Hello all and happy new year – very late I know but it’s the thought that counts. I have just returned from a lovely break in Malta, a beautiful island with lots of history and pretty places, also had some fab nights out and did a lot of drinking! It was lovely to get some sun in January, and even though it isn’t overly warm there at this time of year…there was no snow! That was a bit of a shock to the system on our return that’s for sure. I hope all the UK folks have managed to carry on with daily life during the bad weather, still very snowy where I am but it is pretty, as long as one doesn’t have to go out in it too much .
Hello folks, hope you are all well and that life is treating you with good things! I haven’t blogged for quite sometime, life events have taken over and the last couple of months seem to have flown by without me knowing quite what happened. Anyhow, things seem to be relatively stable for the moment – one hopes, so I intend to be here slightly more regularly.
After a period of change, in my relationship, living situation and life in general I must say a huge thank you to my lovely friends, without whom I simply don’t know how I would have managed, you know who you are and I love you lots! Friends who are as good as family, make you laugh and boost your mood are the most important thing in life I think, taking a moment to address this puts things into perspective in times of doubt.
Here’s to our mates!
After a great night with special friends, I happened to be walking home at 5am this morning. There are several places on my route where there are lovely views of the surrounding countryside, and in the post-dawn light it was beautiful where the mist lay in bands across hills and fields. Several blackbirds and jackdaws kept me company as they were going about their business but other than our local newsagent, I didn’t see another soul. As most people know I am a night owl rather than a morning person, but it is great to experience that time of day when approaching it from the other side!
After several days of hot, humid weather it is raining, and I am pleased! Here I sit in my kitchen listening to it beating down, there is a fresh breeze and rainy aroma seeping in through the window. Yesterday evening I had a similar experience, sitting with great friends, sheltered and peaceful, drinking wine. After it stopped, the birds sang again, everything looked green and there was a lovely sunset – these are the simple pleasures in life that cost nothing yet are good for the soul!
Hello folks, many apologies (yet again) for the lack of blog lately! I have the chance now as I can’t do much else while the very lovely gas man is here checking the appliances, unfortunately I have been up and waiting since 8am, and didn’t get to bed until 3am having returned home at around 1.30am from another fab and amusing evening with great friends …and then I didn’t really sleep.
So, it is Olympic torch day here in Ludlow, and luckily it will be passing straight past my flat so I should be able to get a decent view of it from above, good job really as the pavements will be stacked. It is one of those things that I’m not overly excited about, but want to see, as it is a once in a lifetime kind of event, I’ll get a couple of photos and post them later.
Anyway, I am off to make tea, another gas man has arrived!
One thing I love about living in the UK is the variations of weather, drought is all over the news, yet here we sit being lashed by wind and rain. Weather like this at night is brilliant, as I am a night owl, I sat and listened to it, feeling cosy and warm as I was writing in the early hours, then I lay in bed feeling even even more so.
It reminds me of many a day, forced to stay inside drinking tea and eating toast up in Scotland where I was fortunate enough to be able to watch the sea being churned up whilst clouds flew across the sky, after a couple of days, the storm passed and left us with beautiful, clean air - these are the simple pleasures I never take for granted. I do however send out my sympathies to those having to work outside in it, I do appreciate how lucky I am today working from home!
Here are two photos taken last September when I was in Scotland during a hurricane – during, and after!
Just a quick blog to say hello and thank you to my new followers! Thanks for being here and for commenting, it is nice to know people actually read this on occasion and that there are like-minded folks out there.
Well, it is Thursday and I have a deadline to meet, I had a fab evening out last night and am looking forward to another tonight (you know who you are shed club) so that will spur me on! So far today’s music choice is ‘Gun – Taking on the World’, I have tea so away I go. Have a great day all.