I returned late last night from a week in England, visiting my daughter and grandsons. My flight was due to depart at 11.40am. As my brother had to be at work and also needed to avoid the rush hour traffic on the M4, he dropped me off at Heathrow at 7.20am. There's nothing worse than hanging around airports when you really just want to get going....made worse by the fact that the flight was then delayed by an hour. This resulted in a mad dash at Istanbul airport to get my connecting flight to Bodrum.
Mr A had hoped to borrow a car to collect me but unfortunately was unable to do so, resulting in squashing me and my luggage on the motorbike. Boy was I glad to get home and climb into bed with the electric blanket on.
I am usually quite organised with my English shopping list but this time I got it completely wrong. I was overloaded with chewsticks and treats for the dogs, but completely forgot to get filter coffee or chocolate. I can just about do without the chocolate but I'm not sure about the coffee. It will be at least another three months before I can stock up again.
Mr A is waiting to hear about a job to start on 1st February. It's back to selling carpets again which he is happy about. It means he will be away for a while but frankly, after having him under my feet for almost three months, I'll be glad of the break from him!
I've missed reading all your blogs for the past week and once I've waded through the washing and ironing and re-stocked the fridge and food cupboards (Mr A compulsively eats while I'm away!) I'll find some time to catch up.
I also find that if I don't blog for a while, I can't seem to find anything to write about...hence this post which is already making my eyes glaze over. Hopefully I'll be back to normal soon.
In the meantime I'd like you all to tell me what inspires you to write a blog post. Do you search for topics? Does something just pop into your head giving you a perfect subject for a post? Where do your ideas generally come from? And do you, like me, occasionally find yourself with a blank mind?