"Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day." So the sun has quite literally set on 2013, and we can almost hear 2014 tapping on the door. Yet again, going through facebook, I see posts from all sorts of people complaining about what a terrible year they've just… Continue reading Day 365/365 – 2013 completed!
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” The day started dark, cold, windy and not very inviting... which fairly reflected my mood when I got up, as the first thing on my agenda was the funeral of my friend and work colleague Frank, the gentle giant. Tea and toast from the… Continue reading Day 364/365 – 1 day to go!!
“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well". Started the day with an under the weather wife who clearly needed more sleep than she'd had, so I took Olivia downstairs with me and left Clare to sleep. We were due to meet friends just after lunch for… Continue reading Day 363/365
"Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it." Today was mostly about visiting more friends, this evening we were going to see the Holtermanns for dinner. They have two little girls now and an established bedtime routine, and so we have mostly been going over to see them for… Continue reading Day 362/365
"I don't care too much what happened in the past. I prefer to focus on what is coming next and I am really looking forward to it." Finally, a quiet day, one of the few over Christmas. Time for the three of us to just spend a bit of time together at home on our… Continue reading Day 361/365
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” Its fair to say that Christmas was a total success, and boxing day, for the the last few years, has been a day where we usually get together with the wife's family for food. This year however, one of the Clare's relatives had a little luck… Continue reading Day 360/365
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” Well thats Christmas day 2013 'done' in the Vokes household, and Olivia's first ever Christmas. So, how did it go, I hear you ask. Just about as well as it could, really, we all had a lovely day! We had a… Continue reading Day 359/365 Christmas Day
"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. " Christmas eve is finally here, and what a full day it has been! We headed off to see Scott and Julia this morning and their new little arrival Ewan, and after a cup… Continue reading Day 358/365
"Through a frosty winter night. In a sleigh with reindeer flight. Bringing joy to large and small. Merry Christmas one and all." "Weather warnings" seemed to be the words of the day on the news, and granted, it was a bit grizzly outside when I got up. I had conspired with one of the other… Continue reading Day 357/365
“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” Sundays plans for visiting our friends Richard and Candice were put on hold at the last minute when they had to postpone the day because of water coming through the ceiling. Thankfully the damage doesnt sound too bad, so we're back on… Continue reading Day 356/365