I should really ditch the positive part of this post. I ended 2022 and started 2023 with the migraine from hell. Yes another one. Sorry but I mention them so much because they are always bloody here. It's like the dog or my husband, never far away.
Anyway, hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year. I found store assistants and random people in the street a little hesitant when I wished them a Merry Christmas or a Happy New Year, in passing, as if no one says that anymore. I did start to wonder if my memory of the UK was more Dickens esq, certainly seemed to be said a lot more out in Dubai (oh the irony) yes, they do Christmas there, No, you're thinking of Saudi.
Well there is no more 'last year, when we moved back to the UK' to be said anymore, it's as if all those years in South Africa and Dubai have just melted into the background. We'll be rectifying that in the Spring when we go back to Dubai for a holiday and in the winter when we visit friends in South Africa.
Anyway, how did my week go?
1 Sunday Not good, pain back, full force, so stayed home and hubby went to visit child 1 in Gloucester. I had some respite with meds and used the time to pack Christmas away.
The cat does provide me with hours of entertainment.
2 Monday Last minute tidy round and off to town for a walk with the dog and a coffee stop. Afternoon spent on the bed watching Gavin and Stacey, updating the calendar and address book. Friends arrived in the evening, we had dinner and sat around chatting.
3 Tuesday Back to work. I cycled in, in the rain and back. Work was quiet. Home to watch TV and chat, before going out for dinner in a local pub.
4 Wednesday Took the car to work then drove to Cheltenham to meet Peter and friends to see Dick Whittington Panto, dinner and home.
5 Thursday I cycled to work and home. Our visitors left mid morning. Evening spent in front of the TV.
The view on the way to work.
6 Friday Back to swimming before work, nail bar on the way home and evening spent in front of TV.
The nail technician tried to persuade me to have a different colour as this is for summer.
7 Saturday Off to the Forest of Dean to watch our Great Nephew play football, then a visit to our grandchild and called in to see Child 1 on our way home. Evening spent reading.
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