Fresh Start

Since July last year my blog has been unavailable. I have missed making a note of life as it whizzes by and it seems much longer than less than a year that I’ve ¬†stopped. I still hope to restore the 10 years of writing, yet if not – here I go again.

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tacitrequiem/2911121736se posts back and I am able to retrieve the memories on the Way Back Machine Рwhich helps.

In my absence a lot has happened both personally and at work. I am realising the benefit of recording what happens and making the time to pause and write down the important bits.

I’ve had the chance to meet a few bloggers through working on the Connecting Women Across Gippsland Conference last year. There are some amazing local voices. I blog for personal reasons. In the beginning I wanted to learn about blogging – so it was learning by doing in action. I found it useful, so I continued.

I’m re-entering the space with an intention to write better, to apply some of the things I’ve learnt.

I’m Spoilt

I’ve got some awesome presents this month. I haven’t really had time to take it all in before now. Everyone seems to have left town now and I am home and have the house to myself so I have been noticing how spoilt I’ve been.

My kids gave me a pile of my favourite DVDs as well as aromatherapy treats, new headphones for my much loved and used ipod and a great photo file. My dear brother has delighted me in many ways by giving me a beautifully framed family photo taken at his wedding last year. I treasure it. He has also given me a stack of great music, which is an annual treat from him. I have been enjoying them for the past couple of days. He also got me a grill as my family has a Kris kindle type thing with the grownups. My parents gave me quite a few great gifts, as they always do, it’s cause I still believe in Santa and I’m a very good girl, but my favourite is the crisp white sheets. I love white sheets, especially new ones!

This month of December, with my birthday as well I have been literally showered with great presents from all my friends. The kinds of things I really wanted too. The kids at school spoilt me as well on their last days with very generous pressies.

Tonight Andy has surprised me with a belated gift and I am gobsmacked. I love astrology, yet most people in my life don’t seem to recognise that. Not sure why that is, anyway he has given me a Jonathon Cainer subscription for the next year and I am over the moon about it.