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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A day in London

 Sorry - lots of photos!
I have wanted to go on the London Eye for sometime and was going last year in the summer hols. We didn't get to go mostly due to fiances. So, this year we bought a money box and saved a little every week . It paid for our train tickets, meals, river trip, a poppy and tickets on the Eye :).

 After following Steven Sutton ( the wonderful young man who recently died of brain cancer) and having attended funerals of very young ex pupils from school- I wanted to make sure I made a bucket list and do some of the things on it -sooner ,rather than later. The London Eye was one of them :) 
I am not brilliant with heights but this was wonderful!

 After our trip on the Eye, we decided to wander along the Thames- lots of people had told us where to go and what to see but, to be honest, we had been to most places before . Neither of us had walked along the Thames before. We went from Westminster to the Tower of London .
 It was the prefect day (most of the time) Not too hot or too cold and we loved the buildings, bridges and culture along the way. I have to say that I was shocked to find out that it was only 2.5 miles that we walked. My feet say at least 5!!


 There was lots to see along the way.A few people like this young man (he was the best ) I took about six photos and I am sure he didn't even blink!

 We also met Captain Jack ( I wish!!)

 I cycled some of the way ;)

 London Bridge
 The view from the bridge

 Amazing architecture .

 The tower of London with more than 880,000so far being placed. They go all the way round. Very humbling .

 Each one will be packaged and sent to the person who ordered it after 11th November this year.

 Lisa's birthday is 11th November :)

 After we sheltered from the rain for a little while, we took a river trip back to Westminster and were very entertained by the along the way by the tourist speech.

 We had our dinner at a lovely Italian restaurant and then sat for a while by the bridge. 

 The photo doesn't depict how amazing the sky was over our favourite building - Whitehall court. So Gothic looking.

One last shot of the London Eye from the ground before we had to set off for the train.
Already saving for next years adventure.

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I do have to say a big Thank you to Derek for looking after Meg ( who had an awful tummy bug , was throwing up - not great when you are diabetic! and couldn't eat all day).  And sorting out a problem with some of Dans friends who thought it would be fun to take a BB gun to football and he got a pellet in his bum!! Unbelievable! ( He is fine by the way). Meg is also much better today.

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, August 16, 2014

ohh the shame!

 My craft room is our dinning room and is well overdue a make over!
This is my work space.

 I am painint the walls a pale grey and getting rid of those curtains. There is not really enough light in there - even in the summer- So I need to put the table infront of the window and add some lighting too.
Those chairs are all wobbly and are already thrown out.

 I cannot even get to the filing cabinet ( which needs completely sorting out!) - Having three children with disabilities means a MOUNTAIN of paperwork.

 The floor!! 

 My cupboard is being replaced by an extra large expedit - I bought it just before they stopped making them.

My pc desk - also needs tidying big time.

I am about half way though - two walls have been painted and funiture moved- I still need to do my desk wall and dismantel the cupboard- Then i have the real work- sorting all the stash out!!
All needs to be done in the next two weeks.

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Sore Feet!!

 Thursday was year 11 Prom at Whersted Park
It was a lovely evening.

 Please excuse the red face, we danced all night!

 I have very sore feet - even two days later !



Will miss them all


 

Love soojay xxx

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Painting again

It's that time of year again...where hubby goes to watch a rugby match in Wales ( and visit the family) and I try to get a bit of decorating done.
This time it was our bedroom - just as well he was away ( also took Megs this time) as the bed was out of action - I slept in Megs bed.
Anyway- I had my work cut out - I knew the walls would be awful as i quickly popped some wallpaper over the mess when we first moved in .
 
 The people who lived here before us had painted ( i use the word loosely!!) a tree and grass and a swing one one wall- It was awful!!

 I am not sure they even used paint as Dan and I were able to scrape quite a bit off and then scrubbed the rest off - leaving just a stain.

 We were both filthy afterwards.

There was even a big hole in the plaster board wall where they had slammed the door open :(
 
 Looking a little better

This is the "Tree wall" . I also painted the door - I hate dark wood.

I should have bought white curtain poles ( I will get some as i think they will look much better , or maybe silver ones).
Anyway I still have a few things to do ( including getting a carpet , when funds allow) .
Hubby is over the moon ( and so grateful he didnt have to do it ;)).

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Taking photos of Meg

 When she was little, she would pose for hours. I could get SO many snaps of her. 
Not so easy anymore :(

 She takes hundreds of herself on her phone to put on facebook. I am not allowed. I just wanted to show her how beautiful she is with a natural face and not that flipping "Duck Face" that they all pull.

 It took me 60 shots to get these- most are her being cross with me .
I had to say the most daft things to get her to smile and laugh.

 The things you do!!
Well i know she doesn't like them - but i think she is truly beautiful.

Good job you can't hear what she was saying to me when she had had enough!!
ahh well.

Love Soojay xx

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lavenham

 An unexpected day off for Derek, So we left the kids in bed ( we did ask if they wanted to come but I can't repeat what they said!) . We wanted to have a walk round - not too far but somewhere we hadn't been to before- So we chose lavenham.
Really Beautiful medieval buildings.

 Pretty windows. It was a lovely quiet day , not too many people about.

 I LOVE this house and the Wisteria growing over it.
 
 Just Beautiful!

We must have chosen the most expensive place to eat lunch though - not the tea rooms but the Marco Pierre White's Angle Hotel. I have to say , I have NEVER tasted such gorgeous pate before. We will go back another time I think.


Love Soojay xxx

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Dex

 Hubby's birthday today. Shame he had to work though.
He asked for a Smash book earlier this year when he saw mine and the girls, to put all his Rugby tickets etc in. So I got him one along with a DVD that he hadn't seen and two Jam speakers for his iPhone.

 As you can see - he was very happy.

This is the cake I made- couldn't resist the pinterest sheep and the instructions were so easy.
I won't leave it so long  next time .

Love soojay xxx