2021 is a wrap folks! Here’s my usual yearly round-up in photos, of what has been another very Up and Down twelve months.
January ~ We started the year still in lock-down , the rare snow in my hometown certainly made folk here completely giddy, everyone seemed to head up Pendle Hill for fun in the white stuff. There were sad times too as I lost a family member to covid.
February ~ From what I remember the first few months of 2021 involved lots of chilly local hikes and tramping through lots of mud. But as a certain Black Labrador loves his walks, this didn’t bother us too much. 🙂
March ~ This photo was taken on my friend Fi’s Birthday. We were still in lock-down and I’m not even sure that 3 people from 3 households were supposed to meet up actually. We took cans to a local beer garden and celebrated outdoors, not another soul in sight! Fi says it was one of her best birthdays!
April ~ I remember how good it felt in April when we were officially allowed to meet up for walks in larger groups. An Easter walk took us to Downham via a wander up Worsaw Hill. Also in April we could start using our caravan in the Eden Valley again.
May ~ Hurrah, restrictions over and a holiday happened! A week in sunny Norfolk with Wil and Hugo, in a cottage by the sea.
June ~ It was good to spend a few days at the caravan with friends in June. A Cat cafe, the Lakes Zoo and Llama trekking were amongst the fun times had.
July ~ Enjoyed the most decadent Afternoon Tea with pals this month. Life was truly getting back to normal.
August ~ We were fortunate enough to spend a lovely long weekend in Ravenglass & Eskdale in August. It’s become tradition to ride the Ratty on these occasions. 🙂
September ~ I think my favourite walk in September may well have been a local one to find Alfred Wainwright’s memorial, in the hills above Blackburn.
October ~ Unfortunately Wil got sciatica which put a stop to our walks together for a while. Luckily he’s much better now. For once I was faster on my feet than my other half for a change! We went ahead with a mini break in Scotland, but kept our explorations to a minimum.
November ~ Unlike 2020 I got to go out for my Birthday this year. Happy days. 😁
December ~ Theres been Christmas meet ups with family and friends and so far, touchwood, everyone has stayed safe and healthy. Can you spy my moggie Slinky Malinki in the festive photo above?
Wishing my followers and fellow bloggers a Happy and Healthy 2022.
See you on the other side. X
38 thoughts on “2021 ~ My Year In Photos.”
What a year but there’s still time for more!😊 🎋🙋♂️
You never know! Have a great New Year Ashley. X
This is a beautiful year in review post. That Llama picture is really cool too, they look really sweet!
Thanks Allie. Have a great New Year. Maybe you can try Llama trekking in the U S. They are delightful animals to spend time with.
That is a cute idea! Thank you, I hope that you have a happy new year too! 🙂
Lots of lovely memories and experiences despite another strange year. 😊
I am definitely thankful for the good memories. Some happy times. Xx
Lots of great memories from your year, I love the llamas and that beach photo looks like it’s straight off the cover of a holiday brochure 🙂
The llamas are adorable and are now based in the Melmerby where the caravan is, very handy. Somebody had left the colourful spade in the sand at Wells, it made for a great photo. 🙂
Looks like the pandemic hasn’t prevented you having a memorable, colourful and cakey year! Best wishes for 2022.
It certainly didn’t, thank you very much! Best wishes to you too. X
Absolutely beautiful. I’ve just been sitting putting together something similar and it feels like such a journey this year, had almost forgotten how those early months felt and how wonderful it was to get back to everything. Love seeing your holidays and birthdays and returning to everything! Hope you enjoy some peace in the last few days of the year and all the best for 2022 xx
Thank you so much! It’s always nostalgic to put these posts together. Have a fantastic New Year in your little corner of the world. X
Wonderful photos and thanks for sharing memories. It definitely has been an up and down year. I love that many of your photos were healthy outdoors adventures – that’s definitely one bonus of the pandemic, it made many (incl me) get off the sofa and out into the fresh air ! May 2022 bring more happy memories, less restrictions and great health!
Thanks Tina, I hope you have a wonderful New Year and lots of great things to look forward to in 2022! X
Thank you shazza. After a bit of a traumatic Christmas few days I am trying to rally myself with positive thoughts for 2022 – amongst which will be completing some more WIPs (say the same thing every new year!) and finally moving house
Where are you moving to?
Sorry to hear about your Christmas.
Sending positive thoughts. xxx
We are hoping to move further south into Kent (we are in Kent already). Thank you for the positive thoughts!
A lovely round up post, you had a great year despite everything. Hope 2022 is even better for you and I look forward to reading all about your new adventures. Happy New Year xx
Thank you. I look forward to seeing your 2022 adventures Christine. Hopefully there will be many! X
Wonderful photos, looks like you have managed to do some wonderful things with others this year. I love the photo of the beach and that afternoon tea looks magnificent!
It was a very indulgent afternoon tea, and my friend has booked another for January. Very exciting 😁
You’ve managed to enjoy a fun filled year, despite everything. It’s always good to spend time in the great outdoors.
Slinky Malinki blends in well. X
Thanks for commenting Jules. Slinky is snoring away as I write this, still on the sofa arm, her new favourite place. 🙂
Thanks for your inspirational posts throughout the year. All the best for 2022. BC.
Thanks BC! All the best to you too.
Great photos, you’ve had some lovely times through the year. Best wishes for 2022:)
Thanks Rosie, All the best to you too. X
Hi Eunice the Cat Cafe was actually more of a Cat Bar that serves good and is in Hawkshead. It’s called Kitchen , there are 6 or 7 cats t here. X
You certainly had quite a busy year in spite of any earlier restrictions. Where was the cat cafe you went to? I can just about see Slinky but she’s almost invisible 🙂
Happy New Year! Lovely photos! Hope you enjoyed your Scottish mini-break. X
Thanks Emma, it was lovely. We went to Eyemouth and St Abbs, two beautiful places on the borders. X
Better late than never. She blamed Covid. I love your round up of walks, explorations and gatherings. I slotted your Slinky Malinki.
Thanks, Slinky was a bit camaflaged wasn’t she. X
It looks like a good year, pandemic or not. Here’s hoping this year is even better!
Cheers to that!
Fabulous photographs, all very cheerful and uplifting 🤗
Thanks Cherryl. X