Sunday, 31 December 2017

December 31st and Remembering 2017

I always did this on my old blog, the photos here are taken from the blog through the year, a little glimpse back.

We moved in on March 1st
"Look for the post box and turn up the lane, we're right at the end"

March 11th, Colin's 60th Birthday Get Together and the last photo we have of Col's Dad who died in July, seen here with our youngest and Florence, she was a baby then, now 14 months old

After 6 weeks with a picnic stove and a microwave, I was glad to get my new LPG range installed

We have a good view of the sunsets here, across the open fields

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum,  half a mile just across the fields from us or 3 miles by road.

Pyramidal Orchids on our meadow

June and a sunny Fathers day at the beach hut.Colin with Jacob and then with Florence

Polly quickly settled into her third home and likes the wood-burner

Being able to join a new WI and re-joining a WI that I last went to in the 1980s -  has been  good.

That strange weather phenomenon when the sky turned red with dust from the Sahara high in the atmosphere

A few of this years paper-craft cards.

Getting all the trees planted was Col's dream and he succeeded

Seasonal bits and bobs on the mantle-shelf
We've seen rather a lot of Addenbrookes hospital this year, but these mosaics are cheerful

Snow in early December brought all the birds to the feeders

So that was 2017. 10 months in our new home, another year of hospitals but with good months in between. Our Grandchildren have both gone from babies to small people and another on the way and we look forward to whatever life throws at us in 2018.

Thank you to everyone who's followed me from the old blog to the new and read the blog all through 2017, and for all the comments that make blogging a two way affair.

Have a good New Years Eve if you stay up to celebrate......... I shall be fast asleep I hope.

Back in 2018


  1. Wishing you all a very Happy 2018 hoping all the medical stuff goes to plan, thanks for sharing on your lovely blog.

  2. Lovely photos! Hope Col's treatment goes well and you both have a very happy New Year.

  3. I sincerely hope 2018 will be a good year for you and Colin and his treatment is successful. I will be celebrating a nephews wedding today in Suffolk so I will be seeing in the New Year something I never usually do.
    Hazel c uk

  4. Happy New Year and a big thank you for 'Keeping Blogging' despite all the challenges you have faced and coped with this last year. Jan Butcherxx

  5. Happy New Year to you and Col, Sue. I have really enjoyed your blog this year - thank you for all the interesting posts x

  6. Happy New Year - wishing you both a good year.Carole.

  7. Happy New Year. Thank you for sharing snippets of your life in your lovely blog - one of the best!

  8. Happy new year to you both. I enjoy your blog so much. I hope 2018 is a good one.

  9. Happy New Year to you and all your family Sue. Slainte! Catriona

  10. I hope 2018 is a wonderful year for you and your family Sue. Yours is the first blog I read every day and I really enjoy it. Thank you. Happy new year!

  11. Thank you for making the effort to blog even when life is busy and challenging. It really helps with my own busy and challenging times to know that I can check in with you and your readers. Wishing us all and particularly Colin a good year in 2018.

  12. Thank you for making the effort to blog even when life is busy and challenging. It really helps with my own busy and challenging times to know that I can check in with you and your readers. Wishing us all and particularly Colin a good year in 2018.

  13. I wish you and Col the best in the coming year.

    God bless.

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    1. You have had a very busy year, wishing you both health and happiness in 2018. x

  15. So lovely to look back on your 2017.
    I hope 2018 brings good health for Col and much happiness for you both.

  16. I hope that 2018 will be a good year for you both.

    Looking back, Colin's tree project is such an impressive and wonderful accomplishment.

  17. Twelve hours until our New Year and 6 -7 for yours. Glad Colin is home and that he will heal and be back to normal this year. I enjoy your Blog and what you are up to. I'd love to be able to go to Car Boot sales with you!! I wish you and your family an AMAZING 2018!!

  18. Happy New Year and wishing you all the best in 2018!!

  19. All good wishes for the year ahead Sue. X

  20. Wonderful pictures! I enjoyed seeing them all now just as much as I did throughout the year. Thank you for your blog Sue, I love visiting with you! May you and you family have a great new year filled with many happy surprises!

  21. A lovely round up of pictures 😊

    Happy New Year to you both, all the best for 2018. Xx

  22. Happy New Year Sue to both you and Col. I hope the new year is good to both of you. I love reading your blog and enjoy seeing/reading about Suffolk, a place always in my heart. Thanks for the wonderful photos.

  23. Wishing you and Col all the love for a peaceful 2018 xxx

  24. Nice recap of the year! Blessings and joy in 2018!

  25. It's almost the New Year here and I send you the wish for good health, happiness and many many books in your future!

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