February 2

Only two posts in February? Well, it is the shortest month after all.  We’ve just had half term, which was lovely.  I spent lots of time watching the Winter Olympics, and really enjoyed a lot of the events.  Highlights were definitely the curling and the snowboarding.  I also did a little exercise myself, and went swimming three times with my swim buddy.  I’m fairly sure I’ve agreed to do the swimathon with her this year – eek.  I did it a couple of years ago;Image

and hated every minute of it, swearing I’d never do it again, (the pool was too crowded, there was no atmosphere, it was badly organised….) but, well, my swim buddy really wanted to do it, so ……. you have to help out your friends, don’t you?

To counteract the terrifying thought of the shark infested swimathon, I received something rather jolly in the post this morning, from my lovely first-born:


a champagne themed tea towel.  It’s another mantra I would happily live by.



I’ve received a couple of lovely gifts recently.  One of them:


A champagne glass!  (See previous post)  This is the lid of the box, which I couldn’t bear to throw away.

And another one, from a completely different source:


Hmmm, now how could they possibly have known?


Fairy dust

When times are tough, you need your friends and colleagues around to try and make things better.  You might also need some of this:


Fairy dust to sprinkle some magic around.

You may also need to have a mantra.  This is a very good one I find:

ImageA hobby is always good, to keep your mind and body fit:

ImageThey’ve all worked!  Perhaps things are looking up after all….

ImageAnd it’s a scorcher today – that always makes me feel good.

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