This is quite overdue actually. I have been working on this post for weeks, and finally got access to the rest of our photos so I could complete this. I like remembering the highlights like this.
Blackouts, load-shedding and the chicken run was on every one’s lips and minds. I could not find a single picture from January indicating that we did anything other than try and survive load shedding.
Sinead turned 11 and attended the Valentine’s ball at her school. She had attended dances before, but this was her first dance unaccompanied by us.
We had our first roll-your-own-sushi evening. It was tremendous fun.
Quentin and I went away for our first holiday alone together and Sinead dressed up like Alice (her of Wonderland fame) for Literacy day at school.
We helped a friend out with a uni project by pretending to be dead. The result was a deliciously dark photoshoot, with a lot of really scary images of all of us.
Sinead got her glasses.
We helped out at the 702 Walk the Talk by wearing pink t-shirts and trying to convince people to donate money for breast cancer research.
Quentin and I went to Tech-ed together. This was an incredible experience for both of us. Later in the month, in an attempt to become more self-sufficient, we started our own vegetable garden.
Sinead was awarded full Academic colours.
Summer returned in full force, and so did the butterflies.
We planted our first vegetable garden, and the plants started growing, amazingly.
Sinead received Gold awards for English, Afrikaans and Math, and we gave our dining room a brand new face.