Thursday, 8 September 2016

New babies - well almost

On 19th July ( two weeks early) this year we welcomed our new grandson Benjamin George into our lives. He is beautiful and the spit of his Dad as a baby. All are doing well and our lovely daughter in law, Emily did so well after a long spell. Our other grandson is coming soon, he is due on 11th September and my daughter will be very pleased when he arrives as she is suffering in the unexpected late summer heat.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Happy futures

We are to be grandparents again this year. Our eldest son Adam and his wife Emily are having their first baby in July and my daughter Kate and her partner Kris are expecting their first baby in September.

What a year ahead, with my 60th birthday, husband's 70th and our Silver wedding!

I have just got a part time job back at the County Council. I find I am needing the stimulation of work and looking forward to getting back into the swing of local government in a few days.

My newest hobby of crocheting will have to take a back seat now after months of hooking some lovely blankets. I am now learning to knit but I have to say it isn't as nice as crocheting.............

Some of my blankets can be seen below, I am very pleased as I only learned to crochet in July 1

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

A long time away

Here is a picture of my beautiful grandson taken last month. I am now 'nanma' and Alan is 'tash' - obviously because he has one!! He is a delight and learning something new every day. At the moment he is loving Toy Story and Fireman Sam.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

My gorgeous grandson

Long time no post!

Where does time go? My wonderful grandson is now 1 year old and on Monday he took his first steps. He is pure joy with a lovely personality and a pleasure to be with. Its lovely watching him play and work out how things happen with his toys and then when he comes again to see us he goes straight to the toy and remembers what it does.

The picture was taken in July and I love it so much. The party pictures are so typical of his smile and laughter.
He has brought so much happiness to the whole family with his smiles and laughter.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

A 2014 Update

Where did the first few months of 2014 go??

I am now 'retired' since 31/3/2014 but not had much chance to enjoy it yet. I got a nasty virus on Good Friday which started off as an exceptionally heavy cold then just went on and on, and gave me a chest infection. The virus lasted so long it was only last Friday that I could say I was officially better. It left me so weak I could only walk a few hundred yards and then I had to go home, so Alan has been looking after everything.

Then out of the blue on May 1st Alan's Mum died of 'natural causes' at the ago of 90. It was such a shock to us all and we just had to get on with clearing her sheltered accommodation flat, so I literally sat at the table in my weak state and directed stuff to different bags.

Pat was a lovely lady, always happy to see you and with a wicked sense of humour, she will be sorely missed by all of the family. 

I cannot believe how much stuff she had in her tiny little bedsit !! We had the funeral on the 16th and it was a beautiful service on a beautiful day, the sun shines on the righteous.......................

I have added a proud picture of my grandson who is now 8.5 months and a bundle of joy.
He is the image of his Dad and the happiest little chap you could know

Friday, 20 September 2013

News from North Yorkshire

Hello everyone - well Summer is over by the look of it and Autumn is establishing itself now.

We have had a lot of things going on here in Northallerton. My daughter has met a lovely young man called Kris at the beginning of the year and they are moving into a rented bungalow in town at the beginning of October. So we are on our own from then on.

My eldest son has just come back from Mexico and is engaged to his partner, so we have a wedding next year.

My youngest son David and his partner are the very proud and wonderful parents of Jackson. He was born on the 29th August at 8.40pm and weighed 7lbs 10ozs. He was 14 days late and his little fingers and hands showed he was, but within a couple of hours he was fine.  He is now 3 weeks and 1 day old and he is so beautiful.

I am still working at the same job and have 6 months left in post. There is definitely no job after March for me so I will have to see if there is anything that they make me take on redeployment. Anyway we will see.

We have just bought some new sofas whilst I am working and can get interest free payments!! So I am sitting here on one of them tonight and they are lovely, we have also fitted carpet in this room where we had laminate before. It is very cosy in here now I just have to finish the curtains, they are half done but we have a big bay window so they are huge.  Alan needs to make me a piece of mdf to put round the bay to hang the tracking from.

We have been using the caravan we sited at Whitby for the Summer and we have had some lovely days spent there in such a lovely area. Kate and Kris have used the caravan as well and loved it, they will be using it more next year as there won't be much spare cash around when they are sharing the costs of a house together.

This year has seen a lot of changes for us as a family and they have all been good.