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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.








Amanda Prowse does it again, I believe this is one of the best books I have read, very emotional as it is drawn from real feelings and actions.  I am sure Amanda Prowse wept a few tears herself when writing this amazing story.

After finding your true soul mate at the age of 40 you think you have it all and having a baby is the last event you have been dreaming of for years. But it is not that easy and the grief this couple go through is not only emotional but it starts to affect their lives, not only as a couple but the close family as well. Then when her husbands teenager daughter comes to stay it brings a lot more secrets and feelings to the surface.  Can they recover from this?

Following the life of this couple Jonah and Lucy and I must say that the ending is not what you expect but still heart warming.

I don’t like to say too much about the book as you have to read it to really appreciate it, but I can say that this is another best seller for Amanda and a good 10 stars from me.  Order your copy today from Amazon.





International day of happiness, are you all happy?

Considering it is the first day of Spring I am not very happy that it is blowing a gale and raining so the good thing about that is all the new plants will get a good watering over the day so I guess that makes me happy.  Do we wake up happy or does something make us happy, do you think we would get blasè about being happy if we were all the time?  Maybe then we would get miserable because we are so happy LOL

My children and grandchildren make me happy all the time everything is going to plan but when it’s not, it’s not!  That is the only fault with having ten grandchildren there always appears to be an issue somewhere but I wouldn’t change them for the world as they are what keep me going and their parents of course.

My other happiness is my garden and the sunshine and if I cannot get it in my garden then trips to Spain make me very happy, not that I do very much over there apart from sunbathing, reading and writing.

What ever makes you happy have a great day. x



CASTLE HILL primary school got into dressing up for world book day, teachers included.

Lots of good looking book people for WORLD BOOK DAY 2017  Also Mia’s 5th birthday so lots of clebrations.


I appear to have one child that worries me so much more than the other two but I guess that’s good that it is only the one as I would be completely grey if was all of them. lol

Billie has always loved horses and is in her element now she has three and also works at the stables.  I am wanting to buy her some body armour as hats and body protector are not enough, I guess really she needs wrapping in cotton wool.

As she walked up to the field with her horse and Jades pony, Samson, he decided to shake his head and headbutt her right in the eye!  Another trip to hospital which is the third in as many months, I do wonder how much her poor head can take.  Flipping horses!

They did say it would get worse before it gets better but the worst thing is the looks she is getting from people, who I guess are thinking the worse and getting it completely wrong. As if she don’t feel bad enough already, make up can cover it a bit but it’s very sore to put on so she is hurting on the outside and the inside.

This Mum job is so much harder than you can ever imagine especially when you are gazing lovingly at your first new-born. It all changes quickly though as then they have you up twice in the night for a feed and poop all over your bed and then cry with colic for 2 hours but that’s as worse as it gets yer?  Oh no!  you have now started on a road that is never-ending with many bumps, puddles, craters and even blocked roads, you have no idea and why don’t people tell you, oh yer! they did and you ignored those adults as they know nothing.  You know what is even worse,  you then forget all about the hard bits and do it all over again.

I think the best bit is the wonderful grandchildren they give you as then you can shower them with love but at the end of the day they go home to their parents.  That’s how you get your own back as then they start on the never-ending road of love.

Have a wonderful lazy Sunday everyone, see you in the week. x



Julie Wassmer

After reading the blurb on the back of this book and listening to Julie talk about it at The Folkestone book festival, I knew it was going to be good but what I didn’t realise was that it would be the best life story I had ever read.  

In some ways it seems like a story so you have to keep reminding yourself that this is all real.  I love the way it all comes together at the right time as if it was all planned to happen that way.  

Twenty years are a long time to wait for happiness even though it was all worth waiting for and then love came along for Julie as well.  This bought a tear to my eye at the end and I was so pleased everything worked out ok.  Julie can now enjoy her writing and her grandchildren who I can imagine she spoils lots.  

This is a good 5 stars and I would recommend this story to everyone, it really is a feel good book.