I am often guilty of shutting myself away from the world … I love the peace and quiet of where I live and if I am busy with work, or have things on my mind, I find my  peace here.

However, lately I have been “out and about” a bit more than I normally do and I have really enjoyed myself … and I have decided to be more sociable!

This week I am off to Edinburgh with some friends to a social meet up for gay women … and today my friend Karen and I have arranged for her to come up for a wee holiday at the beginning of August!

I am going to fling a “picnic” on the Sunday she is here … and have invited a few of my pals to come along … there will be alcohol, sandwiches (and if Margaret comes along .. brilliant cakes too!)… It is all rather exciting!