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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Another year ends


Happy New Year from London
I always like to look back over the year and think about the highlights, which this year would naturally be the birth of my granddaughter. Such a little miracle, she has brought so much joy to the family. Of course, I started this blog to record my attempts at overcoming the challenges on my bucket list. So did I manage any this year? Well yes I did, I managed nine altogether: Walking in Darwin's footsteps on the Galapagos Islands; watching the New Year's Eve fireworks; tour of the Houses of Parliament; finding the London Stone; climbed a volcano; visited Highgate Cemetery; walked around Constable country in Dedham; climbed to the top of St Paul's Cathedral; got onto Eel Pie Island and visited 5 new Museums.  

Another treat this year was meeting up with fellow bloggers:

                                                                                     Gattina from Writers Cramps


                                        Cynthia from I'm retired- adventures of a simpler life.



Marcia from Birds, Blooms, Books etc

Not forgetting all the way from Oz  Andrew from High Riser and Stewart M from Paying Ready Attention




So here starts 2015 bring it on!


18 comments:

  1. How wonderful! I had my third gathering of other bloggers this fall, and I look forward to next year! :-)

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  2. Now then, have you got a ticket for this year's fireworks?? I wish you a very Happy New Year, and maybe we will meet up in 2015 when I am on one of my many jaunts in London :-) xx

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  3. Sounds like you had an awesome year. Traveling and meeting fellow bloggers is wonderful..I wish you and your family a happy & healthy New Year 2015..

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  4. Well its already here and its beautiful 2015 that is. You sure did pack a lot into 2014 and I hope you can do it again this year. It sure is fun meeting bloggers some of your friends are mine too. Blogging brings people together around the world.Its great.

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  5. Wishing you many more adventures in 2015, dear Marie. (And may you share them all with us!). You are certainly on my list of "treats" of 2014 as well. Happy New Year!!!

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  6. Happy New year to you too! If you ever travel to Oregon, look me up!

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  7. Happy, wonderful, healthy and peaceful 2015. Gosia

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  8. Wow! You've really achieved much from your bucket-list in 2014. The adventure I would most probably love to duplicate would be your walk around Constable Country in Dedham.
    Hoping you have a wonderful 2015

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  9. Yikes I saw my face at first, lol ! Your year was nicely fulfilled ! Can't complain about mine neither. Hope to meet you again this summer or maybe earlier. The house in London is now empty and if it's possible I take the opportunity and go there to spend some days.
    Hope you had a nice New Year's Eve ! We had a lot of fun !

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  10. Marie - Happy New Year! The wedding is done. It went very well. Enjoying granddaughter here for one more day. She's taking steps now. Thanks for the mention in your blog today.

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  11. You certainly had a grand year meeting fellow bloggers!

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  12. Wow! You've made wonderful progress on your bucket list and also meeting fellow bloggers. You'd think living in Vancouver on the west coast I would have a chance to meet many blogger too but so far I've only met one who used to work here. I had to travel to Africa to meet the other one, lol! I hope to meet more in future just like you are doing. Have a very wonderful 2015 and may you continue to meet more bloggers and cross more items off your bucket list.

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  13. Happy New Year to you and yours... I hope that 2015 will bring you (and us) lots of joy, happiness and GOOD HEALTH....

    Yes---we know how special it is to meet blog friends in person.. Love it.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. Happy New Year .. What a great year... Thanks for sharing it and look forward to your new adventures.

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  15. Wow! I have not made a bucket list but go on with my day-to-day life, unwritten goals loosely articulated in my mind. But, reading what you have accomplished, I'm thinking it may not be a bad idea to put a few of my dreams in writing. You have done so much; I would have been thrilled to do half as many of the things you show here. Bravo to you! Wonderful that you met so many bloggers too, some of whom I also "know" through occasional comments from them. Thanks, Fun60. I am inspired! I was also interested in your comment about the cyclists who do tricks. I hadn't thought of how they could apply their problem-solving techniques to other aspects of their life. Here's to a lively and event-filled 2015 for you.

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  16. I was wondering how many items you have on your bucket list? You seem to be crossing them off. I hope that doesn't mean it is ttime to kick the bucket!
    I have a new granddaughter this year to. isn't it wonderful!
    My goodness you have met a lot of bloggers!

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