25 December 2017

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

My last post seems...oddly appropriate, once again.

What a year.

So many changes.

But somehow, as the boys grow up, as we grow older, as everything settles in our lives, I suppose we're all happier with a little more privacy. A little more anonymity.

So, here we are.

Everyone is happy and healthy. Although, after today, also stuffed and in some cases a little tipsy.

I can't ever thank you enough for all of your support, love and kindness in the time I've had this blog.

And I wish you all only the best of things. Happiness, love and joy. May your lives be filled with laughter in 2018 and beyond.

So, you may not hear much from me and John now.

But I feel certain you haven't heard the last of the two young men we've had the privilege of helping to raise.

To the future.

To Mycroft and Sherlock.

I raise my glass.

6 May 2017

Just wonder how, how did things ever get this far

Well. Been a while.

Firstly - my husband, John Watson, is amazing. He ran an entire marathon. And he really did run it - he said apart from the shuffle to get to the start line, when there are so many people you can barely move - he ran every step. Well, okay, he stopped for mere seconds to say hello to us and get a hug - but that was our fault. He wouldn't have stopped otherwise.

We managed to see him at a few places around the route, darting about on the tube to get ahead of him. He got slightly more pink and sweaty as he went, but never stopped having a slightly grim smile of determination on his face.

He's run 20 miles in training, and was fine. So now I know there's muscles in your legs which are only used in the final 6 miles of a marathon and to stand up from sitting down. Because the day after the marathon John would contort himself into a variety of awkward yoga poses going from sat position to vertical....a sort of crouch. Then bent at the waist, then slowly upward. I got things thrown at me for laughing - and this was during the day I'd taken off work to tend to his every need! Ungrateful creature.