Looking Ahead – 2022


Truthfully, I’ve been feeling rather overwhelmed and worried about what the future holds this new year. There was and still is some health concerns regarding David, and then there’s the squeeze on the cost of living here in the UK. However, I’m fed up of feeling sad and was wondering what to write for my next blog. I have to admit my previous posts have not been filled with much joy! So, I decided to write a post that looked ahead with optimism, to all the good things I’ve planned for 2022. Here’s with faith my hopes and plans for the year go ahead.

Hopefully, I’ll finally get to see Hans Zimmer Live! Booked in 2020! It’s easy to almost forget that I’d booked tickets to see this as it was supposed to be for 2021.

Hans Zimmer Live

I love going to the theatre and have not been since 2020, so I went and booked seats for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Liverpool Empire. I’ve read the Mark Haddon book but can’t remember the synopsis. I’ll have to read the book again before watching the play!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

To celebrate our 16 year anniversary, I’ve booked a few days away to The Lake District this March. Of course we are staying with Phil and Helen, the lovely proprietors of Hermiston Guest House. I hope to revisit some lakes such as Ullswater in preparation for a forthcoming YouTube project.

The Knowsley Borough of Culture celebrations, have planned a sculpture trail of 30 pairs of owls and cats in commemoration of Edward Lear who penned the famous poem The Owl and the Pussycat while staying at Knowsley Hall with the then Earl of Derby in 1871. So, I will be looking forward to following this trail as I’ve not been on a sculpture trail since the robins at Nottingham and The Snowman Trail at Manchester in 2018! It’s been too long!

Much to David’s consternation, I loved staying at the lochside cabin by Loch Venachar, The Trossach’s. So when a week in August became free for me, I just had to book and plan another swim holiday to Scotland. This time booking a rather pricey boathouse on the shore of Loch Tay. I simply can’t wait to stay at this luxurious cabin and experience some wonderful Scottish wildlife and scenery!

2022 also sees the 10 year anniversaries of both the passing of my father Graham, and of buying our first home. Where have those 10 years gone?

Of course I’ve lots of other plans inside my head, I wonder if any of them will be realised?

What exciting opportunities lie ahead for you in 2022?

Thanks for reading,

Christine x

11 thoughts on “Looking Ahead – 2022

  1. Thought provoking.
    Wishing you both well in 2022. Looking forward to your posts. Good luck with the wild swimming!
    You have reminded me of that book, Curious Incident, a complicated plot which I also need to revisit. Would be spectacular on the stage with a good cast.

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  2. Looking forward to seeing your Scotland holiday again, looks a lovely place to stay and also your Ullswater break. I’m just looking to get away a bit more, whether it be in the south west or elsewhere, strange you should mention Knowsley Hall as I’m at my cousins wedding there in August

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  3. Fab Christine, sounds like lots of great things to look forward to. The Owl and the Pussycat Sculpture Trail sounds fantastic. 🙂
    The boathouse on Loch Tay looks amazing and will be perfect for Wild Swims. And Keswick is always a nice place to stay. Will have to ask Alexa play Hans Zimmer! X

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  4. Your Scottish hideaway stay looks wonderful indeed. Such a good idea to look forward and book nice things to do. Also you can budget for them.I’m gradually getting braver and doing things again. The warmer weather will help.

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  5. Loving your photos in this post Christine, especially David’s happy face in the last photo when you got your home. I’ve starting putting post it notes up of things I need to do to achieve difficult targets and move them to another door when I’ve completed them. Basic I know but it helps me to keep the momentum and not forget things I need to complete. It does all feel like one bad news story after another. George’s family are only about 100m from Kiev and I’m praying that all ends quickly and without anymore suffering. You just feel like standing up and shouting S T O P 🛑. I love that you are finding cheerful things to do 😊

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