棚 徒然棚 創斎 【化】 【茶道 茶器 抹茶】

Gosh – October.

Does every post I write start with a gasp of surprise at the dashing by of time?

So much has happened in the last few months.

First, I hit 40 – literally, thought fuck you 40, and hit it with a lot of gin. Well – everyone goes on about 40 being a big deal, and how you have to do something big and amazing. You have to have huge party, or go skydiving or something – it becomes a chore.

And then everyone I know who is over 40 – and that’s practically everyone I know – tells you “well, it’s not a big deal, I mean, it’s nothing really, 40, is it, just – you know – 40, a number, nothing to worry about. Not like, you know, 50. I mean, I’m almost 50, and that’s so much bigger than 40.”

And that just sucks the special out of it. You can’t really say anything after that, after being told that really you are making a fuss for no reason.

And then there was the whole issue of who I actually wanted to spend it with. And that’s another 5 dramas in a row. So – I decided to do nothing. I went to a pub, I said I would be there, and anyone who wanted to, or felt obliged to, could turn up, be polite, and leave when they had done enough.

Done, dusted. 40, in the bag.

Secondly, my beautiful little baby, my sweet innocent little lady, my far too young daughter, went to secondary school.

So, wow. What a shock. There’s the mountain of nerves to get over – mine, not hers. Then the mortgage you need for the uniform, and the research into the right bag, hours of negotiating over acceptable shoes (black, leather appearance, sensible enough to suit the school but trainer-ish enough to satisfy the child), practicing the walk for timing and identifying the quickest route . . .

It’s been a mission. Six weeks in and we have a routine – after school hockey on Mondays, after school netball on Tuesdays, lunchtime netball on Wednesdays, lunchtime hockey on Fridays, swimming on Wednesday nights, town with friends after school Fridays, coffee dates on Saturdays and – in between all that – homework.

I never knew she liked sport so much.

Thirdly, Mr G turned 50. 

We may just leave that there. He wasn’t overly pleased about it, and since we are still dealing with the 【業務用】カワジュン SUS430フラットシェルフ・ステンレスポスト 450×600×H1200 5段 【 メーカー直送/代金引換決済不可 】

Small victories count

That’s a quarter of the year in one quick summary. And now it’s October. Half term is ahead, we’re clearing out and getting another step further with the decorating of this old house, and we’ve tackled the ‘who’s where at Christmas’ row early, head on, and I think mostly everyone is happy with the result.

Celebrate every small victory – that’s the plan!

 

 

1piu1uguale3<MRG186-PON002>PENNY SLIP ON(WHITE)

Bruno Magli ブルーノマリ メンズ用 Pitto ローファー セレブ 革靴【送料無料】【代引不可】【あす楽不可】

I caught a part of the discussions on The Wright Stuff this morning. No, not the one about Doctor Who being female. I mean – yes, we love the programme but no, we are not that worried about the gender … 【3年保証】電気フライヤー FL-DS6W 6L 二槽式 ミニフライヤー 卓上フライヤー 厨房機器 フライヤー 業務用フライヤー 卓上電気フライヤー 揚げ物機 調理器具 【あす楽】

エムエム6 メゾン マルジェラ レディース シューズ・靴 ブーツ【Leather wedge knee boots】Black

仏具 クリスタルスタンド掛軸 中(三幅対)(モダン 浄土宗 浄土真宗 日蓮宗 天台宗 真言宗 臨済宗 曹洞宗)(仏具用品 法事 モダン マンション リビング インテリア 先祖 祭壇 コンパクト 現代仏壇ミニ仏具 上置き お彼岸 法要 仏壇用 仏壇用品)

Gosh – isn’t it hot! (Of course, by the time I post this I expect the heatwave will have passed and we’ll all be wrapped once again in blankets mourning the British summertime.) It’s beautifully sunny. Botboy is away with … 【中古】ガスフライヤー コメットカトウ CF-018 幅450×奥行600×高さ800 都市ガス 【送料無料】【業務用】

レビュー投稿で次回使える2000円クーポン全員にプレゼント 直送 (業務用50セット) トンボ鉛筆 蛍光マーカー/蛍コート80 【10色セット】 WA-SC10C 生活用品・インテリア・雑貨 文具・オフィス用品 ペン・万年筆

富士工業 レンジフード 【BDR-4HL-751VSI】 【間口:900】 【BDR4HL751VSI】 【RCP】

It’s been an odd week all round. Sackgirl has been away on a weeks visit with the school. Despite her usually getting in from school and heading straight to her room to screen her friends, desperate to discover what happened … 新品 税込 送料込 マルゼン 涼厨ガスフライヤー 2槽式 MGF-C30WK (MGF-C30WJ) 都市ガス(13A)仕様 W1330・D610・H800mm

