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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011

I guess it's traditional this time of the year, to reflect back on what's happened.

Bugger! If only I was better organised.

Have no fear though, I did a highlight thing for the other blog, Caldecotte Lake; my local.

I've posted that, so if you want to have a look, trip on over there.

If you're still here, then I'll wish you a very happy new year.

A few quick highlights this year, for me, were:

Meeting, and spending a few days in the company of Adrian. Hope to do it again soon.

Some great days out in the company of Trevor. More again this coming year too, hopefully.

The days away, in Wales. Bird watching heaven! Thank you Jan. I can't wait to come back; if you'll have me.

A BIG thank you to all the people who follow this little bit of my life on the web, and all the people who leave their comments.

And last but not least, all the fantastic birds and other wildlife, that have made this year so memoriable for me.

I'll try to be more organised in 2012, and I'll probably start taking the medication again too.


  1. Best wishes Keith and Jim, we are out tonight at a friends gaff for the first time in 10 years. Must be on my best behaviour though as 2000 new year I was drunk as a mop. Learned me lesson from that nite though ;-(

  2. Debbie, have a great time tonight; and have just a small one for me.
    All the very best to you.

  3. HI Keith...Sweet..,and make that I will start taking my medication again..lol
    Thank you or all the interesting things I have learned, and seen on your blogs!!
    Happy New Year to you my friend
    Special ((Hugs))
    ♥ Grace

  4. from one side of the ocean to another, and one hemisphere to another we are on the same wave length. I would say I will stop by more often, but know that if I am not organized this year won't be next year either. But am wishing you good health and great new photos, be happy. Hugs From Brasil

  5. Hear,hear Keith, Here's to a great new year to come!...[;o)

  6. i visited your other site and went straight to the outtakes video. :)

    love your voice, and your version of swearing too. sounds much more pleasant than the words that slip from my lips on occasion! :)

    i hope you have a wonderful year to look forward to. i know your job situation came to a close in 2011. that can be hard for all sorts of reasons to adjust to. but i hope 2012 will be kinder to most. :) happy new year, keith!

  7. Happy new year to you Keith. Keep up all the good work. All the Best. Rob

  8. I will go over to your other blog andsee what has happened to you. Happy new year.

  9. Happy New Year too You too, and thank you for yor visiting and for the kind words and comments in my blog.

  10. All the best for 2012 Keith!

  11. I wish you all the best for 2012 and all your dreams comes true, have a good time my dear friend, it nice to know, you be there, big hugh Kathrin

  12. Happy New Year to you too Keith! Wishing you and Jim the very best this year. Hope you get back to Wales for more birding!

  13. All the best for 2012 Keith..
    Happy New Year from Cheshire and I hope to show you around my patch sometime.
    Take care.

  14. Thank you Grace. This coming year I'm going to make the effort to step back from the edge........a little :-)
    All the best for the new year.

    Adrian, thank you. Hopefully Jim's health will improve, or I can find a dog sitter.
    I'd love to meet up again.
    Have a great and safe 2012.

    Ginger, thank you very much. My life gets less organised as I get older.
    Have a great 2012, and all the best to you and your family.

    Cheers Trevor. Have a good one. :-)

    Thanks Theresa. Some of the out takes remained out takes lol
    Maybe this year I'll let it all out :-)
    I wish you, and your family, all the best for this new year.

    Rob, thank you. It's been a good year, thanks.
    Best wishes for 2012.

    Bob, thank you. Have a great new year, and I look forward to seeing more of your outstanding pictures.

    Kozma, thank you. I hope 2012 is a great year for you.

    Thank you Phil. All the best to you too, for 2012.

    Kathrin, thank you. I hope 2012 finds you in great health.
    The best of wishes to you for 2012.

    Thank you Kelly. Hopefully I can get back there soon.
    All the best to you and your family for 2012.

    Andrew, thank you. I'd love to take you up on that offer sometime.
    Have a great 2012.

  15. Enjoy 2012, and thanks for running such a comfortable spot where I can look at your work. I like it here.

  16. Thanks JoLynne. Glad you've enjoyed your visits.
    I wish you and your family all the best for 2012.

  17. Happy new year Keith. I look forward to seeing more of your great photos and posts in 2012.

  18. Thank you Keith for the beauty you share, for me it is always so therapeutic visiting both you blogs, I particularly love your lake, and when I do make it back to the gentle shores of England I feel I shall go there to walk there for real.

    May 2012 bring you and Jim a year full of ♥ happiness, harmony and peace.

  19. I have truly enjoyed your blog...glad you post on WBW.

    Happy New Year you gunslinger you.:)

  20. Happy New Year Keith,
    I look forward to your improved organisational abilities {:)))

  21. KEITH..Ive enjoyed following your blog this yr and the new one too...AS always the great photos and your comments on my blog all very welcome additions to my life!! Happy 2012, n yes take your meds!!

  22. Thanks Adam.
    All the best to you too.

    Gemel, thank you. I think you'd enjoy a walk round the lake, if you do make it back here.
    Best wishes to you, for this new year.

    Jean, thank you.
    A happy new year to you too. :-)

    Cheers Roy. Yea, I'll sort myself out one day lol
    Happy new year to you.

    Sondra, I'm glad you've enjoyed your visits.
    A doctors visit in the week, hopefully.
    Have a great new year.

  23. Being organized is overrated ;-)
    I like you just the way you are :-)
    Best wishes for 2012!

  24. Happy New Year Keith, all the best for 2012 :-)

  25. You're probably right about being organised Nicole; plus I'm far too old to change now lol
    All the best for the new year.

    Thanks Paul. Happy new year to you too.

  26. Your blog is always full of so much beauty, Keith. Wishing you and Jim both health and happiness in the new year.

  27. Love the road shot. Is that the road less traveled?

    Don't get too organized. You will make the rest of us look bad.

    Happy New Year from Maryland!

  28. Thank you Linda.
    All the very best to you too, for the new year.

    Thanks Patty.
    It could be another one ;-)
    Happy new year to you too :-)

  29. So enjoyed your posts and look forward to many more in 2012!

  30. I was thinking how cinimatic your stills were. Really sweet action shots, story tellers so to speak, are always at a primium. Of course you shot a video too, makes perfect sense.
    Not to speak out of turn, but a little chaos is often good for the creative mind as well as bird photographs!
    Cheers to you Sir and best wishes for the new year!

  31. Dave, thank you very much.
    Sometimes I get just a little too chaotic lol
    All the very best to you, for 2012.