I've been a bit less engaged with the Care Community this past week than usual, as my husband and I were on a short break to the lovely city of York, somewhere I'd wanted to visit for years, so the whole thing was a delight. But whilst there, I also made a visit that could be said to have been on my 'bucket list'.
But oh how I hate that phrase. We all know what it indicates, but to me it has more connotations with 'slop bucket' than anything else. Whoever threw something precious into a bucket?
No, I prefer to say that 'I've hung another jewel on my tree of life'! But what was it?
I visited the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Yorkshire. A lifelong fan of the Brontes and their writing, it was an absolute thrill to see their home and the everyday artefacts of their lives there. I know that not everyone would get shivers running down their spines to be within inches of the bonnet that Charlotte Bronte wore on her wedding day, but history buff that I am, that's what it did for me.
All good things must come to an end and we arrived home yesterday when I caught up not only with the holiday washing, but with what's been happening here in real life, including for all you lovely folks here at the Care Community. I hope everyone has been as well and happy as possible whilst I've been away and that you've overcome some of your many daily challenges. It's good to be back among you all.