In January we welcomed in the year with a toast. And in February we went to Bath for the weekend, to celebrate Rae's birthday.
Later February we went to Lisbon to celebrate my sister's 30th birthday, and visited the tower at Belem, the monastery and the castle.
Easter was in March: we made a snowman on Easter day, had an Easter cake, and went for a nice walk to Waterbeach with Duncan, Adam and Bridget.
The boys were all given a flying lesson for Christmas. The closest they got when we visited in May was to sit in the plane on the ground, but Mike managed to get his flight when we visited again in June for my grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary.
At the beginning of July the whole family went off to Bute, where we stayed at Ascog House for a week, and explored the island.
In August Mike and I went on a cycling holiday, visiting Chester, Beeston Castle, and Colemere.
In September we moved house, buying a place in Great Shelford
And at Christmas we visited Mike's parents, taking a walk in the winter sunshine at Symonds Yat, with its wonderful views of the Wye Valley.
I kept track of everything I read in 2004 with individual posts tagged and added to my memories. Since then despite good intentions it's been rather patchy. I managed to note 5 books in 2005, 3 in 2006 and none at all last year. Go me. This year let's go for a different approach and keep them all in one post, like the gigs and the bike rides.
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All in all I'm pleased to have averaged over 1 book a week, although there have definitely been some thin patches. There've been quite a few re-reads and a lot of kids books, but there's a fair lump of "real" reading in there too. Not that I think that's actually a very useful distinction. Books and music have been two great loves of mine since I was old enough to enjoy either, and it's interesting to note that in a year where I've gone to fewer gigs and bought less new music I have at least found time for a reasonably large amount of reading. Perhaps I'll manage a bit more music next year.
Addendum: I really must have re-read The Hounds of the Morrigan this year, because I only ordered it from Amazon on 31/12/2007, and I've definitely read that copy! Not sure when though.