Monday, 13 January 2014

Goodbye 2013 / Camera Dump

Has it really been two months since my last post?  Yikes!  I've been absent for a variety of reasons;

  • I got myself in a bit of a hole, with all my fears and worries dragging me into quite the pit of despair.  I caved to my doctor's will and agreed to try a low dose anti-depressant.  I have no problem with medication for people who want to take it, but for some reason I've always fought it.  The time had come though, to admit I needed a bit of extra help to lift me out of the funk and see above the quagmire I was sinking into. A few months on and they've definitely helped a bit.  The fear of my cancer coming back will never go away, but a level head is the best way to tackle anything.
  • I was busy!  My beau had several weeks off over the festive holidays, which was lovely.  Not having to get up at a certain time, or be anywhere, no commitments or schedules - bliss!  We were lazy, we were busy, we had days out, we had days at home watching movies (Harry Potter marathon!), we visited both of our families and generally had a wonderful time.
  • We lost one of our dear pets, just before Christmas.  Our little boy chinchilla, Raisin, had been ill in July, but managed to recover.  He went downhill again in November and didn't properly bounce back this time.  In the end it was too much for him and after lots of cuddles he went to sleep and didn't wake up.  We are still devastated - he was such a sweet, cheeky, darling little soul - but I am so glad that he was at home with us and passed peacefully.
  • I wanted to have a break from everything and really think about what I want to do with Tiny Grey Cat.  Unfortunately I didn't get much done due to wanting to spend all the time off with my fella and fluffies!  Now that the new year has begun (okay, almost two weeks ago, but if there's one thing you should know about me, I am always late), I want to start getting things on track.  I want to get my Etsy store up and running and that will link in with the blog.  I am aiming to share my work and projects here, along with more in the way of personal posts, outfits, reviews of books, make-up, anything I try/like, recipes, craft DIYs and perhaps the odd giveaway.
Now, rather than go into long, boring details of recent-past goings on, I've decided to do what can only be described as a camera dump.  I had so many posts planned, which never came to fruition, so instead I'll just post some of the pictures as a visual story of the past few months.  Okay?  Good.  Hold on to your hats - this whirlwind takes us back to October!

Autumn walks, natural treasures and woodland picnics...

Close encounter with a swan and exploring my old university campus...


Blanket forts, canal walks, Starbucks red cups and roaring fires...

A (self) haircut, carousel and Christmas decorating...

Fluffies and tattoos and stockings, oh my!...

And that just about wraps up 2013!  Well done if you made it this far!
I will be back soon (I mean it this time), with my hopes and aims for 2014.

Wishing you all well xx

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