As December comes to a close and the end of the decade draws ever closer, it’s time to look back at 2019. The year was slow to get going but when it did it snowballed! The second half of 2019 has been a roller-coaster! Together, David and I have been on many exciting adventures. Below find 12 random pictures that highlight the year that was 2019!
The year began with a ten mile walk around Kewsick, where I introduced Riley to the joys of paddling in Derwentwater.
During this cold month I embarked on many Riley walks with friends and family.
David and I became members of the RSPB and visited many reserves in the North West. A favourite of mine is Leighton Moss, Morecambe where we got to feed hungry robins and tits.
We purchased our first female Lady Gouldian Finch. She is a nice addition to the aviary.
I managed to go on my first wild swim of the season in May. I took a gentle walk to High Dam near Windermere for a peaceful swim amidst nature.
June had so many highlights it was difficult to chose just one, from raising painted lady butterflies to being bee-keepers for the day. However playing host to our American friend Jennifer who came to visit for a second time was even more fun than her first visit. We hiked in the Ogwen Valley and wild swam in Llyns Bochlwyd and Idwal.
Work wise 2019 hasn’t been a great year for neither David nor myself. To outweigh all the negativity in his workplace David joined in a fun day with dalmatian puppies.
Saving a poor gull who had fallen from its nest (high up on a roof) from uncertain death was ultimately fulfilling especially when a week later it flew off independently.
We finally managed to go on a short break to the Lake District after postponing earlier in the year.
I finally ticked off Glaslyn after booking a short break away to Snowdonia for my birthday.
David bought a new car! A Honda Civic but I still miss his old car the Renault Clio.
Though December is all about the excitement (or stress) of Christmas, this year’s trip to New York overshadowed Christmas preparations. My most lasting memory of the holiday was standing on the shoreline before a magnificent Brooklyn Bridge.
Let’s hope 2020 will be another kind year!
I wish you all good health and happiness for the new year ahead!
Thanks for your continued support,
Hi Christine, despite a few downs it looks like you have had more ups! I love the pic of Riley in the NT Entrust hands. Have a similar one of Hugo somewhere.:)
Have a great 2020. I am sure I will be reading your adventures. X
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Work, pah, maybe you both need new jobs. From my experience when work is making you unhappy things only go from bad to worse. However you had some super walks and amazing swims, and your trip to New York was the way to end the year. Enjoy the rest of this year and Happy New Year 2020.
A few downs but it looks like overall a pretty good year for you. I hope 2020 is even better 🙂
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Thanks Louise. Hope you are doing ok? x