As for me - well I had a nasty fall at the top of an escalator three weeks ago - my fault entirely as I wasn't paying attention as I neared the top and went flying over, and until my daughter pressed the emergency stop, everyone else flew over the top of me too! Anyway the upshot was I broke my thumb - well a chipped bone really and after a trip to A&E have been in a splint since then.
The same weekend I lost my very dear Uncle Jack who had been ill for some time. Although expected it was very hard to accept.
He was my late Mum's brother and meant the world to us all. The funeral was Monday down in Bournemouth a 250 mile round trip. However we decided to spend the night before in an hotel nearby to cut back on travelling time. On our way down we stopped at Winchester - more about that another time.
Me with Uncle Jack and Auntie Rosa on their wedding day 65 years ago
To cap it all I've now gone down with a cold which, on its own is not a problem - we all get them - but it's left me with a nasty chest infection. Anyway enough of all that - Christmas is coming!
I have my grandson Leo staying for the weekend and right now I'm sitting in his school hall where they are holding their Christmas Bazaar and he's having a whale of a time on the various stalls trying to win some prizes. And of course a visit to Santa made his day.
Well that's all from me right now and I'll be back very soon. Got to get back to decorate my tree, make some decorations and bake a cake! Apologies for a gloomy post but I guess life's like that - lot of ups but occasionally some downs.
Take care x