2019 part 1

Six months in to 2019 and it’s been full of ups, downs, sadness and joy, with memories made. It didn’t get off to the best start, but with some fortuitous twists we were able to join up with Andrew and Lis in Italy. Totally unexpected and all the sweeter for it! We met up in…

Arbroath are the Champions!

So the day had arrived for Arbroath to be crowned League one winners! After a breakfast of blueberry pancakes 🥞 we took our time to get ready, prepare dinner for later and enjoyed some quiet time. Arbroath and Angus really has some beautiful places to see , with red sandstone glowing like an ember on…

May the 4th be with you

I have always followed Arbroath’s football club as I was born in the town, even living there for a brief spell before our move to England. This year they have been top of the league for most of, if not, the whole season. So before they had officially won I took a risk to book…

First quarter of 2019

I can’t believe that we are three months into 2019. I’ve had two trips to Scotland, been to see some football, rugby and been to Lords for dinner. We’ve visited Brighton, Arbroath, Ripon, Harrogate, Stow on the Wold and Charlbury. We also lost our beloved Reggie, far too soon into his short but sweet life….

In your corner

I’ve had an incredible day today watching the last match in this year’s 6 nations. England were trouncing Scotland almost keeping the score the same as the minutes played tally. I don’t know what Gregor said at half time, or what they said to themselves, but it worked! Suffice to say England scored in the…

A chance to relax

We are midway through March, this year is going so fast! Today Georgina and I are having a spa day and we are really looking forward to it! The challenges over the last few weeks have been exhausting but light is at the end of the tunnel and positive outcomes are aplenty! The next few…

A trip home…

A message earlier this month from my Mum breaking the news of my dad’s younger brother’s death was a bolt out of the blue. A call last Thursday, 10th, saying the funeral was on the 17th meant a few internet logins with return tickets purchased and time off in lieu agreed. My Dad is the…

Ninety not out

Today we visited Crawley to see my Auntie Alma on her 90th birthday. Her and my Mum’s brother Joe were married in 1952 and Alma is originally from Liverpool. Family had travelled far and wide including her eldest son from America, and family from all over the UK. We were awaiting the birthday girl’s entrance…

Tying the proverbial knot

On Thursday Kevin and I began our journey up to Scotland for a family wedding on Saturday. We drove to Suffolk to a mirror restorer to see what could be done with my grandparents chip shop mirror. A bit of a detour but provided great scenery and a lovely lunch. Next up the drive to…

A trip to Scotland

I try to visit my parents in Scotland in the summer, and this time I had some company, as Joseph came along on the trip. This was a great chance for us all to spend time together. The journey wasn’t great due to a delayed flight and having to purchase additional train tickets, but we…

In loving memory

Today, after over a year, we finally had the items purchased for Tony Ward brought outside for all to admire and enjoy! It was Sports day so with a few students in school, mainly for exams, it was a great opportunity to have them in situ. Martin Cook, an amazingly talented sculptor and his son…

Final six nations weekend 2018

For the last few years I have attended at least one of the six nations matches, but not this year….. So on the final weekend we made the trip to Brighton to watch all three matches with my sister and Jane. The weather was inclement but roads were fine. We were going to eat food…