I Am Still Here!

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I am still here, just!  I have just about recovered from my cold, but been left with a hacking cough which I am trying to get rid of!!!!  Work has been just manic!  DH has seemed to be driving from one end of the country to the other and this week has to go down to Poole (on the south coast) and then Norfolk (on the east coast) he only has to go to Wales and Scotland and he has covered the whole of the UK.

December opened and it started to snowing on my blog which I always love, but where did November go?

img_0190Our wonderful Youngest son turned 17 yesterday (!) (where did 17 years go?!!!!!) and he had a lovely day with his Dad and his present? His car!!!!  OMG he is driving!!!!  He had his first lesson yesterday morning and we are off down that road!!!!!  It has been a crazy week as DH had to go to the garage where we bought his car from on Wednesday to sort the paperwork out and I had to go to Nottingham to his college for parents evening!!!  I mean really why does everything have to be on one evening!!!!!

He had a great assessment from his tutor at college and at the moment he is on course to get all Distinctions in his course.  We are so proud of him.

Swimming has been crazy busy with events.  Last Saturday DH was out all day as President and then Youngest was competing for the Club in the evening at a gala (they came third!).  Tomorrow they are out all day in Sheffield at the Derbyshire Sprint Session!

img_20161203_130324Treacle is ready for Christmas, even if I am not yet!!!!!  She is going for a haircut next week because you can see how fluffy she is.  This picture was taken just after she had been brushed (she stays like this for about two minutes!) We managed to snap this picture as she was waiting for her lunchtime biscuit!!!!

We have had the usual issues with our home!  The boiler started to play up which we got fixed and we have a booster pump for the water pressure as we are on a hill, now that has decided to go slow!!!  So the plumber has been to see it and is coming on Monday to hopefully repair it!!!! 

DSC04985Christmas cake is made (a little later this year (!)) and I now need to make the pudding, mince pies and Christmas cookies which are tomorrow’s jobs!  I also have to get the presents wrapped and the cards mailed out!


This week is shaping up to be as hectic.  Monday evening I am getting my hair cut, I look as fluffy as Treacle because I have not had time to go.  Wednesday is Girlfriend’s sister’s Birthday so I will be seeing them.  Friday DH and Youngest are out doing a disco for our friends and I am out at a Christmas meal.  Then Saturday we are visiting family in Nottingham delivering presents and seeing them before Christmas and then in the evening we are going to one of the companies we work with their Christmas dinner, which we are really looking forward to.

Sunday I will be trying to get a few more jobs done and things sorted before Christmas.  Then Youngest will be finishing college for Christmas, it will be swimming club Presentation Evening, DH is going to two more Christmas meals with the other companies we work with in Birmingham and Nottingham and I have to pick up some of the extra bits of food that we have for Christmas before the big day!!!!

Christmas Day will be hectic with my lot and others popping in and out and then on Boxing Day I will have eight for lunch so on the 27th I am not going to be doing anything!!!! In fact I think I will stay in bed alllllllllllllllllllllllllll dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

Tomorrow I am also going to catch up with all the blogs I visit and comment on and can only apologise that I haven’t been by for a while but well you know!!!

Today we are decorating the house for Christmas and I really do love it!!!  It is my most favourite job to do.  Well I love all things about Christmas.  You can keep New Year but I love Christmas!!  I will post some pictures when everything is up and done (it won’t look much different to last year but well you know!)

I hope all your Christmas plans are going well and normal service will be resumed on my blog from now on.  Quilting you say?  Yes I am trying to fit some of that in too but with everything else it has been put aside at the moment.  Again over Christmas I am hoping to get lots done!!!!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Hugs, Susie xx

22 Days to Go Before Christmas! Oh My!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to All My American Friends!

Although it is not a UK holiday I am thankful for my family, our health, our friends and Treacle.

I am back on my feet, just, and now plowing my way through all the work which has piled up and all the house jobs!!!!  Sometimes I wonder whether there is time to be ill!!!!!#

Big Hugs, Susie x

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I Give Up!

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It was inevitable!  DH had been out with one of his work colleagues who had a bad cold and so he got it!  I was doing okay I had managed to avoid lots of people coughing and spluttering and sneezing everywhere but no!  I have the cold now!!!!  And also it is all in my head!!!  I don’t have a runny nose or a cough but I sound like I am speaking from the bottom of a very deep well!  In fact Treacle would not come near me today as I don’t sound like me!!!!!

