Sunday, 1 January 2012

A Very Happy New Year! ;-)x

A very Happy New Year to everyone!

Here's hoping that 2012 will be a good year for you all.

Yesterday, I did a little bit of looking back at 2011!

Jan 2011

Jan 2011 saw me looking back to 2010; visiting Bygones for another

trip into the past; enjoying the magic of the FA Cup and browsing through

an old baby book...with a new baby about to enter the world!

February saw...

February was dominated by the arrival of a certain little lady,

Megan Amber, daughter to Helen and Ben.

Thus, we became grandparents!

There was a birthday visit to Bath; a wander around Exeter and a

number of books waiting to be read.

March soon arrived...

Much happened in March!

We played Chess in Torquay!

Nostalgic Mix, Totnes added a new dimension with its

' Guy's Stuff' stall!

Powderham and Widecombe were on the agenda...amongst other things!

April entered...

Mothering Sunday with my gorgeous son and daughter;

a visit to fairs in Portscatho, Frome and Chipping Sodbury; the wonderful

'Blood Brothers' at the theatre and enjoying the sights of Newton Abbot!

May was about to nudge April out of the way and visit us...

Now we're cooking'!

Things were getting interesting in the garden!

Nich left for Canada...leaving me in total charge of his garden!

Hill House was delightful and we came back from a garden fair

at Chagford, laden with vintage, garden goodies!

Roll on June!

We enjoyed a lot in June!

A La Ronde at Exmouth; the pretty village of Kenn; fab Ashburton;

a celebration of 100 years of Decoy Primary school and two vintage fairs

at Tavistock and Chipping Sodbury.

July surely couldn't live up to that?

RHS Rosemoor Gardens were 'to die for' and who'd have thought that Trago Mills

would push the boat out with their garden displays?

We added a lovely summerhouse to our garden... and Meggy

was growing up fast!!

What did August have in store?

August was pretty! Especially The Garden House!

We did the Portscatho Homespun Fair

and I found myself next to an onion man at

'Vintage in a Teacup'

September was looming.

Another wonderful Nostalgic Mix; that stunning display of

Rudbeckias at Cockington ; a stroll around Dartmouth.

Autumn had arrived!

And with it came a letter from Canada,with a gift.

Just when I was thinking of giving up blogging...saved by that letter from Gray!

Our Wedding Anniversary was absolutely lovely and we lunched

at The Redcliffe Hotel, by the sea, in the sun!!

There was another fine Vintage Bazaar in Frome.

But November was near...

I treated my oven to a top class spruce up!!

I treated Meggy to one of Hen's lovely doll's cradles!

So much happened in December that we almost

needed to add to the 31 days in order to fit it all in!

Getting ready for Christmas;

The V&H Christmas fair; an overnight stay in Totnes; Christmas Eve in

Topsham; a visit to the fabulous RAMM; Exeter and Ashburton!

I'm left wondering what 2012 will bring...!

Meanwhile, I wish you all the best for 2012!!



Anonymous said...

What a lovely colourful record you have there of a very special year for you!
I hope that 2012 is just as much fun!
Happy New Year!
lol Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

My looking back you did a lot!
Happy New Year
Hope we can meet again sometime
Julie xxxxxxxx

THIS'N'THAT said...

Well, all gathered up in one post I can see that you had quite a year! Best Wishes for every happiness in 2012.
Love Lesley & Paul XXX

MarmaladeRose said...

A lovely look back Sal. I feel all warm and snuggly inside now and eagerly looking forward to 2012. Happy New Year to you and yours. x

Bobbie Lynn said...

Thank you Sal. Looking at your post and what a blessed year you and your family had. Wishing you all the best in 2012 too.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sal, I wish you all the happiness in 2012. Most of all, we grannies have to support each other. Thanks for all the warm words you had for me over the year.
Much looking forward to seeing you in February. Love, Gertie

Linda Gilbert said...

May 2012 bring you and yours nothing but happiness.Love Linda

Country Cottage Chic said...

A very happy New Year to you Sal & hope 2012 brings just as much fun.


Anonymous said...

what a lovely year that was. So many highlights - hope that 2012 is just as wonderful love Julie x

Graham said...

Bless you Sal, never been called a "blog saviour" before, please never give it up, the pleasure we derive from following your very varied life is just so cosy for all of us and gives so much pleasure. In this strange world we inhabit its so reassuring to be able to see such down to earth real people enjoying life and sharing it with us.

Louise said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Sal. Megan Amber, what a beautiful name. Wow! These photo mosaics of yours pack a punch, they're terrific! x