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As if you haven’t all realised yet we are away on Vacation!!!!

DH, Youngest, Treacle & I are away and Eldest and Girlfriend are House sitting for us (they are going away when we get back to Portugal for a week!)

So there may be only a few posts, depending upon the wifi connection! 

See you all in Two Weeks Time.

Hugs, Susie xx




It’s Friday!


Yes well we made it to Friday relatively unscathed!  I have had two dreadful days and not feeling much better today either, just when I was on top of eveything, it does not take long for it all to fall apart!!!!


Yep Youngest has finished his first year at college and so is now off for seven weeks, yeah!!!  Of course he is busy for the first weekend of it!!!!  We have also broken up for two weeks from Swimming!!!!! Put the Flags Out!!!!!!


This is what Eldest and Girlfriend have been up to today!  It was Girlfriend’s Graduation after four years at Nottingham University, she has Graduated with a 2:1 in French.  Don’t they look smart!  Many Congratulations to Sophie!


Youngest is out all day today filming for a University Student’s final year project, he is playing a Vampire called Dave !!!!  He is then staying at his friends overnight in Nottingham as they are all going to an all day concert at Wollaton Hall (above) in Nottingham tomorrow (its going to rain) and then Sunday he is out again all day at a car thing! So we will probably see him on Monday!

DH and I have nothing planned for tonight or tomorrow but we are out Sunday for Brunch with some friends which will be nice.

I am just getting myself sorted to get house jobs done and then a basket of ironing, so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a lovely summer weekend.

Hugs, Susie x




Why, I bet you are wondering, is there a picture of a Christmas Tree? Well it is #TBT but no I saw an advert on TV for the Movie24 channel who are doing Christmas in July!!!!!!!!!!!!  Come on, really?   It will not be long before there are Christmas things appearing in the shops, usually the beginning of September and now Movie24 are showing Christmas movies for the whole of July???????!!!!!! Madness!!!


Well as it is #TBT and we have started this Christmas theme I couldn’t resist, te he!!!  Here are the Boys ten years ago on Christmas morning after Santa has visited.


A visit to see Santa before Christmas at Great Central Steam Railway.  We loved taking them there.


The Christmas Tree from ten year’s ago.

I know, I know back to reality of June 29th!!!!  and it is just under six months before Christmas really.  However the weather is quite cool today and raining so it could be winter!  Tonight is the Wild, Wet & Wacky evening for the kids where they play very silly games on the park in teams.  I never go as I hate the sight of children running around and slipping and have visions of broken limbs, it freaks me out. 

I am doing a little bit of quilting each day on Youngest’s quilt and am now planning the next one I need to get done.  I have a few jobs which need to get done after this week and I am trying to stay on top of things work and home wise so that I can get my quilting finished.  

I hope you are having a Happy Thursday and the weather is good with you. 

Hugs, Susie x


Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to the Best Dad in the Whole World!

All our Love

Eldest, Youngest & Treacle xxx

Also the Best Husband in the  Whole World!

Love Susie x

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Daddies, Granddads out there.

Hugs, Susie x


We did not do a lot over the Easter weekend but everyone had been so busy up to the Easter weekend that it was quite nice just to relax!  Saturday evening DH, Youngest and I went to Harts in Nottingham for dinner.  DH had received a gift voucher for dinner for his Birthday last year and we had only now just got around to sorting it out!  It was a lovely evening.

Easter Sunday was another lazy day and the weather was not good so we watched some films and had dinner and that was about it!!!  Of course there is no swimming either as we have the week off so we are not all up at the crack of dawn!!!!!

We, in the UK, always have the Monday off as well and I did think about getting some spring cleaning done but that thought soon passed!!!!!  I have started and done some jobs already but the big jobs, like the kitchen, need to done so from next weekend I will start and try and get it finished asap!!!!!!  Next Saturday DH and Youngest are out swimming so I am going to get on with some more quilting. 

We all went to see this last night at the cinema and it was really funny, well worth seeing if you get a chance.  Eldest has already been to see “Fate of the Furious” which I want to go and see and then we saw trailers for another few films which are coming out later in the year!!!!  It is feast or famine sometimes with movies!

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter.

Hugs, Susie x

Treacle had a busy weekend doing not a lot, but as we were all at home she was constantly awake so is now catching up on her sleep!!!!  Spa day tomorrow!!!!!