Category Archives: Holidays

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Happy Valentine’s Day!


A Very Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone.

I hope everyone has a lovely day and sending out lots of love to everyone whether you are single, married, partnered or whatever.  We need more love in the World!


Over the last few days I have had a lot of visitors to my Blog and I just wanted to say Hello and Welcome and I do hope you have found some fun, facts and friendship here. 

Tonight DH is home but is busy setting up all the sound equipment for the weekend!!!  I will cook us a meal for when he has finished but I am used to this.  Just a shame that today falls on a Friday night and we could have gone out to the cinema but never mind!  I will spend the evening with Netflix instead!!!!!!!!!

I hope you all have a great weekend whatever you are up to.

Hugs & Love

Susie xx


Groundhog Day 2020.

Groundhog Day 2020 and will Phil see his shadow or predict an early Spring?  We, in the UK, have not had many very cold days but lots of rain so in some ways an early Spring would be great!


Here is Phil thinking about his prediction!


Do you see your shaddow Phil?


He has decided!


He Does Not see his shaddow it will be an early Spring!


Thank you Phil!

We shall see over the next six weeks if Phil is correct and it will be an early Spring!  The Spring bulbs we planted, a few have started to show but the wretched squirrel has pinched quite a few, so instead of a nice display of Spring bulbs it will be a bit sparse!!!!!!!

Happy Weekend & Groundhog Day!!!!!

Hugs, Susie xx

London Town!


“Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to visit the Queen.  Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you there?  I frightened a little mouse under her chair.”

Have a Lovely Weekend All, see you back here on Monday with pictures!!!

Hugs, Susie xx

PS.  We love London even if certain other persons don’t!!!!!

Houses of Parliament from the Thames 251005

Happy Thanksgiving.


To All My American Friends & Followers

Happy Thanksgiving

It is not our Holiday here in the UK but I am very thankful for my wonderful family, DH, Eldest, Youngest, Fiancé, Girlfriend and Treacle.

I know that the weather is quite extreme at the moment in parts of the US so I do hope everyone is okay and has a good holiday.

Hugs, Susie xx


Happy Halloween!


I hope everyone has a wonderful Spooky Halloween today! 

As it is also #TBT so here are the Boys when they were little dressed for Halloween.


They dressed as everything over the years, Youngest for most years was Harry Potter and Eldest always wanted to be something from Star Wars!!  This particular year they were a devil for Youngest, quite appropriate and of course Darth Vadar for Eldest!

DH has been at the NEC all week at a business exhibition so it has been manic here but it closed today.  Tomorrow I have errands to run and then the weekend is definitely a quilting weekend no matter what else is happening!!!!!!

Happy Spooky Hugs, Susie xx

Boys Away!


Both of our Boys are now on Holiday in the USA! Take Care of Them for Us!!!!


I think I actually met myself coming back the other day!!!!  The last few days have been a whirlwind of work and sorting Youngest out to go away and of course the weekend spent at the swimming pool with the Championships!  We got there both days at 2.00pm to sort the timing system out and by the end of Session one on the Saturday it crashed!  So on Sunday Sue and I were promoted from the cupboard where we usually sit to where DH sits on poolside to avoid too many connections between the computers!  It worked and we didn’t have any problems.  We also finished early but by the time we had packed up it was 8.30pm!!! 

We got home and had a meal with Youngest and Girlfriend as they would be travelling down to Gatwick, where they are flying from, on Monday evening for today’s flight! 

So for a few days it will be just DH, Treacle and I until Eldest and Fiancé get back at the end of the week.  Friday evening we have a business dinner to go to and then Saturday jobs to do before Sunday when DH is again at another swimming pool commentating for another swimming club!!!!  It’s just this time of year!!!!

Here are a few more pictures from their trip to New York.  I am loving living this trip with them!!!!!


They went and visited the Intrepid as Eldest loves anything military.


They went on the Staten Island Ferry, I love the blue of the sky!


The Brooklyn Bridge below.


They went for Afternoon Tea at The Plaza.


Sophie Plaza

Fiancé in the entrance to The Plaza

New York by night

New York by Night.

I can’t wait to see all the other pictures when they get back.

Treacle has been a little distracted with all the comings and goings but today settled into her basket for her morning snooze. 


I am still busy getting on with making things food wise for Christmas and this week it will be the Christmas puddings and start making the mince pies.  They freeze really welll so I can get them stashed away and also the Christmas cookies. 

I am also going to make some Christmas Chutney this year which goes really well with cold meats and I can also give jars of them as gifts.

I hope your Tuesday is going well.

Hugs, Susie xxx