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Monday, September 27, 2010

Great Weekend

On Saturday Meg asked me to take some photos of her in a dress!! I didn't need to be asked twice!! She hardly ever wears a dress. They wanted them for her face book profile anmd made them all black and white.

I can remember when we first got colour film for cameras so always use colour and then play about after. Black and white is new to Meg and I think she thinks it's "Arty" LOL!

I have already used one for a layout :)
On Sunday went to Alexander Palace with Nets and Sarah by coach for the day. Took a little while to get there. It was very busy and in the afternoon VERY hot but it was all worth it :)
Spent too much!! Bought lots of Lily of the Valley Stamps, some crafty individual stamps and some Darcey's stamps .....i LOVE stamps. Also some punches and dies, paper ( only a few sheets) ,card blanks,LOTS of DST and some teeny tiny pearls.
I was so tired when I got home, I went to bed at 9pm.
And back to work today.

Love Soojay xx

Friday, September 24, 2010


Went on a drugs course head is spinning. (because of the amount of info - NOT drugs LOL!)I was hoping to get contacts and information on how to get help for pupils but it wasn't that sort of course. It was VERY good..the guy running it was very dynamic and funny. It was originally a two day course but because of budget cuts - was crammed into one day. One of the great things was it was just 4 miles down the road from me :)
Another busy week at work.
At home Both Dan and Meg have been ill with head colds- both feeling better after a couple of days rest though.
I finished my Nick Sparks book ( brill as always- and i sobbed - as always!)
Looking forward to ATDML retreat - only a month and a bit away now. And off to Ally Pally on Sunday for the day :D
I thinks thats all my news for now.

Love soojay xx

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thank Heavens its the weekend!!

This week has been MANIC and to tell the truth a bit rubbish. Don't get me wrong I have had worse, much worse. Its just the time of year i suppose, its getting so dark already and cold.
Work has been so busy that I have had no time to talk to my boss who's desk is about 2 foot away from mine! We have both been in early and out late too try and get everything done.
My poor sis , who should be happy to have had the last of her chemo, is instead in hospital feeling awful :(
Dan was off college sick today ..Meg must be brewing something because she came downstairs screaming that her eyes were blurry and was was a hypo (low blood sugar - she shouldn't be low after tea) :( Will have to keep a close eye on her - there are loads of tummy bugs and colds about already. She is really scared and has already said that as soon as Derek goes to work tonight ,she is coming into my bed.
We had to have the upstairs loo replaced as it was coming away from the wall and Dan managed to pull his bedroom door off the hinges - all sorted now but i do feel a bit drained.
I heard today that an x pupil is very unwell and that has upset me.
Thats why I am glad to see the end of this week and look forward to relaxing this weekend.
I did get one pleasant surprise today that made me happy , another x pupil popped in and told me he is at college and is enjoying it - I was so worried that he might not be doing anything - What a star!! :)
ahh well hopefully there will be sunshine and scrapping tomorrow . Night x

Love Soojay xx

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Is it only Tuesday?

This arrived yesterday and as its Nick Sparks, I just HAVE to read it. I am a sucker for all his books and have got every one. I have just started "The Host"(Stephanie Meyer's first book) which i bought over a year ago. I Think it will be really good once i get my teeth into it but for now i will be reading this one. All his books are about romance but always have a twist and nearly always make me cry!

Watched the Prince of Persia this evening while Dan And Derek went to football. Very easy on the eye as you can see .......................sigh. I really liked the film too.
Another busy week at work - at least the time flies .
I DON'T like that it is dark when I get up in the mornings now or that it is getting dark earlier and earlier each night. Definitely NOT a Winter person.

My car passed its MOT today thank goodness :)

Right I am off to bed with my book and a cuppa.

Love Soojay xxx

Sunday, September 12, 2010

You won't see this again for a long time!!

I'd quite like to be sepia- my skin looks so much better sepia colour!

Anyone who knows me, knows I hate having my photo taken. Sometimes you just need to have one. So I asked Derek, who took hundreds!! Most are awful or inappropriate. Of course he aimed the camera at my chest.

These are the ones that don't make me want to run away and hide or stick a bag over my head.

I wouldn't mind being in back and white.

Right that's your lot for a few years :D

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What a loooong week!

In The Good News...finally got my car back all shiny with a new door on the back. So Happy. Derek's car cost £800 but it was £100 less than we thought and he has it back again. Mine has an MOT on Tuesday so once that is done with hopefully we can relax a bit.

First full week back at school - talk about manic!Managed to get everything done but not sure that will last. Got a wonderful letter from an ex pupil (made us cry!) making everything worth while.

Difficult to get a photo of Dan fully dressed at the weekend! He is chilling watching football AND WWE (at the same time- very annoying!). He had a good week at college apart from yesterday when a boy who used to go to his school started threatening him- told him to watch his back. Dan came home saying that he couldn't fight with this boy as he has a heart condition and he didn't want to get in trouble and now doesn't want to go in on Monday! I am so angry :( . Dan has a communications book for college so I will put it all in there and phone them on Monday to see what they are going to do about it. I have told Dan to always report anything like that so the boy gets the message that Dan won't be bullied.

Meg didn't want a photo on her first day back

But I managed to persuade her to give me a watery smile. She had a good week. Can't believe that this is her last year!
Derek and I have managed to go for a walk every day and I have been walking to and from work each day. I might carry on when the weather is good and on the days that I don't have to pick up Nats.

Love Soojay xx

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Back to school

And my feet hurt!
A manic morning with all of us getting up and ready - ohh and we only have one loo at the mo. The Bathroom one started to leak so is being replaced on Weds and can't be used till then. Slightly better for he rest of the week as there will only be three of us at a time.
Derek and I have managed to carry on with our daily walks after tea even if it is just to walk into town and back.
My car has gone in for repairs FINALLY - its been eight months since it was damaged! Hope it doesn't take too long. Derek's is going in on Weds for a new (expensive) clutch.
Dan seems to like college although he went to his room and i have hardly seen him tonight. He did say he was chatting to someone and got told off for being late to a lesson.
Meg is just happy that she only has one PE lesson a week now but has loads of food tech and art - all she is really worried about is how she looks and what boys are in her class!
I think i may need an early night if i am to last the week. When's half term?? ;)

Love Soojay xx

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Today is the first day of a challenge a group of friends and I have set ourselves SOFA or September's Operation Fat Arse.
I want to be healthier and hopefully slimmer. So for September healthier eating and at least 20 mins exercise a day. Only on day one so it has been relatively easy.
I took Dan to College this afternoon to pay for his overalls and boots/shoes. He is doing a pre foundation course that will include cooking, gardening, animal studies and construction. He needed lots of different clothing! The guy sorting the overalls seemed surprised that we came from Eye but it is only 15 miles compared to the 35 miles he used to travel to school!
I am back to work tomorrow - training and catching up on stuff- typical that the sun seems to have remembered to shine!
Ohh and you didn't pray hard enough for Derek's car- £900 next week for a new clutch. While i am quite happy not being mega rich, it WOULD be nice to occasionally NOT have to spend my whole months wages on appliances or cars that have broken! ....sigh. Soon be payday again :D

Love Soojay xxx