That was the year that was…

…OK, it’s not over yet, but I was having a review in my mind last night:

Adam aka The Boy
2008 marked 19 years since we met, I’ve now known him for longer than I didn’t know him.
It’s 10 years since we were married.
It’s 9 years lsince we moved into no29 (it’ll be 10 in May) .

Family
Gertie, my grandmother celebrated her 100 birthday (sadly dying less than 3 weeks later).
My niece Zoe was born.
I caught up with a ploethra of Danish relatives.

Work
In October I left RM, after just over 7 years.

Travel
I went on trips to: Madeira, Burgundy, Denmark, Turkey (inc. a fabulous few days in Istanbul) and Berlin.

However, when I think about this year, I think about my FRIENDS (including Adam, my best friend) – both near and far, old and new – who have sustained, supported, renewed, delighted, suprised (and best of all), amused me throughout this year.

I hope you all have a Happy Christmas (or religious/non-religious celebration of your choice :-)) – and that 2009 will be full of joy and laughter. I send you all my love.

Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, ‘What you too? I though I was the only one’.

C.S.Lewis

Turkey 2008 – A Special Moment on Galata Bridge

Sunset on the 10th October found us on the Galata Bridge…

…along with a number of fishermen. Despite the traffic, the smell of grilling sardines and fish bait…

…it’s a very romantic place. Which is only fitting…because on the 10th October 1998…this lovely Boy

…and the delightful Miss T…

…got MARRIED. I like this photo best…

…although you may prefer this one, as it doesn’t look like either of us have a minaret growing out of our heads.

I’m looking forward to the next ten years!