So here's my happy list for the last year, mostly just to prove to myself that it hasn't been all crap!
We finally switched to a 100% green energy supplied for our gas and electric and when EDF rang to ask us the reason why we switched and would we consider coming back, telling the nice girl on the phone that I didn't want my hard earned cash funding something as stupid as Hinkly Point C nuclear power plant that they are building down the road when they should be investing in renewables ( to which she replied 'ok fair point').
Finally after years of waiting getting some chickens, apart from the occasional escape and having to build a better fence to keep them out of the neighbours veg garden they turned out to be pretty easy and a lot of fun to look after. I'm now considering expanding the flock.
Getting long running jobs finally finished, such as a new bath panel and sorting the lighting in the kitchen out, small but annoying jobs that needed finishing up.
We have managed to stick with the vegetarian thing since May, we even had a veggie Christmas! This has saved money and been much healthier for us both.
After months of hard work on Richs part we managed to get planning permission for our new workshop/studio we hope to be building in 2017, this will totally change the way we will be able to work and give us much needed space in our cottage back. Rich worked for months on the plans which were signed off a few months ago, now we just need to fine a builder who doesn't pull out at the 11th hour!
Also a friend posted a link to this list of 99 reasons that 2016 was a good year, so if you need a little lift this evening take a look, it definitely made me feel a bit better about the world we live in.
I hope you all have a peaceful and happy New Year, lets all work together to make 2017 a nicer place to be!