OK....let's start again shall we?
The last three weeks unplanned break from blogging will not go down in my history as the best weeks of my life and the rest of this week will be a little tense too but I need to get back to some kind of normality.
I don't know where it came from or what triggered it but I have had quite a bad bout of depression and I still don't feel entirely like myself but I'll keep soldiering on and hopefully it will bugger off eventually.
There was a rather baffling wobble with Ruby who decided that she didn't want to come to our house anymore and she wouldn't interact with us when we visited her house. This went on for a couple of weeks until she was eventually able to tell her mummy what it was all about and it turned out that she was missing Smudge and was frightened of us talking about him and getting upset.
It's all sorted out now and she is back to visiting again thank goodness.
On top of all this I am still dealing with regular phone calls from brother in law about his ongoing problems but we are hoping that the next three days will see some light at the end of the tunnel and a solution set in stone that will enable him to get on with his life.
We did have a lovely family meal out in the garden for DS's birthday on Sunday. I cooked his favourite roast lamb and the weather played nice so it really was a nice relaxing day. He loved it and is now angling for an August Bank Holiday barbecue so we can do it all over again.
Today it has not stopped raining and it's thoroughly miserable although I suspect I will be wishing for rain and cold if we get this very hot weather that is being predicted.
Well I had best get off and get ready for Miss Marlowe. I am watching her for an hour while DS goes to an appointment and then Ruby will be here later......Andy is on standby to pick her up from school if DS isn't back in time so two little rays of sunshine to brighten my day.
Hope you are all well. I shall come back and have a catch up with some blogs later on after tea.