Hello again! And welcome 🙂
I’m not the first and I certainly won’t be the last person to try to reinvent myself. You might remember me as Restlessjo. A lady who walks a lot, and eats cake. That’s a younger model of me you’re looking at, above. Taken in Monet’s Garden at Giverny, on our 25th Wedding Anniversary, in August 2014. A happy occasion, enhanced by a little rain. I loved that shirt! Spotted in a charity shop just before we went to Paris, it made me feel a million dollars. I wear favourite clothes till they fall off my back but, sadly, I lost this one whilst out walking. I wonder who’s wearing it now?
So much has changed since then. We sold our home in the north east of England and made the move to our holiday home in Portugal’s sunny Algarve. Living the dream, the saying goes. Not perhaps the happy ever after I envisaged because in 2020 a pandemic changed our world, driving a wedge between us and our UK family. I’m happy to say that things are slowly returning to normal, but the doubts have been sewn and I no longer move through my days with the same assurance.
Do I still have a story to tell? I hope so.