Hello 2014. I was full of hope that this year would prove to be better than last. Early indications are that this may well not be the case.
Mr A has been poorly since I left home on the 30th December. He has seen a doctor and he has pneumonia. I feel bad that I am not there to look after him, but he is trying to remain cheerful in spite of it, and fortunately the weather at home has been mostly good. Sunny days, that have enabled him to sit outside and relax. One positive that has emerged from this, is that the doctor said he must stop smoking, and he has now for 5 days. I realise how difficult this is for him, and he must be feeling pretty ill, because normally nothing would stop his craving for cigarettes.
He has been updating me by sending me photos of the dogs, so that I won't worry about them, and these two shots show that they are quite happy. He has given some dried food to our neighbour, who has taken it to the teahouse, to feed the street dogs, until Mr A recovers.
Here in England, I have enjoyed the company of my adorable grandsons. They are boisterous and they wear me out, but I love it.
However, there are several big family problems at the moment which I couldn't even talk about on here, which frankly seem insurmountable at this point in time. This is causing me a great deal of stress and anxiety, mostly because I doubt there will be solutions before I return home on Saturday.
Not the start to the new year that I hoped for, but fingers crossed it will get better very soon.