Saturday, 31 December 2011

Good riddance 2011

I was going to write something prosaic about 2011 and about the progress we've made on the renovations to the Sow's Ear...but I won't.

2011 sucked for quite a lot of people we know. We were fortunately spared from the floods, fires, sickness and relationship breakdowns which have been occurring around us.

However, the death of Jason's lovely Nana earlier this year had a profound effect on us and has tainted 2011 as a sad one...despite all the "fun and vjing" I natter on about in this space. You can't help but miss the people you know you will never see again.

Anyway, we've survived another year intact as a relatively happy and healthy family with a roof over our heads. And we will be toasting that good fortune tonight and wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2012.

Happy New Year!

P.S Umm...I wanted to post about the deck project but Jason decided he wanted to oil the decking boards, so it is still in disarray. I went back through my photo archives and found this shot that I had completely forgotten about. It is a deck image from when the Sow's Ear was on the market in 2009.

It doesn't even look like it is the same deck now! I'll show the photos to you soon. 
Deck  March 2009


  1. You're such a lovely family, you really are.

    That comes across in the blog, but it's even more evident in real life.

    2011 was quite forgettable for a lot of people. I hope 2012 is better, and
    I wish all five of you the best for this New Year. (Even if that means Jason digs a pool with his own bare hands.)xoxo.

  2. Yes good riddance to 2011 & hello 2012. Wishing you a safe & happy New Year. I can't wait for the new year, only a few more hours to go. KP

  3. Happy happy new year, wishing you a much much MUCH better 2012 x

  4. Think we all agree - 2012 is showing more promise already - All the best guys le xox

  5. Oh Anita, I hear you, my friend. In stereo. Thanks so much for all your humorous and witty posts here this year - you never fail to amuse. I would like to know, however, when Jason will finally get to put away his paintbrushes! J x

  6. yep, i'm ready to give this year the big flick too darl. here's hoping for many a splendid thing in 2012!

    the progress you've made on the sow's ear this year has been nothing short of incredible!

    hope you guys have a fun night xxx

  7. It has been one of those years and like you I am looking forward to 2012. I have enjoyed visiting Fun and VJ's and getting to check out all of your progress through the year, I am very much looking forward to seeing more in the coming year. All the best for you and your family Anita in 2012! xx

  8. You too? Yes, let's toast to a happier and better new year in 2012! All the best to you lovely mod family. xx

  9. Miss Anita (miss Silk Purse)

    wishing you lots of great times for yourself and family in 2012 - it's been lovely to have "met" you this year.

    Have a wonderful new year,

    loulou, hereiamloulou blog


  10. Ha, love Carmel's comment :)
    Yes, this year was one of my brainiest on record, one I do not wish to repeat.
    Anyway, happy new year to you all Anita! Xx

  11. Jason may need to dig a pool to replace his painting habit! Here's to a fine 2012

  12. Some years are like that aren't they?! 2009 was a bad year for us. Never mind we're looking upon 2012 as a positive year and have woken to a lovely sunny Brisbane day so what more could we ask for?! Can't wait to see the before and after deck photos! Ange

  13. Happy New Year Anita to you and the family. Thanks for all the entertaining antics from the Sow's Ear. Deb

  14. Good riddance 2011. Bring it on 2012!!

    I hope you have a wonderful January and beyond and I look forward to seeing more progress on the deck and other projects around your place
    Take care

  15. Yes!! Good riddance 2011... hello 2012.

    Let's hope it's a good one for all xx

  16. Hey lovely Brismod family. Here's to a better year this year. xx

  17. How can you feel so badly towards 2011 when it was the year you made your final goodbyes to TUSCAN PEACH. Have very much enjoyed your posts this year and yours is one of only a handful that I have read right back to the very beginning. Quite curious about how Jason is going to fill in all his public holidays when the painting is complete. melx

  18. Happy New Year! May 2012 be a great year for you all.

  19. Wishing you all a fabulous 2012.

    TDM xx

  20. Happy New Year, heres hoping you and I have an amazing 2012. I also lost my Nanna in 2011, she was 92, it is so sad, I can understand xx


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