A Happy Morning…

It’s funny how little things in life are really magical; I woke up this morning really early, so excited I couldn’t keep still, after fidgeting for about an hour I decided to leave Mr T in bed asleep and go downstairs. It was 4.30am …. What!!!! I hear you cry, but I just couldn’t stay…

Birthday & Christmas Treats – catch up

12th January 2018 For my birthday last year, Antony, Heba and the boys gave me a voucher for a Spa Day at Bannatynes in Leicester. As I had contracted Shingles on the way back from Spain (very very painful… definitely not recommended) we had to postpone from December appointment to January. We had a great…

Welsh Grand National – catch up

6th January 2018 We came down to see Caroline and Allen for a couple of days in Caldicot. Trying to catch up with the family before starting work again. As a surprise and because he’d got some tickets (and the Grand National had been postponed due to the bad weather), Allen had got 4 complimentary…

The Season Starts Here….

I started to write this on Valentine’s night but never got around to posting it, but after being brought to task yesterday by some lovely friends (Sarah and David) who we have met whilst working at St David’s I was reminded that I had been very lax in writing and keeping up with the blog…

Merry Christmas to All

Just one last post before the festivities begin. It’s always a busy period not just for us but for everyone. We did manage go to Harry and Jack’s Church Services, Jack however wasn’t there, so that was slightly awkward … ha ha ha ….  I’ve taken both the boys to see the lights and Father…

A Couple of Days R&R at Home

Came home this week, first time since leaving site in March. It’s so lovely to come back, the house welcome and cosy.  We have arranged to meet Chris, Laura and the boys before going back to site. We are collecting Harry and Jack from school later and going over to their house to have fun…

Last Day at Home

So it’s finally arrived, our last day before leaving for St David’s. The morning was spent cleaning the house from top to bottom and clearing out the fridge/freezer. The car is packed and Vera is bursting with bags and boxes. Even after 5 years this doesn’t get any easier.  It’s not like packing for a…

3 Days to Go & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Got the boys this afternoon after school so thought I would treat them by making some Chocolate Cookies which they both adore. However, after making one batch it became apparent very quickly that one batch wouldn’t suffice. As Mike got a taste of them….. The Recipe is one of Mary Berry’s from her ‘Mary Berry…

4 Days to Go…

Only 4 days left at home now. The days are really speeding past fast. We attended Harrys Honours Assembly this morning and we were so proud when he went up to claim his honours. Such a lovely idea, so different from when we were at school. The only time anyone said anything about you was…

Cut Work Practise

We should have started packing today, but we realised we had appointments to go to the dentist and hygienist before leaving home. So after we had cleaned and flossed our teeth to within an inch of our lives we went trembling to the dreaded dentist. Actually I don’t mind the dentist it is the hygienist…