Next week I reach another of life’s milestones when I become eligible to claim my old age pension. I’m not sure whether to be depressed by this thought or slightly smug that I have survived long enough to qualify! I am grateful that I currently enjoy relatively good health and try to maintain this by cycling frantically in the roof gym at least three times a week, daily dog walks and sensible eating. I’ve actually managed to lose 8 kgs this year and my hips and knees have thanked me for it.
We had a wonderful family Christmas, finally reuniting with Sarah after three long years. Kat was also on leave from the RAF so it was just like old times being together and having fun and laughter. We had a magnificent Christmas tree in the garden room and the girls did a great job of decorating it (I only had to rearrange two baubles this year!). I insisted it should stay in situ until after the girls had gone home. Unfortunately by the time we took it down the tree resin had leaked all over the floor and I spent hours trying to remove the sticky mess from the carpet.
January is now very quiet. Too early to do much in the garden. I need a new project.