You will have to bear with me a while as I am off on my travels tomorrow, journeying (by coach) up to see our eldest daughter in Sheffield, and to celebrate her birthday. We are to have a day out in York, so I will have to try and clear lots of old photos off my early blog so I can post photos of York and York Minster on my return.
Whilst the West Country, North Wales and the Midlands are practically floating away with the dreadful floods, for once our neck of the woods escaped lightly. I feel for the families and folk who have lost so much in the flooding. It is hard to imagine until it happens to you, and I hope I will never experience it.
I am half-dreading the journey, because I am lugging a heavy suitcase with me (half full of presents - but then think how light it will be on the return journey next Monday!) There is only one change of coach, so that is bearable, and I shall pack a good book and my crochet. (I am making cushion covers and currently doing the first of two backs). I hope I get a window seat . . .
In the meantime I have been listing a few more things on eBay, to try and raise a bit more money towards Christmas, but I had a very unhappy experience on there recently with the Buyer from Hell, and although the case has just been closed and I have not been found liable (so my money apparently refunded - it had been "held" pending the result), I keep expecting to hear a mistake has been made, and I will have to forfeit my money after all AND the buyer gets to keep the article in question. However, just reading about it again has made me feel so sick, as I was completely innocent and the Buyer from Hell lied and lied. Now with everything I sell, I half-expect someone to come and tell lies and say it wasn't as described, and say they sent me emails when they certainly didn't. Stupid, I know, but when someone is lieing and calling YOU a liar, and making things up that you cannot prove or disprove, it is a horrid feeling. The total INJUSTICE of it. I know this will strike a bell with one or two of my readers on here, and it brings to mind our own family problems in recent times.
Anyway, I am hoping that York won't get flooded as we arrive although I think it is pretty damp up there. I'll be back Monday evening. In the meantime, keep safe, dry and warm.