Friday, 28 May 2010
Sunday, 23 May 2010
First of all thank you to everyone for the cards, presents, texts, emails and Facebook messages; I'm a very lucky girl indeed! On Friday I got up and opened my pressies then me, Rob and Xander headed to my favourite place Costa for breakfast. Cake for breakfast, well if you can't on your birthday then when can you?! Then the boys left me to shop for the morning which was lovely; I don't get to shop much unless it's for food or kid's stuff, so having some pennies to spend on me was pure heaven! I got some lovely shoes and a bag to match and a couple of other bits. Then, when Rob had taken Xan to school he picked me up and we went to Nando's for lunch. Thanks to the weather we got to sit outside which was lovely. Then it was off to the pictures (Hot Tub Time Machine - a definate no-brainer but lots of 80s rock on the soundtrack for me!) before coming home for surf n turf on the BBQ.
I had a lovely surprise on my birthday too, when my son came home from school with this:
He got Star Of The Week and was chuffed to bits with himself. Mummy was very very proud!
Yesterday the sun was even hotter so we packed up a pic-er-nic and headed out for some quality sunshine. We had lots of lovely food:
Monday, 17 May 2010
For the past couple of months, we've had a fairly rare visitor to our garden - a black & white blackbird. At first we thought he was just a fledgling who still had his baby feathers, but as the weeks have gone on he's grown and kept his colouring.
We've been feeding him and his friends every day and they sometimes sit on the decking waiting for their bread (think the word's got round that the cats are far too fat and lazy to go hunting birdies these days!).
So here he is, though a little blurry (he's a numble little monkey!):
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
On Saturday I finally had my graduation from uni. It was a very exciting and proud day and I'd really been looking forward to it. We headed up to Harrogate for the big ceremony. Once there I got all gowned up in my official robes:
I managed to get 4 tickets which allowed me to take this little lady:
Sunday, 9 May 2010
I woke up this morning to find out I'd lost a friend. Charlie was one of my GUCH friends and though he's been in hospital a lot recently, you just think that's par for the course with this dicky ticker stuff, you never expect this.
I don't know the full details yet, all I know is that it's devastating news and that he will be missed so so much.
Love you Charlie, let's hope that up there they love your cheekiness as much as we all did down here.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
So, it's the big day, the day we get to decide the future of our country. I mean, exactly which party do we pick to take our country even further up the swanny?!
TBH, I've been quite interested in this election. I'm not a political person at all, but the debates on tv have been fabulous and I love how close it all is, about time we made those politicians sweat. However, as much as I've been interested, I think that spending the whole evening watching the BBC's swing-o-meter might just do me in, so I was delighted to see this advert:
Now that's my kind of politics!
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Emily and her friend Shiwone at the park:
Xander on a walk to school: