Saturday, 21 February 2015

Half Term

Half term has been mainly about Matt revising for his Mock AS's.  We've caught up with friends too, but it's mainly been revising.  Smudge likes us around indoors.

I think she is the one testing boundaries, rather than the resident teenager.  She is not allowed on tables!  Clearly she obeys every rule!

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

I'm back off to hospital tomorrow for an appointment on Monday morning - my foot saga continues!


Monday, 16 February 2015


Do you remember Britain's Got Talent last year?  I'm not a fan of this style of programme, but when you know someone who is taking part, suddenly it gets interesting!  One of Matt's friends brothers is part of the "boy band" Collabro.  And THEY WON.  

As you can imagine there has been quite a lot of celebration and excitement over the last few months around here.  It was obvious when watching the school musical, that Richard's voice was in a different league.  And it is so nice to see that he had the courage of his convictions and has become successful.  I know some of it is luck, and being in the right place at the right time, but he honestly refused to give up on his dream.

When it was announced that Collabro were going on tour, a few of us from school decided to go and watch the show at the Brighton Centre.  8 of us went along - a pizza for supper first, and an invite to the after show party later.  I think that will be the one and only time I go to a party where my name had to be on a list to get in!  :)

Anyway, here are some photos from the evening.  And I know I'm biased, but I really would thoroughly recommend going to see them if you get the chance.  Great songs and amazing voices.  

Wishing everyone a good week.  

Sara x

Sorry I haven't been around much over the last few days, it's just been incredibly busy.  So sorry if I've missed any important posts.  I am trying to catch up with my reading - but as it's half term, it might take me a while.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

This week....

Most unusually for me, by yesterday I hadn't taken a single photo during the week.  I was going to say it was absolutely pants as far as weeks go, but on reflection, whilst there were some pretty grotty bits there was plenty of good bits, and lots of laughter too.

Monday I went to Pilates, Tuesday my mum-in-law visited and brought me some rather yummy butterscotch biscuits, Wednesday was Rock Choir, and Thursday lunch with a good friend.  Friday my sister came to stay for the weekend - I took her to a Rock Choir rehearsal Friday evening, and to a crochet group on Saturday morning.  Matt updated the RAM in my laptop and it's like a new computer now.  A little scary at the time though!  My dad took us out for supper on Saturday evening.  The food was delicious.

This morning, after my sister had left, Matt had rugby training.  Jolly cold watching him, but the sun was out and it felt as if Spring weren't too far away.  And then Matt went Go-Karting.  I watched a little (it was a bit cold, loud and smelly for me!) but then came home and am enjoying a glass of wine before Matt gets home.

Yes - there was some really stressful horrid bits this week, and it's easy to let them take over, but actually there were more good bits.  

Wishing you a great week.


I had no idea what my computer looked like inside!

Pretty daffodils from my friend to cheer me up - it worked!  :)

Sunshine in a jug.

Good food and good company.

The Go Karting photos weren't good!  They move jolly fast!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

January Round Up


I think I will try and post a collage photo at the end of each month.  Please feel free to remind me if I forget!  It might also prompt me to make sure that I keep my scrap book up to date (or at least don't get too far behind!)  It will be good for me to have a round up of each month through the year.

January has been a mixed month for me - but this is my happy space, so I won't bore you with the rubbish bits.  But looking back through it, there has been lots to be happy for, and I am looking forward to this new phase in my life.  I don't think it will be easy, some of the changes are unknown, and there will be be many challenges, but I am ready to move on and embrace what lies ahead.  

This month, there has been crochet (maybe not enough), a return to walking to school after my foot op, some stunning sunrises, a dusting of snow, hungry birds and rugby.

I hope you are all having a good weekend.  It should have been a rugby day for Matt today, but he has a rotten cold and can't play.  I'm not entirely sorry as it's freezing today, and I travelled to Southend on Wednesday and froze watching him play.  Twice in one week might be above and beyond the call of duty!  So, the fire is lit, and I am crafting, and cooking the first proper  roast since Christmas.

Keep warm.  :)