TGI Fridayย 


End of an era for my beautiful Grandaughter Emily who is eleven. She is leaving primary school and moving to secondary school in September after the summer holiday’s. Wednesday the school organised a year six leavers prom,  She looked amazing and had a fab time . All the children looked so grown up.  

Isn’t she beautiful ?…a group of friends hired a hummer limo it was massive. They enjoyed a really nice evening . So grown up.  Today she will be crying I know she will as she is so upset to be leaving her friends and teachers. She is however looking forward to having her shirt signed by everyone and her signing her friends …a school tradition apparently. It sometimes  doesn’t seem that long since I left primary  (it was quite a few Years ago) and looking forward to going to big school, I had some lovely friends and felt so grown up but scared to walk through those gates. I liked school and was sad to leave , I wish I could turn back time and go back knowing what I know now if course.  My life would be so different I am sure of it . What an adventure Emily and her friends are about to embark upon. 

I have had a fringe since the year dot well at least thirty years but my hair seems thinner now and I am contemplating changing styles but I am so used to a fringe I don’t know what to do.  I might grow it out and see how I get on as I can always grow it back . Hope the pic doesn’t scare the be -Jesus’s out of you I hate selfies.

This weekend  we are going to look round for a car not new but new to us . Our clapped out Volvo is 16 years old and in the last 4 months we have been towed back home twice …we have had a new engine and other parts which frankly was a bloody waste of money but we have had enough. Funds are tight so we won’t be getting some fancy thing even though John wants something that would cost a bomb we are being sensible as we have to save our pennies for the move when it does happen..we are away in September looking at three areas in Devon. We have had no progress on the work on out house for lots of reasons but it is now gaining a bit of momentum and we will soon be ready for valuations.  I think we will be having our last Christmas here thank goodness.  I can’t wait to move . John needs to keep his current job for now so we can work on getting a house and job in place. 

The weather is rubbish and it rained again today. I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow, the thought of walking around car lots is not exactly thrilling but doing that in the rain would be a bloody nightmare.  Archie is coming with us and we had planned a nice meal outside the pub so please don’t rain otherwise it will be fish and chips in the car ! Afterwards we are visiting my parents and then coming home to watch rubbish tv . 

What are your plans? 

X Dawn 


Friday …


John has been off work since Tuesday and we have been getting things ready for the puppy arriving as we had donated all of Alfie’s things to our local animal rescue mind you his bed and coats etc would have been way too big anyway so we have had to start again. We had a nice lunch out today nothing fancy just as the local harvester but it was nice just the two of us.  We did some shopping and then came home as I have my Grandaughter after school three days a week until her Dad finishes work. She stays one night a week which is usually a Thursday. When we came home John worked on moving the remaining pieces of our shed which we pulled down it had seen better days and we didn’t use it to store anything other than junk in and that’s all gone now. I have put Emily a Pizza in the oven  (her request) she loves the stuff I am not a fan of Pizza,Emily had her Sats results today and got expected levels and also lots of above expected which she is very proud of.  She loves science and English she isn’t a fan of Maths but her results in Maths were above expected.  

We are picking up Archie our Puppy tomorrow morning and I am so excited , he is ten weeks old now and have his two vaccinations and has been wormed and fleas treated. I am looking forward to working on his training and getting him socialised and hopefully we won’t have many sleepless nights and he settles in with us.Tonight we will just watch TV or a film on Netflix if I can stay awake . I have has some awful nights , I have a fitbit which monitors sleep and I haven’t had one night this week that I have slept more than five and a half hours. 

I will post a few pictures of little Archie over the weekend over on Instagram there is a link on my homepage 

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

X Dawn 

World book day quick picย 


My Grandaughter Emily lives with us and she couldn’t find anything she wanted to wear for World Book Day,she is eleven and she is picky. So I made her some ears and a tail,she is dressed in all black and is Wilbur the Worst Witch’s Cat . She is pleased and it cost nothing as it was card from my craft stash. Here is a pic of her before she went to school today. 

X Dawn 

Life …



It has been a very long time …we have had some family stuff going on and all I can say is its been very traumatic but we are dusting ourselves off and starting over .  Life isn’t always easy but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger . My youngest Son and his Daughter  have moved in with us .  I can’t go into details but life has been pretty interesting. Having a ten nearly eleven year old girl in the house is hard work but enjoyable for the most part. She is studying for her sats and has lots of homework coming her way. When she isn’t playing on her tablet she likes watching films and drinking tea or reading . ..she is a home bird.  She is learning to play the keyboard which is quite funny at times and also quite noisy ,she is a mini fashionista who doesn’t hold back on her opinion’s on my wardrobe choices ! I have had fun shopping with her for outfits and we are going shopping for winter items during half term next week. Tonight is the school  spooky disco and we made it or should I say decorated her pumpkin,her she is …I present to you Mrs Pumpkin head .img_20161020_232256

What do you think ?  I like her.

On Sunday Emily asked if she could watch by The Railway Children as a local theatre group had performed an adaptation at school so I popped the kettle on and we sat down to watch .


Engrossed in the film


I have a thing for duck egg blue can you tell? The place where I usually sit looks like this . .my coffee on a dark morning .


Better be off . x Dawn



John and I are spending  Sunday with our beautiful Grandaughter Millie or is 4 going on 14, she is funny clever and so loving.She wanted a shopping day (at 4 she loves shopping) so we are shopping,lunching and if the weather is Ok we will go to the park and then visit her Great Grandparents. A lovely day ahead with lots of laughs and cuddles, have a great Sunday whatever you are up to.
Dawn X