The day after New Year’s

Well, another less-than-great night’s sleep. Awake at 4.45am and didn’t get back to sleep, so I sat down with a cup of coffee and spent two or three hours editing. Just catching up on stuff. The family started to appear around 8 am, which was nice.  Around 9 am Jess, Sophie, and I headed over to Fez for breakfast – a birthday treat from Jess, which was lovely.

Got home around 10.30 and the family surprised me with some lovely, thoughtful gifts. Jess gave me thongs, a tie, and a luggage tag. Sophie gave me a gift voucher to a patisserie, and Marianne gave me some art and a suitcase.  Lovely and kind.

Had a bit of a dizzy spell after that, so crashed before heading over to Karalee on Preston for a birthday lunch with the extended family. The place is really lovely and went down well, especially with mum. We bumped into some family friends which was nice, and then Mum, Barbara, and Stephen gave me some very generous and thoughtful gifts too. A very nice time indeed.

Got home and helped Sophie with some minor editing on her script and watched a bit of cricket. Along the way stumbled across a cache of gift vouchers from three years ago that are still valid this month, so need to rush with those. Feeling very stupid about that, but I always seem to lose track. Have to do better.

And that’s day 2 of the 2023.  Got some editing letters to send today and a lot of stuff backed up to clear up. Busy times.