The Year 2021 in Pictures and Captions
The last posting here was in July, but I realise that I haven't really mentioned on my website that I had moved house.
I didn't mention it before we moved in February because I didn't want to jinx it. Anyone who's been through the experience of buying and selling a house will understand that. You never know if it will happen or not!
Moving to Norfolk from Kent has been a huge leap for us. Phil and I have lived in London and the South East (Kent) for most of our lives. We have always seen ourselves as Londoners, so this was a challenge. We also left behind family and that was a big heart wrench. But we are in our twilight years and needed a place to settle for our remaining time, however long that may be. We have been in search of peace and quiet for a long time and I hope we have found it.
Since moving here in February, and as Covid restrictions were lifted, we have taken part in a number of village events. I joined the Women's Institute and volunteered to be part of their village committee. I am hoping to do a WI Web Editor training course to help run the local group's webpage. I have also attended most of the key social events that took place here in our village during the summer. I have offered to help run the village Millennium Green social media page on Instagram, plus provide words and pictures for their new website that is being developed by other volunteers at the moment and planned for launch in 2022.
Getting involved in community activities as a volunteer is something that I have been used to for many years, but village life is different and takes some getting used to. I just hope I can find my place and look forward to the time when I'm not seen as an outsider. I will keep you posted as best I can. I'm still trying hard to get back on track with my own writing and really want to finish my memoirs. I have a note on my desk that says "I came here to write"!
In the meantime whilst you're waiting for my life story to emerge, sit back and enjoy my 2021 journey. It's been fun. Happy New Year and see you in 2022.