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Saturday, December 01, 2012

While the Boys are away....

 .....the girls will play! Dex and Dan had popped off to Wales to watch some rugby match or other , so , the girls asked if we could just chill out and "do Stuff" together. As its so cold we are staying in.
Last night they cooked. Spanish omelet.
 Nats did all the prep while Meg made sure it didn't burn.

 Lots of concentrating.

Almost cooked - i can say it was yummy and we had a side salad with it.

The lazy girls are still asleep at the mo while i do the laundry. To night we are having Chinese delivered and watching a film. If they get up in time we shall be making soap this afternoon.

Love Soojay xxx

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Adam Ant

I went to see him at the UEA at Norwich last night....a SCHOOL night!!
Very good - especially since he is now 58.
Nice to go back in time .

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tree planting

A Small group of us planted over 150 trees this morning to be part of Hartismere Forest.
Actually it didn't take that long and although we all got soaked at one point, by the time we had stopped for tea and buns, it was all dry again.

Love Soojay xx

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Silly Season!!

Is definitely upon us!!
Too much to do and too little time!
Don't get me wrong - i like to go out - Last weekend was FABULOUS with my sisters at Stoke By Nayland. I didnt take many photos and the ones i took were rubbish so i wont put them up.
 We are still living in the aftermath of the council; putting in new heating ( nothing wrong with the old radiators!!) Waiting for it to be inspected now and then the bulider/decorator to fill in the holes ect.
I will definitely need to decorate almost every where after Christmas.
I shall be tree planting next Saturday - 420 of them !!! at the school with a small group of volunteers. One of my jobs at school ids as the ECO rep , the head wants a forest - so he is getting one!!

Love Soojay xxx

Friday, November 02, 2012

OOOOO almost a month

Since I last posted ! How slack!
 Just coming to the end of half term- as it was really hectic before at school , i was ready for it . Unfortunately the council had other plans- to completely replace all our radiators and heating. What a mess! I spent three days clearing out clutter ( one very full skip) and making sure there was access to all the radiators. The workmen came in and moved EVERYTHING - like a whirlwind. We spent the day in a freezing cold living room . Dex had to take Dan out for a while as he was stressing so much. I have to say they were not that great and left a dreadful mess at around 6pm . I couldn't even SEE Megan's bed as they had dumped stuff all over it :(
Anyway the electrician who came the next day was an angel! Every where , although desperately needing decorating is now relatively  dust free and tidy again. Just waiting to be inspected and then the roof re lagged .
Tonight I am off, with my sisters to ATDML retreat. We booked quite late and just for the night but i am SO looking forward to it.

I managed to miss Halloween ( knee high in dust) and am back to work on Monday.
I think thats about all my news.

Love Soojay xxx

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Happy 19th Birthday Danny

Love Soojay xxx

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Day In London

On Monday to see the Gorgeous Darren Hayes with my sisters.

Started off not so good as it was raining hard all the way down and Annette was waiting for a call to see if she still had a job!! Thankfully she does.
This is the very wet empty car park at the O2.

We got the tube into the city and headed straight for China Town for lunch.
It had stopped raining.

Lunch was lovely.

Covent Garden - I had never been before - very pretty stalls.
Very pretty sisters too! 

Although they don't believe me!

 The sun came out
A walk in the park..

To see the Queen - she was home .
I also stupidly raced my sisters up 5 flights of stairs in Waterstones while they took the lift- I couldnt talk for 20 mins!!
We wandered around the city shops for a while and then headed back to the O2.

In all its glory

pretty architecture - the water is running down those grassy walls .
Calls home to check everyone is okay.
Tea in the "slug and lettuce" 

The show - in the Indigo room - Brilliant seat as we could see everything ( not always possible as we are such shorties!!) We were close to the stage . The support act "The Candle Thieves" were good. 
I got told off for taking this photo and was not allowed to take any more .

Brilliant day - ended too soon.

Love Soojay xxx

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Visitor

 Natural Photo

Tweaked a little

Poor thing - probably dead by now- I wondered why Megan was screaming! She Screams at everything that moves- and yet she will happily watch a scarey film that I wouldn't!

Love Soojay xxx

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Happier House ..............

................For a little while. The wires came of megs teeth on Friday and the Palatal Stretcher came out  ( that was what was causing all the pain) . Four teeth have to come out ASAP and then just the wires go back on the braces. Hopefully it wont be too bad then.
The stretcher wasn't working - just making life very uncomfortable. While all this was happening and I am guessing her immune system low, she has managed to get a sore throat and head cold. She has had her flu injection so should be okay.
 We are enjoying a little peace today while the boys are at Football.
Next week is a very busy one but starts off quite nicely with a visit to the smoke to see this young man perform.

Nope ..not excited at all!!!

(Just in case you don't know me or haven't been here before, its Darren Hayes

Love Soojay xxx

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Some Days!

.....................are just so stressful. No matter what you do, no matter how calm you try to keep, how hard you work ............Some days you just have to say "Sod it!" Just to keep sane. Today may well be one of those :)
I AM fine but i shall be doing the minimum that i need to do tonight and will keep some quiet time for ME!

