Saturday, September 18, 2021


 It's hot here again. I was hoping for cooler days when I got back as they had a horrible really hot few weeks when I was gone. Unfortunately it's hot again. The air conditioner is back on for a little while longer. 

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I have missed the blogging community, but I just haven't felt like posting most days. I am going to make an effort to get back to posting even if I'm not doing too much. The days are passing and some are good, but some are filled with sadness and some tears. I'm finding it quite difficult some days. I know that things will get better with time. 

I am slowly sorting through photos I took while in England.  I made sure I got out each day even if it was for a walk. There are a couple of lovely parks in town and I spent a lot of time there and took lots of photos of the gardens and the birds.  I managed to catch sight of some lovely birds. Nature certainly makes things a little brighter. 

Two good upcoming things:-

* while I was in England my sister told me that my neice was having another baby in the New Year!

* daughter is getting married next month.

Photo for today :- a lovely English Robin. I loved seeing these little birds. Some of them were so curious and came quite close. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Checking in - It's been a While

 I haven't really felt like posting so I haven't been. I got back from England last Wednesday. I thought about postponing my return so that I could help my sister sort through more of Mum's things, but I came back when I was scheduled to do so. I helped as much as I could. We planned and had Mum's funeral and sorted through some of her things. My sisters will sort out the rest and get Mum's flat ready for sale. It's been a long, emotional few weeks. I did get to spend some time with my sisters, especially my middle sister C, who I doubt I would have got through the past few weeks without. Her and her husband took me under their wing and made sure I never felt alone.  It's just been so draining. I still feel quite sad a lot of the time. 

I have some catching up to do, getting back into the swing of things and trying to think of the good times Mum and I had together. 

One of my last sunsets out of the back bedroom at my Mum's place.