I haven't blogged for ages, because there has been nothing much to write about. I have been going to work, coming home, doing stuff round the house, etc etc. Life as it is lived most of the time.
There have been minor family crises - Nic's car needing over £1000 spending to get through the mot despite it being the newest car in the family for instance, but nothing to write about.
So is there a point in the blog? Not really because only family read it, but although I started it to see if I could keep it up for a year, I actually enjoy doing it, so although sporadic, will continue with it.
Things happening in my life are mostly about work and family, because that is what takes up my time. I am a bit peeved that the new agreement about pensions which means I won't be able to retire till I am 65 instead of 64 ( which is when the state pension kicks in). B will then be 69 and it does seem to me that after 70 there is often less ability to have a completely full life as one gets creakier and less able to do things , so that is a potential disappointment. But as B is having such a good time writing music that even if I was retired I don't think we would spend out time doing lots of stuff anyway.
I have a new guide dog in training for August, called Mr Jeeves, and he is a lovely dog. I have had Saffy for the last two weeks as well because Kate and Carl have been on holiday, and the two dogs have gotten on very well, especially as Jeeves is so young and wants to play, but he learnt on day one not to pester her. This week he is on his own at night and I think he is really going to miss Saffy. She, on the other hand, won't miss him at all!
He may be the last guide dog I get because the trainers are emigrating to New Zealand, and there won't be any trainers living in LM, so that would be sad, as I have enjoyed the two I have had. However I have decided that the ideal size for a dog in a normal house is Saffy sized, not labrador sized. He takes up way too much space in the kitchen and he really, really moults! My black trousers are staying in the wardrobe until he goes!
I am looking forward to going to Hadrian's wall in September, though I haven't got fit(ter) as I had meant to, so I will have to try to do some exercise in the 3 weeks before we go. Otherwise I will be trailing in the rear! Also we took Jeeves for a walk in a heavy shower today and both B's and my cagouls leaked so we were soaked. We need to waterproof them before we go!