This year my word was kind, something I think I mostly remembered, but something I had to remind myself of too. 2018 has been a peculiar year for us in many ways with plenty of emotions, both happy and sad. That’s usual for most years I guess, but there seemed to have been more extremes, but some days, weeks, months are like that.
But we all have the power within ourselves to remember and focus on the good things, well I believe that anyway, and I’m sure it’s a mindset approach, which is natural for some (me) and can be learnt by others, but that’s a whole other blog post.
So while I didn’t get as much done as I’d have liked in the garden , in this post I’m looking back at five positive memories from 2018, because as Linford Christie once said: Positive Mental Attitude!
Dinner at the Gravetye: we finally used the voucher which was a gift from our 110th celebrations back in 2017. The food was great, the setting was great, and it was great to sit and ponder how life after 50 had been, so far.
Getting my crochet on: this year has been the year that crochet has become my thing. I’ve finished a project, started a new one and planned many more. That said, my hook hasn’t been out for a while and so I need to rectify that soon.
Visiting the Chelsea Flower Show on preview day: Chelsea is always good fun, but I learnt this year that it’s even more fun without the crowds, so much so, that I’m hoping to do the same again in 2019 – fingers crossed.
The carpet of pink blossom in Greenwich Park: Spring, closely followed by Autumn, is my favourite season, it’s the season that’s full of hope and where your heart starts to sing again, and your head believes it too.
Taking the plunge and renovating our conservatory: I know that’s a big thing – and it was on the whole a positive experience, but one of the things I don’t want to forget is the discovery of newspaper behind the architrave. History fascinates me, and the history of our house even more so.
Even just setting out to write this post, I tended to focus on the recent past. A quick scroll through my Instagram feed and a proper think about the year threw up plenty more memories, and more than the five I set out to find.
So what, will you remember from 2018? And what will you challenge yourself to remember?
* This is a collaborative post but all views are, as usual, my own.