Life does feel calm right now. Not lazing-around-doing-nothing calm, but settled-into-a-rhythm calm. Now we've accepted that we won't be moving any time soon, things seem easier, as we're not constantly pushing to get things finished. Yes, we're sleeping in the spare room, the living room is entirely filled with boxes, and you have to turn sideways to get through some of the doorways, but, well, this is just How Life Is Right Now. It's ok.
It was also the first day of the year that my feet have been out in public! It's hard to believe that this time last week I was wearing gloves.
I finally got round to going on the Star Flyer, two days before it packed up and left.
But once you start going round, it's an absolute delight to be flying through the air, to see right across the city to the hills beyond.
It was quite odd seeing the city stretching out that far.
I got off feeling slightly queasy and leaning over to one side. A ride home on the top of a double decker didn't help, and I had to have a lie down when I got back. All part of the fun. I'd go on it again in a jiffy if it hadn't packed up and gone. I wonder where it's going next?