Saturday, January 01, 2011

A new start for a new year

What does life have in store for us all this year?
At Chez Bebbs 2010 brought change, Sarah headed off to Hertfordshire University to start her training for a career in physiotherapy
The rest of the family carried on regardless but the chemistry of the house seemed to change with Sarah's absence
Nigel had less pressure on his time as he stopped running Sarah's rugby team
Nick and Louise continued to work hard at school as the pressure increased as they edge towards important exams over the next few years.
Nick had his ups and downs continuing to cope with his diabetes but kept up with his football
Louise passed her Grade 1 violin exam
Anne seemed to do a little less taxi driving as it would appear that Sarah was the main client
Finances became a little tighter - it's not cheap supporting kids at uni
Major milestones were reached, Nigel and Anne turned the clock on the Big Five Oh, Sarah was 18 and Anne's father became an octogenarian in the summer
All four grandparents, with the youngest at 71, were fortunate to continue in reasonable health
Anne managed to do less stitching (and blogging - but she intends to try harder this year) than she was happy with
But, all in all, looking back, fortune smiled on us and 2010 was generally a good year
So from Anne and the two gorgeous girlies
And Nigel and the fun loving boy
You are all wished exactly what you'd wish for yourselves -the very, very best for 2011


Ali Honey said...

All the best to your whole Lovely Family for 2011.
I hope Sarah is doing well with her physio training - that will be a wonderful asset to the family when she is qualified.
In the middle of this year we are going to be visiting some of the places you have shown photos of over the last few summers. We will be staying with our son's partner's Aunt and Uncle in Castle Cary. I hope to get to see Lime Regis, Kilver Court, maybe Eden Garden Project . R wants to visit the Airforce Museum.
Any other suggestions from you of should see things in your area would be appreciated. Cheers Ali.

Plum Cox said...

Happy New Year, Anne! I'm glad that your family are all continuing to thrive - and perhaps you'll find that the time you were taxi driving could be your newly extended sewing time? Mind you, I've also come across people who've said that the waiting about in cars for other people to have their music lessons etc. is the best time for portable sewing!

Good luck for the year ahead.

McIrish Annie said...

Happy New Year! It's hard to quilt and blog with so much going on with your lovely family. Still look forward to your posts! I too hope to do more quilting and blogging this year.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Happy New Year to you and your family too!

Clare said...

There are never enough hours in the day to do what one wants to do.

I've decided to allocate certain days for certain jobs this year. We'll see what happens.

Happy New Year to you and the family.


Tanya said...

Lovely picture of you and your beauties!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy New Year to you too! Glad to hear your news and that everyone is well!

Hedgehog said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!!