Mother's and sister's health issues continue to be problematical, both existing conditions and new ones. None of us is getting any younger, so these things have to be faced. Husband's asthma is being a bit of a nuisance, he's seeing the asthma nurse regularly so keeping on top of it. My Achilles tendonitis is as bad as ever, no improvement at all, and my diagnosis of hearing loss was a bit of a shock. Both of these are being addressed in the new year though, I have my first physio appointment in January, and a hearing clinic appointment, at which time I will tell them I'm willing to give hearing aids a try.
After the previous couple of years where several of our family members/friends died, this year we've lost nobody, thankfully.
Our best friends moved house, now only 5 mins drive away from us instead of the previous half an hour. New neighbours moved in 2 doors away from us just before last Christmas, we get on extremely well with them and they've become very good friends.
Betty has continued to be a total delight, she's enriched our lives so much and, although she can be hard work at times, we are so glad we got her.
And of course husband retired from work! It felt strange for both of us initially, because he'd worked long shifts of 12 hours plus for 50-odd years, and nights for the past couple of years, but we soon got used to spending more time together and being able to go out more, weather permitting.
As for next year, we're planning on having more days out, more short breaks away, and going up to the Midlands more often to visit Mum and sis. We joined the National Trust, our Christmas present to ourselves this year, so will hopefully be visiting plenty of their properties (must make the subscription worth it!).