I haven't been here in ages.  Busy bunny, like everyone. But suddenly I missed it. And some how I still get page views every day so I should maybe make the effort. I very much like the way that blogging makes me get my ducks in a row. It makes me feel accountable, less likely to forget what I am doing half way through the event. Also it really helps me clear my mind. Like having to write something like an online diary makes me summarise and organise everything that my funny little brain.

I missed you (even if you are not actually there :) )

Whats been going on you say?

Family. Just us oldies and the animals at home full time now. Though the place fills up a bit at weekends or when Jamal is back from University/Sea. Its okay actually. Better than expected. More money to go around, that's for sure but also a sense of freedom.

Work. Same job but we lost some business so I am losing most people from two teams. Sad times. More interesting for me as I will have some other responsibilities but very sad for them.

Crete house. I have decided I am never going to rent out the Crete house. Its our house. A waste of income potential it may be but its my house and that's that. I don't mind lending it to friends obviously, But we will renovate the old house as a rental property. One day. We will be going there for a month again this year.  Might as well use it, I feel.

Allbrook house. We have so much more space. Still rearranging a few rooms but its getting there. Oh and re landscaping the  garden. As we do everything ourselves it all takes a while but basically its lovely.

Travel. My bets friend and I used to travel a lot back before kids and stuff. As all kids have now left home we think its time we started again.  We are going to try to go somewhere new each year, as well as a short break at the house.  We have a trip to Iceland planned and about to be booked. Next on the list is railtrip in USA. I might wait for the £ to improve a bit before that.

Lifestyle. Trying a new eating plan and have lost 9lb. Also hair. Cut a bit shorter but I thought it was time to go lighter to avoid the grow through. So I went blonde, then light brown, hated both. Then purple as deep down I am just an old hippy. That faded so quickly that i went for a conventional dark brown, which has actually come out pretty much black. I quite like it even though I have a hint of ageing Goth.  Fahed gets nervous everytime I text him a photo of the lastest hair dye pack.  I also a hard a make up masterclass. Which was quite fun but you know. I probably looked my best but it was very bland and conventional so not perhaps for me.

Oh and Brexit. I was bereft. Now I have adapted even though I still still its stupid to go. No problem I can cope.

I cant quite remember how to do photos yet so text only for a first post


  1. yay! I love blogging for all the same reasons. interesting to hear about your hair. I have gone black and now face the badger roots scenario which is only going to get worse! ha! pondering on going a lilac ombre grey - which is kind of trendy. but so far not doing anything other than staying black (dark brown!)

  2. Lilac ombre grey would be amazing but maintenance such a hassle. Purple was briefly lovely but faded in days, to my bitter disappointment

  3. Purple? Can you have purple hair at work? I'm sure my boss would say something if I came in with purple hair.

  4. Purple? Can you have purple hair at work? I'm sure my boss would say something if I came in with purple hair.


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