Sunday, 31 December 2017

Week Fifty-Two


Well there it was.......................gone!

All quiet till Friday when we visited our younger son Peter and his wife Steph and three of our grandchildren with presents, and had lunch out with them too.

New Year

Next year tomorrow, I wonder what it will bring. 
This year we had another beautiful grandchild who will be be a year old in January, so where did that year go............? 

My saddest day was taking my 85 year old dad to his new forever home. A care-home ten minutes from my house. So lovely to visit my dad twice a week now instead of every six weeks. The positive thing is he has settled remarkably well. We had Christmas lunch in the care-home with him which was lovely.
We had Christmas afternoon tea twice this year with lovely friends Bill and Janice once on 2nd January, and yesterday, and a cream tea in the summer, and looking forward to doing it all again. I hosted afternoon teas for more lovely friend David and Jane. Also met and had coffee with the lovely Michele and her lovely dog Minnie who was beautifully behaved waiting with me holding her lead outside the local post-office. 

This year I managed to tick off a three things from my bucket list. We went to Hampton Court Palace in the spring, somewhere I have been wanting to visit since I was a little girl, and seeing The Mousetrap since I got interested in the Agatha Christie books when I was about thirteen. Also a must see on my list was the Harry Potter Experience which we did too. 

So cheerio 2017, hello 2018 tomorrow.


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. It sounds as though 2017 was a really good year for you all, and I hope 2018 is even better.
    I would love to see The Mousetrap and visit the Harry Potter Experience but trying to persuade Terry to go with me is proving difficult! I will have to try harder in 2018 or perhaps go with a friend. :-)
    Happy New Year, Barbara xxx

  3. Happy New Year to you!
    I hope 2018 is a fantastic year for you and your family. xx

  4. Wishing you and yours all the best for 2018 Julie xx

  5. A Happy New Year to you and your family Julie. X

  6. A nice wrap for 2017 & glad I've found some lovely bloggers this year along with all that life throws at us. Happy New Year (7am here on 1/1 as I write this)& hope 2018 is a good one for you. Take care.

  7. Here is to a good 2018, may she kind and peaceful to all xx

  8. Blessings to you Julie for 2018, wishing you lots of fun and happy times ahead.

  9. Happy New Year to you and yours Julie. x


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