Of course I'm also very happy about the fact that we have finally bought a house and moved in, after a year of searching, saving and disappointments.
I feel like we have struck gold moving where we have - our (OUR!) house is impossibly cosy and our new town is perfect. Despite little sleep (probably another reason for my delirium) from the antics of a slightly ill toddler and an attempt at stopping co-sleeping, it's a joy to wake up recently. Our bedroom window looks out upon a wide estuary, you can't see the water but you can see England on the other side and the sun rises over a flat misty expanse, glowing through the very early mornings my son now subjects me to.
|A bowl of Amaretti biscuits my mum brought down|
|Lovely new book (left) goes with another book I had already (right)|
Strangely, the thing I am loving most at the moment is the fact that I am being made redundant at the end of my work contract in a few weeks time. I have learned a valuable lesson over the last few years that when things like this happen, it's usually for some good reason. I have been unemployed, homeless and friendless before but something always turned up at the very moment I lost hope. I will still work. I won't have that security of a set wage coming in each month, but I will have the new challenge of balancing more freelance work and hopefully putting more time to expanding the band I'm in as well, something I've been hoping to do for several years now. Maybe I could even use my qualifications and do some therapy when my son goes to school.
Feel free to batter me over the head with these words when I'm working in Poundland in a few months time.
|New bedroom with my Gumtree bedside table and throw my mum brought back from India (now I must only have white sheets)|
|My dad's wife gave me her unwanted vintage Le Cruset pan set. Excuse me while I scream in gratitude!|