|My special girl :D|
1. Blog Awards Ireland
I was late again. I mean 30 minutes is enough time to drive the 32 km from Dublin to Naas isn't it? Surely I would have made it if it wasn't for the Saturday Mass traffic? Anyway I got there and skulked by the wall while the first set of awards were announced, looking longing at the seated gathering, and wondering why I'd bought a ticket, especially as I really don't like going to events full of strangers. Well usually not.
Then I heard the name of someone I'd been planning to meet. Marie from Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer deservedly won the best health and well-being blog, and with her help I was able to find a seat with familiar names from twitter and blogging, including @NewFarmerette, @MagnumLady, @Limmster, @Selficience and lovely to meet @foxglovelane. I was seated next to the very friendly Madeleine who I'd previously met at the launch of Blog Awards Ireland.
|I wonder why my badge didn't win :)|
There may have been dancing later, but at about 10.30pm. I got the text "when are you coming home, Mum, no rush", and you all know what that means. So off I rushed...
2. My daughter the student
Even though I miss my little girl, 'my daughter, the student' sounds pretty good, and all is going well for her so far this year. Her main challenge has been lack of money as traditional student jobs are hard to find right now. But, thanks to the Olympics, demand for gymnastics classes is huge, and, as a qualified coach, so is she! And she's been given another class to teach this week :)
3. My brother has booked another ferry ticket
Yes he's coming over in November from Wales. Now that I have lost my Mum and Dad, he provides the main support from the family.
4. Affection and help
My son became both affectionate and helpful when he realised that I wasn't feeling so good yesterday evening. Which was lovely.
More reasons to be cheerful over at Lakes Single Mum.