It's been an eventful 2009 one way and another..
January saw me starting swimming lessons, we managed to escape to Robin Hoods Bay, had a sprinkling of snow, Debbie got a new camera and I got a huge lens for my new bird photography escapades.
In February we had an earthquake which sent our two cockatiels bonkers and had us jumping out of bed in the early hours.
For March we had gales and another dusting of snow which saw us heading to the hills of Langsett to make the most of it.
In April Debbie started suffering with ear ache which we think was down to the local pool so we stopped going swimming.
May saw us going on holiday to Primrose Valley near Filey, never again, there's no place like home and that's where we're staying!
June was quite hot and we went for numerous walks, many too far for the conditions. Lesson learned and next year if it's hot, it will be a walk to the off-licence and back for some cold beers.
We seemed to spend most of our free time at Langsett in July, taking advantage of the nice weather, strolling across the moors.
In August our new mountain bikes arrived but Debbie's chain broke and threw her off so we had to send it back an get a new one.
We had two weeks off work in September/October, I got pickled on Old Speckled Hen and we got the sofa stuck on the stairs.
The credit crunch hit home in November as Debbie was made redundant, bumped the car and Lucy emptied the bin in the kitchen.
And so back to December, Debbie was offered a job and started a couple of weeks ago, we had our fourth wedding anniversary and we had a Christmas day like something out of the Royale Family!
We're really looking forward to 2009 and will be more than glad to see the back of 2008!
Have a great new year everyone, we'll see you on the other side.