Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Friday 31 December 2021 - Dunham Massey Lights

Our year closed with a visit from Kate, Jacob and Jessica, and our third visit to Dunham Massey's Winter Garden Lights. We were lucky. Earlier generator problems had been resolved, and the experience proceded smoothly, with social distancing easy to maintain, though my mask did go on a few times. Previous visits were on 29 December 2018, and 28 December 2019 - click on those date links to see the reports.

This time, Jacob and Jessica climbed the podium and waited for a horse that never arrived. The roundabout and swings that they have enjoyed in the past looked a little young for them, and the one-way system barred re-entry once we had passed the fleshpots and entered the slightly muddy paths of the garden. At least it wasn't raining, and with temperatures well into double figures, a record since records were kept, we couldn't complain of being cold!

So we spent a happy hour and a half enjoying the lights and the accompanying music. Here, below, are some of the pictures, to which everyone contributed, and there's a larger Dropbox file that I'm sharing with those present - here if you want to view it. Click on any of these pictures to get a slideshow.

We adjourned to Kate's house in Bacup for what turned out to be an early night, followed by some quality New Year exercise.

So that's it for 2021. It had its moments, and we look forward to a hopefully happy and healthy 2022 for everyone.


Sir Hugh said...

Grandchildren growing up at an alarming rate.

Phreerunner said...

Yes indeed, Conrad.