Friday, 10 October 2014

WOTW - Ahead

“That which is currently beyond your capabilities now, does not have to be so forever” 
― Chris MurrayThe Extremely Successful Salesman's Club

This week has been positive in so many ways.

The funeral for Sion's dad was last Friday and while obviously a sad day there were smiles, laughter and many happy memories shared. Heading home on Saturday we both commented that the funeral had brought some level of release to everyone. I think we were surprised at how uplifted we felt.

We went on our first date for a little while on Sunday, just to the cinema to watch Gone Girl (wow, you have to go and see it!) but we stopped off first and had a cheeky afternoon cocktail, before finishing the evening with a roast chicken dinner.

On Monday evening I went to my first ever blogger meet up, organised by the Lemur Linkup ladies in Dorset. It was a chance to meet local businesses and bloggers to develop future relationships. Off I popped with my business cards, media packs and fully charged camera, ready to mingle. I chatted to some fantastic business owners who had really brilliant products and services to offer and I think I did a good job in "selling" my blog to them. I'll be doing a proper write up of the event and the businesses I met last week but it's great to know that I do have something to offer and there really are readers out there that know me! It was only when I was driving home that I realised I didn't take one photo or hand out one media pack, at least I remembered to give out the business cards!!

And so what lies ahead for us?

Well this weekend will be a family one with a mass viewing of Strictly tomorrow night and a visit to Exbury Gardens to see the autumn display on Sunday.

Looking slightly further ahead it's time to get back into some sort of fitness routine, with everything that's happened its been over a month since I went to the gym. We have our garden to clear and cover, ready for our new woodland seating area. We have the front room to sort through and re-arrange.

Blog-wise I have a series of Christmas related posts to put together, lots of recipes to write up & photograph and review opportunities to test and promote.

Most importantly we have made the first steps on the long road of acceptance and grief. Over the last month I have been amazed and humbled by how close and supportive Sion and his sisters are, to each other and to the wider family circle. Step by step, day by day I know that together we will help each other to move ahead.

I hope you all had a good week too, have a lovely weekend x

The Reading Residence


  1. I'm glad to hear that the funeral left you feeling better, and that you can see a way ahead through the grief. And plenty of good, positive things happening for the two of you and your blog, too :) Have a lovely weekend, as it all sounds fun x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. I'm so glad the funeral went well....Well as well as funerals go.
    It sounds like you've had an exciting, happy week! Glad to read! x

  3. I am so glad that you have been able to pop a positive spin on such a terrible time. We lost a very close friend a few months ago and what with us only being 34 we were all struggling to cope. The funeral was our way of moving on but not forgetting. Sounds like you have got a busy week ahead. Have a lovely weekend x

  4. I'm glad that the funeral was a positive way to say goodbye. It sounds like you have lots of exciting things coming up with your blog.

  5. Sometimes a funeral can be such a wonderful way to say goodbye and reach acceptance of what has happened. I'm glad it was for you and your partner. Exciting blog plans! You've just reminded me that I should really get some business cards or something together in time for Blogfest in November!! X #wotw