Saturday, 9 January 2010

Celebrating 2009

Warning!:
Nice cup of tea required, many, many pictures in this post
Today's learning, "I would make a rubbish picture editor"
In my efforts to find ONE picture to encapsulate each month of 2009 I have failed.
I have, however been exceptionally good at indecision, and as a consequence have managed to distill each month into 2 or 3 pictures.
So here we go, 2009.....
JANUARY
Began with a hoar frost, coating everything in crystal and convincing me I had woken in Narnia
Then the marmalade making factory got going

FEBRUARY
Birthday lunch in Padstein


And a very tired Boodle at the table


MARCH
Time spent with Magpie (Mum)




In Paris..............



APRIL
Annual Spring trip to Perch Hill



Sarah Raven's Garden in Brightling


MAY
Nothing, but nothing could have prepared me for this beautiful sight, I remember gasping and the tears came...


Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary in Florence


I am mad about markets so this had to make the cut



JUNE
Garden parties and celebrations with friends and family


One of those glorious English mid-summer afternoons, hear the bees buzzing, smell the roses...

JULY
Lavender festival



and Hampton Court Flower Show



I did buy flowers too!



JULY
Holidaying in Cornwall


Devon and Dorset too!

SEPTEMBER
Visiting the Faraways in Australia
So much magic


Seeing little people and discovering one another and all things new


Staying in "the house with the purple trees"

OCTOBER
Autumn looms
And Kent bats her lashes at me to chase away those post Australia blues

NOVEMBER
A much loved God-Daughter in her ballet performance


And a long awaited and much anticipated visit to the cinema



DECEMBER
Lavish Cornish celebrations


And a certain snow event, fast becoming historic



And that was it! 2009
Of course you cannot possibly edit your year to a few photos but I have loved this. Sitting in my snow bound office, giggling, sighing, crying, wishing and remembering.....It has done me good.
I am blessed to have this life and my lovely boy makes so much of it possible, love you Mr.Lane.
And now I think it's time for 2010 to take centre stage
Bring it on!

32 comments:

  1. I for one, am glad that you share so many pictures. What a wonderful, and gorgeous year you have had. Can't wait to see what you get up to this year.

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  2. Oh what a lovely look back at 2009, you did lots of travelling and got some lovely weather too, something we seriously lacked here in Ireland, we had rain rain and more rain and not a sight of rain in your amazing photographs. Thanks for sharing.

    All things nice...

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  3. Loved your review of 2009 ..... especially as Paris and Florence are two of my favourite places to be. Have you been to the Rodin Museum, near Napoleon's Tomb? The gardens are just gorgeous in June. Lovely photos! Your chocolate lab is very handsome. We have a 2 year black lab called Inca.She's still very silly!!!!

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  4. Oh, what a lovely review! Such beautiful photos, no wonder it was so hard to choose!
    You went on some amazing travels too!
    Rachel x

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  5. Gorgeous photos! What a shame I didn't have a fieldfare mug for that cup of tea!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Rebecca x

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  6. What a lovely post. I was going to suggest doing mosaics but I think the large photos look great!
    Love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  7. I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH I ENJOYED THESE EVER SO BEAUTIFUL PHOTO'S..I GASPED TOO AT SUCH BEAUTY! I TOO FELT THE WARMTH AND SMELLED THE ROSES AND HEARD THE BEES BUZZING...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR YEAR OD BEAUTY! LOVED EVERY ONE...COME SAY HI :D

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  8. May and June look so inviting. But this snow is fun....

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  9. Beautiful memories to treasure.
    You certainly had a wonderful year, I only discovered your blog at the end of it, so it was lovely to dip further back, the wisteria in Florence looked amazing.
    Angela x

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures Sarah - you did far better than me keeping it just to a few.

    Here's to 2010 and more great stuff,

    Have a fabulous weekend, we've got blizzard conditions today.

    Nina x

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  11. Oh, that was lovely! Thankyou.
    Love, Amanda xxx

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  12. great set of photos especially liked to see spring and summer to remind me they will be back!!!!!

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  13. You have so under-estimated the pleasure those photos can bring us! No need for apologies - every one was a delight, especially the ones that looked warm!

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  14. Just the loveliest posting, what fabulous pictures. My fave is the open window view in June, seems to epitomise summer. Hx

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  15. Great way of reviewing and remembering the year. It has inspired me to take more photo's this year. ps loved the marmalade factory colours.
    jx

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  16. oooohhhhhh, i loved this post! it didn't seem like too many photos at all, cause you take such amazing photographs. thanks so much for choosing to follow my blog in 2009, you were my first international follower and i felt very honoured indeed! i think i may have to pinch this little idea for myself, actually....will definitely credit you. i loved it. x

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  17. Well that was a very uplifting bright and cheerful post, I think we all needed to see some lovely bright picutres like these. Thanks for sharing. Glad you like the little cottage, so many people have commented on how they would love to live in one just like it. Enjoy your weekend. best wishes Julie.C

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  18. wow, what a beautiful post! what a lovely year, so many beautiful trips :) the wisteria photo is just breathtaking!
    xo Jennifer

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  19. What a lovely collection of photos - it looks like you had a good year!

    Pomona x

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  20. Wow, that was some year you had!
    May 2010 bring you lots of happy memories too.
    Lisa x

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  21. Absolutely love your post, I've only been blogging a very short time but already know to expect great photos from you. The wisteria one, however, is breathtaking! Really looking forward to seeing the back of the snow now, time for a change I think! x

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  22. OMG! I Love all your pictures! I'm so glad you didn't pare it down. I think I died and went to heaven when I saw the June garden party.

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  23. Hello Sarah-Jane down the lane...I am coming to live with you! I promise to be very quiet, and not eat too much.

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  24. what a lovely year!! and oh my goodness - florence!!!!!! gorgeous! i want to go xx

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  25. This was really fabulous - a feast for the eyes, a lovely record of lovely doings and lots of learnings for me - I'm a relative newcomer to the lane so it was a great catch-up. Thankyou Sarah! I do bvelieve that might be you in one or two of the photos.

    DO you know, my friend had been very poorly since September. We waited until she was better to go to see Bright Star. It was no longer on. We were absolutely gutted.

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  26. I've just discovered your blog and loved looking back over your year. I especially loved Sarah Raven's garden - a place earmarked to visit. I look forward to seeing a bit more down the lane x

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  27. Wonderful!!!!
    Your images are so , so wonderful!
    The ones that made my heart jump, and took my breath away, was the ones from your Wedding Anniversary in Florence and the Lavender fields...
    Thank you for sharing them!

    Hugs/
    Luiza

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  28. Oh that was gorgeous. Loved that amble through the year x

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  29. Absolutely stunning. So lovely to see so much colour!!! Makes a change from white!!!

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  30. It has been wonderful to share the year with you Sarah. Looking forward to much more. x

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  31. Fab photos, wonderful images, love the shed one at the top of your blog too.

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  32. I really enjoyed this post! That wisteria photo is A-MAZING!

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