Sorry about that.
The past year has been… interesting, to say the least.
There were several drafts waiting to be published, but I held back, primarily because I didn’t feel the time was right for me to do so.
But I think I have gotten the okay, from a conversation with the SO yesterday, when I met up in person with one of the fantastic and brilliant people I have had contact with online, and the subject of this blog came up.
So here goes – in short, things have been tumultuous.
Some of you may know that we had visited the UK in July last year, and it became apparent that his mother was not well. In fact, she was very poorly. We then decided to come back in August to spend some time with her, and I, for one, am glad we did so.
Her situation deteriorated quite rapidly; not long after Auntie Diane left us, and what a void it has been.
She really was such a character – our first meeting was online, when R introduced us over Skype and we got on, talking about cooking and my experimentation with quiche or flan, as well as R’s love of apricot pork.
I am sad that we didn’t get a chance to spend more time together, but am also glad that I got to meet and know her.
We stayed behind to make sure things were okay and things went pretty well, until another test came up in December, and R had to permanently return to England by the end of Q1, 2016.
So here we are, back in the UK.
Life here is not hard as I do enjoy the country. I wake up at 1 am and start work around then and it’s quiet. No hassle of commuting, no having to put on make up or wear proper clothes (which is not a good thing – I saw myself in the mirror the other day and scared myself.) I love that there are 40 ducklings in the garden now, two broody hens, one one-eyed rooster, eight super funny and greedy hens besides the two broody ones, lots of birds and PHEASANTS!
And the cooking opportunities! I am so glad I can really play now 🙂
But I do miss my mum, stepfather, dear friends and my SG colleagues. I miss them more than I miss the food, of course.
But most of all, I do still wish Auntie was still around.