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A Year in Pictures 2012

In previous years I have done a post at the end of the year to look back, and its a great way to remember some of the things that I have done. Here are the posts from 2009, 2010 and 2011 if you want to go back in time. So what did 2012 hold….

The years always start off quite steady as we get through the Winter. In January we made the trip to the first conference of the year, the iGaming London Affilate conference where Dave spoke in a couple of sessions and we had a lovely meal with Dave Snyder in the OXO Tower.

Nothing much happened in February. I decided to give up social media for the month, and much of the time was taken up getting organised for the Renewal of our Wedding Vows at the end of March.

After 14 years of being married we threw a big party for all the family to celebrate, and made it a really special day.

After the wedding we headed off at the beginning of April to the Lake District (where we had our first honeymoon) and then took a trip up to Gretna Green (where we originally got married). We took Bob the Campervan along 🙂

When we got back from our second honeymoon we started on the renovations on the house including tearing down the conservatory and knocking the kitchen and dining room into one.

During April we also went away with the kids for a weekend in Scarborough for the rugby tour where the kids met Stuart Lancaster.

In May, Dave and I were back to London for the SMX London conference where we spent a couple of days at Chelsea Football Club.

In June we headed off to Rome with the kids for a long weekend.

Then in Ripon in June we watched the Olympic torch come past which was quite exciting, and a once in a lifetime thing.

In July there was a month of activity with a trip to Camphill with Bronco for a day of archery, segways, quadbiking, rage buggies and assault courses.

Then at the end of July we went to Centerparcs with the kids for a long weekend of swimming, cycling, badminton, squash, 10 pin bowling, field archery, quad biking and drinking 🙂

In August we headed to Newcastle to watch Brazil vs New Zealand in the Olympics.

Then we headed to Harewood House for the weekend and camped at the VW Festival.

Over August Bank Holiday we spent the weekend at Alton Towers, where we stayed in the Alton Towers hotel and went on lots of rides.

In September there was more camping, this time close to Ripon with members of the Harrogate VW Club at Phil & Vicky’s house.

Then while Dave was over in Munich for SEOktoberfest we had a bad day where my lovely Corky cat died

and Dave’s Mum and Dad’s cottage got totally flooded. You can make out on the photo the level the water reached half way up the door.

In October Mollie the Samba passed her MOT after getting fully restored.

In October we headed to Barcelona for the iGaming Affiliate Conference and had chance to take in a few sights

and then at the end of October we headed off to Marbella for a week to have a relaxing break.

November was taken up organising the new Bronco HQ as work started

and the year ended with a great Bronco Christmas party in December