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Friday, August 25, 2017

Ohh dear

Sorry the blog has been a bit neglected- not sure that anyone reads any more though.
Work took up most of last year and the start of this year. I was on my own while my boss was battling with cancer - difficult times. I am SO happy to say that she came back to work after Easter and is continuing to go from strength to strength. I am relaxing a bit more too.
We ( my family and I ) took a two week holiday - the first proper holiday - with out visiting other family, for about 10 years.
We spent a week in Gorgeous Cornwall and a week in Devon.
There were (of course) a few problems - mostly around Megs diabetes. No matter how much you plan ( and I could be in the military with my planning!!) things still go wrong. All were resolved.
Anyway here's a few photos:

 This is the cottage we stayed in the first week - Westaway at Praa sands in Cornwall.
Its a 4 bedroom Dormer Bungalow with a view of the sea from all rooms except the kitchen.

 Praa Sands.

 Dex and I got up at 6.30 and went for a walk on the beach every day that it didn't rain - We missed two or three days.


 We couldn't resist another visit to Trebah Gardens - I know there are loads of other gardens to visit in Cornwall but we just love this place!

 Poor Nats- I made her walk miles!

 Dan ran everywhere ( of course!) He got lost at one point  ekkk!

 My fav flowers.

 A whole valley of them.

 With a beach at the bottom.
 Meg resting - it was a very hot day.

 Meg and I at the house in Devon - Appleacre. A four bedroom house on a Farm , in the middle of no where. Gorgeous house but very limited wifi.

 You COULD get a patchy wifi from the patio.

 Loads of single track road in Devon - scary!

 We had to go to Dartmoor while in Devon - SO beautiful. The ponies came over to greet us and we got to stroke them.

Natalie insisted on it.

 Dan and Nats at Prince town Devon

 Megan's choice was a visit to Exmoore Zoo 

 I managed to capture a photo of a strange new species!

 We also went to Ilfracombe and paddled in the sea.

We have been back for almost two weeks now - have to say I would happily live at Praa Sands.....sigh.

Love soojay xx

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Happy New Year !!

Sorry, long time no post! 2016 was quite a difficult year, with little time for myself unfortunately. I do intend to TRY to get more "me" time this year. Two of my dear friends went through chemo for breast cancer and are both, thankfully, recovering. I have been working on my own since March. I didn't realise it , but it has taken its toll, I am recovering from shingles that appeared almost as soon as I finished work at Christmas.

I am going to try to post monthly here ( I have two blogs, with this one being more personal, and the other more creative).
I will also try to post weekly at least, on my other blog.
My personal goals for the year are:
to try to have more "me" time, not just so I get the chance to create and read but also as my job is consuming and often stressful, to keep me healthy.
I intend to drink less coffee. I stopped drinking coffee after 4pm last year , I want to cut down to 3-4 cups per day and drink more water instead.
My menu planning went a bit to pot by the end of last year- I intend to get back on it as it creates less waste.
I want to look into better ways to sell my jewellery - not sure about the Etsy shop as I sold more on Facebook this year. I would love to make enough to help pay for a second week in Cornwall in the Summer.
I don't do diets but need to eat more healthily - more fruit and veg- less pastry and sweet stuff.
Being more organised is a constant and on going especially with my lot as they don't organise them selves. IO will continue to write everything on a weekly planner so I know, where they need to be and how they are getting there and also how much they need each day.

Do more of the same I expect.
watch this space !

Soojay xxx