Slowly ageing like good wine, while sitting a few miles north of Belfast as the end of another year approaches I have a few minutes to take up a challenge set before me last month by Grandad. It is one of those meme thingys! I am to write a post using all my tags.
I begin by letting my mind wander back over the major events of life during my past twelve months.
Back at the beginning of the year I introduced Nancy to the world of blogs and to Grandad! After the nominations for the Blog Awards were announced she discovered the true identity of Grannymar. I met Nancy about 25 years ago although I was aware of her existence and her good deeds for at least 20 years before that.
My health kept me in touch with my doctors at times but it did not prevent me from blogging, Podcasting or attending the Irish Blog Awards in Dublin where I had the opportunity to meet several Toy boys in person!
I continued with my sewing for Elly and we spent some time shopping for my outfit for the wedding.
Whenever I had a few moments for myself I tried to increase my knowledge of technology and found myself at Podcamp Ireland, in Kilkenny in September.
The Hi-light of my year were of course the celebrations for the beginning of a new chapter of family history with Elly & my Sin-in-Law George’s wedding before family & friends and it was followed by plenty of good food, drink, fun & laughter.
The day was filled with personalities aged from Granddads to very young children. Stories & tales of my past were told bringing back a way of life almost forgotten nowadays. These stories covered information, knowledge, learning, handy tips for holidays and were all told with humour building an inheritance of memories for all to share and also providing me with masses of material for blogging.
During Elly’s childhood amongst the facts of life that John, her dad and I taught her were to count her blessings, how to use the phones to wish her Granny a happy birthday and the pleasure of travel. She was a good pupil learned her lessons well, and she has travelled far and wide always remembering to phone her mother to say ‘I love you!’, no matter where she landed.
I am not sure if this can be filed in funnies.