It has been a l-o-n-g couple of weeks with a few ups and downs. I shan't go into it all but suffice to say, I have had little time to reply to a number of messages and texts so I do apologise for my tardiness.
For example, recently it has been a combination of travelling between Manchester and Romsey on separate occasions, sorting out furniture collections / removals, attending a few full-on induction days for a new school job, and a MAD last day of term with another primary school, as well as the normal run-up-to-Christmas nonsense.
My eldest niece flew back from Kazakhstan last weekend and is being the hostess-with-the-mostess for some of the family for Christmas Day – including me and Paul. However, other events have been cancelled or postponed because the other branch of the family are currently keeping the PCR clinics busy, and three individuals have tested positive. This is such a shame as they had plans to spend Christmas in Cornwall but that has to be abandoned. We are also postponing our whole family get-together (scheduled for the 30th) as it falls within the recommended isolation period. We were also hoping to experience the Festival of Lights at Sudeley Castle but, again, that had to be cancelled. Paul has been working throughout, looking after the Enchanted Lights Trail at Cotswolds Farm Park (check out his handiwork). The Trail has proved to be popular, and I hope to go next week…. restrictions allowing! Everyone – we need to be philosophical. It is wasted energy to get riled. Maybe that will be one of my new year's resolutions…?