Yes I know. It seems like this blog has gone on a very long break but there simply haven't been any time left to indulge on writing on here. I've barely been able to keep up reading the few blogs I follow.
It has been a bit stressful since my mum unexpectedly got time for a hip replacement surgery in October instead of the planned one in January and she then came to ours for her first month and a half of convalescence. But it went really smoothly even though James thought it a bit stressful at times having the Mother-in-law here all the time. But we coped very well and she didn't interfere at all but was very good.
Otherwise life is running along ever so quickly. Especially now when it is soon the silly season. It is only two and a half weeks left until Christmas! At least all the Christmas cards are written and ready to be sent off. It is a dwindling pile of cards though, it seems every year there is one lesser to write. Well the pile really went from big to smaller when I decided just to write to people who wrote one back. I did that a couple of years ago and I think it is time to do that again. I like receiving Christmas cards and the thought that someone wants to send one to me. That's why I like sending them as well.
I really miss getting letters in the post. You know these very old fashioned paper letters that people actually write by hand. I used to have pen pals when I was younger but just lost touch when growing up. I know I know, it is so much easier and quicker with emails and sms and all that new stuff. But I still like letter written by hand where you can see how people write, you know.. it makes it more personal then any email.
I had promised new pictures showing the new decking and windows so here they are. Finally..