|A local alpaca farm
Of course, these are the edited highlights. We had a few ongoing issues as well - some have resolved themselves, so that I look back and think, "Oh yes, I'd almost forgotten we spent ages dealing with that," while others are still chuntering along in the background.
We had a summer holiday in Somerset - we stayed in a dinky little AirBnB cottage and visited Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Blue Anchor Bay, and Taunton.
|Picnic on the beach
|Rainbow path in Taunton
|Wells Cathedral Close
We bought a convertible Mini (the MG died)
|It holds all four of us!
And we smartened up the house a bit, with new windows, a new front door, and a few licks of paint.
Had his first overnight trip away with school, to an outdoor activity centre near Buxton
Achieved Merit on his Grade 1 keyboard exam
Went to basketball, dodgeball and zorbing clubs, and tried karting.
Took some friends to Nottingham for his 11th birthday, to see Ron's Gone Wrong and eat at Taco Bell.
Applied for secondary school (eek!)
Got a bike and pizza for his 7th birthday
Tried to make things explode
Got covid - entirely symptom-free
Learned archery and joined a club
Celebrated his birthday in style
Went for long bike rides with friends
Was very busy at work
The wider family
Exchanged Christmas presents with my parents in February - but we still couldn't let them in the house!
Visited John (my brother) and Katie in Glasgow, where they've recently moved.
Met up with Mark (Graham's cousin) and Andy not once but twice this year - possibly a record!
Smashed up a sideboard for Graham's mum, and enjoyed a trip to the Media Museum in Bradford with Colette (Graham's sister) and Karl.
Finally got together for a meal to celebrate Graham's dad's life, only a year and a half after he passed away.
And my grandma sadly died in October, at the age of 92.
And we got outdoors...
...in floods and ice and snow...
...and in sunshine.