Friday, 13 January 2012
Many moons ago I used to write a little Blog (*gigglesnort) but have recently fell off the rails and not written at all.
I thought it high time I popped in to say Hello, wish you a very belated Happy New Year and to let you know that yes, I'm still here. And how about you - are you well? Did you have a nice Christmas? Goodness me it's been a while hasn't it!
It's nice to be back although I'm up to my eyeballs in all things new. My little girl started Big School last week and I have gently been acclimatising myself to 5 full days of being practically child free. I confess to finding it a derailing experience, yet in some ways it is ridiculously exciting to find myself with just me for company, to have all this time at my disposal to do with what I will...bliss yes, but in many ways I do miss that dear little ball of energy and am practically dizzy with excitement when it's time to go and fetch her home.
So..although I have all this extra time, I'm still getting used to it and can't say I'm getting anything extra done. However, I have been busy on a commission which I've really enjoyed doing - it's been a while since anything like this bobbed along...
Surprisingly, from showing this picture on my Facebook Page yesterday, I've had rather a bit of interest from people...so this morning I have been beavering away to create a New Page on my website...
...which makes the whole process heaps easier for everyone. You are most welcome to take a look if you like by clicking here.
As an antidote to work related things, I have made a New Year Goal to start walking more this year. Before I had my little girl, we would walk all over the place, disappearing for hours on end up mountains and the like. It was glorious. Now she is older we have discovered after several short(ish) excursions that she too enjoys walking, as long as it includes falling down small ravines, jumping in mud and leaping about in streams.
We like all that, so off we went last Saturday on a little 3 mile jaunt not far from our house.
We didn't realise that there was a gale force wind blowing at the top of the hill, the poor wee slip of a thing nearly took off, it's a miracle we managed to grab her before she sailed over the hills to Manchester.
But still, it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon and we look forward to more walks as the weather improves. Have any of you noticed that the evenings are slowly, ever so slowly getting lighter earlier? Isn't it just the best thing ever? It fills me with such excitement, makes me think of all the nice things waiting just around the corner; drifts of snowdrops and crocus, warm evenings sat in the garden, trips to the coast, camping....ahhhhh...lovely!
Anyway, it's time I was off - a cup of tea calls me before I have to head up the hill to collect the exuberant Small, I hope you all have a smashing weekend and look forward to catching up with you and your blogs again soon.
With much love
Julia x x x