Cataloguing the year month by month is a great way to remember your year and it's made me realise just how blooming good it was.
Roll on 2012 and may it be a wonderful year for everybody. Happy New Year!
In February we were honoured to become Godparents to our scrumptious nephew and niece..WOW! We also went to see our favourite singer (in the whole wide world), Mr Ray Lamontagne at the amazing Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank in London.....what a night! We also decided I should take redundancy so we could make the dog thing happen...gulp.
March is my Birthday month and we celebrated by going to the Lake District, staying in a lovely cottage on Ullswater and climbing a mountain. Helvellyn you are my bitch! We also wallpapered for the first time ever, incredibly stressful but well worth it for the glamorous results. At then end of the month I left work and was terribly sad about it....ha ha....NOT REALLY!!
In April we went to pick our puppy and when we got to the farm there were only two girls left - we chose this little pickle and she was named Tilly that day - full posho name Matilda Mahinda Moorhen...cute. We also started work on our enormous garden to try and turn it into an allotment - some small success there but not as great as we would like.
In May Tilly was old enough to come home with us. I had already forgotten how little and cute she was back then so these pictures made me smile the most. The whole month consisted of vet visits, picking up poop and family and friends coming over for a peek. We fell in love.
In June we went on holiday to Corfu, what a gorgeous, hot and sunny place. We relaxed.
In September we had our new drive and pathway laid - the bliss of having a nice paved path to walk on should never be underestimated. Walking was the theme of the month as Tilly grows, she needs more and more exercise. Exhausted just thinking about it. We visited our family in Manchester for the first time and loved it.
Malta with our fabulous friends and it was my first time (they've all been loads) so really special. I loved it, so pretty and more importantly such great food!
San Francisco so we went out for a visit to see if we wanted to live there. We didn't for a whole raft of reasons and luckily he was offered another job, this time in London...so no moving house...phew. This is the month I taught myself to crochet.
I hope you had a great 2011. Let's hear it for 2012 the year of the .........