Apologies for the silence over the Christmas period. I was supposed to be resting up but in fact have been working hard clearing one set of deceased relatives house, settling the affairs of another, and, rather unexpectedly, accepting an offer on my house.
The last was at the end of 36 hours of mad cleaning, painting, tidying, shelf-erecting and gardening to make the place presentable (after a couple of months with another focus....!). My present place is far too large for me on my own have has to go. I had intended to put it on the market at Easter but the mountain came to Mohammed and my purchasers sought me out.
Before Christmas pretty much every step was painful and sitting down wasn't much fun either but at the end of the 'rushing around' period set out above, I found that I was walking and sitting comfortably again. It would seem that matters have knitted together 'down there' in some useful way and so life is a good deal easier. I wouldn't want to be running about and I am still careful about heavy lifting but it is all a good sign. It does bring home the value of simple pleasures like sitting quietly or wandering down to the High Street.
I always intended to have matters 'over' before 2013 and absent a little residual electrolysis and laser treatment, I seem to have achieved that. The bonus is that I also seem to have sold my house, which will allow me to settle affairs with my ex-wife and move to somewhere more sensible.
On, and if you are free next Monday evening, 21 January 2013, there will be a short piece about me on our regional current affairs TV programme 'Inside Out' at 19.30 on BBC 1 West. Those of you from elsewhere can catch it on BBC i-player.
I am looking forward to a peaceful and pleasant 2013 but I do intend to keep blogging.
Bye for now
Robin Moira White