Jeez – seriously!

It’s been nearly a year since I last posted!

My laptop came back from the Apple hospital but it continued to have issues and now I’m really pleased to announce that the manservant has a new laptop on order and I will be getting his hand-me-down soon!  Maybe even before Christmas.

So, how has my 2015 been …

***  January:  My office moved into the “country” – an economic decision based on rent costs. It means my commute went from 3 miles to interminable!   It also means snow photos without any nearby buildings:

 

***  February:  More snow … still loving the colour we chose for our house – plum with green trim:Feb snow

But, while it was snowing in Washington DC my son, Econo-boy, and his girlfriend were holidaying in Fiji and getting engaged!

 

*** March  – it was still snowing!   

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*** April –  Econo-boy & Ms AM had an engagement party  –

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Yes it was in Australia and yes I missed it; the manservant and I were swanning around ….  First in Guernsey, Channel Islands:

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And then Sark – a lovely island with no cars and a cat cleaning itself on an isolated clifftop!

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Then in Bristol, England:

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And then St. Albans in England

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We were back in DC in time for the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli (World War 1)  and we went to the dawn service on 25th April held at the Korean War Memorial: April

*** May  – my brother & his wife came to visit!!   The first sibling to come to Washington DC.  Actually the only sibling to visit America!   And he got me to my first ever baseball game (which only confirmed what I already knew –  I really do not like baseball).

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*** June –   apparently nothing of note happened.  

*** July – a super exciting month as it celebrates my birth.  We had a long weekend in (or is it “on”) Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.  Chincoteague is home to Misty of Chincoteague. We did not see any of the wild ponies – they were standing in a shady copse while we humans stood on the viewing platform in the blazing 95 degree sun. We climbed halfway up the lighthouse before I started feeling sick (it’s those open grille steps & landings that do me in). The Island’s annual fair was on.  We bought a Smith Island cake on the way home – yum!!

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*** August – we got a new train car on our metro line. If you rode in some of our crappy rail cars you would understand how this could be a highlight of the month…. August new metro

*** September –  the Princess & Nick got engaged!!!

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*** October –  the manservant & I went to Australia where lots was going on.   The Princess had an engagement dinner where we got to meet Nick’s family,  and we farewelled Econo-boy and Ms AM as they moved to London:

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The little grand-baby turned 2

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And I had lovely quality time with the little guy:

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I got to hang out with my 3 favorite young men: October boys

With my mother:

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And with my father –  well, his memorial seat – and the lovely view of the Myall River from that seat.

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With sister Jane, aka Cat,  (I don’t know what’s going on with my t-shirt – I think it got caught up on the handle of mum’s walker) –

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And with friends (I have more friends but not more photos).

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We went by ferry up the Parramatta River into the city

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We got back to DC in time for the 20th anniversary of the first exoplanet discoveries and went to some cool events like one at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum:

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*** November – was full of  train commutes, DC traffic jams, autumn colours in Rock Creek Park, cupcakes and our alley cat Gingermutt.

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And that’s my year so far!

 

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