The view from my window

The view from my window
The view from my window

Thursday, 26 February 2015

This is my first time trying to set up a blog so goodness knows if this will even work but ......  So what to say first.  Well I am in my mid-fifties, divorced after 26 years with 2 grown sons and living in France.  I still, of necessity, work full-time (divorce was expensive) but I'm not complaining as I have a peace and contentment now which I haven't had for years.  This is MY TIME!  I'm sure that will resonate with so many of you.

Why the blog?  Well a couple of years ago on a "Solos" trip to Turkey I met a lovely older lady who really inspired me.  She was 81 years old and had been widowed after 60 years.  She took up running in her 50s and ran her last marathon at 75.  Then she moved to Wales and was learning Welsh and belly-dancing.  She was an amazingly interesting lady and she encouraged me to "write it down" while I still could.  So that is what I am doing.

For sometime I had meant to write down my random thoughts/memories from the past as my boys love the daft stories that still make us all laugh even today.  I had mentioned to my sister about starting a blog for that purpose so who knows she may well contribute too.  And my hope then (inspred by "Cheerful Living") is to maybe turn it into a book for my family's consumption later.

What holds us together as a family is the ability to laugh and remember, so I am hoping this blog will be just that for my family.  A reminder of the fun from the past and hopefully the fun yet to come.  Cheers.  Anna

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