However, after a bit of a bad run this year, sometimes the little bits of good stuff put a smile on your face and make you realise that there is some good in the world! Today has been one of those days.
Firstly, I got a place at a school for next term! Yippee! I'd sent off a couple of applications but was starting to panic that it was too late in the school year now, but this morning I got an email from a local school saying they had a place for me, and in the class I wanted too!
Secondly, I actually found a big company that has done what they said they would do without me having to chase them. I cancelled my mobile contract last week so I could go with a new one that gives me a shiny new laptop for free. I asked old complany for the code so I could transfer my number to new company, and lo and behold they've sent it! What's more, when I've gone to order the new phone the deal's changed and I now have double the texts and minutes for the same price!
Thirdly, I went into my daughter's room last night to find this diva-esque pose! I was so amused I had to grab the camera.
Lastly, at the weekend I got something through the post that made me smile from my old friend Jennie. Jen and I used to be thick as thieves in our late teens/early 20s, but I've not seen her for a while. Unfortunately, her dad past away last month and, as he and my dad were best friends, I went to the funeral. Through the sadness I got to catch up with Jennie and it was so lovely to see her and meet her kids. Anyway, she sent me a message the other day saying she'd been clearing her dad's house and found something she thought I'd like. So on Saturday, Mr Postie brought me this:
I laughed so hard! The pic is of me at about 20 years old, obvously after a night out with Jen, and I obviously thought it was amusing to give Uncle Pete it for his birthday! I actually remember why I did it as I have a signed picture of Uncle Pete somewhere, so I need a routing about session in the loft to find it; watch this space! It was so nice to think he'd kept it all these years.
Anyway, sometimes it's the little things that put a smile on your face!