..and where do I start? I've pinned myself down onto the sofa for some blogging time, still in my pjs at 10.42am but you won't tell I'm sure.
Firstly, I have wonderful news - the answer to many, many prayers - you may remember this post written in March last year all about Lucy not getting a place to read medicine at university despite good grades. Well this year she has taken a gap year and has 2.5 jobs and is learning to drive (that is not going so well despite the lack of otters!) and has reapplied. We found out a month ago that she been successful in getting a place after an interview she'd had at the beginning of January. You may have even heard me squeal when she rang me to tell me the good news! I'm so grateful to God for His answer to prayer and His faithfulness.
On the first weekend of April we went to Salisbury to celebrate Alice's 16th birthday, Matthew's 40th and Mothering Sunday.
Alice is 16 - gee whizz. When I started this blog she was 10 - look at this early post - she was still at primary school and in a few short weeks she will be leaving her secondary school. I haven't done her birthday portrait yet, but she is looking so grown up. She is studying like mad for her GSCE's which are next month.
Anth and I spent a lovely day together on Saturday. We caught the ferry over to Dartmouth
and had a mooch about. I had great delight in returning to a clothes shop that a year ago I couldn't fit into any of their clothes and got pitying looks from the shop assistants. This time around I could fit into their smallest but one size...(size 10) woo hoo! I promise I will do my weight loss post but I have to pin someone down to take some photos. I have no magic answers though - willpower, my medication and a restricted diet have helped me.
Then it was in the car and onto to Slapton Ley for a spot of bird watching. The drive was beautiful with the spring sunshine bathing the Devon countryside.
Hardly any birds were seen so when we got home we went to the bird hide where we saw the woodpecker and our usual friends for our bird fix. Then the next day I was struck down with a terrible cold which is lingering - just in time for the school holidays! Typical!
This is turning into a long and rambling post so I will leave you in peace now.
Hope all is well with you dear friends.