Where did last week go..

Last week was half term, although I was in school for a few days. I relish the solitude and opportunity to work uninterrupted. You achieve so much and it’s also great to take stock, tidy up my desk and do filing. Progress to finish the sixth form block is slow, but should be complete toContinue reading “Where did last week go..”

Weekend fun

A really busy weekend, a tonic after feeling rough all week. Friday included a lazy morning then lunch with Debbie at Masons. Great food, and company with the usual laughter and a good old chin wag. Just what the doctor ordered. Time with Debbie is always uplifting! Saturday was an early start up to LondonContinue reading “Weekend fun”

Cricket  England v South Africa

The reason behind our trip was the cricket match today, and we awoke to get skies and drizzle.  Breakfast and getting ready took precedence and the drizzle became heavy showers 😞  As we wiped away 40 minutes a break in the clouds, and the rain stopped so we walked to Cardiff bay station. We hadContinue reading “Cricket  England v South Africa”

Dyffryn Gardens

Another day, another house and gardens, this one a National Trust property just outside Cardiff. The gardens less formal than yesterday, but a sculpture here and there. The sun shone intermittently but the moisture in the air did not dampen our enthusiasm. We stopped for the obligatory cream tea and wandered around the stalls whereContinue reading “Dyffryn Gardens”

Road trip:prequel

Tomorrow my friend Debbie and I embark on a road trip culminating in two rugby cup finals on Friday and Saturday, and I am so 😊  The trip came about after last year’s finals in France. I watched from afar as debbie posted of her travels etc, so we decided to do the trip, stoppingContinue reading “Road trip:prequel”

Friendship …..

Over the last few weeks I have spent some time thinking about my life beyond work. I have quite often been mistaken for a driven career woman-something I have never seen myself as. I have enjoyed the jobs that I have done (five) and try to do what I can to the best of myContinue reading “Friendship …..”

Celebration of life

I have been dreading today as it was the day that I would say farewell to my dear friend Sian. Her mum had said that they wanted to celebrate her life and that was achieved in no small measure. The tributes began with her brother Aled recanting stories from her younger years and beyond. TheContinue reading “Celebration of life”

My friend Sian

Today brought the saddest news that my dear friend Sian had lost  her monumental battle against cancer. What can I  say, she believed she could beat this and did all she could to try. I have been in awe of her courage and the support and love that her family and friends have given. AnContinue reading “My friend Sian”

First post!

When I was a lot younger I never thought I would marry, let alone have a family, but I have been blessed with a fantastic husband Kevin, and three wonderful children Andrew, Joseph and Georgina, who have given us such a rich and varied family life. It’s been a privilege to see them grow bothContinue reading “First post!”