A long long gap and I cannot definitely say I am truly back on the blogging scene at the moment, but just thought I would update anyone still following along.
On December 8th my good friend and colleague Helen passed away in our local Hospice after a year-long battle with secondary Breast cancer in her lung, aged 51. Her fight has now ended and she is at peace. She was courageous to the very end and I will always miss her and always remember her – our office is just not the same without her.
The last few months have been so difficult that blogging has not been an option – just keeping going at work and home has been enough. Losing my mum in law at the beginning of the year and Helen at the end has not made 2015 an easy year and I am looking forward to 2016 and a fresh start.
We have still not had any work done on the cottage – sometimes I cannot even remember what we are waiting for! We failed to put a lick of paint on our home here in Yorkshire as well but in the next day or two we are going to be making plans to get the decorating of our house back on track.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas – we spent the day with our family with lots of joviality and far too much food but it was also tinged with sadness as throughout the day I couldn’t help thinking about Helen’s family and how they were coping with the loss of a wife and mother.
I do hope it will not be as long between posts next time. I have missed the blogging community but time has been so precious recently that any few minutes I have had to myself have been spent catching up with a whole host of things, including some much-needed sleep.