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Saturday, September 08, 2018

End of the Summer and Back to school.


 We spent a few days at Hopton in a caravan.

 Not quiet the same as Cornwall but Dex and I still went for our pre breakfast walk along the beach.

 While there ( the weather was mostly great) as well as a trip on the rainy day to the cinema, we went to Pleasurewood hills for the day.

 Dan was the only one brave enough to go on this ride ( along with one of Derek's friends)
 It was quite hot so we sat under some trees to rest for a bit.

 Nats.
 Derek and I finally got to Duxford after years of saying we would. 

 inside concord.

 The obligatory ice-cream.


 One of our ex supply teachers volunteers here and they both spent Ages talking about the planes. Derek really loved it - i knew he would.

 We went to Warwick castle ( i went with the school) We took Dan and met up with the family that Dex and Dan go to rugby with . It was a surprise for Dan that they were there and he was over the Moon!

 Dan and Tony

It was quite hot again.

I said goodbye to my Citron this Summer and got a newer car .
Already back at work.

Back soon
Soojay x

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Growing things

 I turned our old coal bunker into a rockery - looks much prettier.

Second year at growing tomatoes and this year has been much better - these are a very tiny amount from the four plants in the garden- we still have loads on the turn- need to make something with them now.

back soon 
Soojay xx

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Wow - its been a while

Almost a year since I last posted! I am on my Summer break again and as always, theres loads to do. We have a few days away this year , just a caravan in Hopton. Already booked for two weeks in Cornwall next year though.
It was a busy month finishing the term at school. I was able to go in a couple of trips:
 I went to Warwick Castle with the yr7's on a history trip. It was great fun but went so fast. I have booked to go again next month with Derek and Dan as they will love it.



I also went to Alton Towers on the yr 10 rewards trip. deb and I sat under a tree and read for most of the day!!

Then there was another yr 10 trip to GoGo hares in Norwich
 And of course Yr 11 Prom
always sad to see students leaving.
Thankfully no photos of the end of term drinks .
Derek and I forgot to take pics of The Strumpshaw Tree Fair , which is a shame as both my sisters were there too.
We went to see an ex pupil at the Theater Royal in Norwich for a performance of Grease.
 Tom was brilliant and I am SO proud of him . It was lovely to catch up after a couple of years.

 The following evening, we went to Sennowe Park in Norwich and even though it had rained all the day, it stayed nice a dry- if a little cold. We saw a showing of The Greatest Showman.
Read this during my first few days off. Set in Cornwall ( Praa Sands even got a mention)

 Been Watching Unforgotten - brill.

Still making my jewellery ( on other blog) . Recently made a few ankle bracelets and festival/rainbow things for family and friends too. 
Back with holiday photos soon.

Soojay xx

Friday, August 25, 2017

Ohh dear

Sorry the blog has been a bit neglected- not sure that anyone reads any more though.
Work took up most of last year and the start of this year. I was on my own while my boss was battling with cancer - difficult times. I am SO happy to say that she came back to work after Easter and is continuing to go from strength to strength. I am relaxing a bit more too.
We ( my family and I ) took a two week holiday - the first proper holiday - with out visiting other family, for about 10 years.
We spent a week in Gorgeous Cornwall and a week in Devon.
There were (of course) a few problems - mostly around Megs diabetes. No matter how much you plan ( and I could be in the military with my planning!!) things still go wrong. All were resolved.
Anyway here's a few photos:

 This is the cottage we stayed in the first week - Westaway at Praa sands in Cornwall.
Its a 4 bedroom Dormer Bungalow with a view of the sea from all rooms except the kitchen.

 Praa Sands.

 Dex and I got up at 6.30 and went for a walk on the beach every day that it didn't rain - We missed two or three days.

 Heaven!

 We couldn't resist another visit to Trebah Gardens - I know there are loads of other gardens to visit in Cornwall but we just love this place!

 Poor Nats- I made her walk miles!


 Dan ran everywhere ( of course!) He got lost at one point  ekkk!

 My fav flowers.

 A whole valley of them.

 With a beach at the bottom.
 Meg resting - it was a very hot day.

 Meg and I at the house in Devon - Appleacre. A four bedroom house on a Farm , in the middle of no where. Gorgeous house but very limited wifi.


 You COULD get a patchy wifi from the patio.

 Loads of single track road in Devon - scary!

 We had to go to Dartmoor while in Devon - SO beautiful. The ponies came over to greet us and we got to stroke them.


Natalie insisted on it.

 Dan and Nats at Prince town Devon


 Megan's choice was a visit to Exmoore Zoo 

 I managed to capture a photo of a strange new species!

 We also went to Ilfracombe and paddled in the sea.



We have been back for almost two weeks now - have to say I would happily live at Praa Sands.....sigh.


Love soojay xx