Friday, January 01, 2021

Thanks for 2020

This New Year post is later than I'd have liked, but Dave and I went out for an early morning walk first thing 

and since then I've been doing an editing job, still not finished.

After I had complained on the last post about being fed up, I read the news about the enormous pressure NHS doctors and nurses are under, coping with the increasing numbers of Covid patients, and I felt ashamed.

So I decided I'd make a list of things I liked in 2020, that bad old year, things I enjoyed, things I appreciated anew, successes I'm pleased with. 

Here goes, in no particular order:

Margaritas with Chrissie, either in the garden:

or via Facetime.

Sunshine walks with Liz:

Dave's even-temper (when I have been all over the place);


Dave's home-made bread;


My beautiful new patchwork quilt, which I designed in May and finished in December and gives me joy every single morning:

Spending time painting and drawing, which led to...

My hugs card:

which I sold in aid of Help Refugees, and managed to raise over £1000 (with grateful thanks to those of you who helped, by buying it.)


Spending time by the river Wye in Miller's Dale in lockdown:

The publication of my latest book:

Days are where we live

And last but certainly not least - you!

Thank you for checking in and joining in. Thank you for commenting and thank you for buying my books and reviewing then online. That's the best present you could give me.

I wish you a year of joy and freedom. I'm sure we'll get it in time.




Anonymous said...

Here’s to joy and freedom in this new year, Joyful to read your list of the best of your 2020. Plan to be similarly inspired
Thanks for your post today. A gift to start my new year.

Sally said...

It's always good (though not always easy in 2020) to count our blessings & I count your blog as a ray of sunshine in my week. Hoping for a brighter new year. Wishing you health & freedom. Sally x

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you so much, Ana and Sally!
Happy new year to you both xxxx

Anonymous said...

This blog is on my list (which I posted on facebook on New Year’s Eve) of things I am grateful for. Common sense, joy, surviving and thriving, bewilderment, pain, loss, anger, our common humanity and a whole host of other things shared and celebrated. Happy New Year Sue and family.

Anonymous said...

Sorry the above was me, ho hum. The quilt is joyous Jenetta

Sue Hepworth said...

Hi Jenetta, I thought it was you, but didn’t want to assume.
Happy New Year to you and all you family. Xx

Shafia said...

Happy New Year Sue! Thank you for sharing your life with us, I enjoy reading your posts very much.

Sue Hepworth said...

Happy New Year!
I didn’t know you still read the blog.
Dave often asks ‘Does Shafia still read the blog?’ and I say - ‘I don’t think so. She never comments.’ xx

Anonymous said...

Just to add that your blog and friendship are a mainstay. Last year more than ever.

And what achievements you have chalked up, despite the challenges of the year!

Wonderful book, joyous quilt, various impressive paintings (Dave and Me - a personal favourite) - and the Hugs card.
So many people that I sent one to have commented on its affecting simplicity and power.

Bravo Sue!

Thea xx

Sue Hepworth said...

Aww, ☺️ Thank you, Thea.
May the new year bring you freedom and adventures, xx

Shafia said...

Oh that's so lovely to hear I'm being enquired after! I don't comment because I just don't have anything to say, except how much I enjoy reading your blog - and there's only so many times I can say that right? But yes, checking for updates on your blog is definitely one of my 'few times a week' rituals Shafia xx