2011 in pictures

January 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm 13 comments

I’ve long been a fan of Julie’s Little Cotton Rabbits blog and this post is inspired by her annual New Year’s reflection on the happiest moments of the last year.
As Julie says ”it’s good to remember the good bits and gloss over the bad”. 
So here are my month-by-month smile making memories from 2011.

Jan-Dec 2011:
Weston Super Mare with dear friends, survival and new life, helping hands at the plot, holiday in Fuerteventura, Sufjan Stevens gig in London, our cornflower bed inspired by a visit to Durham, Laura and Tim’s wedding, 20 week scan, finally being able to eat home grown cherry tomatoesfalling in love with our new nephew Zac,   the last of a fab harvest, our niece Kim and her love for her yet-to-be-born cousin.

Entry filed under: home life.

goodbye 2011, hello 2012 wordless wednesday

13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Choclette  |  January 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Yeah Nic, lovely photographs and memories. Wishing you all the very best of luck, veg, health and happiness for 2012.

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  • 2. shaheen  |  January 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Beautiful photographs Nic.
    Wishing you ALL a very Happy New Year.

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  • 3. BilboWaggins  |  January 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Is it daft of me that August is my favourite?

    Thinking of you, checking computer far too many times each day in case there is “news”.

    huggles.

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  • 4. Alison  |  January 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Not long to go and you will have some more fab pictures and something special. Awaiting the news and thinking about you x

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  • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  January 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

    thank you all so much :o)

    Reply
  • 6. Denise  |  January 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Must run this up the flagpole! lol!

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  • 7. Son of Rufus  |  January 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Nice pix… Looking forward to the first ones of the mini-M 🙂

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  • 8. Mel  |  January 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Such lovely photos! all of them, well done.

    Reply
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