Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Ouch! That'll teach me for not waiting for Jeff! Have broken my toe. That white piece across the base of the nail? You can't normally see that as it's under the skin of the nail bed and had to be pushed back under. And I have stitches all around to hold the whole nail in place as it's completely lose but the bed below needs protecting. And the numbing injection - OMG - I have had my fair share of injections, but I have never known such pain!!

Friday, August 26, 2011
Been shopping, but you know me, budget shopping. Or more precise Local Bargain Finder on Ebay - gotta love that search. So we are planning on having a mini-allotment down the end of the garden. Got 3 of these giant nets for £6.00 and the electric propagator for just over £6. The mirror is 2' wide, going to put it on one of the outside walls, add to the mediterranean feel of the decking, and that was only £4.00 :) All good.Also bought these. The woman hasn't long had a baby so her hubby is doing the shopping. Very kindly buys spices every time he shops!! So 31 tubs and pots brand new and unopened for £20. I'm making a hamper for the 3 SIL's this Christmas, so some of these will be added :)

And because it's local bargains there's no postage!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ascot United played Wembley in the first round of the FA Cup on Friday. Jeff and Joshua went to watch, as Joshua is now signed up for Ascot Reserves. Match was filmed by Sky and streamed onto a Facebook page. Record crowd in attendance. Now, 2 firsts there - record crowd and the streaming of a match - you would have thought standing by the FA Cup Trophy Jeffers could have looked a little more impressed with the event LMAO! Oh, Ascot lost 2-1 :(

Friday, August 19, 2011
Remember the book a week? Was up to 15 novels (excluding books for work). At a charity shop a few weeks ago I spotted Sepulchre by Kate Mosse. It shouted out to me for several reasons:
  • It's set in south-west France where Robert and family live;
  • There's a lot of history as it's written in 2 eras - the present and the thirteenth century;
  • And it has a supernatural undercurrent.
So I paid my pound and sat in the garden with it - yes, you remember that one day in July when we had no rain? Not the sort of thing you can forget after this years washout! Back to the book. I couldn't put it down. I relished the history - people who comment on how wicked people are now should look at history. We were always evil, just due to technology most people didn't know about it. And yet again in the name of religion. We (oh, the collective 'we' not me and you personally - I'm sure you're lovely :) ) committed from heinous crimes in the name of religion.I digress....there's a surprise. Anyhow, loved the book, was riveted. So a trip to the library with Ella ended up with me loaning 2 more. Labyrinth was just as good and had me hooked. Sadly not the Winters Ghost. It does say at the end that it was originally a Novella and maybe it should have stayed at that. Or maybe it's me. I just felt that what could have been another excellent book was squashed unrealistically. Okay, did I really use the word 'unrealistic' considering the theme of the book?! And listen to me - ultimately what do I know LOL
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Just a quick post....... Last time I ask the kids to put the eggs away - frozen egg!!!! Looks very wrong......
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Thursday went to see Lorna Byrne (Angels in My Hair). Friday massage table arrived. Sunday went to Pyschic Fair in town - not so much to see the mediums and such, but more to see whether I'd be able to offer massage reflexology, etc. Monday I went to Anna's for lunch :) Monday we also heard we probably wont be able to foster 'at the current time' because they don't feel Ella is ready. Of course, reading a couple of documents and meeting us once, and never Ella, makes the SW completely capable of such a judgement. Least said. Tuesday boys all moved bedrooms - most enthuiastic they've been about housework for years LOL Ariane also popped round for a coffee, which extended to 3 hours! Oops! Managed to Freegle the High Bed Sleeper Ben used to use. Tonight Ella has been to local soft play area as they offer Wednesday evenings to SN kids :) Have finally written the ending for my book, so hopefully will now be finished in a few weeks. Right, time to put Ella to bed xx
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Visiting Bath with Ben, James and Ella.
At the beach :)
Ella with Larry Achike - Olympic triple jumper - I just love this photo, she looks so excited :)
Love this photo! Ben and his mate Mark going to a fancy dress party. Like I needed to say that! Hopefully that's not their everyday clothes LOL And of course couldn't resist the Only Fools and Horses comparison.

