Sunday, 31 December 2017

2017 reviewed

How was your year?  Looking back at ours, it wasn't bad at all.  


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.

Good things:-

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!).


  1. It's sometimes hard to think of the good things that have happened when there's been bad so it's a good thing to write it all down like this. Dogs are just the best, aren't they? We thought long and hard before we got Archie but I wouldn't be without him, and I'm sure you're the same with Betty, they soon worm a doggy sized hole into your heart. Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2018.

  2. Happy New Year to both of you, glad 2017 was not too bad, it was the same for us. We have plans to do more together in 2018. Retirement isgreat fun.

  3. Hoping you have a wonderful 2018 Sooze.

  4. I wonder... have you tried apple cider vinegar - 1 tablespoon per day- for your ailments -asthma and hearing loss as well as others? You can research a bit online to check the idea out.


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