Making the most of what is on our doorstep: open gardens, walks, village open days
Baking: for the family, for open gardens, school cake sales, the village show, family parties and for my new gluten-free diet....
The Duchess: my beloved new bicycle. I hope to have many more outings on her in 2012:
Thrifting: rain or shine, weak or strong, I was often there!
Making/repainting/mending/upcycling: can't be beaten in the satisfaction stakes, even when I had a day like yesterday when it all went wrong...
Family trips: as the boys get older, it's getting rarer that we do something together, so it's always a pleasure when we organise it. Stratford Upon Avon, Hastings and Brighton were all high spots.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Book of the Year: Plants and Places by Angie Lewin
Place of the Year: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Event of the year: Macbeth at Stratford Upon Avon
Album of the Year: Tapestry by Carole King - I'd never heard it before and didn't know how good she is
Meal of the Year: Hot fried fish sandwiches on the sea front in Brighton
Coffee of the Year: Burghley House outdoor cafe, near Stamford, on my Dad's 80th birthday in freakishly warm April sunshine
Rediscovered pleasure: riding a horse