I popped out for five minutes in August 2016 and forgot to come back.
Things have happened, as they do. We lost our lovely dog Star just over a year ago. I miss her, especially during the day, when I am mostly here on my own. The house seems very empty without her.
In October 2016 my brother's baby girl was born and I am loving being an Auntie for the first time.
We bought our house last April and embarked on decorating throughout. So far we've a new gas fire and sofa, some electrical work done, partially stripped the walls and ripped up the carpet. There's a long way to go...and a lot of money to be saved up to pay for it. We found a 1920 farthing on the floorboards but I don't think that will go far towards it...
I am very proud to say that the Young Philosopher graduated last year - actually in Anthropology, although when I started this blog years ago, his interest was in Philosophy. Maybe I should call him the Young Anthropologist.
He and Miss Disney got engaged and are hoping to get married fairly soon, which is lovely! I am thrilled for them. She is a lovely young woman and they are so well suited.
Since recovering from ME/CFS in November 2015, I was at a bit of a loose end for a while. Having been unable to do much at all for about seven years, I found myself in the situation of not knowing what I wanted to do. I've been getting involved with more things locally, I joined a second WI, and I've been attending some local craft workshops and learning new things. I'm also considering doing some voluntary work. Or even some paid work, if I could find something suitable - I'm kind of uniquely qualified for nothing - or rather the thing I am qualified in I no longer want to do.
Oh - and I turned 50 on New Year's Day. I am working on a list of 50 things to do to celebrate. Any ideas?