Bits and bobs

Hey everyone! I’m so sorry that it has been ages since my last post. It has been a long time since I had a couple of weeks away, and usually I would have had a few posts scheduled in (so that you’d never know!) but with everything that’s been happening, I wasn’t quite so organised… So this is a bits and bobs post with news about happenings here. 

 

You’ll be pleased to hear that the kitchen is now complete! 🙂 We are SO excited to be getting back to normal-ish now. But I’ve been so poorly over the last couple of weeks with this flu-like virus that’s been going around, that it’s taking longer than we hoped to get everything in the house back to where it should be. I had a few days off work, but then went back before I should have, and I’m so slow at doing anything at the moment! It’s really frustrating. Pretty much the whole of our team has the same thing (except for Tom!) so it’s been a tough week in the day job. Thank goodness for reading week next week… I’m hoping to share some photos of our new kitchen with you this weekend – yay!

 

Colourful plates

 

In amongst all the busyness at home and in the day job, we’ve had both a birth and a death in the family over the past couple of weeks, so all in all it has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Keith wrote a lovely post on his blog, which included some poignant words by Henry McKeating (Tom’s Grandad).

 

I went to Richmond in North Yorkshire with my Mum yesterday. We had a lovely day, but I felt bad for coughing the whole time! We had a good wander around, visiting lots of places we used to go when I was younger. We spent a lot of time there in the 90s, so it was lovely to go back. The river has changed so much – I used to take my fishing net and my jar with a string handle (as made by Mum) and fish for tiddlers, and back then you could cross the river here. I don’t think it would be possible now that the course has changed so much, and we reflected on the power of nature as we wandered along the banks. Here are a few shots from the day:

 

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We spotted this gorgeous door on our wanderings – isn’t it beautiful? I would LOVE a front door like this!

 

Beautiful pink door!

 

 

Pink door detail

 

I think that just about covers everything! I’m really looking forward to feeling better and having the house back to normal 🙂 I’ve got some more exciting news to share in a post later today, so look out for another post! What have you been up to?

 

 

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