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I guess this is a bit like a bucket list with the difference being I would like to achieve these things this year so in no set order we start with:

Publication of something I have written-I have kept this vague in the hope I will achieve it lol

More family days with all of us together.

Take more pictures with my camera, I have found having a mobile makes you very lazy.

Visit the Shard in London, the view is amazing I have been told.

Visit my friend in Spain, love her house and I always feel better in the sunshine.

Lose some weight, no set amount as anything would be good.

Attract more followers to my blog and social media platforms.

Go to Liverpool as never been there, sounds very cosmopolitan in places.

Go to the Tate and History museums again as I was a child last time.

Try to get all 10 grandchildren and 3 children in one place for a photo!

Have entire flat painted white.

Watch Motown at the theatre.

I think that is quite a lot but we will see how I do, obviously some of these things depend on my health but I do think it is nice to have dreams.  What are your wishes for the coming year?



I am afraid I had to call it a bash as if you had heard us you may have wanted to bash us all.  A very good time was had by all in The Butt of Sherry in Hythe High Street for our Christmas ‘do’

The wine was flowing, Sheila looks a bit flushed lol.  It was very nice wine, I must say as was the service and ambience.


Lynda arrived as the starters were being served but it wasn’t her fault she was late as she was on time! Figure that if you can, it was very good that Corinne got her a map of Kent as she does have a few problems getting to places at times, I am not sure how she manages to drive to Spain.  I love that face.


The starters were all superb, shame there was no bread with the camembert but we shared the soups hot bread; very nice to, loved the small pot of cheese and the prawns looked good.  Loved the presentation of everything and we had crackers.


Turkey Christmas dinner, lamb or salmon all were delicious and cooked to perfection.  Our waitress was lovely with some of us remembering her from school.  Three dishes of vegetables with swede which I love and of course the brussel sprouts that you just got to have at Christmas.


Sharon decided to ask everyone what her sausage looked like?  (You will have to enlarge photo).  Not sure what they were all laughing at but you may bow your head in shame Sharon!

Dessert was  lingered over and secret santa came, every year one of us gets it wrong as last year Corinne put her name on the label and this year I went in and gave the present to Liz and then actually said “here’s your secret santa” No comments please.

It was lovely for us all to be here and still laughing as it has not been a good year with illness and things but we made it through.  Friends like these are hard to find so a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Joyous New Year to you all.

Not sure who Sharon is pointing to in the picture below it looks like me but I am sure I was on my best behaviour.  We will be back in January 2017.



I have so many thoughts about stuff at the moment but all I can think about are my friends who are not well, I am staying positive for them but it is so upsetting.  Is this how it will be now we are all in the later years of life?  Life really does suck at times and why is it always the lovely people who get ill, why not the murderers or pedophiles?

Make each day count, I think we all sort of do that as much as we can but when you have a home, family, job and everything else then just make one little thing count that will make you happy.  Life is too short to waste on worrying, easier said than done as i am the worlds worst worrier.  Disagreements can be over quickly or they can drag on, maybe just give in to everything.  What ever the answers are to a happier life then we need to do it as you never know what is around the corner.

Considering I have had a holiday I feel totally shattered after a busy few days and now just want to spend some time indoors catching up on my writing as I need to do some edits to the childrens book and then send back to the publisher.  My bones are not liking this cold wet weather and I feel like a junky the amount of painkillers I am taking to try and ease the pain.

The neighbours have not improved at all in fact it is worse and it really sends a black cloud over me as I just cannot get away from the noise and shouting, I feel so sorry for the old woman having to put up with it but again it is her choice.

I think I need to find a good book to read so I can lose myself in it.




What a weekend, I am going to need at least the week to get over it. My friend came down to stay on Friday, I do not get the chance to see her very often due to work and her children, so it was a pleasant surprise. Friday night was catch up on all the news night, putting the world to right’s and girly chatting till gone midnight.

Saturday we went into Canterbury to do what girls do best, yes shopping, outfits for Saturday night out and new make-up. The first shop we went into my friend tried a trainer on but did not like it. You will find out soon why I mention this fact. It was a good three hours we were walking about and having coffee. It did take a while to drink the hot chocolate and eat the cookie in one place as I have never seen such a large cup, it was actually heavy to hold and then the size of the biscuit was enormous.

