I am getting back into work; it transpires my brain does still work and I do have recall of everything I knew before my sabbatical. Yay.
We go skiing in a few weeks; a big group of friends altogether - eighteen in total. I can not wait. We are returning to one of my favourite places ever, where I will sleep in a sleigh bed and there is snow outside (hopefully). Bring on the fresh mountain air. I need a holiday so much I can taste it.
Paula and I have been looping around L'Apothecary designs again. Re-testing products and honing in on design concepts. Working with a designer has been a great experience for me and what she has come up with is a melding together of everything that has led L'Apothecary to where it is now. There are lots of new plans on the horizon, a subtle shift in the brand style that I hope, when it can finally be unveiled, will be perfect.
We went to a wedding at the weekend in Cornwall - again returning to one of my favourite ever places. My husband remarked that I have a particular love of going back to places I have been. It's true; there is something about revisiting that I enjoy. I wonder sometimes if my sentimentality and nostalgia get in the way of my present and future. But that is the way I am.
So the wedding was beautiful; meaningful and picture-perfect and we spent time with old friends and my lovely sister in law (whose company was like a tonic for me). The weekend seemed steeped in real, genuine love - the journey the couple had been on together prior to getting engaged made it so. That and the very unique relationship we have with the groom (he is Godfather to both of our children; my husband was his best man) made it all feel very special.
And so what else? Thank you for all of your comments to my last post - some of which I found really interesting. That is what I love about comments - sometimes there are gems of wisdom that really do make me think. Have a happy midweek... :-)