Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Another busy day

The children and I have been getting the house ready for a second viewing and there will be a 3rd tomorrow. There seems a lot of interest in it which is good. 
The last person who viewed offered me £15,000 less than the asking price. That was never going to be agreed and I refused it. He hasn't come back with another offer!
We are going out to lunch and then we are all going to look at a house. It is near where I live and has 4 bedrooms and is within my price range, as long as I sell mine for the asking price or manage to barter a new price with the owner.
I am then off to karaoke with my teams mates this evening which I have been looking forward to.

Stephanie Chouette
For all of those who know of Steph and her battle with breast cancer, she has been in a hospice since Sunday as she was having difficulty breathing. She is very poorly but is responding well to antibiotics. The staff havce called her Joan of Arc!
I am hoping and praying she recovers as, ironically, her liver function is normal. 
She was due to go to Frankfurt for another treatment on 5th May but is too poorly.


Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Workers memorial day.

Workers memorial day is a day that is remembered all over the world. It is to remember all those who have perished due to work related illnesses, killed or injured while working.
One morning someone goes out the door to do a good days work to support their family and some don't return. It not only destroys the family member who has been injured but leaves a scar through the whole family.

My dear dad was one of those people who went to work to support his family and was given a job to do that was known to be dangerous and would affect his future. It would also affect the whole family as asbestos leaked it way out of the work place and infiltrated the family. It imploded on our lives and we would never be the same again. I am taking this day to remember him al all the other wonderful people who have died due to a work related injury.

We will never forget you and will get the justice you so deserved.


Philip Northmore - 1937 - 2006 - Still missing you x x x x

Remembering you....workers memorial day.

To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say,
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived ok.

I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with god above.
Here there are no tears of sadness, here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I am with you, every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me and he said ’I welcome you’

Its good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family they’ll be here later on.

I need you here badly, you’re part of my plan.
There’s so much that we have to do to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you…in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain,
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish I could tell you all that god had planned.
If I were to tell you, you would not understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life is o’er
I’m closer to you now than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb.
But together we can do it, taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you to.
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain.
Then you can say to god at night, my day was not in vain.

And now I am contented ..that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed that I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low.
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.

When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind.
I am walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it’s time for you to go, from your body to be free.
Remember that you’re not going, You’re coming here to me

Monday, 27 April 2009

Tickets to Frankfurt

A quick reminder...Becky has 2 flight tickets to Frankfurt from Birmingham on 5th May 2009,
For more information or anyone who is interested, please contact :

 paulobeckyworld@hotmail.com

3 days off

I am off for 3 days now and will start looking around at houses. The guy who looked at ours on Saturday has made an offer. £15,000 below the asking price. I have refused this as I need all I can get for our next house. We have a lady viewing it on Wednesday, And maybe will get the asking price, we shall see!
One positive thing that has come out of this is that I have a tidy house, The children have been brilliant with keeping things nice for the viewings.

It is workers memorial day tomorrow. It is a shame nothing is going on in the south west. I hope we get enough people together to be able to do something to remember all those who have been injured or perished at work. I know I will be remembering my dad and all the other meso mates who have passed away and those still fighting the disease. 

Tomorrow I have an appointment at my Drs surgery as I am going back on HRT. The hot flushes and the mood swings are too much to bear. I am pleased to be suffering it though as I thought I had been cheated of it, Bring it on!!!



Sunday, 26 April 2009

First viewer yesterday

Yesterday we had our first viewer of the house. I was at work and the children had made a great job of getting the house tidy for the viewing. Apparently the guy liked it but he had others to see. I am going to start looking when I have my next 3 days off. 
I have a karaoke night with my team and other colleagues from work on Wednesday. Ali, my friend on the team, and I will be trying bohemian rhapsody....should be fun : ).

Kieran will be back home tonight, he is with his dad. I am getting ready to jet off to Newcastle on 9th May for Chris Knighton's summer ball. I have never been to a simmer ball before so am really looking forward to it.
I am now going to stop playing farm town on facebook and get ready for work. I am so addicted to FB !!!!

Friday, 24 April 2009

2 tickets to Frankfurt from Birmingham.

I have had an email from Becky who's dad, John has Mesothelioma. He had had 1 treatment but won't be returning for the 2nd.

