For our country, 2014 has been a dramatic year to say the least - to the point that by the end of the year I refused to listen to or watch the news. I have also found world news too much to bear. I have therefore made a conscious effort to not comment, in my blog, on many current news events throughout the year.
So I sit here, with only minutes left to this year, and, for the first time since I started this blog, I have decided to do a year in review. I will not do a month by month review but rather pick out what I believe to be major highlights of my and my family's year.
In January, I made a new year's resolution for the first time in decades; to speak less and listen more. This has been, at times, difficult, and only this morning, during a reflective moment, told myself I need to continue with this discipline, so I will.
In January, I also read Gone With The Wind for the first time when a friend offered to loan me her copy of the book. I loved the book and regret not reading it a long, long, time ago.
In May my sister visited Sydney and extended family to celebrate her 60th Birthday. It was a special time for us all.
Mr Honey Pie and I headed off to the desert in July...winter being the only time to spend time in the desert and although we visited some exotic places, it made me feel so appreciative of our home comforts.
August saw the family pull together as we moved our Mum out of what had been the family home for the past fifty three plus years. Poor Mum suffered a mini-stroke the week of the handover. It was an experience we would have wished she never should have experienced. Especially at her age.
In September our second son had a piece of his jewellery selected for a prestigious exhibition called A Fine Possesion at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Mr Honey Pie's side of the family had another addition to the family in November (and so another quilt was created)
I think one of my disappointments would have to be how nature failed Sydneysiders in 2014
each time there was some exciting happening in the night sky by filling it with clouds.
Clouds are not as exciting as an eclipse.
We missed out every time.
Happy New Year to all my blogger friends.
May 2015 be everything you want it to be.