This is my first blog post of 2014 and I’m slightly embarrassed to say it’s a bit of a grumpy one. That said the story of this post starts with the fact that Christmas was simply magical – including celebrating our family Christmas on 27 December (see here for more on that!). It’s been fantastic – we had time to relax, time to play, time to laugh, time with the wider family and time to simply…well…enjoy being a family. Of course what this means is it’s inevitable that as the holiday period draws to an end, and the normal pattern is about to resume, I’m feeling a little glum.
It’s more than a ‘Christmas is over’ thing…it’s a recognition that normal life is so busy that I don’t get to do the things I want with, or for, my family often enough. I’m confident that I’m not the only one who feels like this and I also know that I really have no right to complain, or to feel glum – but I’m only human.