BerlinBoy is back from Germany for 7 weeks holiday. It’s been a mad few days of jetlag, heat & humidity, family of 4 fun and everybody getting used to each other again! Well, it has been almost 4 years! Boys, boys, boys! When did they all turn into men? My constant thought, when they are together is – Something is going to get broken!! They are all so big and my little unit is so small! So far so good.
This weekend, they have taken themselves off to the Jungle Love Festival, where BabyBoy and his band, In Void, will be playing. The other 2 have gone as Roadies… They are camping – not something they are overly used to doing and storms are predicted – BUT they are not here and I have a glorious few days alone.
I am looking forward to a weekend of writing and thinking and planning. This little blog will be going through some serious changes over the next few weeks. A bit of a makeover for The Mandy Diaries, with the addition of its own Facebook page and email, as well as changes to the format of this page. There will be regular posting days and maybe a weekly newsletter.
No need to worry … I will still be Me, writing about my perspective on my daily life. I would hope that the changes will generate more conversations with you, my Readers, but if not – I will continue to write and publish my words because I think that is what I am – a Writer!
Can you detect a change in me? Well, over the last few weeks I have been on a journey with my mental health practitioners. And for the first time in a long time, I feel like I am winning. More on that in another post after the relaunch in January. I’m still travelling on that journey and I don’t want to jump the gun and go to early. Needless to say, I feel excited and happy leading into Christmas.
This weekend, will also, see me doing some other of my favourite things. Watching the Cricket Test between New Zealand and Australia; eating fresh Summer platters of food that I have prepared for myself, even though it is still Spring; decorating the house for Christmas – although this will be modified as I will not be home for Christmas but will travel to New Zealand to spend it with my extended family and friends; and wrapping gifts, as my Australian Christmas celebrations begin next week before I fly out in 2 weeks time.