Dear Reader, 2016 may have had its ups and downs but here at Margot and Jerry HQ there has been plenty of fun, frolics and feasting and much to be thankful for. Primrose asked me earlier what my best thing of the whole year has been and honestly, dear Reader, I couldn’t pick one particular thing. 2016 has been the year of piddling pups
piggies (Huff, Puff and Snuff)
then there was Provence
and Potter (of the Beatrix kind).
Not forgetting plenty of beautiful views……dear Reader, better ones you’d be hard pushed to find.
Little shoes joined big ones for the first time at school
(Disclaimer – not in shoes below – Poppy’s not THAT small. I just couldn’t resist adding this picture from a few years ago when Poppy got her first proper pair of shoes, dear Reader. How time has flown)
and wiping away tears, Margot tried not to lose her cool.
Long held ambitions were conquered and even bigger plans made
not least selling the old cottage where our country foundations were laid.
With dogs and cats each up to two and hens now a four,
you may be wondering dear Reader, in 2017 can there really be more?
With Jerry’s patience reaching its peak, I’d be wise, dear Reader, of no more animals to speak.
So Christmas over, it’s time to bid 2016 adieu
Let’s ring out the old year and welcome in the new.
Apologies for the AWFUL rhyme dear Reader – Jerry tells me I must try harder next time. A very heartfelt thank you to all you faithful followers for reading, commenting, following on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Jerry is always very pleased when someone informs him what they’ve read on the blog or in my columns as in his words, he’s always “the last to know”.
Happy New Year to you and yours – may 2017 bring you all you desire and dream of, plus the standard gin accompaniment. Over and out, dear Reader.