I know I've been absent from the blogosphere for almost a year now (give or take two months) but I swear I've not been idle - there has been so much change.
So. Much. Change.
My status has changed from unhappily married (in the latter years only, we truly had some great ones prior to that) and gainfully employed (ie regularly earning) mother of two living in a red brick terrace in a SE London 'hood to unmarried Irish coastal farmhouse co-owning quasi self-employed girlfriend to a beautiful man ...who makes gingerbread houses on xmas eve for the small fry...
("girlfriend" ...who ever would have thought, at MY age too?!).
One thing remained happily constant throughout however : the mother of two bit...(praise the universe and all that is good for that)
charming I'm sure...
We moved lock stock and cat (of which more later) in mid October.
Into a rambling farmhouse on an acre of land by the Atlantic Ocean in deepest West Cork. Yes. It IS windy here, right by the Atlantic. Windy and glorious in equal measure.
The kids have settled in the local school, their only complaint is the smell of cowdung in the playground at lunchtime but when I asked about this recently they'd forgotten they'd ever mentioned it, so they are obviously acclimatising well. Heh heh. Good thing too as I'm not sure what I could have done about that particular issue.
We've been happy and content in general, missing friends in London greatly but not the place itself (yet). The only blow we had was the loss of my aged arthritic (it really was her time) cat Ms Jean Seberg who cast off this mortal coil early in the new year, to tears and dismay and a surreal spell where she was frozen by the vet for a week while we returned from a visit up the country in order to bury her in the garden where she was so happy.
I've been meaning to get back to this blog for ages now, since things have settled a bit, but never quite got around to it...until today.
Why today I hear you ask (heh heh heh...the sound of my silent audience...the ones who got bored to death waiting for me to say something, anything...is deafening)...well, the impetus was given by my reading this post by veryberry which calls out to people to Resolve to Sew in 2012...well, I'm up for that...indeed it forms a great part of my Grand Plan (which isn't really so Grand, nor even Well Formulated at this point, but definately involves sewing!) Let this be the point at which I officially share my Resolution To Sew 2012. (after I commission a wallet from the aforementioned extremely talented veryberry that is)I'll also share the fruits of that resolution on here as time goes by...without leaving 10 months between posts anymore. That'll be the other part of my resolution.
Back soon...(cue hollow laughter from the amongst the tumbleweed and dust...)