Not the year any of us imagined or hoped for but we survived and here is a flavour of our year in pictures.
We did squeeze in a very pleasant holiday in Florida before it all kicked off and made it back just before all flights were cancelled!
The rest is a bit of a blurr.....
Tutankhamun at Saatchi Gallery January
Magnificent Tutankhamun artifacts
Hammersmith Bridge before it closed and left us isolated for some years to come
We got to see Hamilton in February at the Victoria Palace Theatre
Sarasota visit end of Feb and into March before lockdown!
Our comfortable hacienda in Sarasota for a couple of weeks
Fishy lunch with Nina & Marc at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, St Petersburg
Biddy waiting for her Mojito at the Tiki Bar
Beautiful Longboat Key beaches
Baltimore Orioles pre-season baseball in Sarasota
Warm welcome to the LLyn Peninsula North Wales
Herbs in Bert's Kitchen Garden
Glorious Welsh Coastal Path
Morfa Farm chez Alice, Ian, Freddie, Georgina and Darcy
The wild flower camping meadow at Bert's
Alice & Ian at Bert's Kitchen Garden
Our three adorable grandchildren
Socially distanced visits from Sarah & Liam when allowed
Outside on the deck or in front garden
Sarah & Liam keeping fingers crossed for wedding in December!
Ali & Fred somewhere up on Yr Eifl
Ali & Georgie walk at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog
Ali & Bid at Red Wharf Bay, Anglesea
At least lots of 'daily exercise' cycling for Reg
Beautiful traffic free Richmond Park
Occasional ride with Big Rob
West End Pond near Esher
Box Hill the cycling Mecca
Found some lovely scenic country trails
I often stop for a chat with these magnificent Herefords as I pass
These guys always seem pretty friendly too
Not much motorcycling this year
Barnes riverside pubs closed in lockdown
The Sun Inn in autumn sunshine
How good to have the garden this year and some good weather to be outside!
We hope it proves possible to enjoy a congenial festive season together with your families and we look forward to life returning to something more normal in 2021. Stay safe and healthy xx