Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Still fightin' it.............oh and Happy New Year to All

  1. FW fixing boiler with a slight mood on 'cos his local (ahem in the next village 4 miles up the road) is closing down* and he is staying in for New Years!!!
  2. The realisation that 'other' contact is still going on.  Will keep you posted.
  3. Titting about instead of tidying up.
  4. Am determined to de-clutter etc in prep - for what...who knows!
  5. Tons more stick picking after the last couple of stormy days, the field is gloopy so am in danger of losing my wellies with every step. 
nearly finished (on xmas eve) present for daughter's friend

lush xmas cake made by son's friend-who-is-a-girl

I couldn't quite manage to clear this particular stick

At the moment I am in bed with the tv on (Dara O'Brian and then maybe Gary Barlow) trying to stay awake, or indeed sleep, until 2014 begins.  Just as he came in from the cabin in the garden I announced I was going to bed.  I really really couldn't keep my eyes open.  So he is down there sulking.  Who cares?

The boys are out with their friends - good, they have a bit of a life.

Friends, I am hoping next year is better.


* The Russians are taking over the next village buying up the land/pub etc.  The Russian Olympic Horses were kept in the posh livery there.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

A (brief) Christmas Post

Merry Christmas to you
And I sincerely hope for A Happy New Year

No tinsel this year as the cat has started eating it!

This time last year was one of the saddest times of my life
I have felt, in recent weeks, so much better
I pray God it continues 

Thank you all for making me feel less invisible
and enabling me to unload my burden a little
I hope to write of nicer things (and share pics too) next year

Thursday, 5 December 2013

RIP Nelson Mandela

Very sad news this evening.
It was not unforeseen, yet still a shock.
The world was a better place because of him.
I hope the world does not let his memory down.
RIP Madiba.