|Amazingly....this is in Hebden Bridge, not Caunes. Sun shining, window boxes still blooming away.|
It is well over a month since I posted a blog. It is weeks since I returned to Yorkshire. Since we arrived back, life seems to have been very hectic. So this is a bit of a catch up on what we’ve been up to.
I spent some half term time with Jess in Liverpool, seeing her classroom for the first time, since she started teaching in September.
|Jess in her classroom|
We have ensured we have seen plenty of the grandchildren, including having 4 of them to sleep over for Halloween. The question is, will we cope with all 5 of them next year...or maybe there will be even more by then.
I have returned to working my shifts at the Hospice shop, and am loving seeing all the people I enjoy working with, as well as the excitement of never knowing what treasures have been donated every time I walk through the doors. The customers are pretty wonderful too.
|We enjoyed putting an Armistice day window together at the Hospice shop.|
I got another “all clear” from the hospital.
There have been a couple of Christmas shopping trips,a meal out with women from the shop, coffee with a few friends to catch up, parkruns with the children and grandchildren, dentist visits, hairdresser visits and even a first session with the personal trainer I worked with before I was ill. I've also managed to spend a bit of time doing some family history research and have made a couple of breakthroughs that are very likely to become the subjects of future blogs.
|My cubby hole office ( how dare the estate agent call this a 4th bedroom ! ) where I wallow in my family history research.|
So, all in all, I’m not surprised there has been no time for blogging. I had various blogs from Caunes planned, and one or two of them may emerge over time....but at the moment, it’s just a matter of enjoying the new routines of being back in Hebden Bridge.
It is a little strange. We felt more emotional leaving Caunes than we expected. We are missing friends from the Minervois ( looking forward to seeing them at Christmas, when they are planning a quick trip to Hebden Bridge), but we are really enjoying Yorkshire again.
The fact that the weather has been lovely ( until now) has helped. The Calder Valley is stunning this time of year.
|Hebden Bridge last week.....looking so beautiful.|