As we await 2020 and all that can bring…

As we are about to move from this year to the next, I thought I’d just write a précis of the year. The year itself has already been well documented with the majority of the events with photos. It started as it ended with a sad loss of dear family and also the tragic lossContinue reading “As we await 2020 and all that can bring…”

Advent week 3 ……..and sad news

Last Sunday was spent trying to prepare for Christmas visitations, but proved challenging. The week ahead was due to be busy both work and personally. Tuesday brought the saddest news of Kevin’s Nan’s passing, after a year and a day at the Sunrise nursing home. At 98 she has been a major part of Kevin’sContinue reading “Advent week 3 ……..and sad news”

Second week of advent….

Another busy week for us beginning with my annual wreath making sojourn. So therapeutic: 3 hours of creativity, convivial company and mulled wine! Had the idea of the feathers last year but couldn’t buy them in time, so I bought them in the summer to be prepared. Monday saw the lighting if the second candleContinue reading “Second week of advent….”

First week of Advent

Had a wonderful day last Sunday with our dear friend Jane, so lovely to have a proper cooked meal and sit to eat at a table! Fingers crossed not too long to wait now! First day of advent and I ordered a wax melt calendar from the @thewildwaxmeltscompany. It’s been a busy week with meetings,Continue reading “First week of Advent”

As we approach December

After a swift but delicious breakfast last week we said goodbye to Elaine and spent the rest of the day sort of tidying up, well as much as we can. Ruby decided to leave her Mark for future residents to find! Sunday was busy with some family time and Sunday roast at the Bear InnContinue reading “As we approach December”

Getting plastered!

Another full week of work, journeys, and decisions. Saturday was a trip to Twickenham to see Fiji v Barbarians, a slow burner but an exciting finish. Sunday was a trip to look at flooring options with the decision in the balance I made a few cards: my first foray into Christmas! Door choice was theContinue reading “Getting plastered!”

A window, a kitchen and exciting times ahead

Another full on week with much time spent in getting a kitchen sorted. Thanks to Wren and our builders we should, fingers crossed, have it installed before Christmas. I still have to sort out the flooring though! Georgina met Oliver and is besotted. She also met her friend’s new puppy and similarly besotted too! WeContinue reading “A window, a kitchen and exciting times ahead”

Stoptober

I don’t smoke so the title is a bit misleading. I’ve had such a week, mostly with all things GDPR and HR whilst having to do all the other elements of my job and prepare for Governor meetings. The reason for choosing the title is I’ve taken control of how I handle people, situations andContinue reading “Stoptober”

No rest for the wicked, so I must have been really bad in a previous life……

A week full of challenge and trying to view things differently: not always successfully. I have been so busy at work that I’ve taken less photos and believe it or not interacting less on social media. Last Sunday was another declutter day, with trips to the local tip and a tidy of the garage. AContinue reading “No rest for the wicked, so I must have been really bad in a previous life……”

Term 7 week 4

A Level results this week, which were pleasing and great to share in the students’ successes, and also a week full of the emotional rollercoaster. I’ve caught up with friends, family, visited Kew again, completed routine tasks, dealt with contractors, looked at LG staff to begin pay assimilation, cooked, cleaned and made cards in equalContinue reading “Term 7 week 4”

Christmas preparation

December has just shown up and I couldn’t be less prepared in some ways. I’ve met up with a few friends and enjoyed some great food and chat! I’ve made cards, and posted most of them; I’ve bought crackers; I’ve ordered ham and a capon; I’ve even got a Tesco slot for 22nd booked. YesterdayContinue reading “Christmas preparation”

Trick or treat

What a week, full of treats certainly, but fortunately no tricks! I’ve made a conscious effort to switch off from work, and with only two mornings in I’ve succeeded. Kevin and I enjoyed afternoon tea, bought a new car, I’ve made cards, baubles and been to the cinema. The house has been cleaned, the gardenContinue reading “Trick or treat”