And in other news..........
I have decided to retire at Christmas.
This will be a reduction in money coming in but hopefully a better quality of life.
I will be frugal and learn to live on tuppence and a sticky toffee.
Life is very challenging at the moment.....but I am not being bombed or living in a war zone so I take each day as it comes.
I took my beautiful granddaughter to a toddler group for the first time today - it was really lovely but I found that I kept calling her by my daughters name! perhaps it was because last time I was at a toddlers group was with my daughter such a long time ago! and guess what my grand daughter is having for Christmas? a brother or a sister..how wonderful is that......
In a couple of weeks it will be the six week school summer holidays here...so I will have some free time regarding Nana/granddaughter duties....I am tempted to plan some visits to bloggers for lunch...be warned......I may contact you .....yes you....are you up for it?
My family from California recently came to visit and the house was full........it was lovely. The two young teenage girls worried me slightly initially as they live in a big house with a pool and an ensuite each...and here in blighty we have a down stairs loo and one bathroom upstairs.....I wondered how they would cope with having to queue to shower! but they were delightful....and found most of England 'so cute and pretty and green'.....we did Stratford upon Avon and Kenilworth and Warwick and sat out on the patio here braving eating al fresco (this was before the current heatwave) in a very British way...holding down the tablecloth and wearing fleeces and stopping the wind from blowing everything off the table....they managed very well.
Anyone watching 'The Handmaids Tale'?.........thoughts?