Saturday, December 31, 2011


The last day of the year is always a funny one. It's like you've got the enormity of each day of the year gone by and a bit of expectation for each day of the year coming, and you've got to do something with it.

It's been a big year, the biggest so far even? So wonderful, but not easy. And grown up. More grown up than I thought 2011 might be on the last day of last year? Possibly. And I'm grateful for so much. For an amazing family who've been so supportive and loving through a year that was exciting and hard and new for them and for me. And generous, and space - giving. Grateful for my new family, and the amazing friends who've rallied round and helped in thousands of different ways through the most stressful, and happy, few months we've ever had - getting married, buying a house, changing jobs (both), moving houses (thrice between us), brain scan anxieties, homesickness and so much else.

I'm grateful for my amazing husband and best friend  - who's made this year the best one yet. I can't wait to do the rest of life with you.

But grateful most of all to a God who blesses and sustains. Always. Always.

We're especially thinking of my grandma in hospital this New Years eve, and my family scattered all over the place. But in faith we say - Have a very Happy New Year!

Here's some of why 2011 has been so fab:

Taking Steve to Bangalore, Jan 2011

Filming rhinos in Uganda, Jan 2011
Getting engaged! 5 March 2011

Quick trip home for some wedding fun and family time, June 2011
Making those really precious vows.... our fairy tale wedding. 8 Oct 2011
Our little home that we're so grateful for, and love SO much! 

Super - fun honeymoon. St. Lucia, Oct 2011

My first Christmas away from home, but our first Christmas as a family! Christmas day (left) and Boxing Day.


  1. Happy New Year to you both! :) And congratulations on everything again! :)

  2. What a wonderful page- hope next year is even better