Thank~You

It’s certainly been a busy few days what with one thing and another it’s safe to say there’s never a dull moment in this crazy house.
Speaking of crazy I’ve deleted my dating apps they’ve gone hopefully not to return anytime soon!

Obviously I mean that in a good way as the dating is going well~just with one particular person I might add. 

So I’m typing this with a big smile on my face tonight, I’ve been told several times that things happen when you least expect them to and that couldn’t be any more true.

What I thought was just going to be friendship has definitely turned into something more so I’m taking the plunge, following my heart and hoping for the very best.

I’ll leave it there before I frighten myself with all this seriousness!

I’ll be sure to keep you posted with the usual craziness, make sure you keep up. I hope your all smiling too.

Thank~you to each and everyone of you who keeps me sane and smiling, not always an easy job I know he he.❤️x

First and last

As I’m sitting here listening to the rain waiting for my favourite programme to start~(you know what it is the one and only First Dates) it made me think about some of the first dates I’ve had.

To be honest I’ve had a few in my time and some have been better than others. Some have been great and some have been quite frankly not so great.

Therefore I thought I would share a little round up of first dates.

I’m always nervous when it comes to a first date I just can’t help it and it’s something that’s never got any easier for me.

My nerves can show themselves in different ways where I can be very quiet or just talk a load of non stop rubbish!

Those that know me well would probably confirm that’s it’s not unusual for me to talk rubbish at the best of times anyway.

So here we have some classic things that have happened during this journey of mine.

Turning up late~sadly time keeping just isn’t my forte but being half an hour late really wasn’t my greatest achievement.

Arriving for a date and not being able to string a sentence together,literally giving one word answers whilst finding myself twiddling my bracelet the whole time and wracking my brain for something to say!

Tripping through the pub door, right in front of my date.

Arriving totally flustered and giving my date a whole run down of events without even pausing for breath. This included me having to explain that the reason I smelt of petrol was because I had spilled some on myself whilst rushing trying not to be late.

Having to explain right at the last minute that I really wasn’t comfortable going out for dinner because I hate eating on a first date~crazy I know but so true.

Breaking off a false nail just as I was about to leave the house, so rushed back in to grab the nail glue which I couldn’t open and resorted to using my teeth~leaving me with a lump of glue in my mouth(something I definitely wouldn’t recommend).

Dashing out of the house in what I thought were suitable shoes to find that as soon as I stepped out of the car~said shoes were broken so therefore had to hobble a fair way from the car park to the pub.

In amongst these times I’ve had some good dates~and even managed to arrive on time and hold a conversation. There has been laughter and frowns along the way maybe even a few tears, but let’s face it these things make up life as we go along.

Getting back to watching first dates I love it when people are well matched and go on to date and maybe have a relationship. 

It’s so exciting to think that at any point you could be going on your last first date. 

So with that in mind, if your single and looking for that crazy little thing called love, if the opportunity presents itself, don’t let it get away. Grab it with both hands and see where it takes you. ❤️x

Thoughts from an anxious heart 

A heart full of dreams but a head full of doubts.So much I want to say, scream and shout. 

No one knows what the future holds, what is meant to be, for each and everyone of us, for you and me.

They say that patience is a virtue and possess it if you can. Surely if it’s meant to be it will be worth the time span.

So really what’s the worry, why are we always in a hurry. I need to find the patience to calm the storm in my head. 

Stop rushing miles on and overthinking things,enjoy the beauty in taking each day as it comes, never missing smiles and chances to show you care.

If love makes the world go round which I do truly believe, let’s all share it and just be there, enjoying every moment,making the best of it while we can.

Much love to you all.❤️x
 

Too early 

Monday morning has made its inevitable appearance and we all overslept.

When I say overslept what I mean is I was awake and kept snoozing my alarm not really taking much notice of the time. The kids were still actually asleep and before we knew it, it was 7.30am.

Mornings are never great for me and I just don’t have the energy for the argument that my pre~teen would like to have for no reason what so ever other than the fact that it’s what she likes to do in the mornings!

I need coffee and lots of it, it would appear that winning the lottery would also be helpful but that’s about as likely as me ever getting my life organised so I might as well forget that idea.

My car is telling me as usual that it’s in need of petrol yet again, obviously I ignore that and test its promise of having 48 miles left to empty and hope for the best.

Both kids dropped off at school, I’m wondering why I forgot to get anything out of the freezer for dinner,if I turned my hair straighteners off and even if I locked the front door for that matter.

Oh Monday morning you never get any easier~I’m off to locate as much coffee as possible! Have a good one.❤️x

Good~Times 

Wow what an amazingly busy weekend it’s been I can’t actually believe it’s Sunday night already~where did that come from.
Talk about time flying when your having fun, it’s absolutely whizzed by in what seems like the blink of an eye. Saying that it’s been great so I shouldn’t really complain.

