Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 2016

Busy? Two prom fairs, one enchanted fair, Ella, 2 fosterlings, decorating.... yes, busy!
 This is our adorable Goddaughter Orla and her big sister Martha 
in an episode of Something Special :)
 Finally finished Ella's bedroom. We wanted her to have her own teen space, but cabin beds were too low for her to get under and loft beds were too high for her to sleep in! So Jeff added new legs onto her existing bed - gotta love that man! And I get the fun bit, decorating it girly and finding bargains :)
Night in with my Bakewell Tarts - only 2 of us got the onesie message - yes, Sandra was one LOL!
 Ella with Joy, her Godmother and my BFF :)
 Orla's 7th birthday. We always get her a Chamillia bead to go on a bracelet so this years is a silver star to represent her 15 minutes of fame.
 And the ever adorable Martha :)
 Gel nails done by Shona and couldn't resist a bit of henna
 Really enjoying using Leonie Dawson's planner. As well as the usual stuff also has space for things like what I'm grateful for each week, how I want to feel .....
Joined in this blog hop, but wasn't active enough. When I'm signed off sick for my operation I plan to rectify that and visiting all the participants
Busy crafting on top of everything else!
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday

Meal out July 2015 before the boys left for America :) Josh, Ben, Jeff, Ella, fosterling, Liana, Grannie, Aunty Jean, Uncle John, Robert, James and Sean :) Went to The Old Manor which is a Weatherspoons - and we all know how much Jeff loves a Weatherspoon!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

July 2015

Throwback Thursday - and we're on July :)
 Received these unexpectedly in the post from my soul-sister - how lucky am I :)
 Out with me Julie :)
 Attempted a Jamie Oliver 15 minute meal - it might have looked like this, but I was making it with a fosterling and it took 2 of us nearly 30 mins!
 Getting those roots hidden with Niki and Sofie and her mum!
 This was just one of the gifts Josh received from the parents and teachers where he had been working - amazingly thoughtful :)
 Twickenham charity boat race :)
 On the 26th July Joshua and Benjamin woke up to his view ......
....and coming home from college they were met with this view LOL!
Thursday, February 11, 2016

June 2015

Throwback Thursday part 2! So, June? .......
 Announced to the world this is where the boys are off too for the first 2 years of their football - not soccer lol! - scholarship. South Lake Tahoe, simply stunning!
 Cousin James was staying at Mum's for a few weeks, so was lovely for Ben and him to catch up before they both disappear to foreign countries :)
 Just because this is one of my favourite meme's out there at the moment
 This was just - sorry Jeff - AWESOME! Our Ella was crowned Prom Queen and she really got it - this is just one photo - the ones of her receiving her crown would just bring a smile to even the most hard-hearted person
 Crafting weekend :)
End of Year 11 for Ella - although we had to explain afterwards she still had to go back the next week for another 3 years!
Thursday, February 04, 2016

May 2015

Throwback Thursday - but not too far! Catching up on the highlights during my blogging drought over the next few Throwback Thursdays!
 I became a qualified first aid instructor - and I love it :)
 Joshua's football team won the league - after their first season in it following promotion last year!
 The adorable Martha had her First Holy Communion - doesn't she look just beautiful?
 Just a lovely photograph of Jeff and Ella
 Mug shot for America!
 The other mug shot for America!
 Joe was in England for a few days so took advantage to get a photo of Mum with the boys
Started the actual fostering, not just the preparing!
Monday, February 01, 2016

Lost & Found: Valentine Blog Hop!

Decided to resurrect my blog on Saturday, saw this on Sunday and signed up!

If you click on the badge it'll take you to the list, have a browse :) It's all about love - a true story; fiction; poetry; or a special song. Must be worth a bit of blog hopping! I plan to visit everyone (might take more than one day!)

I was 16 and working at a Little Chef in my spare time while I was at college. And I met 'Him', the first boy that made my stomach turn somersaults. He was 2 years older and had that typical bad boy look and attitude. I went to a Catholic all girls school - how was I not going to fall for Him? Sadly He belonged to someone else so we remained friends. He left a few months later and life moved on. Had a few casual boyfriends, but none that made me feel like He did.

He came in to eat 6 months later and those butterflies just went into overdrive. He asked me out. I said I couldn't, I was dating someone. He said he would never ask again,

One Thursday I got a phone call from work to ask if I could go in and cover as they were short staffed. After hours clearing up I was catching up with the other girl Joanne as we tended to work opposite shifts; and we started chatting about Him. How I wished nearly every day I hadn't said no and we wondered how He was doing.

That night a car crashed into Joanne's back garden. It was packed with teens. One died. Him.

My first love. The last words he ever said to me. And dying in the garden of the person I was working with the same evening. Was just too much.

Sounds like something from that Fake or Fiction TV series? Only it's true and breaks my heart whenever I think of it.