09 October 2011

here I am again - months later

well life is so busy at the moment - I am manic at work where we have opened a third office with a fourth about to be opened and a fifth and sixth in the pipeline for next year. On the home front, Daniel and his fiance have moved out of their flat and in with us so they can save for a deposit on a house - can't do that and pay rent and bills each month :( that's a sign of the times unfortunately but it's nice having female company around the house :)

I have become a great aunt again to Abigail who was born on 13th September - she is beautiful of course as is her older sister Isabelle :) Below is Abigail and I will upload a picture of her with her sister when I have one one this computer x

here I am again - months later

well life is so busy at the moment - I am manic at work where we have opened a third office with a fourth about to be opened and a fifth and sixth in the pipeline for next year. On the home front, Daniel and his fiance have moved out of their flat and in with us so they can save for a deposit on a house - can't do that and pay rent and bills each month :( that's a sign of the times unfortunately but it's nice having female company around the house :)

I have become a great aunt again to Abigail who was born on 13th September - she is beautiful of course as is her older sister Isabelle :) Below is Abigail and I will upload a picture of her with her sister when I have one one this computer x

16 August 2011

okay I know

I am useless at keeping up this blog. We have had a very busy time in the last few months - work is busy we have opened another office in Birmingham which is about 90 minutes away from here - luckily I don't have to go there too often now.

family life has been busy helping my middle son Daniel and his fiance to organise their wedding next June. We have also booked our family holiday for October next year 2012 for a caribbean cruise - different islands this time and I am so looking forward to it but before that Gill and I are off to Sorrento for a week over the easter weekend and we are so excited about that too am wanting to go and visit pompeii and herculaum (sorry can't spell that one).

In the meantime I have been doing quite a bit of my cross stitching and also trying to complete my last cruise holiday scrapbook album - am about half way through and also carrying on with the canada one which of course is ongoing. then after that I need to do my Australia one from February this year.

son number 3 Andy has moved out yet again to stay with his girlfriend in a house they are hoping to buy but have a few obstacles in the way at the moment but they will get there if they really want to.

I am currently stitching two projects - one for the wedding which Daniel and Kate don't know about and the other is a Golden Kite project called Reading by the Window and is going to take approximately 2 years to stitch - unless I can give up work and finally retire but that is looking unlikely. I will upload photos of both as soon as I can x

well I have had yesterday and today off work which is lovely just for a chill out :) husband and I are off to climb moel famau in wales today assuming the weather holds out so we will take the camera and see what we can get in pics :) if we actually get there of course x

then it is mother in laws birthday so we are taking them both out for tea and then i think we are visiting a friend - so much for a chill out day...... lol

by for now x

30 May 2011

6 monthly update

sorry everyone I know it has again been a while since I have blogged - I need to get into it again. Once again my life has been a wee bit busy with one thing and another. Most recently Gill has had an operation and is recovering now, which means she is getting loads of stitching done - not fair, I want to be at home stitching loads too....

Next June we have a family wedding - our middle son Daniel and Kate are tying the knot on 2nd June 2012 and we are so looking forward to it. Isabelle my great neice is to be flower girl which will be lovely as her mum was mine in 1977 :)

Unfortunately Liam and Alex has split up in Canada - its such a shame but if they are not happy then it is not good staying together. They don't have any children which makes it slightly easier but they do have 4 cats and a dog to share the looking after of. We are still in contact with everyone on Alex's side of the family and Liam - no surprise to anyone - is staying in Victoria, to be honest there is no comparison to Ellesmere Port really...... I don't blame him one bit.

My inlaws moved into an apartment 12 months ago from their bungalow, its one of these communal buildings for the over 55's - I don't quite qualify yet but my other half does lol :) It is a little too small for my liking but then as they said I may change my mind in the future - the only trouble is there is not enough room for my scrapbooking and cross stitch things so I would need a Penthouse on my own, let alone with Pete :) They are happy there and they seem to be mixing with the few other residents - all the apartments have not been sold yet.

I will do another post on scrapbooking and my cross stitch activities soon. :)