印鑑セット/実印・銀行印/印鑑2本セット/高級エンボスケース付+高級印鑑箱付/Lセット/琥珀/16.5mm13.5mm/印影プレビュー無料/10年保証付/4営業日発送OK/大周先生の完全手彫り

DM18307 コーヒーメーカー ET-104

Stop. Just – stop. Whatever you are doing, while you read this. You’re also sipping on your coffee, thinking about the next blog you are going to read, listening out with one ear to the children beating on each other … 新品 税込 送料込 マルゼン 電気フライヤー MEF-13TC W350・D600・H300(mm) 油量13L 卓上タイプ

EBM 遠赤串焼器 940型 LP

【送料無料】NYS47221 UK18-8ユニット小判湯煎 菊 A・B・C・Eセット22インチ :_

Wow – it’s empty in here. Almost a year since I last tapped out some thoughts on the keyboard – and to be honest I am still unsure whether I want to come back in or not. What’s happened to … 新品 税込 送料込 マルゼン 涼厨ガスフライヤー 2槽式 MGF-C18WK (MGF-C18WJ) LPガス(プロパン)仕様 W830・D610・H800mm

熟練の職人が丹精込めてお作りした逸品 京漆器 布摺塗 雪と椿 縁高 三段

パナソニック アイスディスペンサー(押しボタン式)SIM-CD125B

I think it’s time for a happy post. Despite getting in the way of myself, we have had a lovely break down in Devon, perfectly timed for the summer heatwave, which as we all know in the UK is a … 新品 税込 送料込 マルゼン 電気式ドーナツフライヤーシステム MEFD-18DL 480・600・850(mm) 油量18L

ホシザキ 業務用 製氷機 LM-250B-1 【中古】

【業務用】業務用ガス式遠赤グリラー 炉端焼き用 【 メーカー直送/代引不可 】 【 送料無料 】

We’re off out on our summer adventure with Cherry. Back down to Devon – but this year we have had sunshine all week, a lot nicer than our experience last year, with torrential rain and losing our son on the … 新品 税込 送料込 マルゼン 涼厨ガスフライヤー 1槽式 MGF-C30K (MGF-C30J) LPガス(プロパン)仕様 W680・D610・H800mm

[送料・設置料無料] アルテビノ FM-TB 215本用(ウッド棚3枚) タバコカラー/限定 Arte Vino【ワインセラー】 (標準扉・収納本数215本) ^ZHAGFMTB^

シンコー業務用吊戸棚片面ガラス戸 HG60-10035 1000×350×600 【 法人様専用商品 】 【 メーカー直送/代金引換決済不可 】

I thought that I would take a relaxing day off this week. I knew this was likely to be a mistake – like wafting a big red flag in front of the fates while dancing on their new rug with … 新品 税込 送料込 マルゼン 涼厨ガスフライヤー 1槽式 MGF-C13K (MGF-C13J) 都市ガス(13A)仕様 W330・D610・H800mm

その他 TKGワイヤーシェルフセット HWI06214

【送料無料】中古 食器・洋食器・置物タール43047 porzellan figuren grfenthal hund dogge weiporzellan

So, my posting rate for this year is fairly crappy. I am not quite managing a blog a month, and I’m wondering whether to keep my little place here going at all. Actually – that’s a story for my whole … 新品 税込 送料込 マルゼン ガス卓上エプロン式コンベアフライヤー MGFR-126TLB LPガス仕様 1200・600・350(mm)

【業務用】18-10 シェフイノックス フライパン マトファー 02756 マトファー

【まとめ買い10個セット品】和食器 ホ200-136 こころ青白磁8.0板皿 【キャンセル/返品不可】【厨房館】

A friend of mine has had depression for years. At first I didn’t really understand it. Actually, at first I didn’t know she had depression, and when her mood would swing and she’d lose control and scream, I was a … 新品 税込 送料込 マルゼン ガス中型連続自動フライヤー(コンベアフライヤー) MGFR-15ULC 都市ガス仕様 1765・1375・1310(mm) Uターンタイプ

【まとめ買い10個セット品】和食器 オ128-076 銀彩ピンク一珍市松花長角皿 【キャンセル/返品不可】【厨房館】

【業務用】コーヒーマシン 12カップ用 W188×D330×H426mm【カリタ】【送料無料】【プロ用】

So I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to blog about this week. There’s so much going on right now, I can barely get my head straight. I couldn’t come up with a subject – and that led me down … 新品 税込 送料込 マルゼン 2槽式 ガスフライヤー スタンダードシリーズ 2×30L MGF-30WK (MGF-30WJ) 都市ガス(13A)仕様 W1330・D600・H800(mm)