Well, dear readers, since I last posted, we have had a wonderful summer of sport with Manchester City winning the Premiership, Wimbledon (Andy Murray crying after losing in the final), the Olympics (Andy Murray won Gold), the Paralympics, the Golf, and (at last, oh wonder of wonders) Andy Murray winning the US Open Tennis!
All the above were fantastic, obviously, but seem like the distance past now. If you’ve seen the news, you will know that here we truly know that winter is on the horizon, as Britain has been hit by floods, which are causing untold damage and worry for people in many areas. On top of that, we are forecast to have what we call a ‘cold snap’ which is an intense cold period that (hopefully) doesn’t last very long, so we’ll probably get snow and all this mucky flood water is going to turn to ice. I’m lucky because I live quite high up; my joke now is always that I won’t get flooded out, but I might get blown away! The nights are truly drawing in and I hate the cold and the darkness of winter with a vengeance; I find it depressing and debilitating in the extreme. I cannot wait until spring gets here! Even the cat doesn’t want to go out! At least we will soon have the fun of Christmas to keep us going till then …. what do you mean, it’s less than a month away? OMG
I’ve been busy with study (finished the Business & Administration certificate, the PTLLS teaching qualification and also have done an ECDL Extra, which is a certificate in MS applications) and am progressing well with my Information Advice and Guidance course. Still looking for a suitable job, but at least I have some more qualifications on my CV now which, hopefully, might help! While volunteering at the local CVS this summer, I’ve been involved in fundraising for Breast Cancer Care and for the CVS itself (working with our local Rotary Clubs) and that’s been fun and, hopefully beneficial, albeit in a very small way.
Have been watching Downton (which always seems to finish too quickly) and the new series of Homeland (brilliant stuff). We have had the end of The Closer, which I will really miss. Been trying to find out if we are going to get the spin-off, Major Crimes, here with Mary McDonnell’s character Captain Sharon Raydor, but no sign of it yet. (BTW was only the other day I realised she played ‘Stands with a Fist’! As she is an unbelievable 60 now, she was 37 then, and looked about 22! I want some of what she’s been having!) Also, we are now in the final series of Fringe and this is another series which I will greatly miss.
One thing I am looking forward to seeing on TV is the MLS final next Saturday with David Beckham’s team, LA Galaxy. Apparently this will be his last season playing for them and we are all waiting to hear where he’s going next! In the meantime, United are just about holding off Manchester City in the Premiership.
Post again soon; in the meantime, keep warm and well!