Monday 3 November 2014

Good bye October, Hello November!

When it came to blog posting, October was pretty much taken up with the posts from our holiday on Dartmoor. We just loved the place so much and saw so many new things I just wanted to capture it all, both to share with you guys and to capture the memories for posterity for us. 

Looking back at the list of what I wanted to get done in October we didn't do too bad at all. 

The front gate is fitted, with just a small bit of finishing off needed. There's a new radiator fitted in the bedroom, so it's now nice and cosy at bedtime. We've also made a start on the Autumn garden tidy up and when it comes to de-cluttering, the DVD cupboard has had a serious sort out with lots now on eBay to see what luck I have. 

I'm still keen on the idea of having a go at mosaics and have started to look into this more. There could also be another potential new hobby on the horizon. You'll be able to read more about this soon. 

I had a lovely day out with my good friend Jackie and her daughter Rachel (who is also my God daughter). We had a real girlie day out with shopping and Rachel treated Jackie and I to a very nice lunch, where cocktails were drunk. We had a great time and all agreed we should try and do it more often. 

I've also had a couple of days back at school on Chair of Governor duties, for a number of different things, including the opening of the new school library, which is actually based on a narrow boat on the school grounds. It was a great day and the culmination of a real school and community effort that has been ongoing since November 2013. You can read more about the project on the school's narrowboat project blog.

November started with a day out with our good friends Jackie and Phil, with Rachel and her boyfriend Tom. We went over to see Rachel and Tom's apartment in the Jewelry Quarter in Birmingham and you will be able to see and read more about what we got up to very soon. 

November is a big birthday month for me. I've no idea how it's happened but I will be 50. I must admit when I was younger I hated the thought of reaching 40, never mind 50, but now I'm here I actually feel quite excited. I feel like I'm in a really good place in my life and it's really the first time in my life I've really been able to do whatever I want. How cool is that? 

I've been working on a list of 50 things I want to do before I'm 60. So far I've got to about 35, so I need to get my ass in gear and finish this off so I can share it with you all. 

Though my birthday isn't till later in the month, I am starting celebrating early, with a posh afternoon tea with my friend Jo this week and meals out with other friends throughout the month. We've then got a week away booked with the rest of the family in Norfolk so I'm hoping I'll have lots of adventures to share with you over the course of November.

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