For us 2019 seems to have
been a year of expectations, waiting for holidays, gardens open, Brext!!
Gardens Open came
first, lots of preparation paid off, it was a lovely day, lots and lots
of people and many compliments made all the work worthwile.
Immediately afterwards we set off for the USA on a tour of the National
Parks: Arches, Mesa Verde, Gunnison, Rocky Mountain, Cheyenne, Custer,
Little Bighorn, Cody and Yellowstone. We covered over 2,500 miles
with desert (Moab) and snow (Rocky Mountains), fabulous scenery and wild
life - a great experience.
We also had a great week in Bude in September thanks to Jon and Bex's
Jon and Bex are continuing the good work at Hatherop Castle school
although, in addition, Bex has started a new job with the special schools
in Oxford. She still has her role as house parent at Hatherop at
weekends. They had a Moroccan adventure holiday as you can see
from the photos, Katie enjoying the camel ride - makes a change from
Horses (and bikes) are still the dominant features of life in the Huckin
family. Rosie is gathering rosettes apace at Horse Shows with her
pony Lawrence and thoroughly enjoying competing. Steve, Ju and
Rosie had a camping holiday in the Lake District at Ullswater where they
found stunning scenery and walks with the dog (Meg, Fred stayed at
home!) and very different from holidays in Cornwall.
We continue to help
in school with volunteer reading and Philip is still churchwarden, the
model railway progresses on the top floor!
Lets hope 2020
brings calm and clarity, peace and lots of good will. We wish you good health, peace and
happiness in the New Year.