Wednesday, June 28, 2006

That was a night that was !!!

Well last night we went out on the town, we had dinner at Cafe Rouge and then took a wander around the town, eventually ending up in the Kings Arms, a really rough pub that was great fun !! had a few Port and lemonades and a great laugh with two new friends Lyn and Ann. This morning we were up early had breakfast, checked out and took a walk around the market I have bought the two little ones a small gift .
Will be heading home this afternoon.
Next wewek on my return I will be spending an evening with Gill from a Trip down Memory lane !! I love doing these courses I must try and do more !!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Away from Home!!

This past few days I have 'Been away'!! It started last Friday when we took advantage of our Sun special holiday offer, weekend away for £9 each person. We ended up with a great break in a caravan in Corton on the east coast between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.
The Caravan and site was very nice, with a big 'heated' swimming pool (not hot at all!!) A slide, a babies pool. Inside there was a club house and an arcade. We spent Saturday at the pleasure beach in Great Yarmouth which pleased Beth. We got burnt even though the sun wasn't out!!
Sunday we went out for the day with Fran, Pete and Becca. We had not seen them for years. It was our wedding anniversary (23 years) and Pete was our Best Man and Becca was one of the bridesmaids, so it was a great reunion.
We went out for lunch (their treat) at a fantastic restaurant called St Peters Brewery, in the middle of nowhere in Bungay. The food was great and the company was even better!!
After a very long lazy lunch we headed back to their place and sat in the garden chatting and drinking tea!Before we knew it, it was 10pm and I am sure we out stayed our welcome.
It was a fantastic day and it felt as if we had never been away for several years!! (caused by the distance and not the lack of friendship!!)
I am now on a course in Bury St Edmunds, staying at a lovely little hotel in the middle of the town. Three other folk from the course are also staying so I was able to eat out with them last night.We may well go to the pictures tonight !!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

One of those Days.....

Today started off badly and got worse!! I had a 9 o'clock appointment at Tesco's, at the end of the meeting I managed to break my shoe, so luckily because I was in Tesco's I was able to replace buy a new pair, but this put me back time wise. Once I got to my next meeting at 10am I realised that I had left all the paperwork on the customer services desk in Tescos!!
Thank goodness Steph was able to go and collect it for me.
Tonight Beth played netball again and although they played well they were beaten by the other team, 6 - 3 . Why is it that whatever the weather is like everywhere else in the world, that sports pitches are always freezing cold?? We got to net ball in bright shining sun and within ten minutes it had changed to blowing a gale, heavy skies and the threat of rain!
Tom is nearly finished at work, he has just three days left and then he will be a General Motors pensioner, hurrah!! Can't wait until we can get ourselves sorted out financially, with a little over. Bet no bloody double glazing salesmen call now we want to buy some!
Good news as well, the insurance company have agreed to replace the front room carpet, so they are going to come around next week to measure up.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

First Holy Communion Day !!!

Well it finally arrived, the long awaited day for Beths Holy Communion. Tom and I were up at 7am to get the food sorted out and in the end we managed it with no problems. Laura and Scott came around at 10am and helped us by sorting out the plating of the sarnies and getting some of the other food ready. We left for church at 11.00am and we weren't the first to arrive!!

Beth looked beautiful in her dress and tiara! The house was all decked out in party style.
We had a great day !!

Back at the house the food was good, and we couldn't beleive how much food we had left over, looks like Tom will be on sarnies all week at work !!!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Another Busy Week..

It has been another busy week charging here there and everywhere. Work has been busy , home has been busy and its not over yet !
Beth is taking her First Holy Communion this weekend and there seems to be a ton of stuff to do with regards to that. We are having a lunch time 'reception' here afterwards and I still haven't done any shopping. It seems very daunting but I will get there. The first problem was trying to get hold of a gazebo so We will have some protection if the weather is unkind, Tried Argos, Homebase,Focus,Woolies, all out of stock. Finally found a couple of the cheap ones at Asda. The garden needs blitzing and the trampoline is going to need to be moved up the side of the house, the chairs need cleaning, I don't think I have enough paper plates, and I forgot to get any pudding bowls, add to that the fact that Sunday is fathers day, my brain is under a great deal of strain!!!
So all I have to do now is all the shopping, clean the house, sort out the garden, do the cooking, and the most awful task of all WASH and BRUSH Beths Hair !!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Well I have started.....

