Sunday, 12 December 2010

In the words of the Terminator

I know, it's been an awfully long time. There are all sorts of exciting reasons I could give for this but very few of them would actually be true. The shameful truth is that something had to give, and it was the blog.

Fighting off a recession single handed (yep, that's me - the lone musketeer) when you are self employed is no laughing matter. Choosing to live on the side of a mountain in the middle of nowhere when all the work is 200 miles away also complicates things.

I meant to get all technologically updated so that it wouldn't matter where I was but the whole attempt was a disaster and I managed to delete one e mail account and lock myself out of the other one.

I am now sitting in the hovel, fairy lights strewn around the door in a tocken gesture towards Christmas and waiting for a load of logs to be delivered. I am suspicious of the green world I see around me this week and don't think it is going to last. In fact negotiating my road is a task worth of Mr Fiennes as it is a sheet glacier some two inches thick from top to bottom. Yesterday I made it three quarters of the way up before elegantly sliding all the way back down hill. I was not to be beaten though and turned the car and reversed out the half a mile or so instead.

Various things have shifted on a cellular level in the lives of the family. To my horror Chutney Mary has moved home and now lives an alarming 12 miles or so away. The box of frogs has married her prince which meant a summer of endless wedding discussions and me the only voice for elopment in the room.....

So, this is just a short snippet but I promise not to leave it so long. In the words of the Terminator, I'll be back.

11 comments:

Francesca said...

Oh Joy to see you back. And the loyal hound? How is he?

Rob-bear said...

OH JOY! You're back. You're still on my list, so you appeared (on my blog) as soon as you appeared (so to speak).

I understand (I think we all understand) the idea of single-handedly trying to overcome the effects of the recession. Now, I'm collecting on my lifetime "investment" in some pension plans, so we're living humbly, but with relative security.

Elopement is a viable option; glad you suggested it. (I take it that nobody took you seriously.)

And what of Loyal Hound? Her Ladyship, Miss Sadie, sends her greetings and best wishes.

screamish said...

oh AT LAST...I was seriously worried....!

elizabethm said...

I was wondering how you were only the other day! Glad to have you back and still really looking forward to the unveiling (on the blog or in the flesh) of the revamped house. Bet it's seriously lovely!

Liberty London Girl said...

hurrah, you are back! LLGxx

Welsh Girl said...

Francesca - the loyal hound is in flying form. Has just brought me a blanket and my slipper. He obviously thinks it is time for my nap!

Rob-Bear (and Miss Sadie); I'm honoured to still be on 'the list' though I suspect Sadie had a hand in that. Elopement definitely looks like the way to me. Is it imperative to have someone to elope with?

Mud - I'm very sorry - I think I accidentally deleted your comment. They have fiddled with the system since I was last on and it is all alarmingly speedy now. Anyway - Hello!!!

Elizabethm: I'm good, a useless communicator, but good. I promise there will be an update on the house (with photos) once I get everything tidied up and find my camera, oh, and the charger....

Liberty London Girl: Do you know, I think it is Hurrah! I was oddly nervous about returning to cyberspace, and now I don't know why. It's lovely to be here again.

katyboo1 said...

Hoorah. Frabjous day. Welcome back. I have missed you.xx

Jane said...

never commented before, but read you every now and again so am glad to see you are still alive. And in the meantime have become a dog owner so want/need loyal hound updates.....

Shiny said...

Oh, yippee, you're back! Welcome. As you can see, you were sorely missed xx

Cal said...

Yay, you're back. So very happy. (And glad that it sounds as if it were *only* work and other stuff that kept you away and not some horrible health issue or other such thing. Small mercies.)

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