No New Year resolutions about blogging more or less, or changing the blog layout. All I am hoping to do is to continue and not to get too bogged down in the day to day of living that I forget to record it. After all, it was recording the day to day of living that was my first intention when I started the blog ?? years ago (I can't remember without stopping to look) rather than write a novel or use it as a therapeutic ranting tool. So I will plod on, just as we are plodding on stoically with our housebuilding.
New Years eve was a brief and pleasant interlude from the work, but we are now back on course, trying to finish indoor jobs while it rains outside and then work towards the major project, which is building the garage. This is due to start next week, all being well with the weather. The weather has been wet but really mild. We have so far only had a couple of mild frosts and it is already January. Will this mean a late cold spell this year or is this it for winter?
One of the jobs that Ian did was to finish off the wall in between our bedroom and bathroom. This involved plumbing in the sink and shower before we could close off the wall. For ages all we have seen is the back of the wall, and to brighten it up over Christmas we stapled all our cards there and when the time came to finally seal off the wall for good we decided to leave them there, together with all the Christmas letters people send! One day someone will have a good time trying to work out what they were all about! Maybe they will find this site and this picture!
Tomorrow I am back to Bordeaux for the day and then next week I am doing some marking for my on-line course while Ian and the neighbour battle with the garage!
On a completely different note, there must be something in the air or water as next year will see the arrival of three new babies in the village, all with a kilometre of here. The latest to announce their news were our friends, who are expecting in July. It looks like 2012 will see some changes!