Thursday, 6 March 2014

Hello people, this is my new dresser for my new kitchen, I love it! the kitchen is getting there, we have a cooker, microwave and hob fitted and Tony is fitting the sink today it is at last beginning to look like a kitchen and not a builders site. I will post more photo's soon.
The weather here is awful today, I cannot wait for some warm weather so that we can start on the garden what a pleasure that will be after all this building work, I have planted lots of seeds because we have to start this garden from scratch and I want lot of plants to fill it.
Our little Freddie is 1year old today goodness me time passes so quickly, we have committed to looking after Jude and Freddie for one day a week when Kate goes back to work, she will only be working 3 days the other two they will spend in nursery, they are such lovely boys.
We are having a sad time at the moment with Tony's Dad he has dementia and has become very confused and a little aggressive Tony's Mum is 88 and finding it more and more difficult to look after him, he wanders around in the middle of the night, he doesn't recognise anyone anymore and he is starting to do silly things, we think the only solution is a home but what a horrible decision for Mum to have to make, we are all giving her the support she needs but only she can make the decision, what a terrible disease this is.

Sunday, 19 January 2014




Hello People, I am still here but, as you can see I am really busy knocking the kitchen about, the plumber has been the electrician has been and the plasterer has been, Tony an I have spent the last two days getting out what was left of the old kitchen and putting dishes and stuff back into boxes, we now have just two cups two plates and some other bits, I have condensed all the tinned and packet food into the last of the kitchen cupboards which I will be really glad to see the back of, we also had to get up a wooden floor and under the floor were the most horrid black tiles which we have now chipped off we just have to get rid of the horrible lino tiles and we will be ready to start laying our new floor, we have no means of cooking only the microwave, my sink is no more, the only water to fill a kettle is in the bathroom, Tony has managed to keep my washing machine so that I can use it and we have our old freezer which is being moved into the hall tomorrow so life is a bit difficult at the moment but we are managing, I have just sat down to write this but Tony is on his way to the tip to get rid of all the cupboards and the wooden floor and the tiles so a large cup of tea for him when he gets back.
I hope you are all well and your new year has started well, I will post piuctures of the kitchen as it progresses.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Just a quick visit to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Santa came to see Freddie and Jude and Freddie seems to like him a lot, what a special time of year this is for small children, my grandchildren like all the other children are having a wonderful time, each day brings something magical, they see lights on peoples houses, Santa,s and Snowmen and suddenly trees appear in their houses with pretty lights and lots of wonderful things to touch and wonder at, Christmas has always been a brilliant time in our family even when we didn't have much money to spend it was still very precious, my son Andrew is an infants teacher and is absolutely exhausted but he has  just produced a Christmas play and has found it very rewarding for him and the children but I think he will definitely need his Christmas holiday.
Tony and I are going to Birmingham tomorrow  to stroll around, have lunch and just have a lovely day, my shopping is done my wrapping is nearly done and I am beginning to relax a little.

Sunday, 8 December 2013



Here are a few more photo,s from London, The Rudolph was in Covent Garden it was huge, the other  photo's are  of one of the Selfridge's window I loved it because it had Santa's train going around the mountain full of parcels Lovely!

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Hi Everyone, Tony and I have been in London for a couple of days, we went to see the lights and have a walk around the shops especially Hamleys Toy Store, we bought toys for Jude and Freddie, we also went to Foyles bookshop and. got them some lovely books.
The lights were wonderful, we walked the length of Regent Street and Oxford Street my feet are a bit sore today
The Snow globe was in Piccadilly  Circus over Eros, we also went to Covent Garden Market which is very upmarket a bit special;
Before we came home today we had a lovely breakfast in a French restaurant it was delicious. The photo's below show The Queen on her throne and the royal wedding all done in Lego, the little man peeping over Williams arm is my Tony.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Here is a Baby quilt I just finished, it's labelled and ready to go to a baby called Seth, I did a quilt for his brother Laurie who is now 18months old and Seth is brand new.
Here is my other quilt which has taken me forever to quilt but I love it, it will be a present for someone next year but , I  want to keep it for a while because it has taken me so long to do, Kathleen nagged to try one of these quilts and I am glad she did.
How is everyone's shopping going, it is getting a bit crowded now, we had a lovely day yesterday we did food shopping and Christmas shopping Kathleen also managed to buy herself two lovely tops from Monsoon, we both love that shop and spend ages walking around oohing and aahing , I bought my daughter a dress for Christmas it is truly beautiful, we then went next door to Accessorise and bought earrings so, a good day was had with two stops for coffee and munchies.

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