The grandchildren have had a busy couple of weeks, I love to hear about what they are doing. Jade celebrated her 15th birthday with one of her presents being another trip to London to see her favourite singer Ollie Murrs with her Mum.
She also spent a day with her pony riding along the beach and a family meal in the local pub which I did manage to go to.
One of my friends Carol spent a month in Australia visiting her daughter and husband who live on 10 acres of grape vines. I asked her before she went if she could get me a fridge magnet as I collect them from places I go and bless her she remembered and got me a pink one, I was so pleased with it as forgot when I lived there.
My eldest daughter got her new hot tub up and running not being able to wait for husband Darren to build pagola so up went the gazebo and it did the job and looked excellent.
Children had far too many eggs but enjoyed the hunts and eating of them. All back to school tomorrow and that’s another holiday over, next one is the end of May.
I just had to go here again, the cookie dough is the best I have ever tasted. There should be more of these places about.
So much choice that it really is hard to choose so it is best to go hungry as they are very filling.
That was my treat for the week and was nice to spend time with eldest daughter and have a catch up with no children about. Jodie settled for the waffle after much deliberation, the ice-cream they have is really nice a bit like the MacDonald’s ice-cream. Service is very good all young and really friendly. I am looking forward to the summer and trying the sundaes again a lot of choice so think I may have to go a few times till I find the best one.
Half term has to include a lunch date so we decided to try somewhere different, I have read a lot of good reviews about this pub and I have to say they were all right as it is a lovely place for a drink or meal, also having a garden that is very popular in the summer.
Prices are very reasonable, with a great choice, there is a children’s menu but these two wanted fish and chips, which they both ate all up. We didn’t try the desserts as too full but maybe next time.
As fast as the snow arrived it disappeared but not before Jade had a quick ride on Samson in it, did not appear to bother either of them but I am sure it must be more fun in the sunshine.
I acquired myself a record player and was very pleased to discover that it had a CD drive and a cassette deck, radio and aux plug, the sound is great and I am so pleased with it, even more so in that it only cost me £30 and they are selling new for £145 my bargain of the month I think. I then spent all Saturday listening to all my old records, such good memories. I love it when so many of the songs you can actually remember an event that happened at that time. I don’t feel that happens now a days or am I just too old and nothing much happens any more?
I was 6 years old when that christmas song came out and I have never heard it play on TV or radio since then. Typical teenager writing all over Donny Osmond cover for Puppy Love, you can not beat the original, then summer of my life; 14 and heartbroken. Many more happy memories that last forever. I am very cross with myself for chucking out all my old cassettes and I only did that about 6 months ago, gutted.
Mia and Zac came for dinner and Peaches was trying her very best to ignore them and go sleep and then hissed at me as if I was the one waking her up! The children are all on half term for the week so I have a movie night planned with Jodie and a trip to London with Izzy. I am not filling myself up too much as still get really tired and out of breath so a bit of reading and writing will be my lot for the week. Have a great week what ever you are doing x
It is so good to feel back to normal after so long and it was nice seeing Mia and Zac for a couple of hours this afternoon, Nanny is back.
This candle smells so lovely, definitely my favourite at the moment. They are expensive the Baylis and Harding things but really worth it, their diffuser’s are the best.
It is also good to have my web-site and blog all sorted and up to date and seeing my stats go back up with all my readers back, I have missed you all.
It is very cold here at the moment and they keep saying we are getting snow but not had any yet, thank goodness. I am all warm indoors though and getting sorted to watch the Blacklist tonight, I really love that program. I have a new sky box and cables so it’s like watching an even newer TV as the picture is so clear and crisp.
Half term here now, not many plans except a day out with Izzy which should be nice as we always have fun.
Halfway through january and how are we all doing with the resolutions we made 18 days ago? Is it really only 18 days as it feels like forever, I bet it feels even longer if your waiting until the end of the month for payday.
Diets……What a stupid time of the year to decide to go on a diet, its cold, miserable and all you want to do is eat nice homely meals with gorgeous desserts then sit on the sofa and eat popcorn and chocolates while watching a film. I think it is best if we hold of on these diets and start in Spring when the weather is nice to go outside for a bit of exercise or do the gardening, also all you want to eat are salads which taste even better if grown by your own hands.
Dry January…..I think we can stick with this one as who wants to get ready and go out in the cold just to meet friends for a drink.
Saving money…..Very easy to do these first few months as you got everything you wanted for Christmas or in the sales, anyway your waiting for the summer clothes to spend your money on later in the year.
Positive thinking…..I have done well with this one as I just have to think of my family and friends and that is all the positivity I need.