Sep
16
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 259

DenIt has been a busy day and the kids have been quite trying. I am guessing it is because they are really tired.

The Little Miss was a reluctant participant at her music lesson today and The Little Mister refused to stay. He said there were too many girls there!

This afternoon I went and did some food shopping and the kids stayed with The Mister. I love this picture he took of them, happy as anything and playing in the den they made.

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Sep
15
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 258

Manora

This pic is a really special one to me although I cannot take credit for taking it. It was taken by my very talented friend Paul Mariess and I nicked borrowed it.

This house belonged to my grandparents and was called Manora. We spent so much time up there and it has the most wonderful sea views. It looks out across the west coast with views over Cobo Beach. Beautiful in the lovely weather and absolutely wild when the weather is rough. Such a wonderful view.

They are now ripping down the house to replace it with a glass fronted modern building. I am sure it will be spectacular but I wish they had attempted to restore Manora to its glory. It could have been so beautiful although it would have required an awful lot of money to sort it out.

Time moves on, but this house holds so, so many special memories and in my minds eye I can still picture my little, hunched Gran Nora sitting in her winged chair in the window with her fat tabby cat on her lap and watching the sea out of the window.

Memories… so many of them…

– Christmasses spent sat in the hallway opening masses of presents.
– My cousins wrestling with each other in the hallway.
– Going to bed in Gran’s bed at Christmas with my cousin Beccy reading stories to us.
– Climbing up into the funny little loft space at the front of the garage to find the bullet holes.
– Sitting next to Gran on her bed when she was really quite poorly and talking to her about day-to-day stuff.
– Sitting on the granite wall at the front watching my bigger boy cousins jumping off the rocks into the sea in the gully below.
– The house had a particular smell all of it’s own and that long room which looked out onto the sea contained the most exciting thing in the house… Grandma’s button box.
– After Gran died going to the house with all the family to claim a few bits and pieces which ended up with the family emptying Gran Nora’s hat box and having pics taken wearing her creations.
– Spitting prune stones across the formica topped table in the kitchen.
– Sitting next to Gran on her bed when she was really quite poorly and talking to her about day-to-day stuff.

So many meals, so many hours spend with the family, so many tears and shrieks of laughter. So much noise! Most of all, so much love.

Manora will always hold a very, very special place in my heart.

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Sep
15
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 257

Cousins

My working hours have changed this week to be more in line with school hours so I can do some of the pickups. My sister is also helping us out a bit too which is brilliant.

Today however, it was my turn to collect all three kids from school as she was on a course. It was lovely to see The Little Miss and her cousin walking along holiday hands and they played so nicely with the dollies when the came home.

Being near my family, and especially my sister and the kids really makes me happy.

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Sep
15
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 256

Change of plans

Today The Little Mister started back at swimming lessons.

He was all ready at the poolside with his new group waiting to go in when one of the swimming pool attendants appeared with an extra large fishing net and started swishing about… not long after that a Code Brown was declared and everyone had to get out. Typical!

So, we had a quick trip to the park with the cousins instead of swimming lessons.

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Sep
15
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 255

Yumbox

Back to making school lunches and I’m so pleased that we bought a Yumbox.

I realise that it is way too easy to shove a sandwich, crisps and fruit into the kids lunches but this forces me to be a little more creative…. today though The Mister sorted this lot out.

Goes down a treat with The Little Mister too – everything is gone when he comes home from school so he is either eating it all or swapping it!

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Sep
11
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 254

First day at schoolToday marked another milestone – The Little Mister started at school.

He was so looking forward to going, and he was super ready in terms of development, but I always harboured a small worry that he might have a complete meltdown like he did when his swimming lessons changed.

However, we met his friends in the playground and he went in very happily with a smile on his face.

I am so proud to be Mummy to this little boy. He changed my life nearly 5 years ago and I am constantly grateful to have him and to enjoy him.

He said he really enjoyed school and he liked playing outside with his friends. He is looking forward to going back tomorrow. Another first done.

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Sep
10
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 253

Constitution Steps

I was singing with the choir at the Town Church today and on the way home I walked passed Constitution Steps.

These steps have been decorated with stickers as part of a Guernsey Arts Commission initiative. I think it looks absolutely lovely!

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Sep
10
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 252

9 September 2017

I had a lovely evening down at Proms on the Pier. However, it wasn’t on the pier in the end due to the high winds but was in market square.

The live broadcast switched the Royal Albert Hall at 9ish but prior to the local musicians entertained with some big band music. It was absolutely brilliant! Such fantastic local talent, including this handsome fellow, who just happens to be my cousin Tim.

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Sep
10
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 251

8 September 2017

My last Friday at work before my hours change and I start working 5 days a week.

I was hoping for a glorious sunny day instead it was raining and miserable but we made the most of it and went out with my sister and the dog for a walk.

We took the opportunity to pick blackberries in the rain. Despite the rain we had a lovely time. I hope that we will always try to be happy even when things don’t work out exactly the way we wish.

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Sep
10
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 250

Ownership

The Mister headed to bed before me and I when I joined him I found one cat asleep on the foot of the bed, but Mabel had claimed her rightful place. Guess who rules our house?

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