02 January 2014

Good Riddance 2013

I don't know about you but I'm glad to see the back of 2013, it has been a terrible year for us.
I was forced into Medical Retirement from a job I loved 3 days before Christmas in 2012, which has resulted in me struggling to learn to survive on a tiny pension. Being unable to get a job and not qualifying for any benefits, this year has involved much tightening of my belt and learning to budget.
Himself has been most unwell and had to have two unsuccessful operations and is currently awaiting a third this month.
Christmas came and went, we had a power cut over the whole period and much of the surrounding area in Godalming was flooded, devastating many homes.
This picture was taken Christmas morning and is our local Bowling Green
We're all electric here, so had no heat or oven to cook the Christmas Dinner, my brother kindly invited us over to his for lunch. We had a fantastic Christmas Dinner and it was most enjoyable to spend time with my family again.
Something I haven't done for many years, as Christmas is usually a very depressive time for me. Surprisingly with all that was going on this year with the weather and power cut I was feeling pretty upbeat for a change. 
So I say Good Riddance 2013 and welcome 2014 I have plans for you.
Happy New Year


  1. I pray that 2014 holds nothing but happiness and blessings for you, himself and Badger Boo!! My 2013 was somewhat problematic, but I think 2014 will be better for me, and you too! xoxo

  2. What a rubbish year! I really hope 2014 is better for you. Being without power over Christmas must have been awful, but nice to spend time with your brother :) x


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