We've had a good time with our family over the Christmas holiday period and as everyone has gone home I now have the opportunity to wish all of you, my friends, a happy, healthy new year 2016.
Due to the continuous rain most of our days have been spent indoors, either in our home or at our local daughter's house. As a consequence, I've not taken many photos recently except those of family members. Hopefully there'll be other photos to share over the next few months using a new digital camera. On New Year's Eve we spent a quiet evening with our daughter who had come to stay for a few days and we saw the new year in by watching the televised count down to midnight from London's Thames Embankment followed by the firework display. Then on New Year's Day we had a family gathering when nearly everyone was able to visit us.
Gradually I'm sure I'll get back into our usual routine and there are some events to look forward to in the first half of this year.
On Thursday I'm taking our local daughter and granddaughter to the ballet to see 'The Nutcracker' performed by the St. Petersburg Ballet Company which we're all looking forward to. As a Christmas gift a grandson has arranged for us to visit a Yorkshire vineyard near Holmfirth with wine tasting and lunch included so I shall book a Springtime date as it will be a good reason to see an area of the county that we've never visited. Other gifts were garden and book related, being our two main interests. With a pile of new books and a book voucher gift to choose others we shall be either relaxing with a good book or out in the garage/potting area sowing seeds and propagating plants in the new propagator given to us.