For the first time in weeks and weeks, I woke up this morning feeling almost like my normal self, I feel like the big black cloud that's been hanging over me for so long has lifted and moved on. There are still worries and stresses in the back of my mind, but that's the thing - they're in the back of my mind now, not slap bang in the front and centre, pressing down on me. Quite why this is the case, I don't know - nothing's happened, we haven't suddenly got rid of our troubles (such as they are), nor have we suddenly come into a great fortune. Well, other than the Chancellor's sudden outbreak of generosity - I'm not getting all political but am thankful for it, every little helps. Whatever the reason for my black cloud lifting, I'm feeling so much happier right now and am very thankful for that.
We arrived back here at the caravan early yesterday, 10.15 am, greeted by our lovely van neighbours C & J. Got unpacked and settled and spent a good hour catching up with their news. It was a beautiful sunny day, I've caught the sun already (must remember to put some sun cream on today, it's already bright blue sky and sunshine). Husband planted the plants we'd brought from home, the foxgloves and that tall yellow-flowered plant that some of you identified for me the other day, whose name I've forgotten already, whilst I watered all our pots and did a bit of pruning. Husband and Charlie then did a couple of small DIY jobs together, whilst Jean and I did some more chatting with the neighbours on the other side of them, another lovely couple. Then we all had coffee and some of the banana cake I'd made.
We've put our bunting up on the front of the van and all along the fence, it looks very cheerful. One or 2 others have flags up, the park owner has put bunting on the entrance gates and around the shower block. With a few owners arriving last night, and no doubt more this morning as it's now school holidays, I'm sure more will be decorating their vans for the Jubilee. I'll put photos on when we get back home and I can upload them to my computer.
The M&S Dine in for 2 offer was for a main course and a side dish, with either a starter or dessert, all serving 2. We're not big dessert eaters, so I chose a starter of prawn cocktail. Out of the choices for the main course, I fancied a lamb dish or duck legs in orange sauce, they didn't have the lamb and husband didn't want the duck, he wanted fish and chips with crushed peas. Wouldn't have been my first choice for an anniversary meal, but hey ho. The haddock was nice, as was the minted pea puree, I didn't like the chips (huge great fat things that were too stodgy). As that was such a big meal, we actually had the prawn cocktail for lunch with salad, it was delicious, big fat king prawns. The side dish I chose was potato dauphinoise, obviously we didn't need it with the fish and chips, we're having it with our Sunday lunch tomorrow (gammon).....so the Dine in for 2 offer at £12 has actually covered three meals.
No idea what we're going to do today, we'll just go with the flow.