I have just returned from the Suffolk seaside where I spent a fab four days with someone lovely and had a very nice time indeed - including a posh evening wearing long frock and dinner suit (him - not me - well me in the frock - him in the dinner suit - mind you - perhaps a swap would have been fun?) - also included were some lovely walks on the beach, a spot of kite flying (wind was a bit lacking - but quite funny watching a grown man attempting to get a kite airborne without anything registering on the beaufort scale) - fish and chips - a great kitchen/wine shop, some lovely dinners and much much more...including a great pie shop - the products of which have just been enjoyed this very afternoon.
While I was away a product that I ordered on t'internet arrived - which made me and one other very happy indeed - and some more things have been ordered - including a new coffee machine - which is my reward for stopping smoking :) I can't wait to give that a go!
Yesterday we went up to 'Town' to go to the Natural History Museum - another tick then on my bucket list. Also a saunter around Harrods - which included spending a small fortune on handmade chocolates (yum yum), a lovely lunch, and sadly, a breakage (which didn't have to be paid for) in the homewares department!!! (Daft Bat).
The New Year always brings new challenges and opportunities - which for me this year includes the beginning of a search for gainful employment. I have been 'resting' now for long enough (4 months at the last count) and now my bank balance is depleted - a return to the world of work is inevitable I'm afraid. Fortunately over the years I have amassed a wealth of experience in various different roles - so finding something suitable shouldn't be too difficult. If anybody knows of any jobs paying £50K plus - for working about fifteen hours a week - could they let me know?!!!
I like the New Year as it is a time for making changes, reviewing past performance, saying goodbye to some things, and welcoming the new.
My new year resolutions include.........no more nicotine (ever), no more swearing (It shows a lack of command of the language, don't you think?), more fun, more exercise (groan), more time with friends, to do more dressage competitions, more reading, more learning (perhaps the piano? - or another language?) and of course - more of being a lovely shiny diamond !!!
I have a feeling that 2009 may well be a great year for me - and I hope that is for you too xxx