28 February 2018

Withdrawal Symptoms

It's over.  The fantastic Winter Olympics is over for another four years.  Everything about it was awesome (even the ice hockey!).

As last week was half term the TV was on constantly so I could keep up-to-date with what was going on.

Here are some of my favourite bits.

:: Curling.  Lots & lots of curling.

 ::  Nico Porteous - the 16 year old from New Zealand who beat the big boys to take Bronze in the       Men's Half Pipe.  Totally awesome.

 :: The women's Ice Hockey Final.  USA v Canada.  I will admit to only watching it via the highlights.  Not sure I could watch the whole thing.  Well done USA.  First win in 20 years.

:: Billy Morgan winning Bronze in the Men's Big Air.  The oldest competitor in the competition (at 28!) but he nailed it.

:: And who could forget Marit Bjoergen.  The most decorated female athlete in Winter Olympics history with a record 15 medals spanning 16 years.  Again the oldest female (37) in the Women's Cross Country Skiing by 15 years but stormed home to a gold medal.

It's a good job I'm back to work this week.  I need something to do!!

27 February 2018

Snow Day

I LOVE snow days.  Especially when I get to stay home and play hooky whilst everyone else is at work.

My school was closed today as the road outside the building wasn't treated and, as all the children come to school on buses, the headteacher felt it was unsafe for them to travel.

The YM's school, however, was open (much to his annoyance) and off he went to catch the train, which thankfully were still running.

Hubby worked from home this morning but went to work about noon.

I got to put my feet up this afternoon and watch a film (The Only Living Boy in New York, which was quite good).  Mind you I had cleared the ironing basket first thing, done two loads of washing, tidied the kitchen and spring cleaned the YM's room before lunchtime.

The sun is out now, so unless we suddenly have a freak change in weather it will be back to work tomorrow.  :(

26 February 2018

The Weekend

The weekend started on Friday this week as we celebrated hubby's birthday with a meal at the Alchemist in Liverpool.

The food was delicious and the cocktails were "smokin'".

Saturday was haircut day for the boys and a trip to the garden centre for me and hubby.  He want's to make some vegetable trugs! as he said he could make one for a lot less than the £100 they were charging.

Sunday, despite the cold, hubby and I went for a walk up to the windmill then home to catch up on the olympics.

Not a bad weekend really.

22 February 2018

Last Weekend

I know it's a a bit late to be catching up with last weekend seeing as this weekend is only a two days away but hey ho!!

Saturday saw us doing another 4.5 miles walk but Sunday was a no-show on the walking front as hubby was complaining of chest pains!

He's fine.  But in true male style wouldn't go to A & E to get checked out.  I stopped asking after the sixth attempt.

Instead I stayed warm and watched the Winter Olympics whilst catching up with my Woodland Blanket.

He's fine honestly!!

16 February 2018

I Love Scousers

I ♥♥♥ Scousers.

I work with a great bunch.

I might not be able to understand them without a translator

but they're all fantastic.

13 February 2018

At the Weekend

The weather this weekend was hideous so after a quick trip to the store for supplies I sat down and did some more of my Woodland Blanket.

It's growing a lot quicker with doing stripes and I'm loving the colours (apart from the brown row at the beginning but it's too late to unpick it now).

Only another 52 rows to go and I can start the edging.  Yay!!

10 February 2018


For the first time in almost two years we all seem to happy with where we are.

It wasn't where we planned to be but it's turning out to be a happy place.

Home, they say, is where the heart is 

6 February 2018

♥♥ Mum ♥♥

Missing this lady today

and every day

More cheese Gromit?

5 February 2018

This Weekend

Ohhh! This weekend was so relaxing.

Saturday I spent a lovely few hours catching up with my friend over coffee and Sunday hubby and I did a 7.5 miles walk along the coastal path on the Wirral.

It was a little bit chilly but it didn't seem to stop people from enjoying the first dry day in over a week.