Friday, 31 December 2010

2010 - What a Year!

Themes – holidays, consolidating retirement funds,( the year of very little work) keeping fit ( the York,Reading and great North Run Half marathons and the Jane Tomlinson 10K plus Gym) catching up with old friends and love in the air!
Jan
Start of the new year at the biggest new years party in the world – Princess St, Edingburgh.
Brass Monkey York Half Marathon
South Africa – safari, golf, zip lining across gorges, Mave stroking the cheetahs and tigers.
March           
Good friend Bryce dies suddenly.
Marlborough visit and Reading half marathon
April
Climbed one of the toughest and highest peaks in the Lake District – Fairfield Horseshoe.
Our friends daughters wedding in Knaresborough
Aunties 88th Bday meal – Victoria Inn
Our son regains his job after redundancy then gains promotion and then is sent on a fact finding business trip to Korea.
Les Miserable by youth theatre.
Niece announces engagement and plans for a wedding in Italy
Florida and cruise to the Bahamas
May
Sisters bday fiasco at a Leeds hotel
June
Presented at the Annual Award ceremony for the Royal Liverpool Hospital
July
Long week end in Hawes with Daughter and partner and son who announces his new girlfriend
Short trip to visit old friend Graham in Portugal.
Visit niece, friends in Reading and golf with Aunty and Uncle
Week in the Lake District with sons and their families.
Kiri Katanawa and Josa Carreras at Scarborough open theatre.
August
Jane Tomlinson 10K
Visit to old friend Graham in MK
Daughter qualifies as a teacher and gains a permanent job
Our Villa sold in Florida
Sept
Meet up with old friends in Peak District
Great North Run
Old Aunt falls breaks her hip – mercy visit to Margate.
Father’s incidents increase at home – more care needed
Our friend’s daughter in a serious car rash
Publication of the second edition of 54 Simple Truths with Brutal Advice
Launch of the new website www.54-self-help-books.com
Blackpool golf and illuminations in the rain.
Oct
Florida, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and sailfishing
Golf Handicap down from 19 to 13.
Nov
Visit to old Guru friend Mario in Stroud.
Daughters graduation in the York Minster.
Confirmed the family tree line for my Aunty – now has the right to be a Freeman of York.
West end show – Love Never Ends and a meal at the top – OXO tower – plus the bike taxi.
Dec
Coldest December on record minus 17 in York
Daughter announces her engagement to her long term boyfriend
Step daughter announces her engagement to her long term partner
Grandson’s nativity
Grandson gets to say hello to all the audience at the Pantomime – Cinderella.
Last day of 2010 – gas boiler not working – no heating -  getting ready to party.



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