Firstly, let me wish you all a Happy New Year and may 2016 bring you happiness and good health.
All in all 2015 was a good year for us. Obviously with some ups and downs. But we have made good memories and I can look back fondly.
The new kitchen that we started using in earnest in the second half of December 2014 must be one of our highlights. It has opened up the house towards the great outdoors with magnificent views.
In January we acquired 4 cute pigs with great personalities and super tasty meat.
In March Bert and I planted 350 trees on our land. All native and deciduous.
During the summer months we've had visitors from family and friends. Above : My brother and his family, ready to board the ferry to Ireland.
Celebrating our shared birthday, my niece Sarah and I, on the 31st July.
The theme was Frozen (what else ?) and I made Sarah an Elsa outfit.
Silliness runs in the family. You can't be part of this family if you're not funny or odd in some way.
Sarah and Uncle Bert.
Old friends from Belgium.
The dolphin rescue mission at our back door that didn't have a positive outcome in the end.
Our fantabulous volunteers of 2015
Wen, Anna & Manon.
The beginnings of our veggie patch.
Couldn't love him more if I tried, Fergus. I've said it, silliness runs in the family...
The summer I started loving my cottage garden and meadows.
The autumn and winter that brought us lots of rain, and consequently ground works.
Ah... the reupholstered chair.
The ever changing sky.
Funny mammy, Irma.
And we've come to the end of a good year.
Looking forward now to 2016.
Happy New Year !