Move, lump & tattoo

So in my last post I mentioned that we were having troubles with teenagers causing us stress at our flat, and that we would be moving. We have since moved into a lovely little 2 bedroom house in a nice quiet cul-de-sac, and the only noise we hear is our next door neighbours kid running up the stairs, and I can totally live with that. For Britain that’s normal. Yay, terraced housing! (Lucky we are at the end of the terrace so have only one adjoining neighbour.) It’s really nice to be able to relax without hearing a noise and tensing up worrying about what would happen next. It’s wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve also had a few more checks of my armpit lump and the doctors say it was likely from an infection. The gland is still a bit swollen but it’s nothing to worry about. The doctor says it could take a long time to go away so we’ve made another appointment for April, but he said that even if it’s still lingering around then he is unlikely to be concerned. Phew!!!!

In December I made a start on my quarter sleeve tattoo. My artist is the lovely Esme from Alternative Art in Northampton. I first saw her when I went to the Milton Keynes Tattoo Convention in July ’13 and knew right away I wanted to get work from her. My first session was 3 hours and we have booked in another 3 x 3 hour sessions for 2014. She’s so booked up that I have to wait until April for session 2 but that fine as it gives me time to save. Plus we are going to South Africa before then so I’m currently saving every penny! I’m very very happy with the progress we made in the 1st session though and I can’t wait to get more work done on it.


Tonight I found out a friend’s son passed away this morning. He was only 9 years old. ๐Ÿ™ It’s sobering to think how I can carry on with a normal evening tonight when my friends world is shattered into pieces. It’s incomprehensible to know what he is going through right now.