He has 2 tickets to Frankfurt from Birmingham (Direct Flight) with a stay at the Ibis Centrum on 8th May 2009.
Please email me if you are interested in the tickets and I will put you in touch with Becky.


Thursday, 23 April 2009

My little house is up for sale!!!

My house went on the market today. 

http://www.plymouthhomes.co.uk/property_details.php?propertyid=179&office=1

Rich and I came out this morning and the sale board is up. I am so nervous as I know we need to move as we need a bigger place as there are 3 adults and 1 child in a 2 bed roomed house. I know I am going to feel so sad when I close the door for the last time when we move out as so much has happened under that roof.
I will wait and see what happens with the sale and will start looking around for a house for us.

I have had a busy day today, not busy with housework and chores though, busy with socialising.
First, I had breakfast with my friends and then took rich to Orange for his interview. I then went to my other friends for lunch and then off to meet Mr S for a coffee and a chat.
It has been a lovely sunny day today.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

3 days off!!!

I have done my 3 work days and will have my 3 days off now. I have 3 very buy days. The estate agent s coming around tomorrow to take pictures of my house to put in the local paper and in store.
I am hoping that I don't get offered a daft price for my house as I need every penny for the next one. If I had enough money, I would have bought it and let the older 2 children rent it and Kieran and I move into a little place but that isn't possible.
I have had hot flushes all day. They have been gently heating me up and then going away.
I am hoping the HRT pills will start working soon and I have to see my GP.
I am sure I am over 9 st now as my cloths are getting smaller!! My oncologist Will be pleased : )
I am going to do my mistletoe tomorrow. I have such a problem snapping some of the viles with the mistletoe in. I have to find a good technique to crack them open when I need them as I find I am going through the box one by one looking for viles I can open.

Happy Birthday


I can't sleep as I have been having hot flushes due to the menopause and it wakes me up.
I thought I would log on and wish my sister Wendy a very happy birthday.
This picture is from last years when we went to park attwood clinic. I started my mistletoe a month before going to Germany.

I would also like to say a very happy 50th Birthday to Robert Smith of the Cure, Siobhan took me to London in February to see them. It was my first time seeing them in concert and they were amazing.
I want to see them again and I am sure I will one day.
I hope my sister, Wendy and Robert have a great day.
I am going to try and get back to sleep now as I have to get up early for Kieran, he is back to school tomorrow, 4:21 is a good time to be awake as it is so peaceful but not good if the alarm is set for 7:00am !



Monday, 20 April 2009

twittered!!!

Wwwwoooo   I was twittered this morning!!!
I have always wondered what twittering is and I believe it is followers of blogs who get messages that the blog has been updated.
I am not sure that is right but I have heard a lot about it  but I could be wrong. I am sure I will be corrected.
Work has been ok. I asked for some time off today as I have my 50th birthday in July and wants to celebrate it in a big way.
I am having a party on the 17th July but I am due to work on 24th, my birthday.
I did want to take half a day as i want to have a meal with my children and Mr s and his son.
I have been told I can have time off from 5:30pm which is fine. 
Not a lot going on at the moment. Kieran is back to school tomorrow and I have to take the kittens to the vets for worming pills and flea drops.
Also I will be very busy with my son, Richard, who has an interview at Orange on Thursday.
I want to get the garden sorted out, catch up with friends by having breakfast/lunch, meet up with Mr S, get the house up for sale.... the list goes on!
I did my mistletoe last night and i need to make an appointment with my GP to sort out my HRT as the hot flushes, moods and tiredness are getting to me. I hope he doesn't blame it on Theo as he has been behaving himself. 

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Great night last night.

I went to Charlotte's engagement party last night and thorougly enjoyed myself. Mr S and I had a great time dancing and talking about our new relationship.
I felt like  a million dollars in my new dress. It is so lovely. 
I got home around 1:30am and left Mr S in a taxi. It was such a shame to break up a wonderful evening but we both have our homes and families to go back to.
I will see him next week for lunch or a meal in the evening. I do miss him being around as he makes me feel so special.

