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!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A night on the tiles….

I didn’t get to do my FO Friday this week as I had to dash home from work and get ready to go out!!! I don’t go out that often…well not to town, we usually just go to the pub and do the quiz 😛 I went to my pals house to have a few drinks and get ready then we all hopped on the bus into town!!

First stop a bar called Lloyd’s for some pre night out food!!

Laura and Hannah in Lloyd's Bar!

Then it was off to Modo’s for cocktails! I don’t really drink much and I usually can’t drink cocktails but I did have a glass or two of sex on the beach!! It kinda tasted fruity!!! My friend Christine got some special shot that was all smokey! It was pretty cool!!

ooo smokey!

We went to a couple of other bars but they were so crowded I didn’t want to risk getting my camara out!! It was a Bank Holiday that day because of the Royal Wedding so most people had been out probably all day drinking…..bit drunk by this point haha!! We ended up in the Krazy House were I got to dance to a bit of Green Day and various other random tracks haha!

Me and Laura in the Krazy House!

Me and Joanne in the Krazy House!

It was a good night but I had a headache from the start which was sooo not good!! I always have a good time though if everyone else is 🙂

I’m hoping to get my Sack Boy done properly this week! I have decided to try new smaller eyes! I’m also having difficulty with the mouth at the moment! Which is odd as I’ve made one before and I don’t remember having such problems!! Hopefully i can post pics this friday so you can all tell me what you think 🙂

Hope you have had a lovely saturday!! Take Care!

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