After a year that has seen the decimation of a few relationships that I thought were impenetrable, I've taken another very small step in putting the most important one right and it seems to be working.
And now I feel a cliche coming on... doesn't every cloud have a silver lining? I have been truly staggered by the outpouring of affection and support I've received from a remarkable group of women, both tangible and virtual. I received a text during a particularly difficult period which read 'friends are the family we choose".
I am very, very lucky (and clever) to have chosen so well... thank you, you know who you are!
And now for something completely different... do you like my milk bottles?
I found these three knocking around a shed, chipped and battered and rather the worse for wear. However, a quick slosh of creamy, milk coloured paint around their insides and I have three perfect Gerbera vases that sing of summer and happier days...