We're a third of the year through, and while life in limbo continues, it doesn't feel as bleak as it did. Perhaps it's the weather. The days are longer, brighter, warmer. Perhaps it's the vaccinations - I've had my first and am waiting to hear on my second. Perhaps it's a few other bits that have fallen into place for me.
Whatever the reason, I'm quite enjoying my life at the moment.
Work has been really busy, but I've enjoyed every moment. I'm listening to some great music at the moment. Really enjoying the films I'm watching and the books I'm devouring. I am very close to completing several projects which have been haunting me for a couple of years. And we got a new puppy.
We lost our two girls over the past two years - good girls who moved with us from Australia and lived to be almost 17. A ripe old age, but we missed them terribly and the house was empty without them
So now we have a new presence in the house, and the house feel like a home again.
Is there anything more joyous than a puppy, bouncing around for no reason, exploring all he can, and excited by everything?
He is a good boy, completely adorable, and is filled with personality. You'll all get to know him, and love him as we do.