The last time I posted on this blog was way back in March.
Sitting here now, on the 1st of November, that feels like a lifetime ago.
I have had such an intensely emotional time and so much has happened in the last 8 months that it is difficult to know where to start putting things back together again.
I’m cutting an extremely long story very short, but I feel that you guys deserve an explanation of where I have been this past year…
We sold our old house, packed everything up and moved into our new home.
During the upheaval, we discovered that my mother had cancer.
She came to live with us after she had received treatment.  Although she battled fiercely cancer is an aggressive adversary and mum passed away peacefully in hospital.
The last few months have been excruciating.  My whole world has turned upside down.
I have come out the other side of this ordeal a stronger person with a new way of looking at things.
I know that there will be good days and bad days but I am lucky to have some amazing people who I am proud to call my friends.
At the start of this year I said that it was a year of change, I had no idea how true that would turn out to be.  Some of my plans were put to one side while I looked after my family now I am looking forward to a new year and a new beginning.