Thursday, 31 December 2009

Out with the old and in with the new!

As the last day of 2009 is slowly drawing to a close - its time for out with the old (t'was lumpy, bumpy and coming apart at the seams - no not MrVV but his chair!);

It was at least 3rd hand when we acquired it - it has served its master well but now has been consigned to the great recycling centre in the sky :(

Its replacement was picked up from deepest, darkest Essex yesterday - a lucky find via ebay;

So far it has escaped cushions and granny blankets but eventually it will get something to pretty it up!

I was looking back through some of the photos I've taken this year pre-blog and thought I'd share some of my favourites with you all;

Easter weekend on Southwold beach - warm enough to wear shorts & make castles.

My littlest sisters wedding in May - the bridesmaids make a bid for freedom :)

A medieval fayre somewhere in Suffolk in June - not sure the littlest knight looks entirely happy.

Latitude Festival in July - he's just posing with my cider not actually drinking it!!

The school hols - lots of picnics in the garden.

Camping in Norfolk in August - a week of sunshine :)

Boys on the beach in north norfolk.

How brown they were and look what happens when they are given bright blue lollies!

Just after that picture was taken - I started writing my blog.  Those first 3 months of writing have whizzed by - I've met some great people and read about their lives and families.  Its like opening a magazine everytime I log in :)

Last but not least - I shall wish you all a happy new year.  I shall do my usual New Years Eve trick of falling asleep on the sofa only to be woken by big ben and the fireworks at midnight!!

See you all next year!!

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Floss said...

I so love your Fisher Price school house! My MIL has the same one and it was great when the boys were young enough to play with it with me!

You've had a great year and I look forward to blogging through the next one with you - Happy 2010.

VintageVicki said...

It was my 6th birthday present - apparently I was thrilled to bits with it. Still love it - the boys played with it when they were small and now my nieces love it when they come to visit. Is one toy I shall never part with.

A Country Girl said...

Have good evening - we have champagne chilling in the fridge but it (and me) won't last til midnight!

bekimarie said...

Lovely recap of 2009.
Happy new year, hope it's a good one.
Beki xxx

Sarah said...

Happy New Year! It's great to look back over the year. Look forward to commenting in 2010!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

What lovely memories you have of 2009!

Wishing you and your family all the best in 2010!