As I look back over 2017, I consider it to have been a fairly good year. Certainly there have been highs and lows, the old and the new, but a good year I feel overall.
The year started with frustrating roadworks and and some annoying financial matter to sort out which resulted in me having to venture out at silly o’clock to get it sorted out. Happily by April that matter was addressed and so were the road works.
Doris blew herself out in February as well as me finishing a few books that I’d not finished reading.
A quiet one, nothing that I can really recall, apart from me inadvertently scaring one of my neighbours visitors coming out of the house.
April saw me preparing for my friends wedding which meant spending some money, a friend took me out shopping, she was very helpful and got the gear together for the wedding which was beautiful. Baked some oaty biscuits for the wedding which went beautifully well.
Managed to wake up with an injured wrist in May but did recover eventually. I think it was this month that I got reacquainted with some old friends, it’s wonderful when that happens.
General election time locally the result didn’t go the way I wanted it too but I also saw the bigger picture. I also got a smart meter, no more untimely visits from meter readers. I hurt my knee but like my wrist did recover. I attended my eye appointment one month earlier than I should have done, well I had to laugh I am registered blind, not surprising really. I met some new friends where cake seems to accompany my visits to their home.
In this month my cousin informed me and the family through social media I’m going to have a new cousin. A busy month with trips out with friends and a return to some stunning gardens I love locally. At times pretty hot too. My eye clinic appointment was speedy, to the point I wondered if the specialist really cared.
This month heralded the start of my poetry writing stint. Which I thoroughly enjoyed. I attended a BBQ where I saw the most amazing sunset from the hosts home.
As mentioned in my previous blog on my amazing summer. I was with Mr and Mrs Bubble who re amazing hosts, I celebrated my birthday in quite sultry weather, it made a change from cloudy days.
More outings and meeting some new friends who I’ve regularly visited who’s company and food I’ve much enjoyed, laughter and music sharing were also highlights and many late nights. The unusual red soon greeted me on the way out of my voluntary work which stopped many in their tracks to observe. I ended up with a chest infection that thankfully lasted fortnight but for others they have suffered alot longer.
Spent a day with friends who had married earlier in the year saw their home and enjoyed the baby shower I attended who’s baby is due in January.
My Christmas was spent with Mr and Mrs Bubble again, where my highlights were my own stocking, playing with their son’s new drone, delicious food, one meal consisted of a turkey curry followed by syrupy pancakes and of course I had some parmasan, a specialty in that part of the UK, laughter at my friend’s laryngitis laugh because of a joke her husband shared.
Now there’s a few hours to go before midnight what can I conclude from my year, in my introduction I said there were some highs and lows. Well the highs being reconnecting with some old friends and making quite a number of new ones. The lows are a friend moving abroad although that’s a mixed blessing as I’ve been invited to see her, the death of someone I met in rather tragic circumstances, another friend who became seriously ill, but thankfully recovered. The roadworks which will be returning again in the New year locally, some of my friends going through difficulties. but for me the good outweighs the low points, my amazing summer and feeling hopeful. Spiritually I’ve deepened in my relationship with my heavenly Father, who has as always been with me through both the highs and the lows. Finally I would like to thank (hopefully with these name change people will know who I’m referring to) Mr and Mrs Bubble, Mr and Mrs PIndia and little Pea, Mr Windy B, Mr E Laurette, Mrs CT Midwife, Mr P Drivencrazy, Mrs Truly, Mr & Mrs JC One, Rev Greathinker. If I’ve forgotten anyone please don’t take it personally I can’t come up with names that easily , and thank you contrary readers for reading my posts 🙂 So as the New year draws to a close in a few short hours I wan’t to wish you all a very happy new year.