Monday, 29 December 2014

Six-month sprint

Six months in one fell swoop?  

The thing is.... that despite me not being here...... its all been going on still....so for my own sense of being up-to-date.....allow me a sprint through it all?



Blue bell woods at Ashridge, Herts.


Middle Boy's ninth birthday, chicken themed as you can see....and the main present?  Six hens with which to start his very own business.


Summer footie games with the cousins (actually, they were all out on Christmas day playing footie, so this is one for all seasons)





Summer days in my favourite formal gardens.


Pirate Day in our village, Big and Middle Boys canoeing.


Littlest Boy and  Mr. F kitted out to go



Middle Boy's trip to Birmingham Symphony Hall to take part with the school band in Music For Youth 2014.



Beach days



School sports days


Walking on the coast path


Dog walking



Dahlia....just because....


Painting commission of one of our local beaches


Biggest Boy starting comprehensive school


Being an early bird and beholding undisturbed beauty


Littlest Boy's sixth birthday


My first attempt at patchwork...


.....With a matching crib blanket for a new baby.


Mr. F's second marathon of the year in Chester....this boy is not just a pretty face, he shaved a huge 30 minutes off his previous time at 3hrs 43


Thomas hat for a first birthday.




October holiday to the Brecon Beacons




Taking the boys walking up Pen Y Fan and Corn Du


And at the top.... the mist was so thick I was slightly uncomfortable....but we made it to the top and back to the car before the heavens opened.





Red Kites feeding, an outstanding and awesome display!








The painting that went down so well, that it became three!


A bit of Christmas knitting thanks to Sarah, Crafts from the Cwtch


Littlest Boy's Christmas jumper for Save the Children


Christmas day magic


Boxing day in the rain and wind.....blowing all the cobwebs away......


So 2014, was a good'un!  Far more than shown here, lots of sunshine, happy family times, good food, giggles, knitting, painting, crocheting, music, baking, running (yes, me running!) German (my studies plod on) French another string to my bow with the Open University, reading, sewing

Gosh, looking at it like that, I can see why I didn't find time to blog.........

I wonder what 2015 holds?  More of the above I hope!

Here's wishing you a happy and healthy 2015 with new adventures and challenges, new skills to learn and experiences to be had!

7 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you as well! May 2015 bring you just as much fun but a few minutes to blog about it more often!

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  2. Great pictures Faith. Looks like you had a wonderful year.

    Linda

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  3. Lovely pics Faith! Happy New Year to you and yours! xxx

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  4. Loved reading this post and catching up.

    Hope 2015 is just as super!

    Helenxx

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  5. So wonderful to read this post and see all the wonderful things that happened in the last six months. Happy New Year,
    Meredith

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  6. What outdoor fun you've had. That is a creative, chicken cake. The Thomas hat is spot on. Great, warm mitts you've worn.

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  7. So good to hear from you.My blog has been ignored for over 2 months and it did feel good to get back to it today. I have always enjoyed reading (and seeing) all about your life, over there! It seems so charmed as I sit here in my suburban house--longing to live where it is less populated and the pace of life is slower. It seems you had a wonderful year-and your boys, adorable as always. Is your boy's business going to be selling eggs? I hope 2015 is good to you--and two languages you are learning? Wowza!
    xoxoxo

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