Having picked Meg up from the airport, and her boyfriend Travis from the bus station, we headed out to the beautiful event. The crisp, frosty evening made the twinkling, tree lined driveway look even more magical than usual. We were met with cranberry filled ice candles and smiling faces - Christmas was about to begin.
Once inside we were met with hellos from the many warm and lovely people we look forward to toasting each year. It didn't take long for one in particular to seek me out; after a meaningful hug she showed me she was on a mission. She usually is! Sandy is one of the most dynamo woman I have ever met. She has just returned from Africa for the tenth time. She started her own charity in 2006 and has bringing teams of people of all ages there to work hands on with people who need it most. She has, and still does run marathons, she is involved in community and is one of those beautiful souls you just have to sit back and appreciate for all they give and do.
Her mission last night was not to donate or build anything. It was me! She gave me heck for not writing. She had been following my blog and when I took the break to travel she waited for me to start up again. Well I've been lazy, and she was having none of it. She told me in no uncertain terms that I should be writing again. Just in case I didn't get the message she told Barry and then Meghan the same thing. So here I am writing again! Sandy is a force to be reckoned with and if she says it's time for me to get back at, then so be it.
In all seriousness I so appreciated her nudge. It was what I needed. So for you Sandy; and all those others who were following along, I'm back and I will do my best to write daily. Perhaps I can fill in the blanks of the last couple of months along the way.
Thanks for reading Sandy; and all the other Sandy's out there let the holidays begin.