. No, I don't mind, and it was Sue's idea really. I pinched it from her. :-)
      xx

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  2. Happy new year
    Love this
    Your mom was lovely
    I live in Indiana
    Grand girl living in England next semester
    Loved my two trips there

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. She really was a lovely lady in all senses of the world.
      Happy New Year to you too and I hope your granddaughter enjoys England when she gets here.
      xx

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  3. What a wonderful collection of photos! Great way to look back upon the year. I especially love the Robin - how beautiful!

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    1. He really was a lovely robin, a great character and a real poser for the camera.
      xx

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  4. Loved your 'look back at the year' photos.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. I enjoyed choosing what to use - in some months there were so many!
      xx

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  5. Happy New Year! A lovely post with lots of happy memories - and sad - and a lovely way to remember them xxx

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. I'm very grateful to Sue for giving me the idea in the first place.
      xx

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  6. A roller coaster of a year for you, Joy. Some wonderful memories, yet the sad passing of your lovely mum. I hope the new year brings you peace, and good health. X

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    1. That's a lovely wish, thanks very much. The same to you too.
      xx

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  7. What a wonderful idea to choose one pic per month! Great way of remembering!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. It was great fun choosing and brouight back lots of memories, mostly very happy ones.
      xx

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  8. Happy New Year Joy - you had some good moments and sad ones too - wishing you a peaceful and healthy 2020.

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    1. Thank you, Viv. I wish you the same. May life be kind to us both.
      xx

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