Oh what fun !


What time is it 


It’s actually 2.30 Lola.

Not thst I wanted to spend from 2.30- 5.30 looking after a sick dog…but I did.

Thursday evening started off great. We went to watch Luke in the Christmas Soiree.  It was excellent.  They have some very talented pupils.

We came home ..we ate pizza ..we watched TV then we went to bed.

I wasn’t sure we’d have a trouble free night…because when we got home from the Soiree she had left us a present near the tree.

A very smelly sloppy present.

Who had to try and clean it up..Yes ME. The same me who gags during I’m a Celebrity lol

Well she vomited.  She went walk about then about 6 am she decided to sleep.

My alarm went off at 7.



Here we are at 9.30 this am… we pretty much stayed in this spot … until the washing machine incident. ..which I better go sort.

That’s another blog. …



This am we woke at 7 am bleery eyed ..Got up , dressed and headed over to Maltby to drop Lola off. Then we headed to Manchester.

First stop Salford Quays.  We loved it. We wandered around the shopping centre. We popped into the BBC and ITV studio entrances pics were taken … Lots and the kids were so excited.


Then we took them to see their new school..Trinity CofE Hulme.  Looks fantastic.

We then popped to Alexandra Park for lunch …I took a packed lunch to save money.

We also had a good look around Didsbury. . I love Didsbury.  Lots of charity shops , pubs and shops.

We are all looking forward to the move even though it’s going to be sad to leave .


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Here I Go Again

Sat here at 03.33 and thought let’s give blogging another go.

So much has changed since I last blogged so I might as well start from scratch. .

We now have a dog…she’s 19 months old.

Kids are growing up 17,12 and 11 and guess what we’re moving ….to Manchester! !!


My kids then and now… haven’t they grown.  


So I’m going back to bed. And maybe I’ll try and get back into this.  We shall see

what next

I hav’nt blogged for a while, since my last blog, we are are now on cat number 3 ,Tizzie, Tabitha unfortunately died from FIP we were all devastated.

im workng towards losing that half stone…still and so is hubby.

i cant believe its October already, i need to start blogging more.

at the moment we are having trouble with all our IT equipment grrr so until we get the laptop sorted i cant add pics .


diet and fitness

Well January is nearly over, all if not most of the christmas goodies have been consumed, so its time to get on track with the diet and fitness.
I put on about half a stone over christmas 😦 and I’m not Happy about it.
So Ian and I have decided February will be the month we lose that half stone as he also wants to lose weight ..half a stone.
So we have decided to eat healthily and eat meals we will hopefully enjoy but will also aid our goal.
We also want to run at least 3 times a week , I also want to use my gym at least once a week as well as the Wii fit.
All we need now is lots of determination and will power. We do go running and I do use my gym but we are both very hitty missy about it….BUT NO MORE!!!!
Watch this space 😉
Ps more snow has put paid to the running for now but I still have that gym and Wii fit…

This entry was posted on January 26, 2013. 1 Comment

3 months on

Well it has been about 3 months since the removal men came , packed up our belongings and moved us down to Doncaster. Yet it seems like much much longer, we have developed a routine, we are getting used to the accents, and Megan’s has changed sooo much , she sounds like she was born here, it is sooo funny at times, I hear the odd change in the boys and I don’t think my accent has changed at all, I wonder if I will say the same in 5 years time..watch this space.

Since then , the children have settled at their Schools, they are still in 3 different schools, we are managing the drop off and pick up between us, with Dylan helping out when needed. They have made friends, and are enjoying living here, it is HOME.

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On a sad note our cat marmalade has gone missing, he just went out one Sunday about 6 weeks ago and has not returned 😦



tn (1)  Every time I go into the Larder in the kitchen I see His bowl, food, cat litter , poor Marmalade , I miss  him so much.

We have had our first fire work display here and a very good one it was too, Karen , Ian , Rachael and Jack came to stay and I tweeted to see if anyone knew of a good display in our area and a guy came back and said yes at Spotborough , which is very close to us.

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It was a brilliant firework display, when we got there we bought food, and went to see the fire being lit, it was a fantastic atmosphere and the fireworks were brilliant, well worth it. Well worth being on twitter  😉





Ian is well and truly into his job and loving it, he has something to do every day of the week , from Communions to Pastoral visits , to organising Baptisms to funerals, and he has also had some very other interesting things to do too.


tn (5) But something was missing …every time I opened the cupboard in the kitchen I knew we needed another pet, a cat. So i went on line and found the addresses of  a few rescue centres, and was eventually given the name and number of a very lovely lady called Sheila who runs her own Rescue centre.

2 weeks ago we visited her and we were chosen by a cat called Tabitha, out of the cats in the room with us she was the only one who came and sat on both of our laps, Ian and I looked at her , looked at each other and smiled…she was coming home with us.

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She is beautiful , she came to us on the Saturday, but the poor thing  developed cat flu, 1 week and 3 trips to the vets later , loaded with a syringe we continued the care at home , I managed to get water into her with the syringe and a couple of days later she started to eat, now she is showing her true colours and is delightful, even if she likes to have her daft half hour at 3 am , and lies on your pillow next to you, and loves cuddles and lots and lots of attention.

tn (23)There is someone who will giver her lots of attention and that is Megan…..probably too much attention


An Advent Poem

As With Madness

by Janet Lees


As with madness we prepare

For the festive time of year,

As we rush and count the days,

Advent passes in a haze,

So may our feet take us to

Places where we will meet you.


As with madness we collapse

In our armchairs to have naps,

As we eat too much and then

Fill our plates right up again,

So may we enjoy this feast,

Prompted now to share, at least.


As with madness we keep on

Tying to ignore your Son,

Timely God now takes a risk,

Bawling babe now shakes a fist,

So may each of us now see

Christ has come to set us free.