I am getting excited a my house will be going up for sale within the next 2 weeks. I am not taking a stupid price for it as I have to put the cash towards my next house. 
I went back to work today and was ok until this afternoon when I started flagging due to getting home late.
I have so much to do like sorting out the garden and the house to get it ready for viewings. It is looking a lot better than it did. The house was decorated last year and James, my DIY guy did a great job on doing what needed doing.
Next event is May 9th. Chris Knighton is holding a summer Ball in Newcastle. I am going with my friend, Tina. Chris is a wonderful person who works so hard for the Mesothelioma cause. She lost her husband, Mick to the disease and has fought it ever since. She runs the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma research fund with the British Lung foundation.
I will be doing my mistletoe tonight.
I am working tomorrow and am sure I will be less tired than I was today.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Engagement party tonight.

I am out to my friend, Charlotte's, engagement party tonight and Mr S is coming with me. It was so good to see him yesterday and hear all about his adventures.
He had a wonderful holiday with his son. He has a good tan and looked very tired when I saw him as he had returned around 12:50am in the morning.
I know this because he sent me a text to tell me : )
I have a lovely new dress which I am calling the Monroe as it is a similar colour to the dress Marilyn wore in Diamonds are a girls best friend.
So I will be wearing my bling with it.
I am back to work tomorrow, I tried to get some time off but it isn't happening.
Rich went camping with his friends last night so I am not sure what time he will be back today.
Kieran is staying with his dad tonight and will be back Monday night as he has school on Tuesday.
Siobhan is busy with college work and the kittens are cute and me.... My hot flushes are waking me up at night. I have started taking the HRT again and will make an appointment with my GP next week. I have had the rough copy of the ad to sell my house today. It's all starting to happen !!! OOoeeerrrr Mrs !!!!

Friday, 17 April 2009

A poem from a loved one.

My Wonderful Dad, Philip Northmore (1937 - 2006)

My friend, Rachel sent me this poem and I think it is absolutely beautiful. As I read it i had an image of my dad saying it. I had tears rolling down my face reading it and it does emulate my lovely dad so much. Thanks Rachel, it"s lovely.

To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say,
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived ok.


I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with god above.
Here there are no tears of sadness, here is just eternal love.


Please do not be unhappy because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I am with you, every morning, noon and night.


That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me and he said ’I welcome you’


Its good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family they’ll be here later on.


I need you here badly, you’re part of my plan.
There’s so much that we have to do to help our mortal man.


God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.


And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you…in the middle of the night.


When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.


But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain,
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.


I wish I could tell you all that god had planned.
If I were to tell you, you would not understand.


But one thing is for certain, though my life is o’er
I’m closer to you now than I ever was before.


There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb.
But together we can do it, taking one day at a time.


It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you to.
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.


If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain.
Then you can say to god at night, my day was not in vain.


And now I am contented ..that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed that I made somebody smile.


So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low.
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.


When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind.
I am walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.


And when it’s time for you to go, from your body to be free.
Remember that you’re not going, You’re coming here to me
My Cousin Robert (1961 - 2003)

Got the dates wrong!!!

                                      My gorgeous sons, Rich and Kieran.
                                         Me putting flowers beside my dad's plaque.


I am such a numpty!!! I thought yesterday was 17th April and is was the 16th. My cousins anniversary was today. I went to the cemetery with Rich and Kieran, we put some flowers there for Robert, my cousin, and some for my dad. I miss them both so much. It has been such a beautiful day today and it was lovely to have the boys with me to add some flowers to the remembrance plaque.
As you can see, I have been playing around with the effects on my Mac book and it is good fun. Siobhan would probably cringe with what I have done as she is a real expert when it comes to graphics.

Mr S is back and came over to my house this morning as his car was in to be looked at not far from where I live. We had brunch together, couldn't persuade Kieran to come with us. 
It was good to see him again as it has been 2 weeks since I saw him last. He had a great holiday and I did thank him for the text he sent me at 12:50am this morning to tell me he was back !!!!

Tomorrow we are out in the evening as I have an engagement party to go to. I think most of my work mates are going to meet my secret Mr S as much as the party !

I am not so snappy today and have started taking the HRT tablets I had left in the cupboard. I will make an appointment with my GP to discuss a different brand. All was ok apart from the Asthma getting worse. Theo is enjoying Germany and has not bothered me at all. We will catch up in June when I go back. Maybe those designer shoes will be gone : )

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Robert Clarke 1961 - 2003

My cousin, Robert, died 6 years ago today, he was 41 years old. I still miss him terribly and will be going to the cemetery today to pay my respects. He loved life and was taken very suddenly on 17th April 2003.

