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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last couple of days of peace.

I am lucky in that I don't go back to school until Thursday . Being "support staff" , means I don't get paid for PD days so don't have to go in. These are two days on Weds and Thurs this week, I will just do Thursday. That means I still have two days left.
Part of me is really looking forward to going back and being busy again ( too busy really). I miss the kids and the daft things they say. It will be strange without the last lot of year 11's - I will miss them although a few are returning for 6th form including my niece who I am so proud of. She wants to be a policewoman eventually.

I need to shop and collect Derek from the garage today ( his car goes in today - praying would be good!) So I am sitting by the phone waiting for his call to meet him.

Nets and Rosie came to visit yesterday. Rosie was very keen to see the" Darras" as they were flying at the Eye show and often come over our house.
I am cross with myself as i missed a really Brill photo as they flew directly over our roof quite low. I could hear them but not see them until it was too late and all i got was sky! LOL

I haven't been to the Eye show for years, its got so commercialized now. I used to LOVE it when it was mostly locals who went and there was a flower and home produce show- I entered once - made lemon curd - never made it since though. I was only about 19 and was up against the WI - didn't stand a chance. LOL We used to go in the 70's and 80's when it was so cheap to get in or you got in though a gap in the hedge - ahh those were the days!!!

Love Soojay xx

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bank Holiday

Just a quickie. Finished the book, it was very easy to read and enjoyable but in no way is it anywhere near as good as the Twilight Saga. Now looking for another quick fix.
I eventually tidied my craft table - mostly coz Anet is coming in a litte while and i was ashamed at the mess !
Don't like this week as it is too "bitty" Dereks car has to go to the garage tomorrow - probably for a new clutch - thats most of my wages for the month gone :( He will be using my car to go to work but i need to follow him to the garage tomorrow and when the work is done. Dan has his induction day at Otley on Weds ( afternoon - as Derek will have my car in the morning) , Nats will need picking up at the same time so i will have to get her a taxi- Why is everything so complicated!?
I go back to work on Thursday but the others don't go to school/college till Monday - hopefully they will just sleep in till Derek gets home.
I am FINALLY getting my car boot replaced after it was hit in the forecourt of a local garage (while waiting for some work to be done) by a lamp post. Then a week later it has its MOT - pray for me!
Looking forward to a trip to Ally Pally at the end of the month ( if there is any dosh left ;))
Right need to tidy a bit before Nets gets here.

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies – or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world...and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift, but now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer – and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling in love, Violet is getting closer to discovering a killer...and becoming his prey herself.

I saw a review on Face book - downloaded to Kindle for iPhone and am on chapter 3 :)
Don't ya just love technology ?
Have also joined the Goodreads web site to keep account of what i am reading and have read- especially since i gave away 90% of my book haul to Mencap. I know i will forget otherwise :)

Love Soojay xx

Friday, August 27, 2010

What a mess!!

After a couple of evenings making "stuff" this is what the craft/Dining room table, looks like!
In truth , it has not been used as an actual table to eat at since Megs Birthday in April.
Its not a bad size but i have so much "truck" on it that i only leave myself about a foot of space to work in !

It didn't get any better today as Meg has art to do. We had play at Encaustic art painting backgrounds for some of her drawings.

Its very messy and very addictive.

Meg did several pieces that she is quite pleased with.

I WAS going to show you a before and after shot of the table but it doesn't look any better!

Have updated the background of my blog to correspond with the weather.

Love Soojay xx

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Beautiful Sunday

Well the sun is shining anyway :)
And I am still on hol for another week and a bit.
This week:

Meg went to Norwich again with friends- not so many texts from her this time( she is now an old hand- obviously!)

Nats Went to Pleasure wood Hills with Mencap yesterday and had a great time.

Dan actually got up ( by accident) before lunch!

Dereks car needs fixing :( Think it needs a new clutch- booked for next week.

I had fun :) went to pub with a friend from school for a lovely meal. Taxied kids to and fro and yesterday cropped all day in Norfolk with dear friends ( photo above ;))

I am popping into school on Tuesday for yr 11 GCSE results - probably the last time i will see some of them :(

Have a great week xx

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Brill Photo

I Love this photo ( have scrapped in on my other blog- though not done it justice) Meg took it on her cheapy camera on a timer. I am entering it on her behalf to Shimelle's photo challenge because i think she is so clever. With her permission i will upload some of her other photos soon.

