In 2013 I will not have to move to Outer Mongolia to escape the Olympics so it’s already a better year. Having said that 2012 was taken up with planning and executing the Coltishall event which all agreed went well and I am remain so terribly grateful to all involved. It’s a year I will not forget in a hurry.
Now you may be wondering where all of the pictures have gone; a number have been deleted from the website and the previous blog and this one are visually challenged. The reason is that for some reason the system is telling me that we have exceeded our allocation of space and I have been trying to get us back below it but I have now given up and am seeking help as I think there may be something else wrong as well. Please bear with us during this (hopefully) brief hiatus – I will keep you informed. If anybody wants a photo that has been deleted please let me know. Please also let me have any useful shots as I’m sure we will get back to a position where we can use them and I’m always glad to receive your piccies.
New Year is both a reflective and a hopeful time. So, in no particular order, the following are my hopes for the new year about to hit us.
- The footpath through Brampton Island is finally opened by the recalcitrant landowner
- The remainder of the footpath is maintained to a higher standard than in the previous year by NCC
- We make a start on our riverside projects
- There is a growth in our membership and activity
- We continue to reach out with talks and community events (speakers available at no cost although donations are not refused)
- We manage to hold at least one spring or summer fund raising event – how about a garden party?
- On a non-BNCT note work begins towards getting a new Keel built for community use throughout the Broads and even further afield.
- On a personal note 2013 may be the year in which I work my final full year before retirement although I would prefer that my options stayed rather more open than that.
- I would also like to see further work done towards the protection of the Scottish Wildcat, Britain’s one and only truly wild feline species that is under great threat.
- Finally is it to much to ask for greater peace in the world?
Don’t want much do I? Have a happy New Year one AND all.
Now – an update !!!!! We are back in the photographic business as the uploaded image below shows. I have had to delete a number of pictures but if you find your enjoyment of the site is diminished by a missing picture please let me know and I’ll try to restore it.