I've now got 52 of the 56 blocks I need for my scrappy block quilt but I'm running out of steam. I will get the other four done before Christmas as I want to sit and hand quilt the blocks when the nights draw in. Just need a push.
Today is my birthday and I must say it was much happier than last year, last year was very bad. It was the first anniversary since Keith died but worst it was our shared birthday. So this year I had decided I wasn't going to have one but my friends and family decided I was. I've had a lovely day, my friend Anne took me out for lunch and cards and presents seem to have been rolling in day long. Today has been a happy day. I now feel much better to carry on, I miss his lordship badly, worse on some days than others but on the whole I'm getting on with life and have joined one or two things where there are people to talk to and have fun with.
Two weekends ago I went to Whitchurch in Shropshire where Marc was doing his first half iron man triathlon. He was challenging himself rather than aiming for a fast time, he just didn't want to come in last, and he didn't. He did a very respectable time of 7 hours 8 minutes for the 1.2 mile swim, 56 miles bike ride and the half marathon run. It took me all day just to walk round the field and back... All I have to do now is work out how to upload the photos I took of him finishing from my new phone. Be back soon.