TGI FridayΒ 


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 


Bank holiday weekend


Hi,it is a bank holiday here in the UK, we did a food shop,watched the Eurovision Song Contest,John wanted  to watch as he liked the UK entry,they got 5 points! I was bored so spent  the evening messing around on my phone. I cooked  a lovely roast chicken using my favourite Jamie Oliver recipe here is the link I always cook my chicken using this recipe it is easy and delicious. We watched a old movie on Netflix called an Eye for an eye with Sally Fields, if you haven’t seen it then give it a go,it does contain violent scenes so be prepared.


Today (Monday) I coloured my hair,did a pedicure and treated my cuticles,John made some bacon sandwiches, I am now cooking stuffed baked potatoes for later. I have  also cleared my email inbox and started de cluttering the files on my laptop,tonight I am eating dinner and watching Made in Chelsea (reality tv show) which I am addicted to. John is back at work tomorrow and I have some items to list on e-bay so that will keep me busy.I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Dawn X

Back from a long weekend away


On Friday we drove to Weymouth on the south coast and stayed in a delightful B and B run by a lovely couple Sue and Grant,they made us so welcome. We had never been to Weymouth before but found it to be a charming little seaside town,many shops in the town were small independant traders which I like as well as the usual high street stores. The harbour is lovely and we spent a few days sitting having a meal and a drink in the harbour watching the boats come and go after our long walks. We needed a break because we hadn’t been away since John had lost his business which is why we booked into a B and B rather than a hotel and we are so glad we did. We took a walk each evening along the beach and the sea front was spotless the bars and restaurants we went to were really nice,we found a (tacky I know but I love it) karaoke bar and we had such a laugh listening to the crooners until way past midnight.
We checked out of our B and B on Tuesday and drove to the Cathederal City of Exeter which I like, we stayed just one night in another B and B, it was five minutes from the Cathederal and it was a 3 story Georgain house that was full of charm and original features.Yesterday afternoon we drove home via Weston Super Mare,another seaside town, we used to take our three boys when they were younger and were upset to hear a few years ago that the pier had burned down, we were keen to see the new pier, we were sadly dissapointed,the pier is full of fair rides and slot machines and a cafe, there is an Edwardian style tea room but the charm of the old pier has been replaced by a modern building and lacks any of the old charm,the town is really shabby looking full of discount stores and cheap bars.We won’t be going back.Sad to leave but relaxed after our short break away, John is back at work on Monday.
So today I am doing laundry,catching up with paperwork and e-mails, I have a few blogs I want to catch up with too.