Sunday, 30 October 2011

TUSAL at last and lots of news

At last I have time to blog - what a busy time.

Firstly here is my TUSAL for October - I had no chance to add a photo last month and I am late this month.

It's certainly fuller this year than last LOL

The main reason I have been absent is my Dad is in hospital again - he has been unwell on and off for the last year since being in hospital then. In brief he has problems with his kidneys. liver and heart so quite a bit for an 84 year old. He is quite happy in himself and we are hoping he will be home soon - he's been there 5 weeks now. He will need more care when he does get home but he is ok with that.

So my news - last Tuesday our son turned 21 !!!! how did that happen - it's been a bit tough for him the last few years but things are looking up. He has a good job in a local pub - full time and the owner seems to be giving him more responsibilities :) here's some photos from our meal out at Frankie and Benny's

Me, Mum, Michael & Amii
Michael and Amii
Kieran and Philippa
Our gorgeous son - Happy 21st Birthday Michael
We have been out and about quite a bit too - all these trips were planned before Dad went into hospital and to be honest it was nice to still go out.

30th Sept - Two nights in Bristol at the Tesco Wine Fair with our friends - we stayed at the Ramada Hotel and had a fab fab weekend :)

15th Oct - superb day - it was another Needlecraft Haven meet up - we had a lovely day and I'll be organising another one next spring.New members are always welcome - just apply for membership.

16th Oct - Trip to Wychwood Brewery for Kieran's birthday. We had a great time, lots of tasting for DH and Kieran but I was driving :(  I did have a lovely goblet for home though :)

22nd Oct - DH and I went to London on the train to the Tesco Wine Fair - yes again lol because we had free tickets :) London Midland had a great offer on and we had a gorgeous breakfast at Cafe Rouge (my absolute fav restaurant)

24th Oct - we had a trip to Glamorgan University for Philly to have another look. We visited the town and spent the afternoon in Cardiff - great day :)

The rest of my half term has been spent with friends, having a pedicure and a new hair cut - back to school tomorrow (for a rest LOL)

And my stitching - I have been making some Christmans ornaments for gifts and have stitrched these so far - they do need finishing.

This was my lovely scarecrow exchange from Tina - minus the choccies because I've eaten them LOL

I made some cupcakes the other day and too Dad a proper afternoon tea - Whitards Tea, proper cups, cake stand and serviettes - he loved it :)

Finally I must mention my Twitter friends who have kept me sane with everything going on Brown Bag Crisps (delicious) Busy Bee Candles (heaven) Victoria Connelly (fabulous author) Joanne Harris (author and caring daughter like me) and  Sue G (Alfie fan) - thanks everyone :)

So sorry for not being around to read everyone's blog - thank you for catching up with my news :)


  1. Busy bee!! Hope your dad is out soon. Sorry I missed the trip this time round. Hopefully I'll be there next spring. x

  2. You'll need to go back to work tomorrow for a rest!
    Hope your Dad is well enough to come home soon

  3. What a busy time! Pleased to hear that things are looking up for your Dad - it's quite a worry.

  4. Reading the daily posts at NH i often think how nice for you to be having a day/weekend away but to read it like that, golly gosh, you do pack a lot into a month LOL

    Love and {{hugs}}


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