Tying the proverbial knot

On Thursday Kevin and I began our journey up to Scotland for a family wedding on Saturday. We drove to Suffolk to a mirror restorer to see what could be done with my grandparents chip shop mirror. A bit of a detour but provided great scenery and a lovely lunch. Next up the drive to…

OH 60 Day 4

So the 21st of August was upon us, Kevin’s 60th birthday. I asked him what time he was born and he didn’t know. I was up at 7:15, to find there was no water. After much twiddling with taps I managed to squeeze a dribble to wash my hair. After that whilst drying my hair…

Love is patient, love is kind

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 The last few days have been a wonderful celebration for the nuptials of our niece Victoria and Andy. We drove to where we would stay for two nights and then made our way to the rehearsal. It all went smoothly and we were off to prepare for the first meal of the…

Thirty years ago today

Thirty years ago today, Andrew John arrived safely into the world. A full head of black hair and a giant leap into the unknown. He has made us laugh, cry, shout, beam with pride, laugh some more and cry more tears as we have said goodbyes at the school gates, Brunel University and off to…

Home is where the heart is 💕💕

With Nina and Jay getting their keys yesterday to their first home, it made me think of mine and Kevin’s first home and our subsequent ones too. We bought a 2 bedroom flat in Sutton, Surrey and Kevin moved in on 19th February 1982. I still lived in Essex at the time until we married…

Home sweet home

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind with so much going on and today sees a return to normality -sort of: a new normal? After a delightful outdoor meal last night where we all froze, this morning meant hugs and goodbyes to Andrew and Lis. Always hard but we’ve been so fortunate to see…

A Day for all to celebrate

Woke up this morning to the news that another Royal baby was on their way, which was lovely as we were celebrating our own princess’s one! I can’t believe that Georgina is 24! Presents were opened, cards read and then we got ready for a little trip to London. The boys had arranged a go…

A London Wedding

Now this is a strange one: I’m blogging about a place I’ve not been to, with some people I have rarely met, but hopefully they can look on this as my wedding gift! Andrew and Lis primarily came over this month as Russ and Steph were getting married (spending time with us has been a…

The Greatest Showman…

It’s my Mum’s birthday today and my sister posted a newspaper cutting from 1958 when she won the title of Queen of Arbroath. She was chosen by Charlie Chaplin out of 50 entrants! After sending birthday wishes I had an early appointment for my biannual mammogram: never something I particularly look forward to, but has…

The first of three weddings in 2018

Yesterday we attended the first of three weddings we have in 2018. Kevin and I made our way to Royston and checked into our hotel to change into our finery! I took three outfits and two pair of tights, both which ran as soon as I carefully put them on, resulting in a bare legged…

Surprise, surprise

And still the surprises keep coming this year! Some unexpected news at work meaning opportunities and challenge. Great to look holistically at situations. Watching our children grow into the adults they have become is awesome. We have caught up with good friends this week, where laughter and food have been plentifully enjoyed. Good news quite…