Not just because we had a good time, but also because of the way it came about and the aftermath. She was getting all fractous, as three-year-olds are wont to do, and I suggested we go on an adventure. She, surprisingly, agreed and we wandered off into the woodland round where we live (we're lucky like that - it's why I bought the house). She directed us down a bridle path and I thought "I'm always going on about myth-making and stories, I should make one up here". So I did. I already have a working mythos for the woods from when I was taking my son round every evening in Summer, so I simply added a new character: Princess Eowyn (yes, based on my daughter). She went to see the giants (there's an old quarry, I've previously set it up as a place where giants live with my daughter and there's a dragon that sleeps there sometimes too) and met up with her friend Gwendoline who was out hunting pigs. Long story short, my daughter loved it, we went looking for dragons to have tea with and then we were both knights on the way home, all at the suggestion of my little girl. That made me very happy. Her too.
|She's very good. And kind!|
Given that my plot synopsis was somewhat... specialised, I'm amazed that she managed to find any image that would work. I'm really made up by the fact that I requested something and it was made. Ridiculous, I know, but still.
3. Getting a 'spike' in the reading stats on this blog - sad but true, I am genuinely made happy and all wibbly inside by that. Also, I have more followers. One of them is the incredibly talented Miss Simone - whose blog I only found a couple of nights ago. I'm honoured by that but also by people who wish to follow the blog. It makes me happy to think that I'm posting things that other people find vaguely interesting, enough to actually see whan I update.
4. Snuggling Tilly on Friday night. She didn't respond, apart from enjoying herself, but it was nice to get all up close and have some physical contact again. Okay, she complained about the prickly nature of my beard the next time I tried on Saturday, and again today, but it still beats the complete drought that I was experiencing previously. We do seem to have talked more recently and I've even spoken about having a blog. I'll be honest, I haven't told her what I write on here, but I did share that it had been helping me be positive lately. There's a definite cycle in my posts here - I start positive, then it goes down a bit, then there's a tirade of self-obsessed wallowing and then it starts again. I guess it's helping to see that?
|Tilly at her best (stock image,|
not actually Tilly)
|It's been a bit like this. With more running. And me not|
looking anywhere near as pretty. Check out the watch!