Goodbye August – Hello September

So another month has passed and a new one just beginning.  We have had such lovely weather in August.

I have found August very hard. As friends and family have been enjoying family days out and holidays. Or hearing about the kids going out to play.  I was expecting this as my friend told me the first summer holidays are always the worst. I have felt jealous and as this should have been us, out enjoying the summer holidays.

August for us has seen C have her friend here once. She loved it but you could see her struggling. The only other outings she has had is to the Dr, hospital appointments or physio. No holidays, no trips out having fun to the seaside or picnics.

We also had my youngest stepson move in. And we have been getting used to life with an 18 year old in the house. I have been spending a lot of time with him trying to sort out work. After a trip to the college where he decided he had enough of education and left me totally embarrassed. So we stopped at the job centre on the way home. I was 17 the last time I was in a job centre, and you no longer get rows upon rows of jobs, you have to look online. He is trying hard to get himself some work, but it is hard out there at the moment.

Now they have grown up, they no longer argue and bicker or come to tell me, he said this or she said that.  They banter and keep me very entertained.  S is also very protective of his little sister which is lovely to see.

We also had a get together for one of our friends a couple of weeks ago. He has been ill and having tests and found out he had a grade 4 brain tumour.  So we had a get together before he started treatment. We are now all keeping everything crossed the treatment works.

Last weekend, my eldest stepson was here and myself, husband and the two boys went to London for the evening, C stayed home with my parents as she was really bad.  It was so nice just to go out and have a bit of fun and not have to worry how C was coping.

September is going to be a trying month for us, following a meeting at school before they broke up, she should be having 3 1 hour sessions a week, but we are still waiting to hear about this, so am not sure what is happening.  She is desperate to go back to school normally and full time, so hopefully if she can manage these sessions we can look at increasing her hours.

So, August for us has been a pretty challenging month and why I have been a bit quieter than normal, but will be back (hopefully) to full steam from now.

How was August for you?



  1. 3rd September 2016 / 10:52 am

    August sounds like it was a bit of a tough month for you. My month was easy breezy just a lot of work and then trying to enjoy the sun whenever it came out.

    • admin
      3rd September 2016 / 1:02 pm

      August certainly was challenging, but we got through it and the weather helped. Glad you had a great month x

  2. Alyssia Slade
    3rd September 2016 / 2:27 pm

    I can’t believe that it is September already! This September is going to be amazing for me because I am picking up my Pomsky Puppy Zero!!

    • admin
      3rd September 2016 / 5:42 pm

      Aww I bet you can not wait, our puppy is 6 months old now you will be having loads of fun x

  3. 3rd September 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I really hope things pick up for you in September. Hopefully your little one will be able to manage more time at school xxx

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 10:23 am

      Thank you, she is hoping to get back to normal as well, we are hoping she manages with her sessions planned and can increase from there with out affecting her x

  4. 3rd September 2016 / 11:18 pm

    That’s a shame that august was challenging but at least your stepson went to the job centre so it’s good he’s trying. Hope September is better for you x

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 10:22 am

      It was a busy month, and S is trying so hard even walking around industrial estates around asking if they have any jobs x

  5. 4th September 2016 / 7:15 am

    So sorry to hear about your friend and his brain tumour. I hope treatment is successful for him. It really puts things into perspective, doesn’t it.

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 10:21 am

      It really does put everything into perspective, we are all hoping the treatment works x

  6. 4th September 2016 / 9:19 am

    Thanks god it September now! Partly as it my birthday month. haha xx

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 10:20 am

      We have a busy month with parties and our wedding anniversary, happy birthday for this month x

  7. Julie Wright
    4th September 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Yeah, August was a bit of an odd month for me too, planned things didnt happen, feeling off emotionally, but the end for me saw a bit of a shining light that pulled me through to the end and hopefully, even though the weather will be getting colder gain, september and the following months will be better.
    Hope all goes well for your family and you too enjoy the rest of the year 🙂

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Sorry you had a bad month as well, and hope things are easier for you from now on x

  8. 4th September 2016 / 11:53 am

    I am SO ready for this new month, happy September!

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Me too, hopefully will be a better month all round x

  9. 4th September 2016 / 1:33 pm

    August has been a sorting everything out month for me as I’m moving out at the end of September for uni so it’s all been a bit stop and start in between work. All fingers cross for you friend here too! Hope everything looks better in September for you!

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 7:24 pm

      Good luck with your move to uni and hope you settle in ok, we have a few nice things to look forward to this month 🙂 x

  10. Hannah
    4th September 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Can’t believe it’s September already! This year is really flying by X

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 7:26 pm

      I know, this year has gone very quickly x

  11. 4th September 2016 / 4:16 pm

    It is a shame that august was so challenging for you lovely and I only hope September is much better x

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 7:22 pm

      I have a few battles to face this month, but have a few things to look forward to as well 🙂 hope you have a good month as well x

  12. Jessica McDonnell
    4th September 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I can’t believe how fast September has come around, it’s my wedding anniversary in two days. I hope September is a good month for you.

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 7:21 pm

      It has come around quickly, happy anniversary ours is later this month as well x

  13. 4th September 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Personally, I still won’t accept that Summer is over… It went too fast and I have very little motivation at the moment!

    Mika |

    • admin
      4th September 2016 / 9:18 pm

      It did go very fast lets hope we get the nice weather back again for a bit longer x

  14. 5th September 2016 / 1:09 am

    August was a bit of a challenge for me, but I am hopping for good vibes this month of september!

    xoxo, Candice

    • admin
      5th September 2016 / 7:40 am

      Sorry August was challenging and hoping you have a better September x

    • admin
      7th September 2016 / 5:34 pm

      Fingers crossed it will be x

  15. 5th September 2016 / 7:22 pm

    August has flown by hasn’t it. I’m sorry to hear that your little one didn’t get to do much.

    • admin
      7th September 2016 / 5:33 pm

      It has flown by, lets hope for a great September x

  16. 6th September 2016 / 11:01 am

    I am sorry that August has been such a trial. I know you say September will be equally difficult but I am sending prayers and good wishes to you, your daughter and all the family. Hoping everything starts looking up for you all x

    • admin
      7th September 2016 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you, hopefully some things are being sorted and we can get back on track, had a little set back today which has not helped x

  17. Baby Isabella
    6th September 2016 / 6:49 pm

    September always signals a change and shift in the seasons. Hope it brings you good change xx We’re big fans of the Autumn xx

    • admin
      7th September 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Hopefully September will be a month where things get sorted and we can get into some sort of routine, I love Autumn as well x

  18. 7th September 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Hope all goes well with your stepson! I hope September is a better month for you.

    • admin
      7th September 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you, it is lovely him being here and certainly made my Daughter happy they are both really close x

  19. 9th September 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Sounds like August was a tough month for u. I hope everything is much better for u this month.

    • admin
      9th September 2016 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you, some things are now falling into place and hopefully have a much more settled month x

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