Saturday, 31 December 2022

2022 in Photos

As usual for the 31st December here are some photos of the various things that have interested me through the year.

In JANUARY I went searching for a very old Post Box This is the only known survivor of the Ludlow wall boxes with the cipher of Edward VIII. It's at Bawdsey in Suffolk.

In FEBRURY................a  photo from another church visit. The C16 Bell Cage at East Bergholt.

MARCH and car boot season started, as did seed sowing - 8 "Pointy Peppers" seeds germinated

Going to WI meetings is something I enjoy, always good and mostly interesting speakers too. We heard about The Lost Bees in APRIL

In MAY is was lovely to go to the Suffolk Show again for the first time since 2019. I've already got my early-bird ticket for the 2023 show

Every month I change around the top of the bookshelf and I'm so glad that I found the 12 plates at a boot sale in April featuring Edith Holden's illustrations from the Country Diary book.

Here's the 1st JUNE with the June plate and a few summer things

JULY and this is what I did with an overgrown courgette that wasn't quite a marrow. From a recipe in the Good Housekeeping preserves book

 and using dried apricots that had been in the cupboard since Christmas 2021 I also added grated ginger and it made the most delicious jam. Something I could easily make again next year.

AUGUST and so good to be growing and harvesting things again after the moving house year of 2021. These were the giant plum tomatoes called Super Mama. I'm definitely growing them again in 2023. They were so good for chutney and relishes.

During SEPTEMBER I had a few days out - one to Dunwich on the coast. Dunwich was once a large town but has mostly been lost to the sea over the last 500 years.

OCTOBER was the month of "The Builders" doing my new en-suite and the installation of the new heating oil tank. I no longer have to think about the macerator pump suddenly going wrong and at last I can have a shower in a room with a radiator - well worth the upheaval. 

Mid October - nearly finished

Through NOVEMBER I wrote blog posts for each letter of the Alphabet, it was fun to do and made me think more about subjects to write about - good for the brain!.

Q is for Questions was the most popular with 2,256 page views!

This little book came in so handy for Photos in Advent this year!  - Which was my 8th year of posting a Christmas or Winter photo all through DECEMBER.

That's another year of blogging that has whizzed by - onwards into 2023..................

Back Tomorrow


  1. Thank you for taking time to share parts of your interesting life through the years - and the books you read, I’ve found and enjoyed several new to me authors.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year
    Country Cook

  2. Good to have a concise review - I enjoyed every day of the original posts too, thank you for taking time to share - I rarely leave home these days and have travelled along with you most days. I hope you and your family make a good recovery and you all have a safe and very happy year ahead. Elaine

  3. You have had a very interesting year. Thank you for sharing it with us. I have enjoyed reading all your posts and seeing your photos.
    Here's to an equally good 2023.

  4. Thanks again for another year of blogging - looking forward especially to seeing what your garden produces in 2023, reading your book reviews, and 'visiting' more Suffolk churches.

  5. I have so enjoyed your posts this year, Sue. Thank you so much for the enjoyment, the information and the inspiration. I'm really looking forward to 2023 xx

  6. Thank you for your very entertaining and informative blog Sue, so loved reading it. Best wishes for the new year!

  7. Every one of your posts this year has been interesting to me and I love your mantle shelf photos each time. Best Wishes for 2023 from rainy Scotland. Catriona

  8. Happy New Year Sue - love the alphabet blog posts

  9. I love the old mailboxes and looked for them while I was there after my daughter pointed one out from Queen Victoria. I wouldn't have even noticed! I wonder when the first King Charles post box will be brought out. I never thought about different species of bees. 270 species seemed like a lot until I researched the numbers here. I would imagine we have so many because we are so much bigger, with so many different climates. Fascinating. It won't be long and I'll be starting my little seedlings here as well. That's a comforting thought. Happy New Year, Sue. You've given me some wonderful reading through the year.

  10. That jam, such a great colour - definitely on my radar for this year and the usual glut of courgettes!
    As always, thank you for the enjoyable posts x
    Alison in Wales x

  11. I have enjoyed your posts, Sue! Keep up the great work!
    Happy New Year to you! May 2023 be filled with peace, joy, good health, and fun adventures for you!

  12. A good reminder of your blog posts throughout the year, and my gosh doesn't it show how quickly the past year has flown by, I can remember ALL of the posts as though they were last month!!

    And YES, that bathroom must seem like a wonderful thing now that it is in use, warm showers and no weird toilet noises and worries.
    Thank you for yet another year of imaginative blog posts and buddying up in blogland. Here's to a wonderful New Year for you and all your family. xx

  13. It's been wonderful reading your blog throughout the year! Wishing you & yours peace, joy, laughter, love, good health, and prosperity in the coming year.

  14. Sometimes I feel like a year has whizzed by and nothing much has happened, but looking back on a highlight for each month is a great way to remember :)
    Wishing you an awesome 2023 xx

  15. Happy New Year Sue

  16. Where does the time go? It does not feel like an entire 12 months has passed. Wishing you all the best for 2023.

  17. Thank you for your interesting and thought-provoking blogs Sue. As Covid continued to change our lives, it was even more important for me to feel connections across the globe. May 2023 bring you health, happiness and your heart's desire.

  18. As one of your long time "lurkers", it’s been an interesting year of posts. You always manage to mix things up, along with the regular pieces we enjoy, churches, books etc… looking forward to more lurking ahead! Karen S