Thursday, December 31, 2015

The year that was

2015 was a bit of a mixed bag, as most years are. I was horribly sick, Bike Boy was horribly sick, the youngest kid broke two bones in quick succession, there was upheaval on the work front. But we muddled through, as we always do - and here we are, on the eve of yet another new year.

Many of the highlights of the past year were (as usual) travel-related. There was no seven-week jaunt around Europe this time though. Instead, it was the year of short trips, squeezed in wherever we could fit them.

There was Easter in Central Victoria...

Those gorgeous misty mountains. *sigh*

A lovely, lazy ten days in Phuket in May...

Amazing sunsets, every day.

A girls-only retreat - a June weekend in Daylesford...

Spa treatments, open fire, wine. The perfect winter retreat.

A brief jaunt to Airlie Beach in September...

The highlight of our visit: Whitehaven Beach & snorkelling off Hook Island.

And a fleeting visit to Jordan in November...

Bucket list: Petra. TICK!

Not too bad, considering the May trip was the only one we planned, to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

So onto 2016. No resolutions and no concrete plans, but there will definitely be more travel. Where to? I don't know yet, but I'm keeping all my options open.

Happy New Year to you all!


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6 comments:

Katie Paul said...

Lovely :)

Kek said...

How good is travel? :D Happy New Year to you and Duckfish, Katie.

Debstar said...

Your holidaying is far more impressive than my jaunt to Katoomba or a week on Coochiemudlow Island off Brisbane. That was my overseas holiday. I've also struggled with bullshit health problems and am now on medication that gives me mild arthritis, I'm not going to complain though because the first lot of medication that I was taking last year had me almost crippled. Be grateful for small mercies I say. Oh and I've finished the year off with gastro that was apparently going around in my granddaughters kindy. Things can only get better in 2016, right? I mean the bar has been set pretty low now.

Kek said...

I hear you, Deb. We were visited by the chest infection from hell, not once, but twice this year. And it brought its good mate, severe asthma along with it. Bike Boy had gastro, my mental health was shithouse (better now - yay, drugs!), my cholesterol is way up to buggery, and quite frankly, I'm sick of the sight of the doctor's surgery. Here's to a much healthier 2016.

Liz N said...

Sounds like a great year. Onwards and upwards to 2016

Kek said...

Amen, sister! And more blogging in 2016!

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