The reef police dismisseth us……

The Leith police dismisseth us, They thought we sought to stay; The Leith police dismisseth us, They thought we’d stay all day. The Leith police dismisseth us, We both sighed sighs apiece; And the sighs that we sighed as we said goodbye Were the size of the Leith police. A tongue twister came to mindContinue reading “The reef police dismisseth us……”

Monday and no work!

I was woken up early by Georgina, still overawed by the previous evening events. We watched the sun rise together and talked about the proposal and the excitement generated. This has been something she has dreamt of for so long and their unbridled joy is just so touching. We enjoyed a chilled day with usContinue reading “Monday and no work!”

She said yes! 💍💕💕

For the last seven months, I’ve kept a very big secret (or not) from Georgina and family. It’s been hard, as I have wanted to tell people about the little things that have occurred over that time. Jay choosing the right ring💍, Georgina changed her mind about style and Jay fretted about having one made,Continue reading “She said yes! 💍💕💕”

Daintree Rainforest

One of the reasons to come to the north east coast was to take in a trip to the world heritage site of Daintree rainforest🤗 and this trip didn’t disappoint We first visited the wildlife park with obligatory koala pictures. A wander through the rest of the park showed the diversity of this country’s fawnaContinue reading “Daintree Rainforest”

The land down under 🤗

Jet lagged I’ve decided to write about our travels so far. We left England after meeting Colin, Kevin’s best friend for over 40 years, where we all flew to HK. Have to say, Cathay Pacific were great and the journey, including 4 hour changeover, was smooth, in fact, we all agree that it has beenContinue reading “The land down under 🤗”

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..”

Keep right on to the end of the road……

Sunday arrived and we had beautiful weather for the Scottish relatives, friends and neighbours to celebrate the diamond anniversary. Food, drink and chairs were in place. Guests arrived and laughter rang out. We spilled over into the garden and it was so good to see so many smiling faces. I read a poem by BobContinue reading “Keep right on to the end of the road……”

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”

Life changes

On Sunday we drove to Bristol to our niece’s new home, to surprise Kevin’s sister on the eve of a momentous birthday. I’d been nearby, actually having lunch at the above pub earlier this year, and after a very early start we arrived before the birthday girl. Viv was suitably surprised and pleased at theContinue reading “Life changes”

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”

What a wonderful world….

What a weekend it’s been. We’ve certainly had fireworks in more ways than one!  A few months ago I saw on Facebook an ad for a gin festival in Brighton and booked 4 tickets. It was for the 5th November and little did I know then that Isabella McIntosh would arrive on that day, allContinue reading “What a wonderful world….”

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!”