Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Home for hibernation

So its all change here, I'm going to have to stop -
reading in bed till I fall asleep, waking up in the early hours and reading some more
flicking through the tv channels and spending far too much time watching rubbish
rinsing my mug every time I have a drink and just using the same one again
making coffee in the small pot and setting the toaster to once slice
I enjoyed being on my own in many ways, its been so very calm and relaxing but after a few weeks it all got a bit samey and tedious.  I never ventured far as my car was rattling in a worrying way but then I'm always happy to be home pottering outside or in and while I missed Mr FF I do enjoy my own company.
I am pleased -
I was able to fix the central heating when the pump wouldn't start (I had to be told which bit was the pump so I could bleed the valves) 
I got the computer started by taking the cover off and unplugging and re-connecting some fancy wires (I had to be told which bit was the mother board)
I eventually got the non functioning electrically operated garage door open when I was late for my dental appointment.  I had to disconnect the mechanics and lift it manually
I've lost about 9 lbs and for the first time in many years am under 10 stone, that's really put a spring in my step
I joined a local knit and natter group that I combine on a Monday morning with a local food shop, I shall probably keep going to that weather permitting
I'm sorry the iron blew up and I had to borrow one from a friend, no way was I going to try and fix mine, and that I didn't do all the Christmas shopping or write the Christmas cards or wrap any parcels. 
So Mr FF is home.  He has bravely driven back from Italy on his own, the car loaded with wine, oil, more wine,
fruit from the garden, cheese, did I mention wine, some interesting pasta  
and the remains of some cooking ingredients
We heard when he got back that there was snow on the mountain behind our house and then that the snow was at the level of our house, he got away just in time though he has constantly tells me how cold it is here. It took me a while to acclimatise too, he'll get used to it, his tan will fade and we'll settle into our usual winter routine until next year.  Another glorious flip flop season is over but being back together is compensation enough.


  1. Ah, welcome home, Mr FF.

    Sounds like you haven't been sat twiddling your thumbs awaiting your mister's return (seriously impressed with all the fixing you've achieved). That's a good weight loss. Hope you've been dining on more than coffee and toast,though!

  2. There's something to be said for doing what you want, when you want. I like it now and again too, but also find myself aimlessly wandering around after a couple of weeks. Glad the Mister made it home safe and sound with his eclectic range of gifts for you! Good news on the weight loss, hope it wasn't through pining!


  3. I know exactly what you mean - it's lovely to have some time to yourself, but it's lovely to have them home again, isn't it? Best of both worlds!

  4. Lovely post! I agree with the enjoyment of solitary time, but the need to be back together again also. Great foodie offerings too! Ros

  5. Glad Mr FF has come back home to roost!! And armed with goodies too. I bet you are already planning your next visit!