sollers: me in morris kit (Default)
[personal profile] sollers
...at least that's what it feels like.

It's over a year since I last posted, for a number of reasons.

First, my laptop was playing silly buggers and though I could comment using my iPad, for some reason I couldn't post.

Then life got busy. Basically, during 2015 I moved to a different country in the UK. It's less than a hundred miles but the differences are quite striking. The move took a lot of journeys, and fitting as much as possible of a quart into a pint pot.

There was also sadness: in the spring, my Jack Russell Toby died. We don't actually know how old he was, but he seemed old. As we are not going to move from the present house, he is buried in the garden, as is M and K's Sadie, who died shortly after, and also a friend's dog.

The there was Sidmouth, which kept me well occupied, and when I got back I became involved with the local museum, University of the Third Age (art and choir) and intensive Welsh lessons. That last has gone so well that after less than 5 months I'm going to conversation groups.

The final complication was that at the end of November I broke my right humerus just below the head. It's healing well, and mobility is coming back quickly, but I'm still having trouble sleeping, and it's really only this week that I have been able to type properly.

This has just been a quick update; now that I'm back in action, subsequent posts are likely to be more long-wind... er... detailed.

ETA thanks to all for their good wishes!

Date: 2016-01-27 02:21 pm (UTC)
mildred_of_midgard: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mildred_of_midgard
Glad to see you back! Your last entry was about an injury, then you disappeared for a year, and I was concerned until it occurred to me to check little-details, find a post on Britain in 197 AD, and see that you were still out there, educating us about the past. :)

Very sorry to hear about the dogs and the injury. :( I hope this year is less overwhelming for you.

Date: 2016-01-27 02:33 pm (UTC)
kotturinn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kotturinn
Welcome back. Sorry to hear last year was a bit of a handful in places (2015, we are so over you (hopefully!)), hoping this year will be better.

Date: 2016-01-27 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
Glad to see you back about!

Date: 2016-01-27 07:34 pm (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Good to see you!

Date: 2016-01-27 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whatistigerbalm
I'm glad you're getting better! Condolences for Toby, also; dogs have always been in my family and I feel each loss.

Date: 2016-01-28 11:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] legionseagle
I very much hope you'll be well enough to come to Manchester again soon.

Date: 2016-01-29 03:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] raincitygirl
I'm so very sorry to hear about Toby. And sorry about the broken bone as well. But you gave Toby a good life after you took him in, the life he deserved.

Date: 2016-01-29 04:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] commodorified
I have missed you and am delighted you are back, though extremely sorry to hear of Toby's death.

I broke my humerus when I was nine; bitchy little bones, aren't they? So small and modest in appearance, so unexpectedly necessary to daily life and painful to break, so intensely hard to splint or cast.

I assume they are called "humerus" on the same principle as bald men are called Curly. I never got a single chuckle out of the business, and anyway it hurt to laugh.

And in conclusion: you are back, and I am happy about it.
Edited Date: 2016-01-29 04:26 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-02-02 10:39 pm (UTC)
forthwritten: stained glass spiral (Default)
From: [personal profile] forthwritten
Welcome back! I am sorry to hear about Toby; it sounds like you gave him a wonderful life.

Date: 2016-02-03 01:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fyrdrakken
Seems like you've had an interesting year -- I'm glad most of what's been keeping you offline has come down to technical issues and being really busy (in mostly happy ways) IRL. Sorry about your dog and your arm, though.
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