It's February 1st, and I'm getting around to reflecting on 2013. I don't want to forget because it was mostly a really big year for us.
Gracie left primary school and began secondary school. Her team won their regional rounders championship and her love of sports has become even greater. This year she's played on every team: hockey, netball, rounders and track and of course riding at weekends.
I keep on walking and enjoying the hills that surround our tiny village but soon we'll be moving again, outside the village a couple of miles away. Walking makes everything clear for me, can't do without it.
We enjoyed two trips to California, thanks Grandma and Grandpa. The first a fantastic reunion, this time in the Wine Country with some of the family.
Tristan turned 15, and went to see Green Day in London with friends.
Gracie turned 12 and grew a whole lot of inches!
I turned.... a year older too. And went back to design work to help improve finances around here.
I still always start with pen and paper. It was fun working with lovely Jan on this one.
Tristan performed several times and played live on radio for the first time. I'm still trying to get that recording linked, my heart swells when I listen to it. This year I'm looking forward to hearing both children perform together on stage.
We had a prolonged Autumn, mild and magical too.
Very little making was done, though three dolls were finished for some of our littlest family members.
And we ended the year in the warm embrace of family, again back in California.
I hope 2013 treated you well. And big warm wishes from us for a glorious 2014!
We will move house at the end of February but not get broadband until middle of March. I'm hoping to come back with regular visits after that. I want to share some of my new adventures with gouache, so fun!