What else? Josh has a new girlfriend. Joe has split up with his. Ella hasn't had another fit. Ella's been to Woburn Zoo. I've cut my hours back to teaching only 3 a week term time so now I can claim carers grant and be home more. Got Ella's appointments for her nose and her leg. Just her neuro ones now. Looks like fostering is not going to happen, so disappointed, but if it isn't meant to be there is a reason, I just don't know what it is yet.

That'll do. Laterz xx
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Boobs on Tour 2009!

Okay, so clearing out some old paperwork I came across a scrap of paper from what must have been a Center Parcs night when the alcohol was flowing ...... Some are the girls own comments .....
Ariane - "Stowaway" Boobs
Joy - "Cor she's got big tits" Boobs
Debbie - "God they're itchy" Boobs
Suzanne - "Makes my man happy" Boobs
Heather - "They're not big, I've a small waist" Boobs
Pat - "Keeps me warm" Boobs
Dawn - "It's been so long I don't know what to do with them" Boobs
Niki - "Kinky Boobs" Boobs

Seemed too good not to share - let's hope the girls think so LOL!
Monday, August 08, 2011

Reiki Healing

I think I've found something I'm naturally good at - Reiki healing. I completed my Reiki Level 1 yesterday and can't wait to start practising on unwilling victims - oops, I mean friends and family ;) I'm not going to tell you about some freaky things that happened during the course, cos you'll all think I'm more nuts than I am already! But, suffice to say, Jeff wasn't remotely surprised and just re-inforced his opinion about me being a witch!
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Crazy couple of days. As most of you know Ella has drop fits - has had them for years - and about 5 years ago had a 24 hour EEG which showed 'yes she has epilepsy' and that was it. Has been on 5mls Epilum since.

Fast forward to yesterday morning. I'm washing up. Joe walks into the front room and shouts "Mum, Ella's having a fit." Got to be honest I wasn't phased, they are so quick it would normally be finished before I walked from the kitchen to the living room! Joe does the normal, hold her and comfort her. Then "Mum, this isn't a normal fit." So go in front room, and she's in the middle of a full blown grand mal seizure. Get Joe to get Jeff. Takes one look at her and says 999. Joe goes and knocks on Heathers door, but she's not in. Ben waits at top of road for paramedics. Joshua doesn't leave her side and even carries her to the ambulance. Woman on phone excellent. Ella's fit last about 2 mins. Fast reponse from some top bod in Wokingham as no-one else was available. Then nearest available ambulance turns up - from Slough!! I don't even want to think about how they managed to get to ours so quickly - eek springs to mind.

Long story short:
Now she's had her first GM she can fit for 5 mins without needing medical intervention;
RBH couldn't understand why she isn't under a consultant and because she now has 2 different types of fits needs to be seen by - I think - the Paediatric Neuro-Surgeon.
The Epilum is actually pretty ineffective for drop fits, there are more suitable treatments for those type of fits. But now she needs the Epilum anyway and the dose she was receiving was almost half what she should be getting for her weight.
Needs another EEG.

But mostly I'm thinking, if what she went through scared the hell out of us, how does someone who doesn't understand begin to comprehend what's happened to her.
Thursday, August 04, 2011

Catch Up

Had a difficult few weeks, but hey, tell me something new LOL Won't bore you. Quick catch up with some of the main events. Joshua has got a casual job at a local hotel and has also got a place on a good local adult team. So what happens? He gets hacked in a friendly pre-season tournament and takes the top layer off his knees, preventing him working or playing footy :( But, come September we start the search for an American football scholarship. Ben has his cousin James over for a bit and he's waiting for his GCSE results, but goes back to sixth form in September. Joe is having a bit of an up and down time atm, enough said. Ella, is Ella :) Jeff has been on annual leave, but the weather hasn't been kind - except for a couple of days. We've been to Grimsby for a long weekend - Littlehampton - Bath - had a coffee morning with Sara - and general chilling.

That'll do.