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And so it begins

A new week and all systems are go. The builders arrived on site yesterday and started digging out the footings. Hopefully the weather will be kinder than it has been on their previous job where…


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A surprise letter

Last night didn’t go as planned. Despite the early night sleep wasn’t to come quickly or easily and was very disturbed with dreams. Nothing *bad* per se, but Mark featured heavily in them. The dream…


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Getting a few things done

Had a break from the blog for a couple of days. Mostly because by the time I’ve thought about it it’s been after midnight and I’ve been promising myself an early night. Met up with…


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So much food…..

I seemed to spend most of the day intending to eat but not doing so. This does seem to be a recurring issue and one that needs resolving. Not least as it stops me doing…


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A better day

After yesterday, I guess pretty well any sort of day would have been an improvement, but all in all today was pretty good. Spent a while tidying up all my CPD records for my pensions…



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The first milestone cometh

Tomorrow marks the first whole month since Mark’s death. This is rather surreal – in some ways it seems like an eternity since what was to be our final conversation. In others, well I can’t…


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A day to reflect

Had an interesting 24 hours (plus a bit). Went into work last night to see everyone and to meet my new line manager – things always change when you’re away – always nice to see…


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Life in the old house yet

As per usual, I don’t do things in a half-hearted way. So it was back to the bungalow for a 2.5 day session to clean and tidy it up so it can be lived in…