Last year I bought myself a new camera online from Tesco. One of those emails arrived in my inbox with a 'deal of the day' and for me the camera was the dog bollocks, in as much as it had a large 8 mega pixel whatsit .... and a large LCD, and yes I do like things big.. say no more! Oh and it is red! which is almost as good as purple but not quite, like size colour of inanimate objects does matter. It was a great price and the bonus was that it came with a, yes you guessed it, large memory card. Total cost £74. It arrived quickly but not with the promised memory card, so I contacted Tesco and they apologised, told me they'd run out and would credit me for the cost of the memory card. I found to my surprise a credit of £36.99 in my bank account, so the camera was only £37! I bought the same memory card from Amazon for a few pounds only, so a result, thank you Tesco! A few weeks ago my girlfriend's washing machine broke down in its last month before the 12 month warranty…
My last post , just 10 months ago...burst my seams, as again I realised how so much has changed!
I'm still, in my new wee home, with Joey (dog) and Monty (cat).
My lovely son has returned from uni in the USA, attained a First Class degree and started work in London last Autumn as a writer...the world his oyster for the taking! My hero!
My beautiful daughter is in Leeds, amid her Midwifery degree, working at a Brazilian first class restaurant, all loved up with the Spanish Chef.... a meeting is on the cards AND he is taking her to meet his Mama is Spain this summer, so must be serious methinks! So proud!
My hugely supportive brother (TOAOS) is living contently in the Garden of England with his wife and Harry the cutest dog!!
..and here we are firmly into a new year and I am sitting up wide awake in bed, yet again... I am reflecting upon what was in 2013 and what wasn't.
The 'what wasn'ts ' are left where they are, filed and duly noted, I shall unremember them.
However for the 'what was' ' and that which I choose to bring with me into 2014, are the things that are memorable, enriching, happy and surprising, be them the tiniest fragment of joy or the biggest new thing on the block!
I didn't get off to a great start in January as we had only recently lost Mumma a few months before, the countdown to my son's second year of uni starting mud summer in the States and i was in the middle of a roller-coaster of negotiations trying to secure a business lease and plan for a potential opening. I wasn't at my best and i was running low on fuel.
However as always when faced with a challenge I was defiant and rose to several occasions, decisions with all the positivity I could mus…