Friday, 3 April 2015

Happy Easter with a GJ flashback.....

Happy Easter everyone.. With my sweet GJ's flashback...

                                  Hope you all have a wonderful Easter xxx

Monday, 30 March 2015

Retirement day has arrived.....

On Monday last I was asked to go up to work and there was a presentation for me. Emotional....

                                   Firstly with my manager...Beautiful flowers..
                                              Managers from Elderly Services..

                                                 The CEO of the company. presented me as well..



                                                  The gorgeous flowers and a beautiful crystal vase to put them in..
                                                 My last two shifts were this weekend, friends passed and present popped in to see me and spoil me with gifts too..
                            A poem was read and that made me very emotional. I will scan it and show you it later.


                                  Tears and laughter too..







                


                                    Gifts for inside ...

 For outside too...




I have never seen a lovely Yankee candle turned from this to..

                       A gorgeous fragranced lamp. What a lovely idea and how pretty. I have never seen this before..




                  A very emotional time, but I am ready and now a new era begins..

               Lots of lovely photo's from our fabulous trip when I get the chance to sort them. LOvely sloth's and more.     Soon....

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...