They say that time flies when you are having fun - i'm not totally convinced by that, but time has certainly flown this year.
You will have noticed that i didn't do a holiday blog during the summer - i really did not have the inclination to do one this time around, and in a way it's a good job i didn't because the holiday wasn't exactly a success.
We went to the Isle of Wight - the first time for either of us - people who had been were all telling us how much we would love it and that it was like "going back in time".
What they all failed to tell us was that it would be like going back in time to the middle ages!!!!
Honestly, a dual carriageway would be frowned upon as the work of the devil over there. Tarmac has yet to be perfected. Weekend shopping is pretty much unknown. Seeing as how it was an island we would have thought we would have been able to find a decent fish and chip shop, but no such luck.
As for the place we stayed in - a houseboat - or basically a container on stilts more accurately.....if i just tell you that the first thing we had to do was buy a can of Fabreeze, and that i had to take anti-hystamines all week to survive the experience, and we will just leave it at that!!!!
Neither of us can believe that it is almost a year since we moved - the 14th of November to be exact - it almost still feels as though this is just a "holiday home", but we cannot remember what it was like to not be here either. (no, we haven't fully unpacked yet!)
The other major thing we have been doing over the last few months is trying to lose weight. Sally has been going to Slimming World, so, by default, i am also following the plan. She has lost almost two and a half stones, and i have lost one stone ten pounds. You can see a difference in both of us from our June holiday pics.
We are both really pleased, feel a lot better, and have never eaten SO MUCH as we are now. The fact that i am reaching for the fruit bowl on a purely valuntary basis is much source of amusement to Sally.
I plan to try to keep this blog more up to date, but please don't shout at me if i fail to :-)