Just a quick post this afternoon to wish you all a very happy new year and thank you for all the amazing comments and support you’ve given since I started this blog and revealed the treatment I am going through.
Christmas has been fabulous with my lovely family. As well as consuming vast amounts of wine, bubbles and obligatory sherry we have gone on loads of beach walks and made the most of living in Kerry.
As you will see from this pic, the sky is always worth a look in Kerry, different every day.
2019 has been a tricky year all told. When you start the year thinking it’s going to be full of trips and weddings and it turns out to be full of tears, shocks, operations and drugs, I think tricky would be fair description.
However, it’s also been full of laughter and relief. It’s brought people back into my life that I’d not been in touch with for years. It’s introduced me to people going through a similar journey. It’s shown me who is prepared to listen to you moaning on about side effects.
As I’ve told you before, the Ginger Prince has a pretty active twitter presence and through that I’ve made some fabulous online friends. I’m aware people think online friends are not real friends but from those friends I’ve had incredible support. I’ve met (in real life) some great people. We’ve been through so much together – shed tears when a beloved pet has gone over the rainbow, shared joy when a new baby has been born, and broken our hearts when they’ve lost a parent. I find that I love these people that I’ve never met.
My nephew tells me he only reads the posts that actually mention him. So I will tell you that being an Aunty is one of the biggest joys of my life. Even just driving them around in Kerry today makes me so content. For them to be with me in this beautiful countryside – what more do I need (Champagne aside obv) ?
So – Happy New Year and see you in 2020. Make sure you see the glass half full in 2020 and live every single moment to the full.