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A Year in Review 2013 – part 3 – the final part!

The final part of my Year in Review 2013….. thanks for sticking with me!

You can read Part One and Part Two if you wish.


Love walking to school (when it’s dry and not too cold!)

365 sep walk school

George and our kitten Garfield are learning to share the same space

365 sept george garfield

I had to chance to sing with our church choir and the New Irish Choir and Orchestra in the impressive Presbyterian Assemblies to launch a new Methodist hymn book “Singing the Faith”

365 sep pres assemblies

Belfast late night shopping with my daughters

365 sept belfast

“Let me out” says Garfield …. “Let me in” says George

365 sep cats window

Kept busy, busy with my jewellery making

365 sept knitted cuff janmary designs

and the first signs of Autumn appearing

365 sept autumn leaf


Loved this family portrait by our almost 9 year old – particularly as we all appear to be wearing “onesies” and I appear to have shrunk!

365 oct family portrait

Garfield caught in the act …. looking very guilty! This is before he could jump up to the window sill, and I couldn’t work out how he was managing to get up ….. it appears he ran/clawed up the coats and aprons, clambered along the coat hooks and then jumped over to the counter-top!

365 oct garfield trouble

Love this picture of my Dad and my son together …. the 2 Sam’s

365 oct papa and grandson

Swimming lessons continued for my son every Tuesday evening

365 oct swimming

I always take the chance to stop off in Gracehill if I am nearby. I went to primary school here, and always love wandering around the village.

365 oct gracehill

Pumpkin carving for Halloween

365 oct pumpkins


365 nov autumn morning


I love Portballintrae – no matter what the temperature is (it was COLD)



365 nov portballintrae


Gaorge and Garfield share the utility room ….amicably-ish!

365 nov 2 cats


We enjoyed a visit to the Donkey Sanctuary







365 nov donkey


I had a trip over to London, for the Mumsnet Blogging conference


365 nov london


and enjoyed some street photography and shopping too!


365 nov london chestnuts


365 nov london shopping


365 nov london buckingham


We got our Christmas decorations up earlier than usual this year


365 nov christmas tree


I love this photo of my husband and son – definitely a striking family resemblance!


365 nov father son



Finally December!!!

It started with a day trip to Dublin for the RDS Craft and Design Fair – an enjoyable and tiring day!

365 dec rds dublin


One weekend our son opened a “Breakfast Restaurant” with a full menu, waiter-service, the works!



365 dec restaurant


I added to my Christmas Nativities collection

365 dec nativity


There was a lovely Christmas Tree Festival in Lisburn Cathedral


365 dec christmas tree festival


We had two lovely daughters with birthdays…….


365 dec 14th

365 dec 16th


We visited Santa – a lovely visit in Lisburn Linen Centre


365 dec santa


I got my white non-twinkling twinkly lights (much to my kids frustration I don’t like the lights to flash on and off!)


365 dec twinkling lights


Managed to get this family portrait as we came back from our Christmas Eve walk around the neighbourhood.


365 dec family christmas eve


Christmas Day – photo of our kids and their grandparents


365 dec christmas day


We headed back up to the cottage, and I got a photo or two of Dunluce Castle

365 dec dunluce


So there you have it ….. phew!

My year in review – thanks for joining me.

Do you have a favourite image of the year?

What was the highlight of your year? Do share!

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  1. Looks like you had a very blessed 2013. Adorable kitties. Your boys look like one of my grand kitties Molly her sister Willow is tabby. 🙂 . Love your jewels your very talented.

  2. Fabulous to see it all laid out like this! What a beautiful life. Thanks for allow us to enjoy with you.


  3. What great photos in you three installments of year in review! Your daughters are lovely and the one of your son and husband is amazing in how much they look alike!

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