Things still a bit crazy here so apologies for the lack of communication from me here on the blog and the lack of visits to other blogs.
I mentioned last time that my aunt had moved to a retirement home near us and the huge amount of work this involved had taken all of my energy (and Dougie’s). Last Thursday my aunt fell ill and ended up being transferred to hospital. She is still there and, although slowly recovering, is likely to need more care before she can return to her new flat. So lots of visits to Peterborough over the last week.
In the middle of this, Rory and his girlfriend Juliana needed picking up from Exeter. It was so lovely to see him again last Saturday and to bring them both home with us on Sunday after a quick stopover in the city overnight. He needed a shave and a good haircut but otherwise was just the same and has slotted straight back into his routine of sleeping until lunchtime and hogging the sofa.
I have just about managed to keep up with the weekly column for the Lincolnshire Free Press but have decided to have a break over Christmas and New Year. Can’t quite believe I started the column in February and have written 46 of them up to now.
Here are the latest ones if you have the time and inclination for a quick gander:
A little BB magic gives me a glow – having fun being a Clarins model for the evening.
Could Tulipan be our own good luck talisman? – commenting on the habit of rubbing statues for luck
I’m dreaming of a Christmas tan – reminiscing about working for John Lewis at Christmas
It’s panto time again! Oh yes it is! – a sneak preview of our local production of Cinderella
Saluting Moulton hero Johnny Douglas – the fascinating story of a local schoolboy who captained England at cricket and became an Olympic boxer.
If I don’t get the chance to blog again before Christmas (and it’s unlikely as if I have any free time at the moment I seem to spend it sleeping!) then I hope you all have a happy and restful Christmas and feel refreshed for the New Year.