The end of a year the beginning of a new Decade

Happy New Year.

Well my previous post was a tad sombre wasn’t it. I feel I should spread some warmth and light? What do you think?

This year, that is on its way out started off quietly enough. In February came the snow.

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Ruby loved the snow , then it was gone.

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April we saw our beautiful grand Grandchildren they are always a joy. We have seen them more this year and it’s been fun .

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Also in April I was off to The Silent Eye, Gilgamesh weekend in Derbyshire where I met old friends and new. I also learned a lot about Gilgamesh and myself.

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Lord of the deep

Here is one of my posts from that weekend.

May was a glorious month, mother in law was 99yrs old, hubby had a birthday the day after her but he is not as ancient! We had a trip to the Gower Peninsula and took Ruby with us. We have not been to Wales for years but instantly fell in love with the beauty, history and feel of the place💜

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June arrived and I was so excited because The Blogger’s Bash arrived. I travelled up to London by train and this year there were no hitches and I met up with four fellow bloggers as arranged and we all sauntered along to the venue. A great day was had by all.

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Here is my post of the day.

June was very busy because a few days after the Bash we had friends join us from Canada. We had a fun but extremely busy week.💜

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July was not a good month I got sepsis from a tiny scratch and ended up in hospital and nearly loosing my finger. You can read about it here and here.

See how small the scratch is , it was yellow by then
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poison spreading.
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August was more fun as I got better we met friends for lunch and went out with our youngest son and our eldest grandchild to see a Dinosaur show in London. A great day out.

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September we had friends from Colorado and Portsmouth visit us and stay that was great fun too.

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Spot the Hobbit.

Then finally it was time for our Canadian adventure, we toured from Calgary to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer experience and via Helicopter rides and fabulous scenic attractions, then we had three days in Vancouver, after which we hired a car and drove to Whistler for three days. Then back to Vancouver and home. It was a holiday of a lifetime. I met dragons

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Then Autumn arrived and I love Autumn time for Halloween and golden and red countryside. More visits from the grandchildren.

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Then I won a competition run by Suzi Tench. Read here

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Then it was the run up to Christmas, pressies, food and decorations.

And now it New Years Eve, the Eve of a new decade. I did all this and more and I tried to blog daily, sometimes I failed some times I won.

I wish you all and all your loved ones a very Happy and Healthy New Year and a brilliant decade.

I look forward to seeing you all in 2020. Thank you so much for all your support 💜💜💜

51 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dale
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 17:19:59

    Now that’s more like it 😉
    A lovely year 2019 was for you (minus that nasty cut business) and I wish for you a 2020 filled with even more wonderful!


  2. cindy knoke
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 17:21:01


  3. positivesideofcoin
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 18:01:16

    Happy New Yaar Willow❤🥂


  4. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 18:04:31

    This is a lovely review 2019. Wishing you and your family a fab 20200 and a great decade


  5. dgkaye
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 18:10:42

    Happy New Year Willow. Quite a year. Wishing you only good things for the new year and forward ❤


  6. Mz&Cho
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 18:14:57

    A Very Happy New Year to you and all in the Family! Nothing but the best to come in 2020. Take care.


  7. Ritu
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 18:16:02

    A much lighter, brighter post! Happy new year, Sis 💜🎉


  8. Prior...
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 18:26:24

    oh my goodness about the scratch – glad you are okay!
    next time it happens – try activated charcoal right away – it can work on spider bites too
    either way – glad you were able to reover
    and the post is a great warp up for the years
    peace to you in 2020


  9. marina kanavaki
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 19:03:12

    Ah, my dear Willow, what a lovely 2019 retrospect! I hope 2020 is full of beauty, love and joy! xoxoxoxoxo


  10. Jane Dougherty
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 19:24:28

    Happy New Year, Willow 🙂


  11. Prior...
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 19:26:28


  12. pensitivity101
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 19:49:11

    Great post. Will be with you in the new decade. 🙂


  13. John Holton
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 20:06:53

    I haven’t gotten to the somber stuff yet. I’m happy you made it through July with the infection and all. Didn’t wat to tell you at the time, but my stepfather’s mother died from a strep infection she got from a cut on her hand….


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  15. Jen Goldie
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 20:53:40

    Happy New Year Willow! I was late in following you last year. But here’s to a NEW ONE! 2020! May it be joyful and peaceful for you and yours 💜💐


  16. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 02:19:57

    An enjoyable post, Willow! 💖💖💖


  17. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 07:33:12

    Happy New Year Willow. Lovely post. Wish you much health, (especially after that sepsis scare,) happiness and fun in 2020. Xxx


  18. robertawrites235681907
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 08:12:34

    On the whole a good year, Willow, barring the infected finger. Cheers!


  19. cathleentownsend
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 14:42:10

    Nice year in review–your post was more personal than mine. Wow on the MIL turning 99, and the good news is that bodes well for your significant other being a long liver as well. Lots of travel, so good for you there. Congrats on the competition win as well. All in all, a pretty good year. : )


  20. Widdershins
    Jan 02, 2020 @ 02:12:59

    Happy New decade! 🙂


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