Sunday, 5 January 2014


Another Christmas and New Year over, decorations taken down, tree packed away, house tidied! So as we go into 2014 we wish you all good health and happiness and a wee bit of prosperity wouldn’t go amiss! Having all the family here for the festivities was great, lots of positive energy generated, the Grandies brought many smiles and a few tears. The Canadians went back on 31st Dec to very bad weather and a tree down in their backyard (garden). I think they may still be trying to dig the car out! Christmas was spent over in Tunbridge Wells, I think manic is a good word to describe it. Lots of happy memories made.

A Boxing Day walk around the lake in Dunorlan Park blew away the excesses of the Christmas festivities.

We also caught up with many family members and old friends. Met some new people too and a couple of people I never thought I would see again, brilliant! A big thank you to all of you who braved the weather and came to our ‘bash’ on 22nd.

A visit to the sales (and a nice lunch) in Canterbury was a good way to start the New Year. Still like spending the kid’s inheritance!

As you would imagine loads of photos were taken so selecting just 10 was difficult but hopefully it will give you a flavour of the Gully Christmas.

These 2 inspire me

Ethan loved his spinning top
What a motley crew!

Chillin' with Nana

Dead lions - ahh silence!
A visit to Gadds Brewery
In safe hands - perhaps my favourite photo
Tim and mini Tim!
Happy Lilah
My wonderful family
Not sure what the New Year will bring but we are ready to deal with what is thrown at us. The appointments have already started, a CT scan last Thursday and optician on Friday. The cataract in the right eye has got much worse since August so yet another new pair of specs. The op is probably next on the cards.

Arsenal have made a good start to the year so the Gully boys are happy.

To my mesowarrior friends I wish you all a positive year full of love and hope. Together we are strong – keep fighting my friends, we are making medical history!

Tess x


  1. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos Tess. Those grandies are growing so fast - it seems no time at all since you told us the first was on his way. Wishing you all the best for 2014.
    Beryl xx

  2. What lovely photographs of your Christmas! Thank you for sharing with us, Tess. All the very best for you and your family in 2014.
    Janet xx