I feel as if I’ve been overwhelmed by the last couple of weeks. I’ve got behind with everything; all the emails I was going to send out, some Christmas cards, the ironing, postcards, blogging and visiting blogging friends and so on. I’m really sorry.
The year stats with 2 pieces of good news. I expect that if you are from the UK you will have heard about Eleanor’s MBE, so now she’s the youngest person to receive an MBE. Mum told me that she was due to go to Buckingham Palace in February anyway so now she will meet the Queen twice. Our Aunt tells me that Eleanor has remained her sweet self throughout all of this and doesn’t really understand what the fuss is about.
My second good news relates to an event in the summer. I thought I’d written about it but I can’t find it. A little dog (Like this one) went missing just before his owner was due to return home to Paris after her holiday. I kept the photo, in a recipe book because he was so sweet (and now I can’t find it). I saw the wife of the man who was helping to look for the dog this afternoon and asked if they ever found him, they did. He was wondering the roads at the other end of the village trying to find his mistress. We have had dogs and cats disappear around here in the past, supposedly finding their way into certain laboratories, I don’t know how true that is.
I’m now the proud grandma of a bonsai. Dom came home before Christmas on the train juggling her luggage, a bonsai and a glockenspiel. As she has gone away couple of times I’ve been responsible for the watering. Please keep your fingers crossed that I don’t over/under water it.
Yes, I have had a go on the glockenspiel