Tuesday, 7 February 2023
Friday, 16 December 2022
According to the news, today is Mad Friday.
But I have decided for me it's going to be Plaid Friday.
I love this red Zara dress that I picked up from Vinted last year.
I adore the pattern, the colour and crucially, the fact that you can fit four layers underneath too.
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
It was very wet although there was a beautiful rainbow to enjoy.
Not that the weather stopped Mason and Heidi enjoying the entertainment in the Great Hall.
I couldn't resist snapping this shot of my husband, Paul, who happened to do his musing just below the antlers.
We arrived in Liverpool city centre about 5pm and got the last table at Duke Street market where we all enjoyed our favourite foods.
We left a long queue snaking outside Duke Street Market and headed towards the waterfront for the 2km light show, The River of Light - a series of light inspired installations.
The children loved it and judging by the crowds so did half of Liverpool. It was heaving.
It was such a lovely thing to do in the autumn evening.
Not very often you get free family entertainment in this day and age but it was wonderful.
Heidi couldn't get enough of the light show.
We were all home by 9pm filled up with good food and more happy memories.
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
He had gone to the same sixth form college as me.
I was a first year and he was a third year and we met in a drama production.
Every morning when he was covering the early morning show he would play Walk on the Wild Side for me.
That was in 1984 and I have loved walking on the wild side ever since.
Especially if that wild side has a coastal view.
As part of our plan to eventually walk the rugged Anglesey Coastal Path my husband, myself and our two close friends Denise and Kev decamped to Newborough for three nights to cover yet another section.
Our previous efforts were documented here.
Day One started at Newborough beach and we walked along the sands to the ruins of the memorial to the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine - St Dwynwen.
St Dwynwen is the patron saint of lovers and lived in the 5th century, her day is celebrated on January 25th.
You can find out more about her here.
Day Two and Liverpool were playing so the boys watched the game in Beaumaris while Denise and I had a mooch around the shops and a quanit little garden centre.
After lunch we walked from the village with the longest name in Wales
( shortened to Llanfair PG) which took in both of the Menai Bridges.
Along the way we came across Church Island and a gorgeous little church that dates back to the fifteenth century.
Day Four and our final day was a few miles along the coast from Aberffraw.
It is the most beautiful coastal path to walk and I am determined not to rush.
I want to savour every inch.
Sadly, the relationship with the DJ didn't last long but my love of walking on the wild side has stayed with me forever.
Thursday, 18 August 2022
After two years of planning my beautiful Briony finally became a bride.
It was a wonderful wedding at Merrydale Manor in Knutsford.
A fabulous day was had by all and it was so lovely to see my four children together.
My sons were groomsmen and my grandaughter, daughter in law and son's girlfriend were bridesmaids.
Thank you to the amazing Stacey Oliver for the professional photographs.
Monday, 27 June 2022
The cases are packed, the taxis are ready and after retrieving Linda's Chanel sungasses from the bottom of the pool the Hen Do is finally over.
But not for me, my daughter and her mother in law to be as we meet up with Jordan, (her husband to be), the baby and her father in law to be.
Jordan's family have an apartment in nearby San Pedro and I have booked into a hotel nearby.
My morning starts with a swim and book by the pool.
And all too soon it's over.
I have loved finally getting abroad for the first time in two and a half years and I have loved spending time with my daughter and her friends.
I think this will probably be my first and only Hen Holiday but what a Holiday it was.
Now its time to get ready for the wedding.
The final day of our Hen Do and it's a full day to appreciate this beautiful villa,.
The theme is White and Gold.
The Hens are in white and the bride to be in gold.
I went for my old Zara dress but almost everyone else was in beachwear.
Today its a real treat as two chefs arrive with pots, pans, plates and food to prepare a feast while the Butler in the Buff creates cocktails for us and a DJ plays some tunes.
I couldn't quite get the hang of the balloon game.
It all ended with two teams competing to make a wedding dress with toilet rolls.
And the indecent proposal?
My daughter in law and my son Joe's girlfriend, Poppy, were seeing the butler out when he uttered the immortal words:
'Fancy a quickie?'
Luckily they didn't!
At least I hope not.
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