Hello Folks !
I thought I would give you all an update on whats been happening in my life in the
last few months ....
For those of you who know me a little bit more ( and those who don't ) ... (Sitting Comfortably ?)
Last year I lost my father .... and then we ( my partner and I ) decided that we needed to
sell the family home (not encumbered - no mortgage ) so that we could at least find a more suitable
property - a bungalow - Celia , my partner , is quite disabled so we needed everything on the level for
her : In the family home she was confined to upstairs and could not involve herself much
in the day to day running of the house ... a bungalow was what we needed ..
So , eventually , last November we found a really nice huge bungalow that was just the job , and
we rented it ... Slap bang in the middle of nowhere , in a little cul-de-sac ( dead end) road , no traffic ,
just a dozen other bungalows ... It was quite quiet , you could hear a bird's f*art !
Christmas came and went .... and into the new year .... Celia was quite ill and had to spend quite a lot of time in hospital , so consequently I was not able to get to my PC as much, if at all ....
When she came out , we had great news , the house had by now been sold and funds were now available
for us ...... a lot of you would think " Holidayyyyyyy " -- so we did ....
We spent a couple of months cruising the Mediteranean Sea on The "Independance of the Seas '' cruise ship ;
I'm telling you , If it had a port we docked , we must have visited every single port in the Med ... got a lot of
souvenirs and keepsakes etc , in fact we docked at previously visited ports quite a few times , which was great ,
we could get more souvenirs etc , Our cabin was becoming a Plastic Bag dumping ground, we had that many !
When we did eventually get back home , we found that we had inherited (!) 2 grandaughters and a grandson !
So now we were shopping for 3 babies ... for when they come to visit with their mums and dads ...
It was a wonder that my credit card didn't suffer meltdown, I tell you ...
So , 1000 Pampers , and countless clothes and toys later , both Celia and I --
(begrudgingly..! I like my sleep too much ...! )
... find ourselves looking after these little people a couple of times a week ....
So now our nice quiet backwater has become a self - inflicted creche .... and Celia is Loving it ....
Billing and Cooing like a demented pigeon .... with the occasional shouts of
" Michael ...... Put the kettle on for baby's bottle , Put the baby's clothes in the washer ....
Make me some dinner please ..... Can you sterilise the baby's bottles ..... "
~ or assorted variations of the above ... tut ! ~ I am absolutely shattered ....
I also invested in a nice new iMac 27" Quad .... and a whizzy iPad 64 gb 3gs ...
( So I will be looking forward to some Windowblinds for Macs- wishful thinking , I know .... )
... and as I was a Professional Musician for quite a few years , I thought I would treat myself to
a nice new Yamaha Clavinova CVP 509 ... This is one kick -*ss piece of kit ..
( I still do a lot of sessions in other studios ..) .... and it's also a nice looking piece of 'furniture' , too ...
And Finally :
I hope to be about a bit more now , if only to write a comment on a thread somewhere
within the Canyons of Wincustomise ; babys and music notwithstanding ...
All I ask - is please be patient ... suddenly my life is a little bit busier then it used to be .....
Kind Regards to all , Especially Cindie , Tim and Travis ... Looking foward to catching up wiv yer !
Take Care WC !