Happy new year, everyone. Wishing you all the very best for 2016.
There's going to be a couple of changes around here this year. In November, we decided to give up the allotment, mainly due to lack of time. Most of you know that I write another blog, The Good Life, which is all about my gardening hobby, but now that I no longer have the allotment I've decided to stop writing that blog. I shall still be growing things in the garden though so you will see a few gardening posts mingled in with my usual posts on this blog, I hope you'll enjoy them.
It's been quite time consuming keeping up with two blogs, it isn't just the writing but also answering comments and following along with other people's blogs too, so I'm hoping that these changes will free up a little more time for me.
As I mentioned in my last post, I'm not setting myself any new challenges this year, it's the first year for quite some time that I haven't had any specific challenges but once again, I'm considering the time they take.
I've been thinking about the things which are important to me and top of the list is family. 2016 is going to see some big changes as Eleanor will, hopefully, be leaving for university. Daniel's in his final year at university now so he may be moving back in or, if he gets a job, he probably won't, which means that Mick and I will be home alone for the first time in over twenty one years, I'm sure that will feel very strange. I want to make the most of these last months of us living as a family.
My parents aren't getting any younger, they're now in their eighties and as neither of them are in the best of health, I'm being called upon more and more to help them out. I know I'm very lucky to still have them both with me at the age they are so I want to be able to give them lots of my time.
We're having a family gathering today, I'm cooking for eight. Daniel and his girlfriend are here and so are Eleanor and her boyfriend and my mum and dad are joining us a little later in the day. I'm sure it will be another lovely day with lots of laughter. I hope you're all having a wonderful day today too.