Not sure what my aims are for next year- watch this space
And on to my highlights...
We planted two trees on our allotment, a quince which didn't produce anything and a cherry which did fruit, but the birds got them. (note to self - cover the cherries while they are ripening!)
First ever time skiing- it was quite challenging! Went to St Anton in Austria, where Alice was working as a chalet host.
Won the cup for the most points in show at the Horticultural Society Spring Show.
The arrival of Marjory, Henita and Betty and the first of many eggs
The wonderful Diamond Jubilee, celebrated with afternoon tea and bunting at home. Followed by music and fireworks at the village playing fields, met up with lots of old friends and drank lots of Prosecco!
Also time to pick the elderflowers and make elderflower cordial. Made elderflower champagne as well, but 3 large coke bottles full exploded all over the kitchen one afternoon, which took me hours to clear up. I will never attempt it again.
JULY AND AUGUST
The most awaited event of the year, the Olympics. We booked two weeks holiday from work and made the most of it, watching loads on the telly and..... our trip to the Olympic Village
I managed to get tickets to the velodrome and watched world records beaten and medals won
Another day we dressed up and went to London, just to be part of it all, we watched the big screens in Hyde park. Alice had volunteered and was a games maker, she got to be a reporter for the water polo.
I had an operation on my foot which left me "off my feet" for 4 weeks and off work for 6 weeks in total. At one point I thought I would never walk or drive again, but it soon healed and now no pain at all which is wonderful.
The allotment continued to keep us well supplied with raspberries - good job that we love them.
Thirteen pumpkins! Two made into lanterns for Halloween, one made into wine and another for pumpkin cakes. Some left in the shed, but have had a couple go mouldy - uuughh....
Baby Arlo, my nephew was born far away in Hong Kong, I had knitted this blanket for him. (still waiting to meet him- only two weeks to go now)
A trip to the Good Food Show started the month, two swaps swapped and a crocheted star garland.
Well that was my year and wonder what lies in store for 2013?