Some good news (I hope): my wife and I have hopefully found our new home; we are just starting the legal side of things with solicitors and searches, etc, but so far looking good. So with luck I'll be back up and running per normal (is there ever such a thing?) by the end of May this year :0D
My lovely wife bought me a very amazing present for my 50th birthday, which was on the 13th April. Asides from a lovely weekend at a five star hotel, my wife gave me a parcel to open just after midnight leading into the 13th.
It was wrapped in many layers of paper and eventually revealed an odd spherical object. I laughed thinking it was a Terry's Chocolate Orange. But upon removing the final layer of wrapping I held a cooking apple within my hand.
Seeing my perplexed expression my wife said, 'Think outside the box.'
Then it struck me - she had bought me my dream machine, an Apple iMac computer.
Ever since my qualifying year at university where I did my graphic design degree I had always dreamed of owning a Mac dedicated to design work. And now I have one! Although, it is currently sitting in its box until the moment we get our new home and I get a work space of my own. Yes, it is my intention to get back into graphic design (including book cover design) and writing - both poetry, short fiction and bigger projects.
I am blessed, this I know. For this I am truly grateful, but there are times when we so easily lose sight of what is right before us, and this has been so very true of my life of late. But now turning 50 I feel that something has clicked within me and I have a great warmth and anticipation of what lies ahead.
And what's even more special to me, is that for the first time in my living memory I told my mother I loved her.
Sometimes dreams do come true x