Tuesday, 28 May 2013

AWOLagain

Haven't had too much to say recently life has just been plodding on.
I'm still ploughing everything i can into the debt and still trying to live as frugal as i can.
We have had a few dry days lately and its been a treat to spend some time in the garden.Potting on some of my seedlings.My chilli's are doing really well so if all else fails we will have an abundance of spice....

My weekend was fantastic the girls were down for  a fleeting visit so saw them both on Saturday and the wee one on Sunday.It was lovely to see my DS with all his girls.
My girls are good.eldest daughter met up in London with a chap she met on holiday.She had a brilliant time .My youngest even though is studying hard seems content in her life and is occasionally seeing a new chap.
Its so nice to see all the smiles and happiness.




Friday, 17 May 2013

Short Break

At the beginning of this year i purchased a Groupon for a 1 night stay in a village on the Isle Of Sheppey,Kent.It cost me £49 (of which i have recieved casback as well from Topcashback)
This included accomodation for 2,2 course dinner and a bottle of wine and breakfast.
Time ran away with us and as it expired next week i got on and booked it for Yesterday.This also conicided with us having to pick our daughter up from the Gatwick.
So yesterday an alarm woke us up at 12.30 am,quick shower and up to Gatwick,home by 4.30 am back into bed and another alarm for 6 am to get up with my youngest whilst she got ready for school.
Getting up at 6 was really hard i wished i hadnt gone to bed again.

We dropped DD off and set off.M25 was definately alot busier than it had been earlier and a certain feeling of Deja vue .As per normal for the M25 an accident had closed 3 of the 4 lanes in the direction we were going so as soon as we heard we came off the motoway and joined the A roads.

Now the reason i have wanted to go to Kent was due to researching my family tree.
My maternal grandfather was quite old when my mum was born.He was born in a village in Kent called Plaxtol along with his sister Dora.
Dora married a gentleman called Frank and went on to have a child called Walter.
Walter was very famous so very easy to find information on.
Walter married  Mary Adelaide Somes Colyer-Ferguson and had a son Gilbert Walter Riversdale Monckton, 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley CBOBEMC (3 November 1915 – 22 June 2006

The family home of Mary was Ightham Mote and this is where Gilbert was born ( are you still with me)

Monckton was the only son of Walter Monckton, 1st Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, created Viscount in 1957, and Mary Adelaide Somes Colyer-Ferguson. He was born at Ightham Mote, which was owned by his maternal grandfather, Sir Thomas Colyer-Fergusson. Monckton's sister, Valerie Goulding, founded the Irish Central Remedial Clinic and became a member of the Seanad √Čireann. His father was a British lawyer and politician, and became chief legal advisor to King Edward VIII during the Abdication Crisis in 1936.

So this is my Great Aunts, grandson.
So for a long time i have wanted to visit Ightham mote as its now owned by the National Trust.
Its a beautiful house and well worth the visit and it was a lovely feeling to walk the floors that my ancestors had.








After our visit to the house we drove the short distance to Plaxtol to see where my Grandfather had come from.

We then drove to the Isle of Sheppey to our Hotel.We were given the Bridal suite which had a 4 poster bed and a Jacuzzi bath( oh the luxury of having a bath)
We loved our stay in the hotel and cant fault it or the staff.
Today after a hearty breakfast we left the Island and drove to a few different coastal resorts all 3 were very run down which was sad to see.We decided on our way home to stop in Canterbury which is a lovely place ,would have liked to have had more time to explore.We didn't pay to go into the Cathedral grounds but we could see it from various vantage points.

We had a lovely couple of days and got to see parts of our lovely country that neither of us had seen before.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Im glad its over

Yesterday (Friday) is a day I'm glad is finally over.
OH took DD to school as he never does it and was home because of the funeral we were attending.On way home he stopped to allow a coach through as a delivery truck was in its way and OH was waiting to pull around a coned area on his side of the road.Hand break on,he noticed a car pulling up behind him who did the same stopped and waited.Luckily he also put on his handbrake as otherwise things would be so much worse.Unfortunately the woman who was 3rd in the line didn't notice the 2 cars were stopped..
Nobody was hurt in anyway and my car only has a few scratches but it could have been so much worse.


Funeral was sad mainly for the fact that this family has been through so much in past year.

One ray of sunshine my DGD is now sitting up on her own, shes just over 4 and half months old now.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Im really good at looking after others but not so much myself..
I still havent been to the Drs about my back.....
and i slept awful last night with the pain and have staggered downstairs like an 80 year old.I have take some painkillers and hopefully they will kick in soon.I honestly thought it would have gone by now so i am going to really make the effort to go to the Drs.

Haven't posted for a while sometimes life just gets in the way.We currently have 2 very poorly members of my husbands family in hospital ( father and son),Son is a year old than OH and has been in hospital now for 12 weeks his dad roughly the same time.
So now they are at local hospitals and the hospital is allowing visitor's we have been visiting.
Paul (son)  developed a blood clot on his brain and has a very long road to recovery.Paul lost his mum and wife last year so its not been a good time for him.
Since i started writing this Paul's dad has sadly passed,

So sad times....

well I'm back at the present time.I ordered a new mattress which was delivered yesterday,I definitely had a better nights sleep so hoping that my old mattress may have been a factor in my pain

Remember i said i was going to appear in the Tesco magazine well i think its now in the shops.I was sent a proof of what was to be written and it was close to what i said so i didn't bother correcting it.
I wasn't photo shopped into a size 14 like i requested but even for an overweight middle aged woman the picture is ok.To be honest is probably the only picture that's been taken and kept for a very long time.

Well enough waffle for one morning,we are off to the market this morning,hoping for some cheap meat.Later on today we are going around to DD,s for dinner.
So enjoy your day.