Image result for busy workSince last week and the Election over the pond and the World did not end (!) work has gone mad!  This happened in June with our Referendum and the World did not end then!  Hopefully now we will be able to have a few months of steady work and not this feast and famine every month!!!!!  Universe are you listening?

Tomorrow evening we have the Young Swimmers for their Christmas party and it will be two hours of absolute, full on, non stop organised chaos!!!!!!!!  By the time it ends at 9.00pm we will be in a corner exhausted!!!!  The children will have a blast though!

Image result for christmas wallpaperSaturday we are Christmas Shopping!  I don’t care what happens between now and then we are shopping!!!!!!  Unfortunately the Christmas lights won’t be lit by then as the switch on is not until the following week but the stores are all looking very Christmasy!!!!!

I hope your Thursday is going well! 

Hugs, Susie x

The Wednesday Wag!

DSC05280I am in my basket today and have been watching the comings and goings at home!  Dad went out first, then Mom and then Youngest.  Youngest came back early (I got fed early too!) then Mom got back but Dad is still out!!!!!  It has been like this all week!  I don’t know whether I am coming or going.

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The weather isn’t too bad today and I have been out in my garden and Mom has promised that we will go for an extra long walk hopefully at the weekend.  Mom and Dad are also going Christmas Shopping so I am getting my Christmas List together.

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1. Tennis Ball or seven, 2. Squeaky Toy or eight, 3. New collar, 4. Some new Reindeer antlers (mine have gone missing), 5. Some yummy treats.

I think that’s about it but I am sure I can think of some more before Saturday!!!!!

I am also keeping my paws crossed that Mom gets her sewing room tidied soon as I cannot get in and use Eldest’s bed!  It is such a mess!  I really need to make sure she gets it done!

I hope you are having a Woofy Wednesday



Oh My The Days Are Flying By!

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I swear it was Friday nine minutes ago!!!!!  The days are flying and with it the time to get things done!!! 

The Younger Swimmers had a great championships on Friday night and they really enjoyed themselves. DH, Youngest and I were shattered by the end of it!!!!  The Older Swimmers did their second half of the championships on Saturday evening and Youngest won two and came third in his final race, so he was really pleased.  Again DH and I were shattered by the end of it!  Sunday DH and Youngest were helping at the Remembrance Day service and did not get home until 2.00pm and I spent the weekend getting jobs done!

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This Saturday DH and I are going Christmas shopping!  You will not believe the logistics we have had to go through to ensure we get to go and I am keeping my fingers crossed that nothing happens between now and then to scupper it!!!!  Sunday DH is out again at a swimming event as President so I am trying to get some more order in my sewing room.

dsc02548Treacle is very woolly at the moment but it is cold, so I am going to arrange for her haircut at the beginning of December and then she will be okay for Christmas.  However it is not good when I am trying to brush her because she is so curly!!!!!

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I have been trying to catch up on my favourite blogs but have not had chance to comment on them. Hopefully I will be able to catch up over the next few days.  At the moment I feel like those hamsters on their wheels!!! My little paws are going as fast as possible but I am not getting anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you are having a great Tuesday

Hugs, Susie xx

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There are 40 More Days to Go To Christmas!

28 Years Today!

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Twenty eight years to the day and date DH and I became one! Even though it was November the weather was amazing, it was cold and bright and very frosty!  We had a great day surrounded by family and friends and in the evening we left for our honeymoon in the Lake District. Oh and it snowed whilst we were there! 

Today, the weather is cold and raining (!) and tonight we are at the big pool we swim at with the older swimmers in their second Championships!!!!!  We will float our celebration to a little nearer Christmas!  We may get a day where we can sneak a few hours for us(!) But

I found the one and got my Happily Ever After!

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs, Susie x

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It’s Friday!

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Yep it’s Friday folks!

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Also Remembrance Day so at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the country will fall silent in remembrance of all those who gave their lives for us all in World War I and II and all other conflicts since.

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Later we will be dealing with all the little ones at their swimming championships from age 5 to age 8!!!!  Wish us luck!!!!

Have a super Friday and Weekend folks.

Hugs, Susie xx