Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Walking Off The Excess....

Whilst I do love Christmas and all the yummy food we have it's always good to move about a bit in order to help move any excess food I may have wolfed down.

So yesterday I headed with the inlays for a lovely walk along the canal.

It was frozen solid underfoot and very crisp but you soon warmed up as you got moving.

And we have a yummy hot chocolate in the pub at the end, notice the lack of whipped cream!
(well I was being good after all, I even gave my chocolate away!)
Now I need to do quite a few more to help get back into shape asap.

X x

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder...

Did you miss me?
I've not run off honest, its just been manic.
So let me fill you in on what's been going on:

I've left the job I once loved and the company I had been with for what seems like a life time and took voluntary redundancy.

And whilst it was very sad to leave the people behind, not that I won't see them all again of course, I am very excited for my new job.

I finished on the Friday and started my new job on the Monday.

No rest for the wicked eh!

Add to that lots of training and new people to meet, along with a cough/cold from hell (thanks for sharing hubby!) its fair to say I'm feeling slightly frazzled.

So the weeks have consisted of battling a cold and swotting up on new information I need to know for my new job.

Add into the mix a big family Christmas (which I love by the way) and as you can see its all been very busy.

That said its almost a new year and with a bit of luck and organisation 2015 should be a calmer one, I hope.

Hoping you all had an amazing Christmas.

X x

Sunday, 14 December 2014

My Kilt And I......

Today has been a kilt day.

Smart enough for visiting friends, yet comfy enough to know its a day off.

I only have to remember to not bend over too much for fear of flashing tomorrows washing!
The joys of being tall(ish) I suppose.

Oh well, I best crack on as I need to be getting my tree up or at this rate it's never going to happen!

X x

Saturday, 13 December 2014

A Special Plate For A Rather Special Fella....

My evenings are always filled with orders, either for my etsy shop, eBay or just general orders.
And the past few nights seem to have been filled with these plates: 

Lots of different names, all ready to be placed out on Christmas eve with a special treat or two.

And the Santa gift pack is really popular too.

And of course Reindeer food and sparkles to be sure your house is located.
(No glitter is this bag of goodies to hurt the birds, this is animal safe)

My poor dining room table is covered in the last boxes and packages to go to the post office.
Which considering its our turn for lunch is a bit of a pest.

X x

Thursday, 11 December 2014

My It"s Been Busy....

Sorry for being awol folks, it's just been a little crazy of late.

What with Ashleigh's Birthday, a trip away and all other sorts of goings on.

But one things for sure, life never dull here.
Always something to look forward to.
Such as ashleigh starting a new job.

All grown up yet still my little girl!

Plus she has moved out too!
It's all very strange.

The house is exactly as I left it, no mess at all.  Now that bit is fabulous.

X x

Monday, 24 November 2014

Hip Hip Hooray, Time Away....

As you know we are lucky enough to be having a few days away to celebrate Ashleighs birthday

We are all of to Nottingham Centre Parcs, which was Ashleighs choice.

Just whats needed, a week of relaxation and calm.
I envision plenty of walking, swimming and eating plenty of good food.

We have even booked a spar evening for Andy and I.
Can't wait!

See you in a week!
X x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Looking Back Is Half The Fun...

Why do you blog?
For me its a great way to look back at life.
I love having a nosey at what happen last month, last year or even further.

Like remembering all the experiences the girls have had

Beautiful places we have visited

Challenges we have achieved
Now don't get me wrong I live very much in the here and now.
And enjoy doing so, as todays goings on will be next years happy memories.
Or so I hope anyway.

Special announcements such as Kassie & Shauns engagement

Stupid outfits I've worn!

And all with the man I love.

Sometime life isn't exciting but its my life and never does it get jazzed up just for the sake of it. 
You see me as I am, warts and all.
(I don't have any warts really. Just wanted to put that straight!)

So today has just been a day in life of an ordinary person.
Ordinary maybe, but dull? Never. 

X x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Let The Count Down Commence....

Roll on Monday.
Now thats a phrase you very rarely hear me say, I can tell you.

Why so eager for Monday to come?
Well, we are off to Centre Parcs to celebrate Ashleighs 19th birthday.

It still amazes me how much my girls love a family break away.
And whilst I am excited, Ashleigh is 100 times more excited.

So yes, roll on Monday!

X x

Monday, 17 November 2014

Recovery Time....

Well what a weekend...

We knew it would be a busy one, what with my nieces wedding, but not quite as eventful.

Bride & Grooms immediate family

My niece looked stunning and the weather even stayed dry for her too.

My sister, niece and brother in law

How stunning is her dress?

My sister and her hubby beamed with pride.

My mom, Bride & Groom

And my mom looked stunning bless her.
Although she only just made it one time, we all thought she was going to miss the ceremony.

My brother,  sister in law, nephew and mom

All due to a hairdresser catastrophe with my sister in law!

Scary to think that it will be these guys next!

Thankfully we have a few years till its Ashleighs turn.

Seems a very long time ago since it was ours!
I would  do it all again in a heart beat.

The reception was held in a marquee and had a ridiculous ramp that I managed to fall down, having slipped between the metal ramp and a mat resulting in a badly sprained wrist, two grazed knees, a battered elbow and a huge dose of embarrassment!

The venue seemed to think it was all a bit of a giggle and we had to make them write it in their accident book. They offered ice for my wrist which took 10 minutes to turn up and a savlon wipe for my grazes.

A grazed knee after arriving home.

Mind you the classic from them for the night was the comment they made to Kassie.
"Where are you from?" they asked her,
"Wolverhampton" she replied
"No," said the woman, "Where are you FROM, FROM!?"

Cheeky ***!
Just cause she's dark skinned doesn't mean she was flown in on a plane!

So all in all an eventful day.
Thankfully the newly weds had a great time and thats all that matters.

X x