Today we went fruit picking~always a favourite with the kids, after stating that I would be ready by 12pm I was determined to do so, of course best laid plans and all that despite leaving just about enough time to get there the traffic caught me out and I was late despite my best efforts! 


Still ten minutes late is basically nothing when you consider my usual arrival times he he.

After a nice picnic we went in search of various fruits and veg.

My daughter stung her finger just as I stung my foot but other than that all was good.

First up was strawberries, then raspberries and sugar snap peas.

The kids loved running around searching for ripe things to pick and of course sample!


We struggled to find any blackberries but the walk around was nice and chilled, obviously we had to have a ride on the tractor before heading off.

The afternoon was finished nicely by the kids playing in the hot tub and the garden. 


After several more pleadings of just five more minutes etc we came home to relax and get ready for the dreaded thing that is Monday morning. Every Sunday I promise myself I’ll get everything done in the morning and every Sunday that never happens, one day maybe!

Still we’ve had lots of family time making more fab memories which is what it’s all about and is guaranteed to put a smile on my face.❤️x

Smiles and miles 


It’s been a busy day today,busy but lovely. I had my niece and nephew to stay last night and all of them were up early this morning. This gave me a chance to get the school uniform washed and hung out to dry before we left the house, at least it would of done if my youngest had put his uniform in the wash in the first place! 

We left home in good time to visit family in Surrey. Having stopped to do some shopping on the way. As much as I love shopping I must confess that I prefer to do it without two grumpy kids in tow. Still we went to the shops we wanted to visit in record time and were soon on our way again. Next a quick stop to grab some lunch before arriving at my parents house to see them and my Nan. It was great to catch up with them all, we gave my Mum her birthday present early (as they’ll be away on the actual day). I had to confess to her that the card I had carefully chosen for her~was in fact a Mother’s Day card and I hadn’t realised until I opened it to write in it~oops trust me.

Finally we made our way to my sisters house who very kindly cut all of our hair for us~thanks Sis love you. The kids took her dog for a walk around the block this was handy and gave us a chance for a quick gossip/catch up without any little ears listening in. Before we left we saw my niece and her boyfriend too which was great also. It’s so nice to see everyone and although they are only an hour or so away sometimes it feels like they are all so far away~there’s never enough time but I was pleased we had seen them all. 

On the way home I stopped to get a few bits for tea~the kids volunteered to go in for me and when they came out my son had used his own money to buy us all some chocolate~bless him.

Bedtime tonight was amusing to say the least as my son (11yrs old) decided to give us an update on what he’s been learning at school regarding sex education, my daughter was embarrassed and quite clearly wanted the ground to open up and swallow her~fortunately I’m not phased by these things at all and we had talked about it openly with a few giggles too.

On that note I’ve got my feet up waiting for my boys uniform to wash now. I’m looking forward to bedtime I’m shattered as ever. Despite the lack of sunshine tomorrow is looking like it’s going to be a promising day too. I hope you’ve all had a lovely day too.❤️x

Who is this? 

Do you know that feeling of waking up having had the best nights sleep ever? Nope me neither but despite that I’m up and ready having been to Tesco,hung the washing out and tidied up.

There’s a strange sense of organisation in the house today which I must admit I rather like.

Yesterday afternoon~I de~weeded the garden, made a start on tidying the garage and was ready for this morning all in record time~blimey!

Still I’m not complaining, could this be the new me? I guess we shall have to wait and see, and if it is long may it continue. Some organisation in my crazy life is definitely long overdue.

They do say you can’t change the past but you can change your future~very wise words I’m sure your all agree.

So despite being super tired I actually feel ok well better than ok. 

I feel very happy and am looking forward to the weekend.

I know it’s going to be a good one because I will be spending it with my favourite people and that’s what counts.

Happy Friday everyone.❤️x

Laughter is the best medicine 

It’s safe to say I’m feeling happy today~having had a lovely evening last night. I actually don’t think I’ve laughed so much in ages.
I am looking forward to doing it again~yes that’s right there will be another date.(watch this space!)

As was to be expected it took me ages to get ready ,I literally emptied the contents of my wardrobe to find what I thought I might wear,only to find it neatly hanging up,who would of thought it?! I then had to have a last minute WhatsApp decision chat with my fab friend to make sure it was ok.

After spending too long in the bath, trying to cool down and getting side tracked finishing the book I was reading, I managed to get an eye full of shampoo and time was fast running away from me.

Although I hadn’t given an exact time of when I would be ready so does that technically mean I wasn’t late?? 

Maybe that’s the way forward~not giving an actual time to be anywhere,I mean let’s face it no one ever expects me to be on time anyway. Hmm I might just give that a try from now on.

On that note something I really mustn’t be late for is the school run.

Catch up with you all soon.❤️x