Dad

Hello everyone! I have been neglecting this Blog a bit of late as i’m still trying to decide if I should make a new knotty one…ah decisions decisions! At the moment i’m leaning towards yes, so I just need to sort everything out before I make the big move!

Today is Fathers Day here in the Uk, I wrote a post on my other Blog about my amazing Dad (My Dad), if you would like to read it then please feel free! You can also see other bits and bobs I’ve been up to recently!!

So other than that there isn’t too much to report! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and please bare with me whilst I make the move from here to wherever I end up!! Thank you all for your time!

I shall leave you with some photos of my Dad 🙂

Dad and Me!

Dad and Me!

 

Me Dad and Zippy.

Me Dad and Zippy.

 

Dad.

Dad.

 

The long and winding road.

It’s been almost 2 years since I last posted on this Blog.  A lot has happened to little old me since I was last here.  So much that I couldn’t even begin to tell you all the details! But i’m back now, I’m back and things are going to be better than ever!

 

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In 2011 my beloved Dad passed away.  I have written about this briefly before but for those of you who are new here he went in to hospital with a hernia and never came out again.  He had an operation to fix the hernia but due to a combination of things (his age, asthma and Emphasyma) he suddenly passed away whilst in the ICU a couple of hours after he came out of theater.  I felt like the bottom had fallen out of my world, My lovely, funny, clever Dad was gone.  But I carried on, I still had my Mum to look after and i was in the process of buying a house with my partner at the time.  I carried on as best i could and managed pretty well for about a year!

Then September 2012 happened.  Things between me and my partner didn’t work out.  I still don’t 100% know why but it hit me like a train.  Suddenly I had lost my Dad and my boyfriend, my lovely house and even my cat Lupin.  I had to move out of the house we shared and leave 10 years of our life together behind.  I cried a lot, I wished things were different but I carried on as best I could!

I found a new place to live (a house share with 3 other lovely people) and i settled in.  My wonderful freinds (RL and internet) rallied round and I was never left on my own for too long and they let me moan…and moan…….and mmmooaaaaannnn.  Despite the sadness I had fun and realised I had good people in my life.  I even met someone new…..

 

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Then in April 2013 my Mum got sick.  She never told me how bad she was and I didn’t have any reason to think things were that bad.  One day she collapsed in town and had to stay in hospital.  She had all sorts of tests but she told me they were all ok.  She came out of hospital and i tried to see her as much as I could.  She had seemed to pick up but then one day i got a call.  Mum really wasn’t ok.  Eventually she had to go back in to hospital and it was then that I found out she had cancer and she wouldn’t be getting better.  I don’t know to this day if she knew and just kept it from me or if she was in denial. It wasn’t long before she began to deteriorate.  Eventually she couldn’t hang on anymore and then she was gone too.  I cried and I cried.  There were times when I felt like I had no one, that I was all alone.  But once again my wonderful friends rallied round to help as best they could.  My Auntie and uncle travelled from St Helen’s every day to help me with funeral arrangements and sorting through 30+ years of my mum and Dads life.  It was difficult and upsetting and for a while i was very very down.  It felt like there was a weight on top of me. But I carried on as best i could.

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So it’s been almost a year since I lost my Mum and in July it will be 3 years since I lost my Dad.  I’ve sold their house and sorted all that stuff.  I’ve left my job that i’ve been in for 7 years in persuit of something different.  I’ve just come back from a lovely holiday in Barcelona with my new boyfriend and my friends and family are all still wonderful 🙂 

I’m doing pretty good and things can only get better I hope!! So stick around, i’m planning on being here for a while!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

*I must apologise for the lack of s[elling and grammar in this post…the spellcheck isn’t working :-S eeeeeek!!

I’m not really into the whole New Years thing! I used to be as a teenager but as i’ve gotten older it’s become less and less of an event!  That’s not to say i don’t wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR, because i genuinely really do hope that everyone has a really lovely year 🙂

I don’t bother making New Years Resolutions either! I NEVER stuck to them and then i would just feel like a failure by the time i got to the end of the year!! I tried making simple ones but they don’t really seem like its worth it to me!! Of course i need to be more healthy and pro-active but I think of that as an everyday thing I should just do, of that makes sense?? haha!! I always like to know what everyone else has decided to do though!! And if I can help in anyway then i will!!

Anyway I had a really nice Christmas which was fairly surprising to me since my Dad wasn’t here to enjoy it with me! It was a very simple affair with the people i love most in the world but it was enough for me!! I got some lovely presents too!!

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree......

