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Blogmas Day 24 – What a Year

I cannot believe it is almost the end of the year. It has been one heck of a year. At the start of this year my dad had cancer and coming into 2020 we knew he had treatment booked following a scary November 2019 where he got sepsis. He was quickly treated in the new year and in time we got amazing news that he was ok. That has to be the highlight of 2020 for us.

2020 has taught me many things, some lessons have been hard and some have been amazing. I don’t think that there has ever been such a rollercoaster of emotions. The time at home was amazing and we will look back fondly at it I’m sure. Hopefully time will lessen how homeschooling whilst working full time felt like the biggest juggling act. I am sure we will remember the impulsive purchase of the hot tub and giant trampoline and our long walks.

I like to be in control and plan and list write. A global pandemic is going to put a spanner in the works. Many of my plans didn’t happen this year but that’s ok. Hopefully next year things will be easier.

We usually travel a lot and this year has been massively impacted but we did manage the most idillic holiday to Port Patrick in February. We stayed in a magical house and enjoyed dry crisp days exploring the rugged Scottish coast. If you didn’t see my blog post it is here We also managed a week near Cambridge and another in leamington Spa in the summer and St Andrews in October. Not the usual trips but they were lovely.

2020 has been a year of less things – ok apart form the hot tub and trampoline! There has been a refocusing on what it important and whilst I have always been a believer in collecting memories and not things this has been amplified this year.

In a year with a lot of darkness it has been interesting to see where the sparks of light come from. To refocus on what and who is really important. Here is to 2021, I hope it is full of positive times.

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