So, where do I start?!
My last proper post was written from next to a pool in Tenerife. That feels a long time ago now. Every time I go to Tenerife, I want to go back more. The complex that we stayed at this time was brilliant – not that we have ever had a bad one. But we particularly like this one and our apartment. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed meeting up with friends old and new. We spent some lovely time with old friends, made some great new ones and enjoyed spending time, food and wine with all of them! Of course that involved a few Karaoke nights! It was amazingly hot – much hotter than I can ever remember it being. But, it was lovely and I am already having withdrawals!
No sooner did we get back, literally three days later, hubby had a nasty kidney stone recurrence. Boy do those stones hurt. And the timing was close – it’s not something that you want to happen on holiday and then have to navigate a foreign health care system. We got home just in time. It was an immediate dash to A&E for morphine and resulted in a 4 day hospital stay for poor hubby. Yet again, our experience of the NHS was a positive one.
I am having my operation next week so that and the problems that have resulted in the operation being needed have dominated a lot of the last 2 months. It’s been very up and down and incredibly frustrating for me. But, we are almost there and soon it will be all over and done with and then it won’t be long until I am all recovered and back into the full swing of things. In the meantime – Hubby is going to be in charge for a little while. I am hoping that his man slave skills are ready to leap into action! 🙂
There has been so much else going on! Work, children, decorating, dogs, friends, family and the usual day to day things. There are lots of family babies going on as well! My middle daughter is expecting her first baby, my 2nd Grandchild next month so we are all very excited for that! One cousin is expecting her second baby and another cousin is pregnant with twins which is massively exciting! Being a big 5 generation family, my poor Nan is worrying about running out of space in her calendar for all of the Birthdays! My sister is back from Australia and you can read all about the story behind that on her and her husbands blog www.theriderstale.com It is so great having her back for a while 🙂
And then there is the C word looming. Christmas! This year will be mostly an online effort as I will be recovering. I have started the Amazon list with the gifts that I have chosen for people. Once the list is complete I will order it in one big hit. I will of course blog about how I get on with an entirely online shopping mission! How successful will it be …..watch this space! It’s almost an experiment. I do love Christmas!