It B’aint All Bad

It B’aint All Bad

What is there to say? How to summarize a year like this?  Work, travel, family, fun, castles, cooking, friends, love, madness, cows, farm, hot, cold, rain, rain, rain….snow, ice, sunrises, laughing, fields, moments, milk, hugs and kisses.  Too much to say and more.

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So here is to a year well lived, to work done and good times enjoyed.  I look forward to taking the lessons learned forward into a joyful, productive and peaceful new year.  Sending blessings to everyone reading this for a great turn of the year and for wonderful months to come.

Happy New Year!

3 thoughts on “It B’aint All Bad

  1. You should budget for some chainsaw safety gear for the mister. Ear protection at the very least but eye and face protection and chaps should be on order as well. Chainsaws are very useful but very dangerous. I was a St John ambulance volunteer and I saw what can happen, even if you think “it never will happen to me”!
    Have a great year!

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