Thursday, 31 December 2015

A look back at 2015

Well it has reached that time where we look back at the year just ending and I must say that 2015 has been a fantastic year for me. 

I reduced my working hours at the start of the year which has meant that I have had lots more time to spend with my DH and also on my hobbies - this year it has been mainly walking and crocheting.

In late January/early February we had a major kitchen refurbishment (long overdue) ...

We have undertaken lots of walks.  Some near to home ...

and some further away ...

We have seen lots of flora/fauna ...

We enjoyed two holidays in the West Country and a few weekends away ...

I joined Slimming World at the end of March and to date have lost 4 st 2.5 lbs and won the Miss Slinky competition ...

and I have done lots of crocheting ...

I am hoping that 2016 will prove to be as good as this year has been.

All that remains is for me to wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2016. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  1. Happy New Year! Here's to a good 2016! Well done on the weight loss! xx

  2. Huge congrats on losing the weight and keeping it off. Some lovely crocheted things there. Happy new year to you.

  3. Great collages! Happy New Year to you :)

  4. Happy New Year dear Jan. I loved looking back at your 2015 photos. Pat

  5. Wow, look at you, you look great! Congratulations on the weight loss :-)
    Great blog post too, the collages are very pretty. Happy New Year, here's to another year packed full of fun

  6. You have had a wonderful 2015 - here's to more of the same this year. I recognize that ripple blanket - I'm in the process of making one for E to (hopefully!) take to uni next year. Gorgeous photo collages. Happy New Year, Jan. xx

  7. I'm so glad 2015 was such a good year for you, Jan, and you should be especially proud of your weight loss (probably due, in large part, to all of those great walks you've taken!)... I wish you every happiness in 2016!

  8. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I am hoping to stitch and sew again this year. Your crochet is gorgeous I love it! And wow 4st 2.5lbs! You put me to shame, I have put on a stone on top of what I already weighed! But I am back on the SW plan, so do pop to my blog and ask me if I have lost weight, perhaps I should say not 'if' but how much!!Well done! Happy New Year and every blessing.

  9. Super well done on your missing 4st 2.5lbs, Jan! I adore your crocheting in 2015 very pretty work I especially love the snowflakes. Have a great creative 2016!