Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A Song For All Seasons

"Oh the January man
he walks abroad in woollen coat and boots of leather":


Building a bookcase with Dad.

Working

Knitting

Playing

"The February man still wipes the snow from off his hair 
And blows his hand"

Park Fun

Smiles


"The man of March he sees the Spring 
and wonders what the year will bring
And hopes for better weather":

Leighton Moss

Painting

Baking


"Through April rain the man goes down to watch the birds come in
to share the summer":

Say Cheese!

Garden Time

Travel

Windy Beach Day


"The man of May stands very still 
watching the children dance away the day":

Art

Helping

Sisters

Mary - Grace

Rainbow Hands

Clitheroe Castle


"In June the man inside the man 
is young and wants to lend a hand
And grins at each new comer":

Hugs

Pals

Landmark


"And in July the man in cotton shirts 
he sits and thinks on being idle":

Hexham Abbey

Beadnell Beach

School Taster Day

Celebration


"The August man in thousands take the road 
To watch the sea and find the sun":

Strid Wood

Football

Risk

Family


"September man is standing near 
to saddle up and lead the year
And Autumn is his bridle":

Fairy Hunting

Togetherness

Defending the Faith

Independence

Growing


"The man of new October takes the reins
and early frost 
is on his shoulder":

Weston Park Museum

Blackberry Cottage

In The Frame

Silver Wedding


"The poor November man sees fire and wind 
and mist and rain 
And winter air":

Achievements

Clown Cat

Crafting

Light


"December man looks through the snow 
to let eleven brothers know
They're all a little older":

Waiting

Happy

Sparkles

Yum!

Birthday Girl


"And the January man comes round again 
In woollen coat 
and boots of leather

To take another turn 
and walk along the icy road 
he knows so well

Oh the January man is here 
for starting each and every year

Along the road
for ever"


January Man ~ Traditional folk arrangement by Dave Goulder,
We first heard and liked it on Snow on Snow by the Albion Christmas Band

but you can listen to this version on YouTube.








6 comments:

  1. Hello San! Oh, there are so many beautiful pictures . . but I think my favorite is Pip poking her head in on the celebration pic with Kath and Sara! It's a warm and special walk through your year :) Wishing you all the most love and joy and good health for 2014 . . Sending a big hug . .

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  2. Thanks for the review of your year. so many beautiful pictures. I was thinking it must be strange to have those "big" children and then two little ones. Did you ever post on Benedict's First Holy Communion? If so, I must have missed it. Congratulations!!

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    1. I don't think I did post, I was stressed to high heaven at that time!

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  3. What a wonderful roundup, so much achieved and to celebrate in one year!

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  4. Such lovely photos, really made me smile looking through those. x

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  5. Wonderful! What a lovely review of the year xx

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