Last week I decided to start back at Slimming world. I have lost count of the number of times that I have started and finished and fallen off the wagon. Well I am hoping this time that I will stick with it, I feel in a better frame of mind, long may that last. I have a few things I want to be able to do, such as go on all the rides at Disney next year without worrying if I will be okay!! It will be good for my health and having seen how dad has been so ill, I would rather not have to go through what he has been through (He is far stronger that I will ever be) So now is the time to sort myself out.
I have got off to a good start with the first week seeing me 9lbs lighter. I love the boost the first week gives you. Its going to be a case of sticking with it. On the plus side I have found the weather has helped, its too hot to eat !
I have not experienced any yearnings for chocolate as yet, and I have not touched any cakes or biscuits I will have to find a way of coping with that when it happens, at the moment my resolution is very strong. Fingers crossed !!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Another Result !!!

This is Carl.
I am so pleased with this photo, I managed to get my 15 year old son to agree to have his photo taken,It took a lot of badgering on my part, but he finally agreed. Again I took loads of photos but I was pleased to be able to get three usable photos' with this one being my favorite !

I have decided to make a display using the photos of Laura and Scott I took the other day. I was so pleased with them particularly as Scott finds it so difficult to relax, he understandably feels self conscious. Laura is fairly used to me snapping her at every turn so she relaxes into it far quicker. It was her idea that I did this latest photo shoot !

What a sorcher !!

Brogan,Beth and Megan making the most of the good weather
bouncing the night away !!

Come On England !!

Well this weekend has been a really hot one, not that I am complaining but I find that everything you do takes twice as long and you end up sweaty and horrible. On Friday I did all the downstairs house work but by this afternoon it needed doing again, its like painting the Forth Bridge !!
Beth was excited yesterday about the football, she wanted to get dressed up with full face paint. She had only had it on for a few minutes when she got the itches and I had to wash it off. Still being a good mummy and scrapbooker I did get the photos taken first !!

Friday, June 09, 2006

I am so pleased with this shot....

I did a photo shoot at home last week and out of about 50 shots I got this one of Laura and Scott. I am so pleased with it. Laura looks happy and Scott has his eyes open ....Result !!!

Today has been so hot, not that I'm complaining or anything, but its just that I have had to do all the house work. I slogged on until 2pm and then called it a day. I managed to get all the plants planted and I have just finished watering them. I hoover and dusted all the down stairs, but now it looks as if I have done nothing !!
Its so bloody annoying. Kids seem to think that its ok to do just what they want.
Still I am not going to let them get to me!! I am going to do some scrapping, I have not done any for ages and I now have loads of photos waiting to be 'done'

Hurrah I am back in !!

Blooming windy down on the front!!

I have been trying all week to update my blog but for some reason Blogger was playing up. So now I am hopelessy behind and can't think how long it wioll take me to catch up!
I have had a busy week at work, with a trip to Bury St Edmunds, on the hottest day of the year so far. It is so annoying to think that we could have done with this weather last week. I seem to have spent all the week trying to catch up with myself, thats the problem with coming back off of holiday with a million things to wash!!
Here are few shots from my holiday, I can still feel the cold in my bones!!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Back from our holiday

We are now home again after a bit of a week !!
Last Saturday night we went to Keith and Nickys Wedding Reception, deep in the wilds of Melbourne, Cambs. It was a great evening. Nice to see mum and Dad out and about, Dad seemed to enjoy himself and managed to drive there and back with very little trouble.He has got the hang of his hand controls and likes to be able to get out and about again.
We left for Whitby at around 10pm and arrived there for 1.30am