It is six hours and 43 minutes to the New Year and so this will be the last post for what was a fairly tumultuous year. We moved back to our homeland, rented a flat and then a barn, sold a house in Michigan, became citizens of the country we had just left (yes, I know, crazy, but there you are), hosted two sets of American visitors to the barn, visited Helsinki and Istanbul as well as the US five times and the very best news of all........... welcomed the arrival of Duncan James on December 29th, our third grandchild, brother to William and cousin to Liam! His father called to tell us the news and we heard him cry at only about ten minutes old! He is named after a (many) great grandfather Duncan McDougall on my father's side of the family who we know was married in 1802!
Another tiny bit of news is that I finished the second of my 2011 Crazies! Put on your magnifiers for this, it is very small!
|Bird In Hand|
GAST Uniform Blue
I will be back tomorrow with my choice for Day 1 - what will it be? I know, you are on tenterhooks and can hardly wait, can you?
And finally, especially for DJ and Disappointed in the North East or Kate as she is usually known, here are some pictures of Wales and the Lake District.........at last!
|near Llanberis (I think!)|
built for Edward I and Eleanor of Aquitaine
between 1283 and 1289
HAPPY NEW YEAR!