Dear long-neglected readers.
Shall I close my blog down? Or just crack on periodically!??! While you ponder this very important, game-changing question I’ll do a quick update on life.
Well summer is a distant memory and I thought it was pretty rubbish weather-wise. I think we only had about 3 BBQs all summer which is indicative of the volume of sunny days we had! I must admit I’m enjoying the autumnal change and now fully embracing cardigans, tights, boots and gloves. Tonight I have my candles on, Jake and I are snuggled under a new throw and it’s already dark outside. And I’m not ashamed to say that I love it!
The main highlight recently was the fact that the hubby did the Great North Run in 2hrs 5, which is an amazing achievement given that he pretty much started his training from scratch!
I’ll admit to having a tear in my eye when I found him at the finish line. And Jake and I did the Mini GNR which was more than enough for me and I made sure I rewarded myself with a vino afterwards ha ha!
As for Jake, well he still keeps us on our toes! He now is the very proud owner of a (hand me down) phone which has proved to be endlessly entertaining (other than when he calls people at 6-30am!). We now “enjoy” 4 sessions of his footy training/matches per week – he’s learning quickly that he can’t win every game, but is still obsessed and has scored some fab goals already this season and made some great friends. I didn’t quite anticipate the stress levels and tension involved in watching U7s play every Sunday! And it’s lovely to see that Jake has the most support every week, as not only do the hubby and I go, but both his Grandads and his big brother come too to cheer him on. Dead canny! However, we’ll be bankrupt soon as we’ve set a precedent of paying him £1 a goal and £5 for man of the match (which he’s already had twice!). Not quite sure whose idea that was!!!
So I’m already looking forward to Christmas – I’ve even BOUGHT A PRESENT!!!! Stop the press! This is admittedly not normal behaviour, and I’ll probably not buy any more until December! We’ve booked the panto, a visit to Santa and our annual Christmas Eve boozy jaunt for festive fun at As You Like It (standard!). Pretty organised eh? TBH you need to be super-quick as people clearly book these things up as soon as soon as they are released. Highly irritating!
December 17th will soon be here again and it will be a scary three years since we lost my Mam. My sister and I talked about this on our holiday to the Lakes, especially how much Mam has missed out on, which for me is the saddest part. My niece is still the cutest, most placid little girl, and I know my Mam would have simply adored her. And then there’s the important matter of my sister’s wedding next year, where her absence will be acutely felt. Plus this year has seen a lot of success for both of us in our careers, with a new job for my sister and another promotion for me. I just wish she was here to see it.
On a lighter note, Jake keeps on trying on his wedding shirt (for the very important role of page boy!) with some hilarious outcomes…
With that, goodnight! And ’til the next time (could be a while!)