As its the last Reasons to be Cheerful for 2016 I thought I would do a round-up of some of the biggest things that have made me cheerful this year. I will be handing the baton back to Michelle for January so I hope you will all carry on in 2017.
1) Completing my first (and last?) half marathon
One of the toughest things I have ever done was back in May when I ran in the inaugural Brathay Half Marathon. My finish line photo sums up what it meant to all of us:
Who knows if I will ever run one again...
2) Single with Kids holidays
We had our most ever trips with Single with Kids this year. With them we camped in the Peak District, Stourport and Kettering. There was also a trip to Robin Hood's Bay for a self-catering break. All of these put smiles on our faces:
3) Fun with family and friends
We are so lucky to be able to have great adventures almost on our doorstep. Adventures we have enjoyed have included:
- Wray Castle and Claife
- Cruising on Windermere
- Camping in Dent
- A weekend in Bowness
- Waterhead and Galava
- The Lakeland Maize Maze
- The Hobbit in Williamson Park
- Kirkby Lonsdale
- A walk on Hadrian's Wall
- A visit to Lanercost Priory
4) Family & Friends
Of course my family and friends have put plenty of smiles on my face this year too! Here is hoping for plenty of fun times in 2017 together too.