Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

We are now a week into the new year, and time to restart my weekly updates again, I have had so many people ask me to start posting them again, and what better time to restart than the start of a new year. This week has been very quiet, but very busy, I will start of with updating you on C, she restarted school on Thursday, so a nice gentle return to normality for her.  She has struggled all over christmas and up until Wednesday I really did not think…

My Goals for 2017

My Goals for 2017

As my regular readers ill know, 2016 was a very hard year for us mainly due to my Daughters illness and the battles we faced along the way.  We are now a year down the line and she is still ill, but I am in a much stronger place.  As 2016 drew to a close I started thinking of the year ahead and how to make it a great year.  So here are my goals for 2017. Obviously, the first goal is to help and support C and try to…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone, did you have a lovely christmas and new year? Or was your christmas like ours full of ups and downs and family dramas? We were really looking forward to christmas this year, as it was the first christmas we were going to have all 3 children under one roof for christmas day, even my husband who is not a big on christmas was looking forward to it. This is the first year we didn’t have a list of what C wanted for christmas, we made sure…

An Update – 17/12/16

An Update – 17/12/16

It seems ages since I last did an update, I really must make a resolution for 2017 to do my weekly updates, as I do get a lot of messages asking where they have gone. Things have been pretty stressful and busy here, I will start with an update on C, as you know she has ME and since returning back to school after half term, she has not been coping too well with it.  We have celebrated her becoming a teenager in November and all our plans ended up…

A Letter to My Daughter on her 13th Birthday

A Letter to My Daughter on her 13th Birthday

Today my beautiful daughter turns 13, she is a teenager (finally). Dear C Today is your birthday, you have finally become a teenager.  We have laughed and joked about you suddenly turning into ‘Kevin the teenager’, we do get the occasional grunt and shrugs. I remember when you were a newborn in my arms, thinking about the future and how it felt impossible that you would be a teenager, but here you are. Last year, we talked about your birthday this year, how we were going to celebrate it and…

Blogtober Day 31 – Happy Halloween

Blogtober Day 31 – Happy Halloween

It is the final day of Blogtober, and what a month and variety of topics we have covered.  Todays theme is Happy Halloween. I have done a few of these type posts in the past and thought I would do a fun facts post about Halloween. Orange and Black and the Halloween colours, because orange is associated with autumn and black is associated with darkness and death Jack O Lanterns originated in Ireland, where turnips were used and hollowed out and candles were placed inside to keep spirits away. Samhainophobia…

Blogtober Day 30 – A Letter To Someone

Blogtober Day 30 – A Letter To Someone

It is Day 30 of Blogtober and todays topic is a letter to someone.  I have sat here and started writing many letters and stopped, and rewritten.  I just can not find the right words or the right topic. I am going through a very emotional time at the moment and struggling with a lot of things. My daughter turns 13 next week, and a letter will be written then, but right now I am very angry and very bitter and not able to write to anyone. Here is a…

Blogtober Day 28 and Day 29

Blogtober Day 28 and Day 29

I am cheating slightly as I missed yesterday, so am doing a joint post for blogtober Day 28 was about my favourite instagram photo, I sat looking through my photos, but could not pick one, so have found this very difficult, I have a few favourites that are all for different reasons. This is also another reason why there was no post yesterday. Day 29, is three confessions, this one is hard and easy I swear – I know it is hard to believe, but in real life I swear, if…

Blogtober Day 27 – The Place I Would Most Like To Visit

Blogtober Day 27 – The Place I Would Most Like To Visit

Today in the blogtober challenge we are finding out the place I would most like to visit.  This is quite a difficult one as there are so many places I would love to go to. The one place I have chosen, which we have talked about going to for so long is Iceland and to see the Northern Lights. We have been trying to get to Iceland for the past few years now, we have talked about it, planned it, replanned it, talked about it some more, but something always…

Blogtober Day 26 – Top Ten All Time Favourite Songs

Blogtober Day 26 – Top Ten All Time Favourite Songs

It is Day 26 already, not long to go now, and today you get to find out my top ten all time favourite songs. Dancing Queen – Everybody and I mean everybody. who know me knows that this is my all time favourite song, at a party I always request it, if I am out and here it in a shop or pub I have to sing it ( much to my Daughters embarrassment). Come What May – From the film ‘Moulin Rouge’, I love this film and this song is so powerful…