It’s good to look back over the last twelve months and a few things that happened. It’s so easy to let life whizz past you without noticing much about it. For instance, I’m surprised that it’s only last January that I was making bike seat covers, as this feels so much longer ago to me.
In January a huge, new cowshed was completed next door to spoil our beautiful view over Bridgwater Bay.
It was also so cold that the many birds that visit my garden were more than usually glad of some extra food. (I am turning into my in-laws with binocs constantly at the ready.)
In February, the weather was warmish and then cold, giving us daffodils, primulas and frost.
In March the cash-strapped council still managed to open up our most local footpath almost over the road, which must have been on the planning list before the crunch. But hooray for it, as it’s the best way to get to our nearest walk.
In April, the days grew lighter again and Percy was confused about doors.
We had visitors from London, who inspired me to make some changes to the garden.
And I ticked a chore off my list by painting the garage, which needed timber preservation – a rather Swedish blue, natch.
In May, we stayed home and went out.
June was disappointingly un-sunny, but things grew anyway…
As July proved.
It was often not until the evening that the skies cleared and the sun came out.
By August, the wheat had ripened.
And we took ourselves for walks.
Then, in September, the harvest was brought in, changing the views.
In October, the neighbouring field gained some very ordinary cows. We usually have rarer breeds round here. I’m a cattle snob.
The neighbouring farmer cut down the hedge so that you could actually see Broomfield Hill from the garden.
Then as the days shortened in November, there was more staying in than going out.
Although, the occasional walk was managed.
Until the year ended in a grey and mild December; such a contrast to last year’s snow.
All in all, this has been a good and happy year. What more could I ask? I hope your year was also good and that 2012 will bring you all you wish for. x
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