Category Archives: The Boys

Our Two Boys – Eldest & Youngest and what they have been and are up to!

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No matter how old or big they get I will always be their Mom and love them always.

April 2007 Loch Ness aged eleven and seven. People always used to ask us if we were going Monster hunting on Loch Ness and I used to say no we don’t have to, we are taking two with us!!!!!!  They always used to pull faces when I said that but I didn’t mean it.

There was a quote from an episode of “Madam Secretary” in which Elizabeth McCord says “it is hard parenting adult children” and she is so right.  We are in that phase at the moment and sometimes it is as bad as when they were new born and you had no clue what you were doing then, well it’s like that now!!!

But I still love them to bits!!!!

Have a Thrilling Thursday, Friday tomorrow.

Hugs, Susie xx

Snow Day!

We are doing The Wednesday Wag on Thursday this week as Mom has saved these pictures!!!! It started to snow yesterday morning quite early but not a lot,  however it continued to gently snow for most of the day and night and this morning it has been snowing a gale and is still snowing now!!!  Thanks to Parr Films for the pictures!  Enjoy!

Treacle’s Snow Day!

 

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I am ready for the Off!

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Get Set!  GO!!!!!!!

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Snow Ball Catch!

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Airedale Snow Race!

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Down the Hill To Start Again!

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Ready?

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GO, GO, GO!

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Whee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Up to the Top of the Hill to start again! 

The only problem?  Getting her to come in again!!!!!

It’s still snowing but it is due to warm up a little bit so I suspect it will go pretty soon.  Some parts of the UK, especially Scotland, have had a lot of the white stuff.  Our primary school in the village is closed today and I suspect will be closed tomorrow as is the senior school and Youngest’s college in Nottingham.  So Snow Days all round!    DH and Eldest managed to both get to work but I think they would have both liked to stay home.   Of course I can’t go out in it 😦 but it is very pretty to look at. 

So what is a girl to do but make a hot chocolate with plenty of marshmellows!!!

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My days swing from being okay and thinking that everything is going well with recovery to feeling dreadful!  I also think I am getting a little stir crazy being at home all the time!!  I don’t know that I will manage six weeks without going out, oh wait I have a dental checkup next week, yeah!!!! Party!!!!  I have been doing my work along with binge watching films, some of which I have seen before and some I haven’t.  It also makes me realise how many films are made each year and how few are actually good!  The DVD’s will be coming out next!

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The birds are busy at the feeders today.

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I think tomorrow I will definitely spend the day in my sewing room.  It is also warmer in there than the rest of the house.  Although the central heating is on, we control each room by thermostatic radiators which are all turned to their highest setting, it is still cool.  It doesn’t help at the moment that I am not able to wear my staple outfit of everyday when at home of Jeans and Boots!!  The jeans press on the wound too much, which is now undressed, and so I am in jogging bottoms all the time and they are just not as warm and I am wearing my trainers.  I will be so pleased when I can get back into jeans and my boots. 

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Of course today is March 1st and start of the Spring months but as you can tell we are still definitely in the grip of Winter.  I think Spring has been postponed.  

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This is coming up fast, so mark your Calendars for March 17th (the third Saturday in March) and hopefully we will all get the chance to play with fabric all day and make things. 

Happy Thursday everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

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The Wednesday Wag & #TBT!

Although I am fine, yesterday was not such a good day so spent most of it in bed!!!  It was fine as DH and Youngest were out at one of the University’s for his interview and audition (he did well and now has a second offer!!!).  It was a quiet day and Treacle came to snuggle for a bit.

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Today has been better with a couple of visitors and plenty of tea drunk! Also keeping on top of my work too which is a bonus.  My leg is fine but the muscles are sore which seems a strange way round as you would think the area would be sore but it isn’t!! 

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I am thinking forward to Spring and this #TBT picture is a spring day on Loch Ness when we were on holiday with The Boys.

Boys at Inverness Locks

Here are my two Boys taken on the same holiday in 2006, when they were 10 and 6, at the Caledonian Locks in Inverness.  Little pair of monkeys and they are just the same now they are 23 and 18!!!!  I love them to bits.