This is the bottom of our little tree! We really need to get one of those skirt things or a bucket or something haha!!

Owl Cushion and stickers!

My friend Katie in work got me these!! I LOVE this cushion he is so amzing 😀 Who doesn’t love owls?? haha!

My second secret santa pressie!

My presents from Hannah!

My lovely Friend Hannah always gets me unusual presents so i was VERY pleased with these! Monkeys are my fave animals so a hula monkey PRICELESS 😀

Bluetones Tshirt from Laura!

Leopard print tights and super coll PJ's also from Laura!

My super cool Kidrobot Swatch Watch from John!

Elvis calendar, MORE OPI and and THE LION KING ON DVD!!!

I have been waiting literally years to own The Lion King on DVD!! I still have the original video i got when it first came out but we don’t have a video player anymore!! I also still have the mug I got when i pre-ordered it!! I was SOOOO happy to tget this, thank you John!!

Soap and glory from Debbie!

Mickey Mouse PJ's also from Debbie!

My presents from my Boyfriend's Mum!

My Boyfreinds Mum got me a Moomin bag and keyring…….soooooo happy! I love the Moomin’s!! I haven’t seen them for years but i used to love the theme tune 😀

Mini Christmas tree off my Boyfriends sister!!

I can’t wait to see if we can get this to grow, it’s going to be so cool 😀 It has little lights on and everything!! I have a couple more things that i took pictures of after i uploaded these pictures but this is the bulk of it! Ah i’m so lucky!!

Anyway i’m really sorry that this post was quite picture heavy but ah well it is Christmas 😉 Anyway hope you all had a lovely NYE and that the Year to come is everything you hope for!! I am now off to do some online sale shopping….OH YESSSSSSS!!

 

 

 

When it’s time to Party we will always Party hard!

Hello everyone!

It has been waaaaaaaaay too long since my last post! The internet has taken on a life of its own and it’s been very hard to get a proper connection! I think it is sorted now though! I’ve also been knitting like crazy as I have to make a blanket for my friends nan for Christmas…….I’ve never made a blanket before!!

So this is really just a quick post to show you some photos from my Best pals little girls first birthday party! She held it a couple of weeks before the big day in the hope of getting the last of the summer weather…….it absolutey poured down all day! The kids didn’t seem to mind and still went on the Bouncy Castle…..as did some of the adults haha!

Dad, Amy and Mum!

Aren’t they the cutest little family 🙂 So Debbie made the cakes and that herself! She is the lady behind Debbie’s Cupcakes (click HERE to visit her website and HERE to visit her on Facebook, you can also follow her on Twitter @debs_cupcakes)! She also made a jelly…who doesn’t love Jelly??

Jelly on a plate, jelly on a plate........

And here are some of her fab cupcakes……..I know I go on about them a lot but they really are very nice 😀

CUPCAKES!

Even though it rained I had a really lovely time 🙂 It’s always fun to get together with good friends!! The ironic thing is on her actual birthday the sun was cracking the flags and they went to the zoo bless them!!

Me and Debbie!

Amy and Mummy!

The infamous bouncy castle!

So that is it really! I hope to catch up on these posts as soon as I can! I have a farewell gig by my fave band to Blog about and various projects I really should mention 😛 But for now I am off to watch Star trek Voyager!

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday!

Cupcake Swap-o-rama!

Just a quick one today guys as I have a million and one things to do 😛 As I mentioned in an earlier post, I recently took part in a Cupcake swap from the Oh Sew Beautiful Blog! It was a very last-minute thing but I gave it my best shot! Anyway my parcel from my Swap Partner finally arrived and what can I say? except THANK YOU SO MUCH Caz Faith!!

Holy Cow!

I’m sorry for the really bad photo! I took it with my Blackberry! But as you can see my haul is AMAZING!! There is a handmade card and a little cross stitch magnet! There is also a mini cupcake cookbook that I can’t wait to use, along with some cute cupcake cases…..more pictures will follow 😀

I’ve also ALMOST completed the ‘Maggi’ scarf 🙂 YAY! So I took a little sneaky pic to show her…….

the 'Maggi'

I won’t post a full on photo untill she has seen it herself and if she says it is ok 🙂 Its coming along nicely though so I really hope it’s what she is looking for! Fingers crossed everyone 😀

Today would have been my Dad’s 77th Birthday.  He was the best Dad in the world and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better than him.  He made people laugh everyday and was always there to help me whenever I needed him even when he was old and getting weaker.

Dad and Me!

Happy Birthday Dad!

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