Monday, 2 March 2015

Thank you and Seuss.....


Thank you all for my birthday wishes. I had a lovely birthday.

                    I am doing a flashback for the Dr Seuss because I still love the graphic Ann did for me and my GJ is in it..

We are away on our cruise from early tomorrow so see you all soon. Take care everyone.
Carol

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Feeling blessed.....

Today is my birthday and for lots of reasons I am feeling very blessed. Reasons small and large.
                                           Barrie put this on Face Book for me...


                      


                        A knock at the door and I was so surprised  to see a delivery of these beautiful flowers. My lovely friends Jackie and Ivor sent them for me. My favourite colours and favourite flowers. How special
                                     My work colleague's little daughter made me this to take away on holiday. A little special thing too..
                                A very special card from my two granddaughters Mollie and Lilli. The words they wrote and drawings inside are the most special. I just love them and had to show you..
                                          The front of the card..
                                      Part of inside..

                                          Their love is further than the moon..
                               How very special.. I so love it ...

                                   My cards, all very special to me..
                      Barrie took me to Leeds and we had a look around the shops and then to The Slug and Lettuce which is a place we love to go and eat. We had a lovely meal and a couple of drinks. A lovely day.
  Last night I worked late shift and on call. Now I am off for a while and we go on our holiday next week. I only have a couple shifts to do when I get home and then that is it.
                          All in all I think I am indeed very blessed.
       On a down I have somehow hurt my hand and am not using it to type a lot. It could be from work or arthritis but not sure.
                         Much love
                         Carol

Monday, 9 February 2015

Catching up....

Well its time to catch up a little and say just a little of what's been going on. I haven't been on line much at all really. Just checking FB for things the kids put on and commenting sometimes but not a lot. I have been quite down about things and especially about work. There are a couple of much younger women at work who have seemed to go out of their way to make things difficult. Add that to feeling more and more like not wanting to go out at night and into some situations and it all got too much. Barrie and I talked and the result was that I put in my notice to retire. My last working day will be the 31st March. I told my boss on Wednesday and she asked me many times was I sure and she didn't want me to go. I did open up and told her all that was happening and that made her say even more that I should stay and fight it out. I decided to still go. I am 64 in a couple weeks so I think I have done enough. I cant say any of this on FB because it will be seen by work colleagues. So I suppose I am sort of getting it off my chest here a little. Now for nicer things. We went to see the little ones yesterday as it was Rosie's birthday and Alivia's tomorrow. There was a party for Alivia. It was good to see the little ones and the not so little ones. Here are a few pictures from yesterday.

                                          Jamie gets bigger every time I see him and he is only 14. Arun also had a birthday on Saturday and he was 12.
                                                 
                                        Everyone seems to like this one and I do too. Leon , Alexis who will be 1 on the 21st. ( expensive month February lol ) and Layton.
                                             The boys Leon, Layton and Nicholas.
                                                         Barrie, Jade and Alexis.
                                             The smallest two who are only three months apart.

                                                 Birthday girl Rosie and Layton.
                                              Tomorrows birthday girl Alivia who will be three and look haw she has come on from her shakey start..
                Sorry for not posting in ages and then moaning on.
                                               Carol

Thursday, 15 January 2015

A few of the little one's.......

A few pictures of the little one's..

                                                      Alexis trying on a pair of glasses...
                                                Nicholas in on the fun too..
                                                       Layton all wrapped up...
                     Rosie and Scott moved into a new home last week.. I think you could say Alivia loves her new bedroom...
Leon loves helping by feeding Layton...
                                             Leon loves his room too...
                                           Leon, Alivia and Layton watching a video...
                                               Alexis...
                                         Leon in his new school uniform...
                    I wanted to send some love and hugs to my friends Jackie and Ivor because Flynn still needs lots of love and prayers to get well.
      I also send love and Hugs to The White Dog army because there sweet little rescue died in her new mums arms. I think she waited until she knew she was safe, loved and that she could leave for the bridge happy.
                      Hugs to everyone of our friends that need one. Take one free from me...

Friday, 9 January 2015

A little light relief....

I have been on nights the last few nights and last night was quite a  challenging one. Very busy with lots of call outs. Tie that up with mother nature throwing in very high winds and many objects like tree branches, recycle bins and rubbish jumping in the way. Plus on the motorway although many signs saying slow high winds a waggon decided to pass me at a far too high speed and almost force me into the barrier, scary stuff.
      At around 4:00 am on yet another call and very tired I and a colleague who I had called out opened the door to a house of a gentleman needing our help and we were greeted by this little one who was so friendly..

                                                          Hello she said... Welcome .....
A spot of catoga..
 
Smile for a picture......
Are you going to tickle my tummy
Pretty please
I am waiting
Pleaseeee
Enough with the pictures
yessss you know you want to tickle this tummy
Go on you want to...
At last, sorry a blurred picture but hard to get and tickle the tummy at the same time.
She was such a cutie and loved the attention. Fair to say I loved it too and it lifted the mood of the shift so much. This little cutie was a stray and 8 years ago the gentleman's wife said she is staying here with us. She gave so much pleasure to the lady who passed away a couple of years ago and the gentleman said he wouldn't be without the lovely little cat as she gives so much love. A win situation for both the kitty and the rescuers I think.
I love meeting the animals of the people I visit and the pleasure they give.
 Hugs Carol

Monday, 5 January 2015

The start to the new year....

First few days of year have gone by so fast, work etc. Exciting news is that we booked Barrie's bucket list trip. He always wanted to do the Panama canal and as he is 70 this year we wanted to do it before. We booked a cruise that goes there as well as many other wonderful ports. We go at the beginning of March.

                           Sue texted me these photo's of Ben thinking he is a Yorkshire terrier lol. I love how he has climbed on Tristan's lap.      

                                 Nicholas had his 5th birthday and had a surprise party. I couldn't go as working but they sent pictures. Looks like fun..
                                              Jamie 2nd youngest grandson with Layton youngest great grandson.
                      Arun youngest grandson..
                                   Looks like Layton enjoyed the birthday cake..
                                          Nicholas was so tired after all the excitement..
                                    I hope everyone is well.    Carol x

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE xxx


  To all our very dear friends.. Wishing you a very Healthy and Happy New Year.
                       I pray for all those that are ill to be well in 2015 and please no more friends leaving for the bridge as there have been far to many in so short a time.
                                     Love to all   Barrie and Carol xx