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Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Happy Christmas

 Sorry for Naff Photos. There was too much going on to concentrate on focusing properly.

 We Had a Lovely Lay in - as the kids didn't get up till gone 10am - there are times I love having teens.

 We cut back quite a bit on presents this year as unfortunately our wages are not rising with the cost of living. Anyway, they seem really happy with what they got.

 Natalie was worried she wouldn't have much when I warned them but she was over the moon.

 As was Derek :D...

...and Dan.

Love Soojay xx

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Christmas Wedding

 Sorry Photo Heavy ! Not Great photo's - I really wasn't paying too much attention.
Little Sis Andrea, Got Married To Graham yesterday - I have just realized that as well as not having a photo of Graham, nor do I have one of them together!! In my defense we were sitting round the corner from them and did not attend the actual ceremony. Anyway Raymond and James sitting by the fire.

 Beautiful Eva. I don't seem to have a photo of Rebecca as I was standing behind her when i took these- FAIL! She looked stunning too.

 Eva and Annette

 Dan - looking all grown up in proper trousers and real shoes ( not trackies and trainers!)

 Meg, Eva and Annette.

 Beautiful Andrea - her dress was stunning. She is standing next to Dan and Derek!!

Derek popped in on the way home from work.

I Promise to do better next time xx

Love Soojay xxx

Friday, December 16, 2011

End of Term

Yayyy- I am really ready for it now!- Not Christmas- not yet anyway. Don't even know where the tree or decs are  at the moment.
I have finally caught everyone's cold - I was SO careful not to catch a cold before I went to visit Steph last week. Mind you she has an awful cold, which is a million times harder for her to deal with than for me.
I went down to stay last Friday and was a tiny bit worried that i might get lost on the tube. One taxi two trains and the underground....fine ..i got lost walking the 10 min walk from the station to the flat!!! What a drip.
Managed to finish work today with everything done :) The pupils were lovely and I was very touched by how many cards and gifts we got.
I am going to taker it easy for a few days and try to shake off this cold before Christmas.
Till next time.

Love Soojay xxx

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Cranberry and Orange Muffins

So I found a generic recipe on the internet and changed it about a tiny bit. I have used fresh Orange and Cranberries ( it would be mad not to this time of year)


250g plain flour
180g caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
125g fresh cranberries chopped in half
100ml fresh orange juice
grated rind of one orange
30ml vegetable oil.


1. combine all dry ingredients
2. stir in cranberries
3. beat egg, orange juice, oil and rind.
4. add to dry ingredients all at once
5. stir just to moisten.
6. Spoon into muffin cups (fill 3/4 full)
7.Sprinkle top lightly with sugar.
cook for 15-20 mins at 200 C

The smell from the kitchen is heavenly!!

Love Soojay xx


Where HAS the time gone to!? We are now into "Silly" season and I seem to have very little time to get stuff done - I ought to try going faster!
Two more weeks at school before we before we break up, one trip , three meals out and one Ofsted inspection.
Cutting back big time of Prezzies, my Children are not children anymore and have most of the things they need already. So hopefully we won't break the bank this year- we still need a dish washer though :)
My Sister Steph is waiting to go home after a week in hospital for an op to help her breath. I am going to stay for a few days at the end of next week and Our Sis Annette is off to see her before that.
Little sis has moved house, I have yet to pop round to see them :( and is tying the knot later this month - So busy time.
Thankfully (in THIS house) we are all well at the moment ( I expect that flu jab helped!)
That's about it for this quick update - frantically making up Christmas cards over on my other blog.

Love Soojay xxx