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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking back and forward

You may have noticed that the year is coming to an end......

Being diagnosed with types II diabetes was a bummer. Hence I no longer eat cake, I can have scones making sure I have a nice walk at the same time. My scone eating is normally done at National Trust property where I can have said walk!

The bird list is a  pathetic 160 ish and unless I get a day in Norfolk will be even more so this year! I tend to just patch bird these days.

Dad giving me a heartattack in August was not good but the old boy seems ok at present.

The church list moved forward slowly.

I did visit a few new National Trust properties which was good.

So what is planned for 2015?
Church wise it will be slow (yes I know I know it has been slow for a while!). I'm off to Yorkshire and Lincolnshire with Trish so that should get me a few. The choices for visits will be hers but I'll insist ;) on a trip to York which could net two and there are a few more possibles. The problem will be fitting in church visits with other stuff...... Lincolshire still has a few to target I won't get them all (I really need another solo trip to Lincs which may get done in 2016, forward planning? moi?) 

None of the other holidays will add any to the list I may just have to do a detour back from the cotswolds :) As I'm on 814 getting the list to 825 will be a challenge! I only added 10 this year!

The National Trust scone list (cough) and visited list should improve with for a few new properties for me being planned: Stoneywell, Woolsthorpe Manor, Gunby Hall, Treasurers House York, Chedworth Roman Villa, Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge (whether I walk all of it is another matter !) . A few old favourites will be included and some that I haven't been to for years but as a good blogger none of the Devon/Cornwall properties from last year will appear and very few of the properties from my Cotswolds trip. On a Non NT front I really want to go back to Sezincote, Bourton House garden in the Cotswolds and also in the Cotswolds visit Mill Dene for the first time.


Ragged Robin said...

Your 2014 bird list is higher than mine!! Like you, its mainly been patch birding again this year.

I can't believe how many churches you've visited :) My list must only be in two numbers - must add them up! although most aren't in the 1000 church book anyway so maybe don't count!

Look forward to seeing photos of your holidays etc. next year.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year Pete. :)

Tricia Ryder said...

Yeah you could have done without both of the untoward instances..

But 2015 looks promising and, as you know, happy to visit churches at any time :)

Looking forward to hols... well most of them ;)....

2015 - here's to a good one .....