Felt a little bit deflated this week as I'd missed out on the golf in Dubai and I'm doubtful I'll be asked to go again next year, anyway, I'll be working so won't be able to take the time off during the school term. Every time we've moved I feel I've had to let something I enjoy go and it's taken a good year to find something to fill the gap. When we went to South Africa I gave up my career in lecturing and child protection. Then on the move to Dubai I gave up all the volunteer work I'd been doing and now the golf. Add into that friendships I made that are growing weak due to distance and time and all the family and friends things I've missed out on whilst we were abroad. Don't get me wrong I want to be in the UK, I'd just like to settle. In my 50 years of life the longest I've ever lived in one place was this house, between October 2002 and December 2010. I'm seriously hoping I can spend the rest of my life here.
22 Saturday Morning spent giving a statement to the Police about the criminal damage I witnessed at a neighbouring property last night. I went into Worcester to pick up a click and collect order from Dunelm, really annoyed as I'd placed a delivery and didn't find out until after I'd paid.
Dog no longer stinks, he enjoys a blow dry.
23 Sunday Off to visit MIL for her birthday, son 2, his wife and grandchild joined us. We went out for lunch then visited SIL and family for the afternoon after a trip to the park.
24 Monday I visited a friend to watch The Amazing Mr Blunden remake from 1972. She'd recorded it for me over Christmas. I dropped compost off at my mums and called in for a quick visit to see Grandchild and stopped at the flat to check on the work Peter has done for him.
25 Tuesday Walked the dog to the coffee shop, Peter dropped items at the tip, joined me for coffee and he walked Bob home while I did some shopping and I drove the car back.
Kitchen unit being fitted into the bay window.
26 Wednesday A slow start to the day, then I finished the tidying in the attic, sorted out charity donation piles, did some blogging and made a start in the dining room with all our kitchen stuff, getting rid of duplicates and adding more to the donation pile.
Freddie is getting really chatty now.
27 Thursday Peter went to the flat to finish the painting he dropped me and Bob at the retail park and we waked home. Rest of the day spent organising and crafting.
28 Friday I had to go to the flat as the agent rang to say they had 3 cash buyers interested, we haven't signed any contracts and still have all the keys and they want to view on Saturday. I met a friend for coffee and evening spent with chips and wine with the neighbour.
Up until 2004 this was the main route into Monmouth for cars.
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