27 December 2013

2013 is nearly done....

...time to reflect on the past year.

As regular readers will know, there are several things that loom large in Granny's World;  our wonderful grandsons, knitting and gardening. The garden seems to take a bit of a back seat these days, but will always be there even if its not a well tended as it should be. To see our garden through the year check out "Our Garden" page.

Our summer garden

Another love is to travel, and we were very fortunate this year to spend some time with two lovely ladies and their husbands. You can read about our travels this year and our trip to the USA on my "We love to travel" page or here, here and here.  We are hoping to be able to welcome them all to the UK in 2014.

Joan's view 

Then on to our family, the grandsons continue to delight us, it is wonderful to watch them grow and this year Laurie has turned from a baby into a boisterous toddler!!  The words are starting to tumble from him and he continuously makes us laugh.  Rufus, a much more sensitive child, continues to grow into an amazingly intelligent little boy (can you tell I am very biased), he has a great memory and continuously surprises us.  I am fortunate to see them every 2 weeks or more if possible and they stay here often much to the delight of Pops, their number one fan.

In June we learnt that we were to be grandparents again in 2014. This time our youngest daughter Rachel and her partner Stuart are having a baby in February or early March at the latest, to say we are excited would be an understatement as this one will live just up the road rather than a 45 minute drive away.

In April we said goodbye to my Uncle Ken - my father's elder brother.  My parents and in-laws are still with us, if not always in the best of health, we continue to enjoy their company.

Knitting as always, is a huge part of my life.  Something I do most days!  I belong to several knitting/craft groups and have made some very talented friends, we knit for charity and our families and to see some of my work check out my "Knitting Projects" page, I do try to keep it updated.  I join in several blog related 'show and tells' - Tami Amis (for WIP Wednesday & FO Friday), Yarn Along (for WIP's on a Wednesday and Ginny also writes an amazing blog about her ever expanding family and their life, great photographs), Frontier Dreams (for crafting on Tuesday).

Blogging and the internet in general, some would say a waste of time, and whilst I still have an old school mobile phone thus resisting the urge to be online all day, I do spend valuable time interacting online.  To be honest I have made so many new friends it can't be considered a waste and it also allows me to keep up with friends much easier than any letter could do.  I do however miss that long awaited letter dropping on the mat. I have pages on Facebook one for me and one for the blog - Granny's World, be sure to stop by and LIKE the page, leave a comment, I love to know what you think.  The blog continues to attract a few comments, more I find on a Wednesday or Friday, but as I write this just for me I guess it doesn't matter.  A wave to all the blog followers, whether via email, Bloglovin Facebook or Ravelry- as I said please leave a comment.

So here we are at the end of 2013, Peter and I still working, keeping in reasonable health, and enjoy a comfortable life together. We have so much to be thankful for, especially our family who continue to want to spend time with us and for that we are truly grateful.

I hope that your 2013 has been memorable and that your 2014 will be one to remember.

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