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Having decided what we were going to go back and try on, we headed to the shop, for some reason my friend looked down at her feet. She had boot’s and jean’s on, with the jean’s tucked in the boot’s. Well, you remember she tried on the trainer? She had been walking round all the shops with one jean tucked in and the other out! I have never laughed so much, I was crying.

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Saturday night we met my two daughter’s and a friend and hit the town, it was surprising how many people were out as the wind was bitter. Of course, once you start drinking all common sense goes out of the window, why is that? Why do you not remember how bad you are going to feel the next day or in my case a few day’s, think that is an age thing. Bar’s, club and then back to mine until five thirty in the morning!

Photo’s were deleted this morning, did we actually take that many and videos. Today has been spent on the sofa watching film’s quietly dying, that has been happening in all three household’s. As my friend left I did say “I am so glad you do not live closer”. It was so good to catch up and have some fun though so I thank her very much. 🍹

Just a change of subject now and a hello to my follower’s in Greece. Today is Greek Independence Day there, so is a holiday today and tomorrow. The Metro Station and public transport are all closed, due to the students’ and Military Parades celebrating these day’s. 🎉

I am now going to bid you all good night, hope you all had a good weekend, only a short week to look forward to as it will be Easter next weekend. There will be no alcohol in the celebration’s here!


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Thank you very much to http://experiencedtutors.wordpress.com for the nomination for this award. It is very much appreciated.

Facts about myself that you do not know mmmmm

1. I might throw this laptop out the window if I cannot get the picture of award in my side bar!
2. My friends are all as mad as me!
3. I could not live without my iPad now!
4. I really like Twitter, only just joined for blog!
5. I love Champagne!
6. I will win the lottery one day! Lol that’s a wish!
7. Another wish, I would like to write a column for a newspaper about Nanny Cool.

Bloggers I nominate:


That’s another one completed, getting quicker but still no picture! Thank you for following and reading x


Waking up today I could not wait to have a look at my blog and the stats, everyday I am amazed and today it was over 100 views. Thank you to all my readers, I am so pleased you are liking what I write about. That was a brilliant start to the day and the sun was shining, Spring could be here. After having a look at the garden I decided to go shopping for seeds and plants, got a little bit distracted and ended up buying a couple of books, not sure when I am going to squeeze in reading them. I was dreaming of sitting in the garden, reading, like I have nothing else to do! It’s amazing how much you get completed after waking up early all happy, note to self, try to be happy every morning.

Talking to my friend the other day about when they go to Greece for a month in September, they were saying that friends could go out and join them. Brilliant idea I thought to myself, I could go and see them for a couple of weeks. I broached the subject to them and did say that I did not want to be a strawberry, they were then both laughing and said yes I could go but did I not mean a gooseberry!

As you all know there is a little bit of a problem with horse meat in some of our foods. I really wanted spaghetti bolognese but did not really want mince, I decided I would try the quorn mince that is vegetarian and I might add low in fat and calories. How nice was that, will be buying it again, think I might make a chilli next time. You see I can cook, when I am in the mood and having a happy day. I even managed to fit in a bit of reading and networking while I was out, so all in all a very good day.

My picture today is of the best ever pizza cutter I have ever seen and I really would like one, if you have a better one I would love to see it. I must admit I do love gadgets, you can never have too many, I say.

Tomorrow is a writing day, hoping to finally complete a short story that has been waiting for a conclusion and enter it into a competition. Right now I am of to eat caramel cheesecake, did I say I was on a diet? Must of been in one of the stories I am writing lol.

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The wonderful thing about friends is that you pick them, you decide who are to be your friends. It can be for all sorts of reasons, which are just yours, no one chooses for the same reasons. Sometimes it takes us years to find a good friend, while some find them at school and go through life together and remain friends throughout all life’s up’s and down’s.

My friends are all roughly the same age as myself and we all have a lot in common, did I unconsciously pick them knowing we would be the same. We have grown up and still laugh at the same things and are completely mad when we all meet up. Never getting board or cross with each other but supporting, helping and listening constantly. It is a shame some marriages are not like that, maybe we should only marry our best friends as then we already have a strong bond to build upon.


Love to all my friends xx