Lacklustre, I suppose, would be an apt description of the past year seen from our personal perspective. I can’t recall anything of great excitement or interest happening, apart from the arrival of the pygmy goats who have brought great fun into our lives.
Nothing really awful happened either, although much of the year was involuntarily absorbed by the ongoing emotional problems of an acquaintance which was very wearing, and taught me that I am not Mother Theresa and neither do I want to be.
Resolution for 2008: be far more active; work less, play more.
While I feel I achieved nothing of any value at all during the last twelve months, our beautiful daughter Julie upheld the family honour by
1. Giving up smoking – it has been a long and windy road, with many a stumble in the past, but this time she hasn’t faltered, and we are so very proud of her
and, there’s more:
2. Losing two stone in weight. She has been resolute in maintaining her determination and goal and has shown that inside that girly exterior is a core of iron.
That she has achieved both of these difficult goals at a time when she is under extreme pressure as a parent and at work is just typical of the unpredictable and occasionally contrary nature of the little girl who is still our little girl.
Kitkat won her place at Riseholme College to begin her equine management course, and has completed her first term.
The youngest granddaughter, Leoni, has followed in the successful footsteps of her sister Jasmine, and passed her Grammar school entrance exam.
So, though the mothership has failed to blaze any new trails, the rest of the fleet is powering ahead . Thanks, girls! We love you all.