Love Soojay xx

A Busy Week :)

Last night Natalie and I went to see Westlife at Newmarket races. Unfortunately although i took a camera, i was too short to see anything much. It was VERY crowded and very muddy. It took us over 2 hours to get there ( it should only take an hour). Despite all that Nats was able to see ( being so much taller than me :) ) So I am really pleased that she enjoyed herself. The conditions were NOT great for anyone with disabilities but Nats coped really well.
Derek and Daniel went to Wales for a few days. This is where Derek lived when I first met him. Milford Haven.
Of course they went to the ice cream parlor in Tenby!
and visited family ...These adorable children are his nephews....Joshua, Jodie and Jacob ( the 3 J's)
They adored Daniel, apparently it's the first time Jodie put a skirt on when she heard Dan was coming ..Sweet!

Dan's new Haircut. I didn't cut it , just bleached the top.
They have gone to see Ipswich play today.
Derek wanted to know why Dan got all the photographs, so I took a couple of Derek.
Even if Dan had to hold him down.

Ohh and Megan being lazy ( as usual)

Love Soojay xx

Monday, August 09, 2010

A Better day

Popped to Superstore to get lots of fresh fruit just to make a pretty fruit salad...Well I liked it :)
I promise Nat is fine. She went off to her placement okay this morning and has been out visiting friends this afternoon and has gone straight back out after tea. She did not want her photo taken but i did manage these.

There is a hint of red in it and it is MUCH tidier.

VERY quiet here with the boys away...also a lot more tidier too!! Both girls are out at the mo so I am here strange...I could get used to wheres that cider i bought this afternoon?

Love Soojay xx

Sunday, August 08, 2010


Well there was supposed to be a photo of Natalie with her new "hair do". I managed to cut it nice and short- it is very difficult for her to manage when it gets long. She also still pulls it out occasionally. I WAS going to dye it a lovely plum colour. I have done it before and it really suits her. That was NOT to be! I had just started to get the colour on , quite quickly , nearly half done, when she said she felt ill. I couldn't smell a thing and all the windows were open but.......Natalie has been known to "fit" if things don't "feel " or "smell" right. So I got her outside in the back garden to see if the fresh air would help. No, she started being sick and i was worried that her hair would dye half red so I had to get it off quick. I did what I could but ended up using the garden hose! We were both drenched but she didn't "fit".................sigh. She went for a lay down and was fine after an hour slightly reddish on one side though. We won't ever be doing THAT again!

Love Soojay xx

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Love Soojay xx

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Peace ;)

Derek and Dan have gone to Wales for a few days, so it is very peaceful here.
I have coloured Megs hair.
It is a little lighter - sort of a honey blond. I have told her that if it is too red , i'll do it again tomorrow. I think she likes it.

Have spent the day cleaning and tidying, so much easier with less people about . I have to say i do NOT miss the X- box!!!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


Got to see Eclipse today. This is the first one i have seen at the cinema - had to wait for DVD for the others. Eclipse was my favorite of the four books and i loved the film. I am excited about the next two films though .
Meg ( team Jacob) and I (team Edward) went to see it while Derek and Dan saw toy story 3 in 3D...we were all happy ( Meg even happier that she now has a large poster of Jacob on her bedroom wall ).

Monday, August 02, 2010

In Other News

Not done any baking for a while, but as I LOVE these, thought i would give them a go later in the week.
Listening to:
Darren's new album will be out soon. I always keep a selection of his and savage garden songs on the iPhone.
Sorry Naughty !! Both Meg and I stop to watch when he is on TV.
Last DVD we watched was Remember me....bit slow, i wasn't expecting much more than a chick flick. NOT what i expected and we were both left thinking about it for days afterwards.

Halfway though this..If you intend to buy it, go to W H Smith as it is on offer for £1 instead of the £8 it cost me in Tesco's. So far an easy read . Quite a thin book and i should have it finished before Weds when I am off to watch Eclipse ...finally!