Leopard Bras and Silence

Whew! What a week or three we have had. So posted nothing.

I have had fever for three days (went to the Christmas crib service in my pyjamas covered by my coat!), Christmas was one long round of relatives. The bliss of New Years Day doing nothing seeing no one. And then 2nd January faced with our office in a cupboard, no phone, no broadband, all the office move to finish and customers to serve.

On Thursday this week I bought 18 bras, agreed a price for another business and signed a three year contract for a telephone service. On Friday I was offered a directorship on a social enterprise, we chose a school for my son, and chatted on Radio Leeds.

But I am still here and I have baked cakes – for sanity, creativity and taste! Grasmere ginger bread, and apple cake (which was delicious with cream) and I altered an old recipe to make the most delicious ginger biscuits I have made yet. I thought they were anyhow – and 4 trays of them disappeared pretty quick.

Tonight I went to a party. The party was birthday honours for a friend – we met when I was University Chaplain and she was Women’s Officer. How the world moves on! My 5 children and her three. Our stories of birth and loss. It was a good evening – quiet, gentle and affectionate.

So here I am in the early hours able to contemplate a blog, uninterrupted and unburdened.

So thankyou
for challenge and excitement and possibility
Thankyou for cashflows and budgets and strategic planning.
Thankyou for Radio Leeds, for leopard pattened bras and birthing baths.

And thankyou for home, for family
For glasses of wine, good food and friendship
Thankyou for conversation and story telling
Thankyou for the night’s silence
Thankyou for peace
And time to enjoy it.