Three years of catching up to do on my blog, three years of being too busy to even think about what we have done in that time. BUT done a lot we have . . .

We lost our wonderful Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, Friend. Words can never express the loss you feel when you lose a parent, there is just a big gaping hole in your heart that hurts on a daily basis. This was my father’s favourite poem by William Wordsworth.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Sean: Silver Duke of Edinburgh, Sri Lanka adventurous walk, IGCSE Prom, Completed IGCSE and turned the big 18 and with that came a driver’s licence…eek!

Jess: last operation, turned 16 in the wonderful Maldives, and received half colours!

Holidays – Maldives and Christmas in Nepal

And some visitors and New Year fun