Monday, 24 December 2012


Just want to wish anyone who calls by a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.
Love and Hugs to you all xxx

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Life Altering Experience

I was discharged from hospital last night. I now have a heart condition!!
Boy have I got some serious thinking to do now. I am not going to go on about a new diet and exercise regime, but I do have to get to grips with a new way of thinking and new mediation.

I can say though that I am so grateful to live in England and that we have the NHS.  It may not be perfect, but by God it does it's best. I was in hospital for a week, the nursing care was second to none. There are angels without wings walking amongst us.

A week in hospital,several  EGC's, numerous blood tests, xrays, medications, three meals a day, wonderful nurses, caring (handsome) doctors. NO BILL.

Thursday, 22 November 2012


Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends, hope you are having a great day xx

Friday, 2 November 2012

My Get Up and Go, Got Up and Went!!

A severe bout of food poisoning has laid me low for just on a month.  I am still feeling rather weak and washed out and feeling rather fed up with the whole situation. My wonderful husband has been looking after, me, the dog, the house and going to work and I think he is now in need of a break.

I am hoping that over the coming weekend I can get myself motivated to get back in the steady lane of living. I just need a gentle push and I am pretty sure I can get going again. Maybe I can start looking after Ralph again...

Conor has been in Afghanistan for just on seven weeks now.  We are all missing him like crazy and sending out shoeboxes full of treats and goodies. He is sharing with his fellow soldiers and doing well for the most part. He has seen and done things a 19 year old should not be seeing or doing.  But that is how it is out in a war zone, he is not the first and certainly will not be the last soldier to experience the horror of war.

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Hurricane Sandy, the aftermath is looking extremely daunting and I wish everyone strength, fortitude and many hands to try to return to as normal a life as possibe as soon as is humanly possible.

Monday, 17 September 2012

This young man is today in transit to Afghanistan on a six month deployment. He is my grandson and I know I won't rest until he comes home. So I have made a pact with myself. If Conor can serve in a war zone, I can work at getting myself sorted, physically, mentally, emotionally.

I know I have tried before, but I have never had a grandson at war before.  So this time will be different. When I am wanting to give up I will have his picture in front of me and that will spur me on.

I am doing this for ME, no one else, I don't care if anyone else is interested. This is me keeping strong for my daughter her family and her son.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Hello September

 My favourite month of the year September, you have come around so quickly.  You will disappear just as fast too I guess. So I best make the most of you. I love the rich, mellow, bountiful feel of September leading into October.  The atmospheric light, colour and smell of September is just wonderful to me.

  My childhood memories of a new school year, new books to read, new words to learn, fresh pages to write. All mingled together is September, a month that always made me happy.It is a new beginning of learning, experience and enrichment.  I hope to enfold myself in a blanket of September's riches to get me through some tough times that are coming soon.

My grandson Conor leaves for Afghanistan on September 16th. Do I need say anymore.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Thank You

Mike is home safe and recovering daily, thank you for the prayers and healing thoughts that brought about this miracle. We are Blessed.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Pleas Keep the Prayers Rising

When Mike got to theatre they did an in depth scan and they couldn't find anything!
They did not operate, but he is still in severe pain.  They are going to do more tests and take him to theatre again on Friday.

I believe in Miracles, please keep Praying.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Request For Prayers and Healing Thoughts Please

My son in law Mike, collapsed yesterday whilst out cycling, he has a  brain aneurysm and we hope for an operation tomorrow for him.  May I ask for prayers and healing thoughts for this wonderful husband and father.

Thank you

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Yes I am Still Here.

After trying to export my blog list to my Scrappy Shack  blog with much  huffing and puffing I have decided to keep this blog open.  Mainly to be able to keep up with the many blogs I follow.  My main "sofa relaxation" is blog hopping.  We don't watch much television at all, so it is me, my laptop and the instant transportation to other countries, continents and communities for me. I and a naturally curious
(nosey) woman and this is a way of being curious without the twitching of the curtains/blinds.So although I said I was closing down,I am still here being very interested in what you are doing.