Hello and a Huge Welcome!!
to my new followers!
It is so nice, I have suddenly been visited by quite a few new people who have also become followers, so thankyou for visiting and following, its lovely to have you here!
Peony about to flower
It also means that I (and you other visitors and followers!) then have the pleasure of discovering their lovely blogs, and there are so many busy and clever bloggers out there stitching and crocheting and felting and cooking and gardening and goodness knows what elsing - Phew!!!
Don't you just love this blogging business!!!
Now my new followers may not know that there is a GIVEAWAY on this blog about to take place very soon!
TOMORROW in fact, so please don't be shy about entering the Giveaway just cos you're new!
The official deadline is MIDNIGHT tonight (although of course for those abroad it will be a different time!) so basically any comment left on the 4th March Royal Wedding post by the time I do the draw sometime tomorrow will be entered in the draw!
Lets not be too finicky about this!!
If you're there, you're in!!
Now I don't normally talk about my husband Mr Gillyflower (or Mr G for short) but its a funny old day here today as its the End of an Era.
You know, one of those huge milestones that occur every now and then in life where Life As You Know It will Never Be The Same Again.
And because of that I feel kind of sad and melancholy and odd and a bit nervous, for the years that have passed so quickly, and for the unknown situation in which it throws us.
It is my husbands last day at work today after almost 25 years at the same place. He is taking early retirement, so as from tomorrow I will not be alone.
Things are going to get interesting around here.
He will find out what I do (or don't do) all day ;o
The greenhouse will not be MINE
The garden will not be MINE
The kitchen etc
Oh, you get the idea!
Anyway, it will be lovely for him to have the pressure taken off him as he has been travelling on the M25 twice daily for all those years, never getting home before 8pm at night due to pressure of work and evening committees, and he has carried the burden of a local authority's Finances for many of those years, so it will be lovely for him to relax and take things a bit easier.
Not that he's planning on doing nothing - as we have a teenager to get through college in a couple of years time, he will be doing contract work on temporary contracts for a few years, and maybe set up his own company doing small local business accounts, which we would do together as I am also a qualified accountant (although havent worked as one for 10 years now).
It also co-incides with me losing my little job as a fill-in Library Assistant, working when people were off sick or when they were short staffed, which I have enjoyed doing for the past 7 or 8 years - the libraries in our area are becoming self-service so many library assistants have been made redundant, including me.
So there are lots of options and opportunities ahead even though we are both now in our 50s (I had the Big One last year!) (waaaahhhh where did the time GO????)
Anyway, I'm sure that there will be many windows of opportunity for him
and new doors will open
Sorry, can't be serious even now!
But its kind of scary.
Sorry this has turned into a rather wordy and personal post!
So there we are
Life goes on differently from now on
And Logan gets a badly needed haircut next week!
Don't foget the giveaway!
Hope everybody enjoys the Royal Wedding celebrations tomorrow - what are you doing ?