Friday, October 28, 2016

Long Time No See!

Well, when I posted last (over 3 years ago!) I really did not plan on stopping posting. Somehow life and work and all of that just got in the way and all sorts of stuff went on in my life that I really didn't want to have to think about enough to write it down.

Today, for the first time in very long time I thought about this little blog and how much I had enjoyed doing it. So here I am.  Forgive me for abandoning you.

My life has changed so much in the last 3 years so I'll do a little catch up - we did move house eventually, to Wolverhampton as I thought we would. I love our new house. It's a beautiful Edwardian semi-detached with lots of lovely period features and lots of space.  I have a craft room - I'll do a post but I'll need to tidy it up a bit first.

We have a new puppy. The lovely (but very naughty) Finbar came into our lives last year  He's a lovely dog and not at all like Bubba, our previous goldie.  More on him to follow.
I no longer work for Waterstones. I'm not going to go into what happened and why I left but I am really glad that I did.  After I left there I set up WV Books and Vintage and now I sell books, records and collectables on eBay.  It's a lot of hard work but it's great fun and I love doing it. You'll probably hear quite a lot about what I'm doing and what I've found.

Somewhere around the time I left Waterstones I realised that I had lost my love of books. Scary, huh?  It has taken me over a year to re-discover that love but this week I actually think I have found my way back. I am reading different things now.  I am no longer a great lover of gritty crime novels. I've been reading a lot of fantasy and science fiction, and quite a lot of historical crime - I still like the mystery, I just can't cope with the endless violence any more.  I'm looking forward to writing about books and about reading, and even this week I have contemplated writing again. It feels good.

I am still knitting, still spinning and weaving. I have a new loom which I will share with you when I get a moment.

Let me just say that I am glad to be back. I can't say that I will post every day, probably not even every week but I will dip in and out as time and the need to say something allow.

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