He was a great singer/song writer. His daughter, Sian stayed with me last weekend, I saw her at a memorial service in London in 2003. It was good to see her again and I hope we meet again but sooner than 6 years.

I did my mistletoe last night. Yesterday I felt so tired, I think it is the menopause as well as the hot flushes are gradually returning so the soya based pills are not helping. I think I will have to go to the Dr's and speak to him about having HRT again but not one that brings on my asthma.

Mr S has returned from Lanzorote, I think thats how you spell it, and I will be seeing him on Saturday as I have an engagement party to go to.
I am off for 3 days now and am having the HiP pack done today which will then give me the option to put my house up for sale.

Monday, 13 April 2009


I am back to work today and wasn't really looking forward to it. It has been good to have a few days off but they were busier than I expected them to be.
I won a CD player at work for doing well in one of the stats target we have. Kieran is with his dad. 
Rich is back home today and has done well looking after Tina's house. 
I did my mistletoe last night and that could be why I am a little tired today. I am also feeling the hot flushes gradually return...oh no....the natural supplements aren't working. I am going to try some black cosh, I think it is called, and see if that helps, if not, it will be HRT again but not one that brings on my Asthma.
Well done to Chris who has a 50% reduction with his tumour, he also has the peritoneal tumour (Abdominal) and Prof Vogl is going to look into that next time.
Well done Chris...keep up that fight !!!

The Alopecia is starting up again. At the moment it is small patches but I am determined to keep my hair for as long as possible. I can always go back to the wigs if it gets too bad.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Lovely day today

The sun has been beautiful today. Kieran was checked out at the hospital yesterday and all is ok with his foot. He has pulled some tendons and has not broken anything... thank goodness!!!

I met Kieth today, he lives in Truro and was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in March.
He seems in very good spirits and is nearly half way through his Alimta treatment.
He has Peritoneal Mesothelioma ( in the abdomen).

His sister, Wendy, used to be my driving instructor many years ago when Siobhan and Rich were younger. She drove me to Truro and back and has been very courageous with supporting her brother. It is so difficult to sit and watch someone deteriorate before your eyes.
I am hoping that Keith keeps his positive spirit and survives this thing.

My cousin, Sian stayed with us yesterday. Her and her boyfriend had travelled from  Kent and travelled back today. We went out to eat last night. Siobhan, Rich, Kieran , Sian, Simon and myself.
The weather has been wonderful and it is such a shame i had arranged to see Keith as I would like to have taken Sian to the cemetery to visit her dads plaque. I am sure she would approve. She will be down again and hopefully, will be at my birthday party in July.
I am back to work tomorrow and am looking forward to my friends engagement party on Saturday and of course the return of Mr S !!!

Another Easter Pic!!


This is Farrah and it was taken last year. Her Grandad died of Mesothelioma last year so it is a great pleasure to add her. I am sure he is watching her every day and looking after her and his family from the stars.
I couldn't resist including it as it is so sweet. What a perfect little picture : )


I am going to Truro today to meet Keith, a Meso sufferer and hopefully give him some positive vibes.

Happy Easter to every one who logs onto Meso and me and don't stuff too many choccie eggs....you will be sick !!!!!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

HAPPY EASTER!!!


I have been waiting to add this picture to the site. I think it is lovely. It is Suzanne's cat, Fluffy, who is a regular feature with the site. I though it made a lovely Easter pic. Yes Suzi...I know it is potatoes...but it looks like eggs and it is a great picture !!!
Suzi lost her dad to Mesothelioma and has been a great support to me.
Mine has been a very busy Easter. I had a busy day yesterday although Rich has helped a lot by having Kieran at my friends house while I get on top of the house work. The children and I went out to eat last night and it was lovely. My cousin is coming down from London today and it will be great to see her as it has been a while.
Her dad, Robert, was my cousin and a wonderful man. He died 6 years ago at the age of 41 and is still sorely missed by the family.
The last time I saw Sian was when there was a memorial party for Robert in London.
I am taking Kieran to casualty this morning as he has been limping on his right leg and I am not sure what he has done. I just want it checked out to make sure he hasn't damaged anything.
Tomorrow I am going to Truro to meet Keith, a Meso sufferer, Kieran will be coming with me.
I hope I can help in some way to relieve the stress that comes along with Meso.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Pain relief

I have had an email from Barry in Australia and has a lot of pain with his Mesothelioma.
Is there any one reading this who can him with information about how he can reduce it.
His email is : 

moresbywhite@ozemail.com.au

He would appreciate any tips please.
thanks in anticipation of him getting a response.

