It's that time of year folks......
Well the old year is virtually gone now - just another day and we can start praying that 2023 will be much kinder to us all than 2022 was.

This time last year, we didn't know that a lovely country called Ukraine would be pulverised by Russia's troups even though the Russian soldiers had been told that it was just practice. So many young people have died - unnecessarily and for what?

Now all we have to do is to hope that 2023 will be a quieter and more peaceful year than the one we're leaving.

Tony, my son, came up to visit me today which was wonderful. He was just on his own, as the grandchildren had other things to do, but on the bright side - it meant Tony and I could talk for Britain!!!!

At least I saw him before the end of 2022 and we've promised each other to see each other next year. He'd brought his "drone" from the college to have a look at the roof for me, but apparently it has a height limit, and my roof was over that limit. So no pics this time, he'll bring another drone next time, one that will be able to climb that high.

I really hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. Take care if you are going out to celebrate, I'll be spending it indoors (as per usual). So have a great 2023 folks............


Bee Orchid said:

Oh I'm so glad that Tony made it for a visit, and glad you had a good time talking. Hopefully it won't be too long before he visits again.

Happy New Year Jenny!
17 months ago

Jenny McIntyre replied to Bee Orchid:

Thanks so much Fran. I hope you have a wonderful New Year too.
17 months ago

Gracie said:

Im glad Tony made it. Did you get out at all? Maybe take one last look at 2022? It was lovely to speak yesterday. Im not sure if its me, you or the combination of us, but we do rattle on together don't we?? I love it! Happy New Year Jenny... xo
17 months ago

Jenny McIntyre replied to Gracie:

No we didn't go out at all. I didn't feel good enough to get out, as my right foot was complaining!!! Yes when we talk - WE TALK!!!! It's strange how well we get on, well not strange really - we are wonderful people!!! It's great that we get along like that - I love it too. Happy New Year Gracie xx
17 months ago

StoneRoad2013 said:

Glad to know that you and Tony had a good visit together, we will be going over to my SiL's on New Year's Day [for afternoon tea !] as they are over the chicken pox that blighted their holidays.

We've all had a good time and a nice break in routine, plenty of good food and a roaring fire in the wood stove, plus another "cat came for christmas" [he seems to have been dumped nearby a few weeks ago - and no sign of being "lost or strayed" even at the vets]. Some piccies will appear shortly.

Weather has been frightful, hasn't it ! First that cold snap* and then we've had heavy rain and strong winds for most of the past few days. It's dull and damp but not windy today, so I got some sleep - unlike a couple of nights ago, when the gusts were 70+ mph for a few hours.
*Although not a patch on what the Americans have been subjected to just recently.

So, it just remains for me to wish you a safe, happy, healthy & wealthy 2023.
17 months ago

Jenny McIntyre replied to StoneRoad2013:

Oh Sara I do hope you have a great time at your SiL's tomorrow. I'm so glad to hear that you had a good Christmas, I'd love a wood stove - I've got so many trees that need culling or at least trimming - I'd have a very cheap way of heating. I actually have two open fireplaces but I can't manage to lift up the coal - so not this year. Oh wow - a cat came for Christmas - sounds heavenly. I do hope you'll adopt him/her. I think it's wonderful when an animal adopts you - it's meant to be.

As for the weather - I don't go out at all, and having double glazing helps me ignore the rain. I'm just hoping that we don't get the remnants of the US's storms!!!!! Have a wonderful, safe and healthy 2023.
17 months ago

Keith Burton said:

I wish you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year Jenny.
17 months ago

Jenny McIntyre replied to Keith Burton:

The same to you too Keith. Let's just hope those who decide for us, have a happy New Year too, and pass it on to us!!!
17 months ago