2019 in pictures

For a few years now, I’ve done a little annual round-up using a collage of images from each month. So here we go again!


  • I went down a mad slide
  • I hung out with many lovely friends
  • I saw Amy Shark live


  • Mr O bought me a Valentine’s Day card that amused everyone
  • I ate many delicious things
  • Little O practised much daredevilling


  • I donned my polka dot swimsuit at Centre Parcs
  • I celebrated International Women’s Day at work
  • Little O refused to give my Mothers’ Day card because he’d “made it for himself”


  • Mr O and I had a very posh night away at a friend’s wedding
  • Little O got well into the Easter spirit
  • I had a great mum’s night out with my local friends


  • I had excellent dinners with excellent friends
  • Our local swans had some gorgeous cygnets (which are now enormous)
  • I had many cuddles with Little O


  • Little O turned 3
  • We became fish owners
  • I made my first baked cheesecake


  • I pretended to be in the Great Gatsby for a night
  • All three O’s went to the beach
  • I got a tattoo of a woman’s face with a kraken coming out of it


  • Little O became inseparable from his “wife”, Little C.
  • I got a tattoo of a storm in a teacup
  • We had many BBQs


  • Several friends came to visit
  • I went on a long walk to remember a friend lost to suicide
  • Little O moved up to the preschool class at nursery


  • Halloween was thoroughly celebrated
  • I drank some mad cocktails
  • I won a work award while dressed as a Pound Shop Madonna


  • I turned 39
  • I got a tattoo of a lighthouse
  • South Africa won the Rugby World Cup


  • We spent 5 days in Dubai with my brother
  • Christmas was thoroughly celebrated
  • I took a magnificent photo of a goat

See you all in 2020!


  1. What a year! Nice to have all those images to remember it by too. You have reminded me when it was still warm enough to wear shorts and sunglasses. 🙂 🙂
    Happy New Year to the three of you, and looking forward to more of your blogging excellence in 2020.
    Pete. x

    1. Summer will come again, Pete! Fortunately it is inevitable!

      Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Great round up of the year. I missed out mostly so it was nice to see a recap. Best wishes for a happy new year!

    1. Thank you and Happy New Year to you too!

  3. Looks like a wonderful and happy year, Abbi! Here’s to an even better 2020!

    1. It had its ups and downs but this round-up reminded me how much we packed in and how many cool things we did!

  4. So many cute photos!

  5. What a wonderful collage.

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