Sunday, 10 May 2015

Onwards and Upwards...

Bluebells - good for the spirit!

Well – it’s been a pretty difficult few weeks here. Don’t really want to go into much detail but to top everything we lost our beautiful cat Hincapie. He has left a hole a mile wide in our lives, he was the noisiest, most demanding cat I think I have ever met but the house is so very quiet without him :(

Mr Noisy 

I thought long and hard about this post and how I don’t want my blog to appear a whole picture of rainbows and unicorns. We all have shit happen in our lives and it would be a false picture to paint otherwise. However, I have sat back and given it some thought and I have also had some fabulous things happen in amongst the crap and as I am a (mostly) optimistic and glass most defiantly half full kind of girl I thought I would concentrate on the joy and loveliness and not the rubbish and sadness. (reading back this sentence I saw that spell check had changed ‘definately’ into ‘defiantly’ and hell, I’m not going to change it back!!)

The bluebells have been out in the woods both locally and at work. I have spent a lovely couple of evenings out with friends walking and enjoying them and making up for being so damn antisocial lately. I am also grateful that friends have supported me feeling a bit rubbish and not my usual self at all (sorry to you all for that!)

Beautiful friends in beautiful surroundings! Counting my blessings.

I have had dinner out with other friends that I have not seen for a long time. One of them is now winging her way to California for 5 years and I am so glad that we caught up before she left. Lots of reminiscing and laughs!

More laughs with friends!

DH and I celebrated 23 whole years of being stuck with each other. We spent a day touring Salisbury where we saw the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral, had a meal out and then went to see Old Wardour Castle to get at least a little value from our underused English Heritage memberships...

The reflections in the font water were stunning.

My favourite find - historical graffiti!

Usually I get to do the bunny ears.

How I feel sometimes!

We have been cracking on with the garden and allotment – not managing to quite keep up with the weeds and growth of grass but putting up a brave fight.

Mostly I have decided that being positive is a good thing and that I have a great deal to still be grateful for, no matter how things might sometimes appear otherwise!

Looking for the good things....

Normal service will be resumed shortly :)