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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

WAVING ON TUESDAY

Once again, I'm joining in with SIAN'S merry bunch of 'Monday wavers'.....and once again it's on a Tuesday!

Today has seen me unpacking from my trip to Sotland...I arrived home late last night, having decided that I need to get some sort of 'normality' back in my life.



is it just me, or does everyone find random items at the bottom of their cases?!




The weekend (and indeed the last week) was a round of hospital visits, spending some time with both Craig and Kirsty , taking an overnight trip to the NE of England- allowing a (very) brief catch up with friends and a little Retail Therapy! - and then saying my farewells before heading home.

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last post ......dad is still not ready to give up, and the Consultant says we could be looking at weeks or even months of this phase, hence the reason I have come home....with a heavy heart, but knowing that dad- and mum- are in good hands.

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx




Tuesday, 12 May 2015

ME ON ......

TUESDAY!

 

From not-so-sunny Scotland, where this morning I have been very lazy and had tea and toast in bed, whilst trying to catch up with some blog reading

 

 

The weekend...and indeed since I arrived last week...has been a flurry of hospital visits, talking to nursing staff, catching up with my sister (who decided the time had come for her to come over from NZ), trying to make mum aware of the reality of the situation with dad and, needless to say, eating too much cake chocolate as I always do when under stress!

 

We have an appointment to speak with dad's consultant this afternoon and I shall make a decision about when I'll go home after that.

 

Both Craig and Kirsty arrive this evening and I shall be so glad to have them here.

 

Thanks for dropping by!

Take care of you

Alison xx

 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

ME ON MONDAY

After arriving home on Sunday night, having spent a week visiting mum and dad in Scotland (where the sun DID actually shine for two days!) I enjoyed my first cup of coffee sitting in the sun





The weekend?......I travelled south for a funeral, spent twenty four hours with Kirsty, drove back to Scotland, visited dad in hospital, met up with friends for lunch and coffee and flew home!....a very mixed bag this time!!

A day late waving to SIAN and her merry band of Monday 'wavers'...but I know she'll forgive me for that!

Hope your week holds lots of good things!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx


Sunday, 12 April 2015

ONE PICTURE, TWENTY WORDS

Joining in with ABI's monthly meme




Boarding Pass printed....passport ready...car booked in for Airport Parking...getting ready to go and visit mum and dad!


Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

FIVE FAVOURITES

Chasing my tail again here, but slowly getting there!

Thanks to JO I have been scrapbooking again....so much so that I have actually order a new album- the first one for a couple of years!

I shared my first two layouts for February HERE, and at last am getting around to posting the others:










I've also chosen my Five Favourites for March:








Celebrating our 35th wedding Anniversary...these will probably go on one page


Spending a rainy afternoon playing video games





Mother's Day morning coffee









Young at heart!......Jean and Eric met in hospital and have remained firm friends


It's unlikely that I'll get them all completed by the end of the month, given that I haven't even started and am off  to visit mum and dad for a week, on Monday....more catching up when I get home!

have a good weekend my friends

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

ME ON MONDAY

A day late again, but this was me yesterday...still catching up with laundry after all my visitors of the last few weeks had left.




The weekend? I saw Kirsty and the boyfriend on their way back to the UK on Friday, spent some time pruning and weeding in the garden, visited MY LITTLE OLD LADY who has ended up in hospital after a bad fall, had a very pleasant lunch at a local restaurant with good friends on Sunday....and  finished my last Layout for my FIVE FAVOURITES for February..... I"m hoping to get the photograph taken of that tomorrow and then I'll share them with you.

We also had word last week  that, after having an MRI scan, the doctors were pretty sure that dad had gallstones...he had surgery today during which they removed two rather large stones without complications.... he is now in Recovery and we are all hoping and praying that he will be able to start eating again and  build some strength up.

Waving at SIAN (whose idea ME ON MONDAY was)... and her merry band of wavers - and of course YOU!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx





Tuesday, 31 March 2015

WAVING ON TUESDAY

I know that most of SIAN's 'wavers' will have done so yesterday, but here I am late as is often the case!

After a week of horrendously wet, windy and cold weather the sun has come back with a vengeance .....and not only have I changed the nail polish on my toes to a Summer pink...said toes also had their first dip in the pool.




Believe me, no other body part followed, as although the temperature on the terrace was about 30 degrees, the pool was FREEZING!

The weekend?.......I've had a house full of people-not only are Kirsty and the boyfriend still here, but Craig arrived too, as it was our Wedding Anniversary on Sunday. Needless to say this resulted in enjoying a weekend of too much eating and drinking - well, one does have to celebrate 35 years of marriage!

Kirsty and the boyfriend ( his name is Craig too would you believe, so when I'm talking about him i call him 'the boyfriend' to avoid confusion with MY Craig!!) are leaving on Friday, so next weekend will see me getting my house back to 'normal' I think!

If you pop over to Sian's blog HERE you will see who else has waved this week.

Wishing you all a good week....I have heard rumours of snow in the UK- hope it doesn't affect you too badly!

thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx