February has not had the best start for me - I won't bore you with all the details, but I do take comfort in knowing friends are stopping-by my blog. Many of you leave kind comments and messages, which always make me smile - I read every one and am grateful for the time you spend here.
Our daughter left home for New Zealand yesterday. It is something she has always wanted to do and I am proud of her for having the courage to follow her dreams. Years ago, when she was just a toddler, Hubby and I looked into emigrating to New Zealand with our young family. At the time (and a subsequent second attempt) it didn't work out, and although we often talked about the experience, we settled ourselves and made a happy life in Somerset instead. I think New Zealand has always been in my daughter's mind as somewhere she'd like to go, and so when she started to make plans, it was no surprise.
Its the adventure of a lifetime; we will miss her greatly, but we also want her to be happy...Just, I may need to shed a tear or two first, until I get used to the idea.
I'll be back with a more upbeat post next time.