After the mad rush in the few weeks run up to Christmas I can’t believe it is Boxing Day already!
Looking back on the year it doesn’t seem five minutes since last Christmas. This year has certainly flown by in a blur.
It has certainly been a bumper year for vacations. I had a mini break to Newcastle and two mini breaks to Nottingham early in the year. The breaks in Nottingham were to celebrate significant birthdays of two members of my family. In the Summer I had a well needed relaxing holiday to Lucerne and in September an even more relaxing holiday to Newcastle and Northumberland, this involved staying in one of my favourite places.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to go on my planned weekend away to Oxford with my family to celebrate my birthday. The day before we were due to go away my mum slipped on the stairs and broke her leg in three places, so she needed a bit of help to get her sorted out around the house.
The year was tinged with sadness when early in the year one of my blogging friends passed away suddenly. I still miss him, especially when I am out and about with my camera when I wonder how his photographs of the places I am taking would look.
I have been lucky to meet other new blogging friends along the way. I even got to meet one of my blog friends for the first time earlier in the year on one of my mini breaks and again later in the year on one of my longer vacations. We thoroughly enjoyed both occasions.
As you have come to expect from me I had many day trips out including two to London. The second one became rather eventful when the coach broke down just outside London on our way home. We ended up being trapped on the coach for four hours!!!
The summer weather was just perfect and we spent many evenings sitting out on the patio, dining and then waiting for the sun to set. This was a welcome relief the previous year it seemed to rain almost continually in England.
Despite all the toing and froing we even managed get the guttering replaced and to have a new bathroom fitted along the way. It is perfect to soak in the new bath, enjoying a glass of sherry, each Sunday evening before dinner.
I don’t know what 2014 will bring but perhaps I should slow down a little?
My image shows a picture taken in each month of 2013