One Year On…

Last week marked one year exactly since we moved from Edinburgh to Hertfordshire, and I am pretty proud of how we are doing.

DorkySon has settled amazingly well in his new nursery – it has been an absolute delight seeing him grow in confidence, become so much more curious about the world he lives in, and spend the majority of his time as an incredibly happy wee boy. He is a lot of fun to spend time with right now.

DorkyDad is working harder than I have ever seen, learning new skills and absorbing information about a sector he hasn’t worked in before, travelling to parts of the world he never imagined visiting, and trying hard not to let the unpleasantness of a daily commute get him down.

I feel like I have whinged quite a bit about things since we moved – and it’s no secret that we don’t want to live here forever – but it has also brought some amazing opportunities for us all.

So I decided to have a read back through some of my blog posts, and reflect on ten things – big and small – that we would not have had the chance to do if we hadn’t made the move. Continue reading

Project 52: Week 10

Torvil and Dean

This is another of my ‘bad photo – good memory’ entries into Project 52. It’s a sneakily snapped iPhone shot of Jayne Torvil and Christopher Dean at the filming of Dancing on Ice last night, which I went to with DorkyGranny.

I’d never watched the show on television, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was a really fun evening. There was lots of banter between the presenters and the judges during the ad breaks, plenty of doughnuts to keep our energy levels up, and we had great seats just a couple of rows from the front, so we had a clear view of all the skaters during their performances.

My only disappointment was not managing to get a pic of Phillip Schofield (even a blurry one!), who I’ve loved since I was about DorkySon’s age – I remember him presenting from the Broom cupboard with Gordon the Gopher!