The year that was – in pics

The year that’s passed was not what we expected. It brought catastrophic fires and pestilence and mayhem, it was bleak and crazy and unspeakably cruel to many, but we managed to make the most of it and find the joy. For that, I’m grateful.

We squeezed in a family wedding just before Covid hit;

watched the little ones grow and played in the park;

took the time to do simple things like walking in the bush and swinging in trees;

welcomed a new baby;

took the time to put our feet up and relax;

found the beauty in each day;

saw some of my stories published in national magazines;

enjoyed the mundane and cooked a lot;

cherished our own backyard, literally;

explored some new places;

watched the sun rise and sometimes set;

sometimes we ate like kings;

tried new experiences and discovered treasures at home;

gathered when we could;

and sometimes wore a mask.

It was far from great but it wasn’t all bad and I’m counting my blessings.

I hope you found the joyful bits too.

May 2021 be kinder to the world.

Published by BoomingOn

Hi. I'm Christine. Writer, traveller, mother, grandmother, wife, friend, foodie and lover of life - embarking on life after working, taking notes and photos along the way. Booming marvellous. I live in fabulous Canberra and am a proud grandma (we prefer ' Marsie') to a growing tribe. I've written for years in different ways and now, as a recent retiree with more time to travel and embrace living, I'm keen to share those adventures. This is a pretty amazing planet we live on, and my aim is to see and do as much as I can, be involved and open to new adventures and experiences, and inspire others to do the same. BoomingOn is my way to share this and connect with others who are doing the same. I write about travelling, my home town, arts and entertainment, kids and family, and getting older and retirement. The fun things and sometimes the serious things. I keep it real, and try to make it fun. Life's too short not to have a giggle. I'd love to share adventures with you and hope you'll join the ride.

4 thoughts on “The year that was – in pics

  1. I loved that look back into 2020 from you. Thank you so much for sharing. What a beautiful family you have. Denyse


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