Firstly, thank you to all those lovely friends who have followed my travels on Facebook and Instagram and left me comments to let me know that I had not been completely forgotten.
It's taken me a while to get out of holiday mode. As we missed Christmas and New Year at home, the days have been filled with a series of social and family "catch ups"and enjoying warm evenings outside sipping good Australian wine or Gin & Tonics........very different from the past month where it was dark at four o'clock and we'd be sipping Gluhwein to get warm.
I did have a bit of a wake up call last night tho, that I needed to get my life and house cleaned up and back in order....................
a spider crawled on me. In bed. It woke me up.
I didn't know it was a spider at the time, I just felt something crawling on my neck and imagined that's what a spider would feel like. It was dark and I was half asleep so I just brushed at it. About five minutes later I felt it again crawling on my collar bone (that's really close to my face !), and this time I actually picked it up in my fingers (I picked up a spider!) and quickly flung it away from me.............
I turned on the lamp to see if it was on the floor near the bed. Nothing there. Told hubby "a spider was just crawling on me !"The response; again, 'nothing'.
Anyway, this morning as I was picking up some clothes on the chair next to my bed, there, on the cushion, was this "massive" (not exaggerating), fat bodied, spiky legged, jet black spider.............
this was the creature that had crawled on me during the night ! After I had disposed of it ( humanely), and looked at the cushion, I could see by it's well established web, that this spider had moved in around Christmas time and made itself at home.
OK, time to dust off the cobwebs, do a thorough clean, turn the computer on and get back to a respectable, daily routine.
I have lots of photos to edit and share, and some creative projects to start. I've definitely been inspired by the beauty of Europe and the amazing cities we visited and stayed in.