Saturday, 15 March 2008

oooh I have been away a while

Well here I am again, sorry its been so long.  I am now well after one of the worst lurgies I have had for a while.  I have been extremely busy at work, not getting home until late most evenings and working on the computer from home too.  We have been very short at work since one of the secretaries left and I am so glad that her replacement is coming on 31st March.  Hey, she is probably another crazy one but at least we'll have a bum on a seat!

Next week we are off to Yarmouth for our caravan hol.  I am hoping the weather is good.  If its like today, it will be fine, at least its not windy or cold.  We have lots we can do there whatever the weather, there is an indoor swimming pool at the caravan site and we are near to lots of activities in Yarmouth, crazy golf, cinema, funfairs, shops!  I plan to do a lot of sleeping and the children are getting good at sleeping late, so perhaps we will just all sleep all day and night and not move anywhere.

Rosie will be 13 whilst we are away and so we will have a good day celebrating whatever the weather.

I have been out busily buying her a lot of new clothes over the last week or so as she is growing so quickly.  Today if we ever get out, we intend to get her some new trousers.

Matthew has been very busy.  He has joined an athletics club and is out running twice a week, he is due to finish at Scouts this summer, so he'll be kept busy in any event.  He had a trip to Devon last weekend to camp and meet up with his old Scout leader, who was a very kind man and we miss him very much.  It will probably be the last time Matthew ever sees him.  He came back exhausted late last Sunday night and we had to quickly repack as he had a woodland survival course with his school the next day for 2 days in Derbyshire!  Just about keeping up with the blimming washing here for him.  He continues to grow at the rate of knots and is now 6ft with size 11 shoes, arghhh, he is not 15 until the end of August.

Martin celebrated his 29th birthday last week and Rosie made him a lovely cake!  She coloured the sponge blue and it looked rather strange but she has a light touch and it tasted divine.

I am very behind with commenting and now have 781 messages to look at, please bear with me whilst I try to catch up, hmmmm!

Heres a picture of my little great great niece, Mia, aw she is so cute.


Hugs to you all until next time, Tells x


cayasm said...

Blimey i was beggining to wonder where you'd seems that life as usual is hetic, but at your getting away for a week Yarmouth should be nice as long as it doesn't rain it'll be ok. the kids sound like they're growing up super fast and keeping you busy at least in washing anyway lol. your neice looks lovely so cute cute. Your never going to catch up on all those

Enjoy the rest of the weekend


jeadie05 said...

How lovely to hear from you pleased there is to be some help for you at the end of the month perhaps we can have you back thenm lol ,have fun in Yarmouth ,Mia is a little darling isnt she ? Jan xx

mariealicejoan said...

Sounds like you've been really busy!  What a cutie you have posted the picture of here!!  Such beautiful blue eyes!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))I hope you have a nice weekend.She is a beatiful girl.

ally123130585918 said...

Mia is a real cutie ~ I havn't been to Yarmouth in ages ~ hope you have a good week there ~ as you say there are plenty of activities to do even if the weather isn't too good ~ wishing Rosie a Happy 13th Birthday ~ Allyx

lindaggeorge said...

What a lovely little girl!

Hope you have a lovely holiday next week and that the weather is kind to you. It's gone awful here today, grey and pouring with rain.

Linda xx.

gazker said...

Nice to here from you! Yarmouth is great, even if the weather is crap. Enjoy your holiday.
Gaz xxx

ukgal36 said...

have a great holiday!

beckiepainton said...

happy to report cheese and onion bread still on themenu!glad your well bow enjoy your hols beckie x

marainey1 said...

It does sound like you are having a busy time of it.  Between work, laundry and your children I imagine you are really ready for your holiday.  Your neice is delightful.  Hope you take some pictures to share of your trip.  'On Ya' - ma

queeniemart said...

i miss you when you are away.....i am so sad that you were sick but pray you feel so much better now....have a good time when you go glad to hear the family is doing well!
LOVE, lisa

wickedpink64 said...

Hi Tells! Good to hear from you again.  Glad you are on the mend from your illness.  I bet you can't wait for the hols.  Its sounds like you will have a fabulous time with the kids.  Rosie turning 13 - now thats a biggie!!!  I hope she has a lovely day.  Your niece is very cute!  Not shy of the camera at all huh???

Have a great time and get some much needed rest!  Looking forward to holiday photos when you get back!!


Wendy in Oz

wldconnie said...

Glad to read your entry and know that all is well with you and yours. Hope you have a great holiday next week. I will be in touch when I return from Brazil. Love Conniex

elainey2465 said...

Awwww Tells great to hear from you again. My Sam is 15 this year too! His birthday is 7th September! And my Joe will be 13 this year! Isnt it wierd how our baby's suddently become teenagers! ooooer!!

So you off to Yarmouth again! Yay!! We loved it there last year - we love the crazy golf on the seafront. Hope its not too cold for ya hun!

Love Laine xx

magogos said...

Glad to have you back, but your life is very busy. I come and go too. Woderful pictures. Margo

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Tells
Your neice is a beauty :o)      Happy Birthday to Rosie - hope she has lots of fun celebrating .......
Take care and don't work so hard,
Luv Jaynee X

gehi6 said...

That is a real honey of a child.  She has what they call bee stung lips.  I would say with 700 messages to catch up you will be a while.  It does not pay to get behind does it?  But I feel sorry for you because you do sound like you have been working extremely hard, so that can't be helped.  This is no time to quit your job, right?  Love, Gerry

zoepaul6968 said...

i hope you had a good break away,Mia is totally gorgeous and happy birthday to your Rosie,my daughter has just turned 14,ahhhh what an age lol zoe xxxxxxxxxxxxx