Tomorrow I have an appointment at the Doctors for a wound check and dressings to be changed 😦 but not a lot else to do.  I am going to work out if I can sit in my sewing room so I am able to do a little quilting.  Keep you fingers crossed for me that I can.

Happy Thursday everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

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Youngest with the Scones he made for his cooking badge at Cub Scouts.

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Eldest with the meal he had to make for his school project.

At various times the Boys had to cook specific meals for School (Primary and Senior) or Scouts and we had to photograph them doing the job as well as the results.  I sometimes wonder who did most of the work and the Boys always seemed to make the most mess but we got it done.  They always preferred when cooking with me to be making cakes or cookies rather than actual meals and quite often at half term we would spend the day baking their favourites.

These pictures are from 2008 when the boys were twelve and eight.

They did a few sewing projects at both schools but neither of them were interested in that much and I think I ended up finishing some of them.  However they loved the projects in woodwork and metalwork they did.  You know they say about not forcing your children into stereotypical roles but as soon as both Boys were able to talk they pointed at cars and trucks and tractors and lorries and that is all they ever wanted to play with. 

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I am still busy sewing the bindings down (!) but am getting there.  I have also been planning my Quilt Retreat.  The best bit?  I am not going anywhere!!!!  I don’t have to pack the car up or try and decide what to take or how much to take as it will all be here!!!  DH and Youngest are going to be busy the weekends of February 16th to 18th and February 23rd to 25th with the County Swimming Championships in Matlock.  So I am going to ensure that all my jobs are done and dusted so that I can spend those two weekends quilting. Treacle, of course, will be coming on Retreat with me and no doubt packing her favourite tennis ball, tee hee.

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My snowdrops have poked their heads through and looking great in the very grey days we are having at the moment.  It is strange as every other bulb we put in rots after a couple of years as the soil is so wet yet my snowdrops come up every year stronger and more than the previous year.   I have put some daffodils in my pots this year but later in the year I will be putting lots more snowdrops in as they seem to like the soil and do well and they are so pretty. 

I hope you are having a great Thursday, tomorrow is Friday Book Club.

Hugs, Susie xx

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Nat Hist Museum

This was twelve years ago and at the National History Museum in London.  DH had to go to London on business and so I took the Boys down as well and we did some of the museums.  In fact we probably did all the museums several times over the years as they grew and as their interests changed and related to work they were doing at school.  They loved this visit, despite Eldest’s face, it was the Friday at the end of a very long week of early mornings and being on the go all day. 

Eldest was 10 and Youngest was six. I loved them at this age (I love them now of course!) as they still wanted you to help them with things and were happy to hold your hand and be with you.  Of course as soon as they hit teenage it all changes but this was a great time.   

Eldest and Girlfriend came for dinner last night and it was great to spend time with them, Youngest was with us for a while but he had to go coaching for an hour.  This morning DH left at early o’clock (5.00am) to get to a customer and avoid all the traffic.  Treacle and I did not get up that early but not long after. 

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I am on track to get all my jobs done today and tomorrow so that I can spend the weekend quilting.  In fact I am going to have my own quilt retreat, only appearing for tea or lunch breaks and of course to feed and sort Treacle out!  My quilting room is very tidy at the moment as well and just need to tidy up some more of the “sewing repairs” and it will be quilting only!!!!

I hope you are having a Thrilling Thursday and have some fun things happening at the weekend.  I hope everyone who has a bad cold or flu at the moment feel better soon.  Several people I have met over the last week have not been well and I am trying hard to stay out of their way and stay healthy.

Happy Thursday everyone

Hugs, Susie xx

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Throwback Thursday today and this is from 2006, Youngest was six, Eldest was ten and DH was well…..  I won’t say!!!!  Taken in Scotland on our summer holiday, although the weather does not look good with mist over the mountains. 

I know I say this every time I do one of these Throwbacks but where does the time go?  In fact I quite often cannot look at the pictures from when the Boys were little, although I do love looking at them but I then get sad that they are not this little any more!!!  I love them to bits now as I did then, but then they relied on you for everything and now, of course, they are completely self-sufficient. 

Anyway I had better get on before I cannot do any more work because of the tears!!!!

Happy Thursday everyone, tomorrow’s Friday.

Hugs, Susie xx