It's been a busy year for us. A house move and a wedding to organise, they've taken up a lot of our time. Let's take a look at what else happened over the last twelve months.
The year got off to a good start with Daniel and Jasmine finally Coming Home. They'd been living down south for over five years and what with the distance and the pandemic during the previous two years, we hadn't seen much of them. They've been renting a flat very close to where we live but they're now looking to buy a house somewhere close by. It will be lovely to have them put down roots here.
We were Engaging With Nature at Lotherton in February. It's one of our favourite places to walk Archie and he loves it there too, so we visit throughout the year. You tend to really take notice of the changes in the seasons when you see the same place on a regular basis. Lotherton was just starting to wake up from its winter slumber, there were snowdrops to see and the promise of daffodils to come.
Mick took some time off work in March, and along with trips on the weekends, we got out and about. One of the places we visited was Worsbrough Mill And Country Park. It's a really interesting place, there's a working water mill which you're able to look round, along with 240 acres of parkland and a reservoir. The weather was gorgeous too.
In April, we were Moving House. We'd lived in our old house for over twenty eight years so it was a big decision to move, but we absolutely love our new house and we're glad we took the plunge. We're all settled in now and it feels as though we've lived here for years.
I took a bit of a break from blogging during May whilst we got sorted out in our new home, but we did go to see the Willow Sculptures At Lotherton. There are quite a few of these willow animals, and a willow archer too, dotted around the estate, though we still haven't come across the squirrels.
In June, I wrote about Eleanor getting Another New Job. She'd had a couple of jobs in quick succession after she finished her degree but she seems really settled where she is now and she's loving her job. She's been working weekends but in the new year she'll be starting shifts, which entails night work. I think her and Jacob will be like ships passing in the night as Jacob works shifts already. We'll have to see how that goes.
We had lots of lovely, sunny days this year with temperatures at one point breaking records. We don't always have such summery days so we have to make the most of them when we do. We visited Beck Wood in July, being beside water is perfect when the weather's so good, and though this particular day wasn't hot, it was pleasant.
Eleanor's Hen Weekend was held in August. I, along with some of the other oldies, was invited to afternoon tea at the Sky Lounge in Leeds, before the hens headed off for the weekend to Manchester. Everyone had a lovely time and it was the perfect start to the wedding celebrations.
In September, I celebrated My Birthday In Filey. Although we visit many seaside towns on the east coast, Filey is one that we've never really explored. We were actually pleasantly surprised, we really liked what we saw and we shall definitely go back to see more.
Eleanor and Jacob's Wedding Day wasn't just the highlight of October, it was the highlight of the year. It was a fantastic day from start to finish, everyone really enjoyed it and Eleanor and Jacob had huge smiles on their faces all day long. They've now settled down to married life together, though they both say that they don't really feel any different.
We went to see our small town's Christmas Lights switched on at the end of November. It's quite a big event for such a small place with roads closed, a market installed for the day and a stage set up for the entertainment. There was a fantastic firework display to watch too. We enjoyed it and might even go again next year.
Many things were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 owing to the pandemic and one of them was the show we'd booked to see at Leeds Grand Theatre. Les Miserables is Mick's, Eleanor's and my favourite musical so we booked right back in 2019 to see it in 2020 but it got postponed twice. We finally got to see it earlier this month after a three year wait, we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
So that's 2022 wrapped up in a nutshell. Of course, there's been much more to my year than is shown in this highlight post and you can take a look back through my previous posts if you'd like to read more.
Thank you, as always, to everyone who visits my blog and especially those who leave a comment to let me know you've passed by, I appreciate this so very much. Wishing you all a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.
Sounds a perfect year, family happy times are always the best, Happy New Year to you and your family.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you and yours, Jo. "See" you in 2023! 😊ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you all. Here's to 2023!ReplyDelete
Lovely recap! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
You have done so much this year - moving house and a wedding are very time consuming. Wishing you a wonderful 2023 in your new home. xReplyDelete
What a busy year! Happy New Year, wishing you all the very best for 2023. xxReplyDelete
What a special year to remember. Wishing you a very Happy and healthy 2023 Jo xReplyDelete
You had quite a full year. I loved seeing the wedding photo of Eleanor. Wasn't she a BEAUTIFUL bride with such a handsome groom too. Wishing you even BETTER things in 2023 .... although it is pretty hard to top getting a lovely new son.ReplyDelete
It was nice to look back on your year Jo. Happy New Year to you and your family, I hope it's all you wish forReplyDelete
A lovely look back.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year Wishes to you and your family.
All the best Jan
Looks like you had a wonderful year Jo. So many super photos to look through, events to read about, all very enjoyable. Eleanor and Jacob are a lovely couple, their photo is heartwarming. I wish you and those you hold dear, a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!ReplyDelete
A most enjoyable post and good pictures. You certainly had a memorable year one way and another.ReplyDelete
Thanks, and for you too. xx
Such a busy year filled with lovely things. I lovely recap Jo, hope 2023 is a year filled with wonderful memories.ReplyDelete
In the past getting married marked a big change in lives but nowadays when couples live together first it's not really a big thing is it? You had a very full year maybe 2023 will be a little quieter.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing some of the highlights of your year Jo. I wish you lots of memorable moments for 2023. Happy New Year xReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you and yours Jo, I hope this year is a good one for you :)ReplyDelete
Some precious memories made, Jo. Happy New Year to you and your family. XxReplyDelete
Just a tad late with my comment due to a few i'net issues. I enjoyed reading & think it was definitely better for you than the past few. Happy New Year, take care & hugs.ReplyDelete
Wow, that was some year with huge events. How wonderful to have the family close by. I love that hare sculpture and the photo of the happy couple is beautiful. Happy New Year.xxxReplyDelete