Thursday, 7 January 2016

Well, that's 2015 gone

Hello dearest reader, if anyone is still with me they should get an award for perseverance.
2015 went too quickly, based on the fact I was rarely at home, it was a truly fab year for your auntie travel wise.
We did Paris in January, Copenhagen and Malmo in February, I went toDeutschland to visit  Eldest Beautiful Daughter in March, April saw us at the villa in Turkey,  May was Brittany, June I had a spa break to Ragdale Hall whilst himself went walking and we also had a cheeky week at the villa which was lovely as I was made redundant.
July saw me start a new job and in August we spent a gorgeous weekend in Harrogate for my last birthday as a forty something! September saw us both in Deutschland visiting EBD and in October I was back in Turkey with my lovely friend auntielou and husband, this celebrated mr auntielou's 50th, their 25th wedding anniversary and both of us had our youngest child leave home for university. In October I also had a scary moment speaking at a big conference. November saw me in Leeds and Belfast for work. December was Kraków and we also fitted in 3 trips to Glasgow over the year to visit family, unfortunately sad visits as my parents become frailer and frailer. We did manage to get to the hotel we got married in and celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary so we did have a very happy new year.
2016 sees a huge birthday for me, lots of work related travel, a dry January, having to lose a mountain of weight, house doing up and I am going to try and blog like I used to blog. Not sure how entertaining it shall be as I have nae weans chez auntiegwen but I do have himself, who is trying to keep the weird factor fairly high.
So now I know how to add photies from my fancy Christmas pressie iPad, there will be no stopping me!
What have you lot been up to?


20 comments:

Mac n' Janet said...

Welcome back, you did have a busy year.

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I feel quite exhausted after reading that. Welcome back and I can't wait to read about all the weirdness, just the distraction I need x

Andy said...

Weird? Me? :)

Andy said...

Weird? Me? :)

auntiegwen said...

M&J - we did, I wrote a blog just after last Christmas saying we would have a year of adventures and we did
Lfbs- we will do our best but we are 3 weird children down! X
Andrew - so weird you repeat yourself

Catharine Swash said...

Still following your fab blog!

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Gigi said...

Holy cow, you HAVE been busy!

Yeah, I'm with you regarding the "blog like I used to blog..."

Happy New Year, my friend. It WILL be a good one, I have decided to make it so.

Catharine Swash said...

Enjoyable reading your great writing about life with teens and other half etc and seeing photos of old gold Xmas tree etc..

Catharine Swash said...

Enjoyable reading your great writing about life with teens and other half etc and seeing photos of old gold Xmas tree etc..

libby said...

Welcome back honey! Have you been talking to the mister re somewhere every month? he loves the gadding about too. Good to hear that the kids are all ok and you and him indoors have more time together and your job sounds busy but quite high falutin! speak soon..xxxxx

ADDY said...

Crikey, what a lot. My 5 days in Rome was the sum total of my escapades and pales ( or is it palls?) into insignificance

Little Red Hen said...

My goodness, I'm worn out just reading about your travels. Nice to have you back.

auntiegwen said...

Catherine - lovely to have you x and we didn't have the gold tree this year, we had a real tree and silver decorations, the children were not best pleased, if my photos ever upload I will show you xx
Gigi - I have been as busy as a busy auntie can be! And thrilled to get an iPad so I can immerse myself back in blog land xxx
Addy - this was a concerted effort to have as many weekend breaks as we could, we now do travel as birthday and Christmas gifts so we get 4 right off the bat! I hope you enjoyed Rome! I have been once but over 10 years ago, it's on the husbands wish list so any tips gratefully received
LRH - we might be heading your way this year, it's compensation for the big scary birthday I don't want to have!

auntiegwen said...

Libby - we must try and meet up all 4 of us, this is our weekend on so let me know when you and the mister are free xxxxx

K Ville said...

"so weird he said it twice" sounds like a good song title.

If you have to ask me what I've done you've not been reading (as well as not writing) tsk!

Busy years are good years, keep it up :) xx

auntiegwen said...

I have to confess to being a very bad blogger in 2015 but I aim to be much better in 2016. Ills of people have disappeared from my dashboard feed which is the way I normally access blogs so I shall spend a rainy Sunday adding all my favourites back and trying to find new ones as many of my old blog buddies have retired now.

Catharine Swash said...

Would b nice to see this year's real tree! Not sure what decs appeal to nearly grown-up boys....C.x

Catharine Swash said...

Would b nice to see this year's real tree! Not sure what decs appeal to nearly grown-up boys....C.x

auntiegwen said...

Catherine - I will post some pics x