It's been a good while my friends and I have missed being here.
It has been a tough year, a very tough year.
So, a very brief catch up and then a big step forward.
L, biggest boy, just turned 18 ! Done great with his A levels and heads off this Sunday to study politics at Leeds uni.
K, now 14, has been in hospital since January, very poorly.
O, nearly 5, yes really ! Starting out on his home ed adventure.
N and I, married 19 years, strong together.
It has been a tough year, seeing our beautiful daughter struggle.
As is the way, thankfully with life, the universe, there have been flashes of bright times, smiles, laughs, connections made stronger, fun times shared and for that we are so grateful.
And time marches on, the wheel turns and we are beginning to welcome Lady Autumn again.
My favourite time of year, as late summer melts into early autumn, bright sunny days with the hint of the chills to come at each end of the day.
A great time for change, for plans, for looking forward.