Happy days and holidays

It’s been a while since I updated you on life in general. I guess that’s partly ’cause there hasn’t been that much to say. Last week was mostly just work of one sort or the other. Not completely uneventful though as one person resigned as she felt badly treated (I’m sad about that. Seems like just the latest in a string of staff issues). My boss also finished up as she’s moving on. Haven’t met the new boss yet. She looks young and people have already started making judgements based on her social media. I’m gonna wait and see – seems unfair to decide what she’s like when we’ve not even met her.

On Saturday we went to a friend’s daughter’s wedding. It was a strange day in a way. The bride and groom looked so happy and the ceremony was lovely. It’s weird though how happy events can bring up sad memories and thoughts. At dinner the hotel was playing music quietly in the background. It was almost unnoticeable but weirdly at one point I heard it loud and clear. I didn’t think much of their choice of song for a wedding dinner. It was the line from Adele’s song Someone Like You – ‘Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead’ that seemed to cut through the over dinner chatter. The bride’s step dad also pointed out that almost everyone at the top table was divorced and remarried – including the minister. Does that make the happy couple statistically more or less likely to succeed in their marriage? I don’t know. Maybe it makes no difference. Maybe it will make them determined. Maybe they’ll have their eyes open going in to their relationship and know from the start that it will take work. I’m praying that they’ll break the pattern that’s emerged in their families and will remain happy and in love. I’m praying that people will support them and be honest with them and help them through the tough times and that God will bless them and make them a blessing to others.

On Sunday we had baby B and his mum and dad over for dinner and on Monday another couple who we’ve been friends with for years. It was good to catch up with all of them.

So I’m off work for a week which really calls for a holiday and when you live in Scotland that means you need to get yourself somewhere warm and sunny and absorb enough Vitamin D to get you through the winter (at least it does in my book – I think my hubby is less convinced ๐Ÿ˜‰). On Saturday morning we booked a short break to Tenerife. We left home on Tuesday morning and took a train to Manchester Airport. It was so much cheaper to fly from there because the school holidays in England are different to ours. We’ve been here a couple of days now and head home on Saturday. Mostly I’m catching up with reading. I’ve had a couple of books that I’ve been reading for a while and just not getting round to finishing. We’ve gone on a couple of walks and even visited the hotel gym – check us (who abducted the real me? ๐Ÿ˜‚). Hopefully the gym makes up a tiny bit for the amount of all inclusive yummy food consumed and the fact that my blood alcohol level is considerably higher than normal ๐Ÿ˜.

I’m going to leave this here for now but I’m hoping to post a review of one of the books I’ve been reading soon. Hope you’ll come back and check that out. Take care and God Bless.

A sunny Tenerife evening

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