|The Angel of the North - I know I'm home when I see this. Image from www.picturesofgateshead.co.uk|
Hello, hello, helloooo. I bet you thought I'd fallen off the edge of the world, I've been so quiet these past couple of weeks. Nothing so dramatic, but to be rather melodramatic, I've been trying to sort out the rest of my life!
A week in Newcastle over half term helped me see where I need to be at this particular stage in my life and relationships. It's not so easy though with a bolshy 11-year-old giving you constant earache. Of course it's only to be expected. The week had a happy outcome with both of us looking forward to moving north, Dot enrolled in a new school and a couple of properties that made it into the 'yes, we could really live there' category (as opposed to the OMG, how can those landlords live with themselves putting shit like that on the market, category).
So optimistically we headed south again for the second part of this term. And it's like we've never been away. I'm starting to think it was a bad move coming back, as all of the angst, tears, acceptance and cautious excitement from Dot have been replaced by a resounding I AM NOT MOVING. And we're back to square one. She is of course, she is a child and we will move sometime in May or June, but it's painful being on her hate list.
Then there's work. I love, love, love the new project I have taken on, but it is really a job for more than one person. Several times this week I've been overcome with panic thinking about how much I've got to do - then just got on with it. I don't have time to waste panicking you see, which is a good thing. It's an interiors magazine and I believe the end result will be worth it - I'll post more when it hits the shelves.
So now you know, I haven't forgotten you and I hope you haven't forgotten me. Stay tuned this week because I have another competition to run, beauty reviews coming out of my ears to post and lots of other bits and pieces in the pipeline.
What have you been up to while I've been away?