A very busy day today.

I have been run off my feet today. Kieran woke me up early for a cuddle, what a wonderful way to start the day...Rich then decided to join in so there is a cat and 2 sons squabbling with me for the duvet....Love it!!!

I then went into work to see my friend, Becky who is getting married on 16th April at Gretna Green. she is a lovely girl and deserves a good send off.  I took her in a balloon and a veil, wand saying Bride to be and  a learner plate in pink...beautiful.
She looked very fetching and had all her desk done up in banners and confetti.

I got home and had lunch with the boys and then took Rich to my friends house as he is looking after her dogs while she is away. I took Kieran in town to buy a game and took him around to Rich so he could play it with him. I cam home, wrapped Becky's pressie and went to pick Kieran up who had already decided he was having a great time and wanted to stay longer. 
I agreed as long as they behaved. I then went off to work again for a team meeting and to give Becky her pressies, then off to pick Kieran up and went to my sisters to deliver easter eggs. We then came home and settled down .... phew !!!
So much for getting the house sorted out !
Rich has said Kieran can go with him tomorrow and play Wii games which will hopefully give me some time to get the house sorted. 

Kieran has had a bad ankle. He has had a nice soak in the bath and we will see how he gets on tomorrow. He seems a lot better after his bath.

Getting back to Meso, I had an email from a USA mag wanting info about the university clinic in Frankfurt and wanting to know what Prof Vogl was like. 
I answered all I could and sent it back.
They seem to be more interested in Farrah Fawcett and famous people rather than the treatment which is a shame but I will see what  happens with it.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

More news about Frankfurt hospital

Farrah Fawcett of Charlies angels fame, is reported to have been to the University Clinic in Frankfurt for treatment for her bowel cancer.
I am not sure what treatment she is having but I would think she is being treated by the lovely Professor Vogl.
It sounds like she is having Chemoembolization as the second article talks of a complication which is one that is listed with the treatment. Apart from that she is doing very well.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20058833,00.html

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20090407_Tattle__Farrah_in_hospital_after_cancer_treatment.html

Hopefully this will give a bit more clout to what he is doing.

Another good piece of news is that the EU give grants for research and hopefully we may be able to get one for the meso trials if the goverment agrees.







Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Payout for Pleural plaques ?

It seems there may be a turn around from the goverment where payment for pleural plaques are concerned. 

More info in the link below.

 http://www.irwinmitchell.com/News/PossibleOverturnForPleuralPlaquesCompensation.htm

Thanks again to Bernard for the info... your a star.



New airport route

I have been investigating a new route to Germany. I have found that I can fly from Manchester to Frankfurt which may be better than going to Amsterdam first.
I can get a flight from Plymouth airport direct to Manchester.
Thanks to Bernard for making me aware of the suspension of flights from Bristol.

I am feeling much better today. I knew I would be as the symptoms of the mistletoe usually last 24 hours with me.
I have won a sweep stake in work. It is the grand national sweep stake that we took part in and I won a whole £8!!!
I am going to try and get a bit more of the house sorted today. I need to arrange for the HIP (home improvement pack) to be done and then the house will be up for sale.
Kieran is with his dad for 3 days so it will be easier to sort things out.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Lufthansa suspends flights from Bristol to Frankfurt.

This is a blow for a lot of people. The flights now travel to Amsterdam and then on to Frankfurt.
I am adding a quote from a site giving some reasoning. 

"A leading airline has announced the suspension of its operation at Bristol Airport, citing the "challenging" economic climate.

Lufthansa will suspend flights between Bristol and Frankfurt from May 1 this year as it continues to "adjust capacities due to the decline in demand during the current economic downturn".

Announcing the decision, Marianne Sammann, Lufthansa General Manager UK and Ireland said: "The economic downturn in the UK started shortly after we launched our Bristol operation and this presented us with additional challenges."

