Apparently Monday was the worst day of the year, but in an effort to be positive I ignored that and will concentrate on what is good – and there’s plenty!
A busy two weeks with a goodbye to a loved one, and news of another extension to the family!
We celebrated Kevin’s Nan’s life and although a select gathering there was much love from all there for someone special. The eulogy was delivered with only one waver and I hope I did her proud.
It was great to be together and to share a moment or two to reflect.
Progress in the house is less frantic, but with weekly tasks we are getting there.
I did a 2 hour modern calligraphy course which I now have to practice for fluency, which hopefully will provide a release and a new strand for my card making.
Georgina and I have enjoyed cooking together and this is where the new kitchen space is coming into its own.
Work has been busy and with a planned trip to Scotland in March arranged I’ve taken the plunge to ask friends to dinner.
I don’t want to be as busy as last year as I want us to enjoy quality family time together. I haven’t been successful in the Wimbledon ballot this year, but who knows, that may change, fingers crossed.
I have a big birthday next year and I want to kick it off this year followed by a year of treats ( a few big, but mostly small) so a list is a must to begin preparations.
Yesterday we went to London to see Uncle Vanya, a Checkov play. Now I’m not going to lie one of the reasons to see it was a certain Richard Armitage in the cast. The cast and staging were brilliant and even though set over 100 years ago, in many ways things haven’t changed: people’s hopes and dreams, life, love and searching for a better one.
A quick trek across London to meet friends to celebrate Burn’s night: what a treat it was. The address to the haggis, food, whiskey and company were all excellent!
Lots of conversation and talk of big birthdays and travel, places still to see, things still to do.
The coming week work wise is manic for us both, and we are also looking forward to the start of the 6Nations rugby!