Monday 9 January 2023

Week One 2023 One Daily Positive and Project 365

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.

On the blog this week:

Our plans for 2023

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  1. So sorry you started the year with the migraine. I hope you get a break from them soon. It sounds like you had a good week. Fab photos. x

    1. Christmas was lovely, new year not so much fun

  2. Oh no, not a great start to the year with a migraine. I hope they ease up for you this year.

  3. What a pain (literally) with the migraine still. Glad you got to catch up with family and see friends.

  4. At this point in my life I have only ever had a few migraines. They are not fun. Did you ever get to the bottom of them? I hope they ease for you soon. I love that nail colour. Should you only have dark colours in the winter then? I want a sun holiday this year. Or at least get the children on a plane but everything is so expensive

    1. holidays really are expensive, we only need to book flights, which does keep the costs down

  5. Sorry to hear that you are still suffering with migraines. Hope the panto was fun

  6. I’m sorry that you’ve had another migraine from hell. It must be horrible having to deal with having them so often. Hope you enjoyed going to see the panto with your friends. I love your nails, what a gorgeous shade of pink. #project365