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/homepage/Airline-scraps-Bristol-Frankfurt-flights/article-866724-detail/article.html



 

Mistletoe madness

I took my mistletoe last night and have had a restless night. I was so cold I had 2 duvets on the bed and was shivering for a while. I am sure it is battling my cold I have had and it is good as it shows it is working. My joints were aching, I needed to go to the toilet and couldn't get out of bed because I was so cold.
Rich went out with his mates last night, to sleep over I thought. He was in his bed this morning and the kittens were awake waiting for their breakfast. Kieran came in my bed for a cuddle which was lovely.
I was so hot this morning with all the company I have with me. The mistletoe creates a fever which is good news and shows me it hasn't stopped kicking the backside out of Theo. I hope he takes his designer shoes in June !!!
I am going in town with my friend today and will have a bit of chill out. Siobhna is ghoing to take car of Kieran for a little while.

I am going to have a shower now and hopefull revive myself!!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

No work for 9 days !!

I am not in work until Monday week and hopefully this will give me a chance to get my house sorted out and up for sale.
I have so much to do, it is so typical, I was sorting out some washing yesterday when I felt a twinge in my back. It felt like it was going to give. It is still a little shaky today and as I have a lot of bending and lifting to do, it is going to stop me doing what I want to do. I have some unwilling volunteers who will be helping me out, it makes me so GGgggrrrrrr as I want to get sorted out.

I have stopped taking my HRT as it was bringing my asthma to the forefront. I am now taking soya tablets called "Ymea" which seemed to have stopped the hot flushes.

I met up with Mr S last night and wished him well on his holiday with his son. They are away for 10 days and I am sure they will have a great time. We will continue when he comes back.
I will miss him very much but when he comes back we have an engagement party to go to. 
One of my friends in work is getting engaged. 

Theo (my tumour) has been virtually non existent.  He made himself known last week at Looe in Cornwall as I did a cliff walk which was quite challenging but lovely. He seems to have settled in Germany and is happy there. He has his designers shoes stored at his old pad and I know he isn't going to leave them behind !!

I am looking for a cocktail dress for Chris's summer ball on 9th May and trying to find someone to go with me. Mr S can't go due to work commitments, he has an event he is going to, Jeanette can't go as it is her grand daughters birthday and I am waiting for my sister to say if she can go.
I hope she can as it would be lovely to spend some time with her as we haven't got together for a while.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Beach day at Orange

I had a brilliant day in work, one of the best I have had.
I dressed as a sailor, Jacket courtesy of Siobhan, and my work mates brought in towels rubber rings, floats, sand, bucket and spades.

I seem to have now developed a cold from the sore throat, it was a struggle on Wednesday as I am doing 10 hours of talking on the phone and my voice was terrible.


Yesterday it was a lot better, to the point of a customer commenting I should get a job on the chat line service....well.. how cheeky.


I know what the customer meant though, I do like the sound of my voice with the sore throat. Hopefully I Will be seeing Mr S tonight and he can tell me what he thinks : )

We did work that day....honestly : )


My baby is home !!!!

Today was a very good day. Kieran came back home after a week away at school....yipppeeee!!!!

I had a great day at work as the theme was the beach. I dressed as a sailor and took a ton of photos which was brilliant.

After work I picked Kieran up from his dads place. I am sure he has grown...he is getting taller every day.


This morning we went shopping as he has seen a game he wanted and I said I would get it for him for easter.


When we got 100 yards from the house, Kieran put 'patience' by Take that on the CD player. We both sang at the top of our voices. As the song wasn't finished, we stopped the car and finished it before taking the shopping up to the house.


Talking of shopping , I was unloading the bags when a little something appeared inside of it.
Cookie the monster kitten!!!
she is so cute, she and stork decided to have a fight while she was in the bag and he was outside of it.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Back to work

I have been feeling rough today. My throat is still sore through singing in the pub on Sunday night....no sympathy, it's all self inflicted!
I did my mistletoe last night and did manage to get through the day.
I have a dressing up day at work on Friday, the theme is beach. It is very short notice and I haven't been to look for anything in the shops.
I am sure I will find something.
I hope my throat feels better tomorrow, I can feel the heaviness in my head and it feels like flu or a cold.
Hopefully my mistletoe will kick it out!