Love Soojay xxx

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Poor Meg

New braces put in yesterday. We have to tighten them every night :( she also has to have a check up every week :(
My fault, we have awful teeth in our family - lots of us had an extra "eye" tooth- Megs was removed a few years ago but her jaw is too small for all those teeth and we have a hospital appoint next month for her to go in and have two wisdom teeth ( growing sideways!!) to be removed.
Being diabetic is hard enough food wise without having to make sure that it is soft or liqiud.
at the moment she is in pain  and very tired ( hence her colour) but we have given her ibuprofen, soft tooth brush, salt mouth wash - the dentis forgot to give us the gel and wax so we will have to pick it up in the week.
Anyone have any good tips for pain relief or recipes for college packed lunches, i will be very grateful.
So far we have :

Need something savory ( apart from soup - she cant/wont heat it up at college)


Love Soojay xxx 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Two weeks!!!

So Excited :)
Spending the day in London with my sisters ( yes we all love him !)..I will TRY to remember to take a few Photos .

Love soojay xxx

Saturday, September 08, 2012

A Birthday

Cavell would have been 25 today 

Love Soojay xxx

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

College Transport Photos

 You are not supposed to smile Dan.. just a normal straight face please.

 Nope that's not it - definately no laughing.

 There's no blinkin hope!!

Ahh - perfect :) 
Now gotta catch your sister :/

Love Soojay xxx

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Height of Summer

 I am far too short! But ......I am taller than my sisters (just!) 
I am about 5 foot -maybe - I think i am shrinking. 
The pic above is of me , a year 11 pupil ( of normal height) and my boss.

This is a photo of me , my beautiful niece, her mum , my sister is only 4 foot 10! She is wearing impossible heels but is still taller than me. My hubby is standing next to her- he is very useful in Tesco :0 I even loan him out ( to other little old ladies) to reach stuff on the top shelf.
I will try to get a photo of myself;f with Dan (our son) and hubby - that ought to prove comical.
Even though I am very short, i refuse to be intimidated by taller people - they DO try at school, but they don't get very far ;) I usually tell them that i am twice as tall as they are in my mind :)

This post was inspired by reading some of my friends posts  who are taking part in the height of Summer Challenge HERE

Till next time .

Love soojay xxx

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Reaction

Please excuse his chest! It is really hot and he never wears much except shorts most of the time - His ASD makes wearing clothes uncomfortable as well.
He is over the moon with the room and keeps coming up to me to hug me and say "thanks". I know he will keep it tidy (OCD ;)) And he even has the windows open at the moment.
He has not put any poster up yet and says he will leave it for now.
I need to do another room now :(
Love Soojay xxx

Saturday, August 11, 2012


 I have even updated stuff on his PC. He needs a new chair but funds have dried up for the mo.
Hopefully he will like it, its lighter and has a tiny bit more space ( it is a VERY small room)

The windows have been open all week ( he never opens the windows or curtains !!) 

I would love to chuck this in the skip! I would like to get some cube storage with pull out boxes for this t shirts and shorts etc. Dan never throws anything away as part of his OCD he loves to collect stuff - i am in trouble for chucking away a few soft toy dogs that were under his bed but i have been really good and kept most things and even tidied them up a bit - i am sure he will get things the way he wants when he gets home late tomorrow.

The girls - waiting for our Chinese to be delivered. 

I need to do the bathroom and kitchen now!!

Love Soojay xxx

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Boys Room

 This photo was taken six years ago - That awful wallpaper is wood chip and was on the wall when we moved in ,in 1998!!!The skirting boards , door frame and radiator were painted purple and there were fire engines on the wall too. Poor boy- well over due a "do over"!

 Its a small room about 31/2 x 2 1/4 meters but it took me two full days to get that awful paper off.I was worried about what would be underneath. I found a couple of holes and a patchwork of different colours- could have been worse.

 I wallpapered just one wall ( the paper is from Next) and the rest of the walls I pained a soft Grey . With white radiator etc- already looks bigger, lighter and a lot cleaner.

 I LOVE the tab top curtains ( also from Next) 

Just stopped to have lunch and then will be laying the carpet and sorting furniture out- I have a desk , shelves and bedside table to assemble as well as lots of "sorting" or disposing of  as much as I can get away with. I am already in trouble for removing the window stickers. They are home on Sunday so I am well on track :)

Love Soojay xxx

Saturday, August 04, 2012


How quickly the time is going!! Already had nearly two weeks holiday :( I have been very lazy just pottering about recharging my batteries.I have read three books and am now half way though the fourth. caught up with the laundry (twice) ...They will keep wearing the bloody Clothes!
Tomorrow will be six months without Steph - I miss her SO much.
Chris (her ex boss) will be cycling 60 miles around the coast tomorrow to raise money for Macmillan Cancer in Steph's memory. Last year her had her cheering him on, I am guessing it will be harder this year. He like Meg, is type 1 diabetic so it is no mean feat. He has raised £3330 so far. How amazing is that! LINK
I shall be busy tomorrow as I have promised Dan that I would completely re do his room - I have exactly one week to do it in while he is away. I am crossing my fingers that there's nothing too awful underneath the woodchip paper already on the wall. It will be fun getting that off!!

Love Soojay xxx

Friday, July 27, 2012


 Watched this DVD at the weekend - very funny!

 We ALL ( yes ALL) went to Southwold on Tuesday. It was a beautiful day.

 We sat in the coffee shop on the pier.

 Walked from the beach into Town and back.

 Popped into a pub for a drink on the way home.

 Very pretty it was too.
Southwold survived ( although i did scare a pupil from school ;))

I had done loads of tidying and laundry - even spent two hours ironing yesterday. But today I read this book- yes the whole book! It was easy to read and a sweet story.

Tomorrow I have to dye Megs hair :(

Love Soojay xxx