Friday, 22 September 2017


Good Evening lovely people, I'm so very sorry for the tardiness in me posting today, it has to be said that it has been one of those days! 

Anyway I digress and so before the clock leaps forward any faster I hope you've all had a great day, time to check out what has been rocking my world for the past 7 days 

So my first grateful is for my family putting up with me and my work hours at the moment, because Friday last week saw me work 12.5 hours at home to try and get a report together, it also resulted in 3 hours finishing said report on Saturday, thus eating into the weekend significantly. 

Thankfully I have a very understanding hubby and said 17 year old who were happy to rally around and sort tea etc. 

Saturday I'd organised to have family pop and have a bun fight to celebrate my birthday and said 17 year old's birthday.  They were late (as is the norm with the family, I should have given them an earlier time - then they might have arrived on time).  Anyway, despite them arriving late we had a fabulous afternoon, nattering and putting the world to rights. 

Here is my Mum and sister and my niece and her boyfriend sat at the table.  It was lovely that my niece's boyfriend came up as well as he hasn't visited previously! 

As you can also see I'd done jacket potatoes (far too many as it turned out but fortuitously this meant tea for the following two days was much easier). 

We even had cake, a rather blurry shot taken by my Mum after I'd managed to blow out all the candles, said 17 year old decided to adorn the cake with as many candles as he could squeeze on!

Said 17 year old (blurry again), waiting to blow out his candles

And after the event (forgive me for the bin being present in the photo - I really need to sort!)

Sunday we popped to see my Mum and take my step-Dad his birthday present as his birthday was on Tuesday. 

Busy busy busy days at work on both Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (including a rather late night on Wednesday) means lots of work and absolutely no play makes me a rather dull girl at the minute!

Anyway one of the days I was working from home and so when a late birthday gift arrived I was most giddy!  I did have to giggle though, this was the parcel

And these were the wrappings

And this was the gift (I do love the gift, so desperate to do some mono printing soon!)  Amazon really could do with pulling their socks up when it comes to packaging sometimes!

Thursday I worked from home solidly, said 17 year old had a graduation event to do with the National Citizens Service he was involved in during the summer, so he wanted to get his hair sorted, which included having his hair lightened slightly.  How fabulous does he look in this photo!

So did he have a good evening - of course he did, as well as getting a certificate for the work he'd done, he got to catch up with his group, with school friends he hasn't seen for an age and his group leader.  So here he is celebrating the fact!

Here he is with one of his friends

And again!

A shot from Snapchat

And a fabulous shot of him surrounded by friends at the event!

He had a fabulous night and loved every minute, he really has missed his NCS group since it ended in the summer (he suffered the NCS blues in the same way most people get holiday blues).  I'm hoping he starts to make a good connection at college soon and I'm hoping he gets chance to catch up with his buddies more often.

Apparently he boogied the night away surrounded by females from his group because his partner in crime had to work and his other buddy couldn't make it.  Apparently an old school friend indicated he had far too many girls around him which made me giggle. 

Well I might as well tell you about Friday, I won't mention the fact I was in work on my day off, or that the internet wasn't working when I got to work, or that a big hairy spider had taken up residence in the kitchen sink which meant I didn't get my morning cuppa, or that I could find the one key out of the 60 keys that I needed to get access to the receipts and cash I needed.  I will tell you that my work colleague not only resolved the key issue (by helping me break into the drawer to get the tin I needed), but he also fixed the internet and he got rid of the spider and treated me to a Twix chocolate bar after lunch.  I will also tell you that the very lovely Janet sorted me a cup of tea when she arrived and made sandwiches using up the leftovers from yesterday which meant my two hour work time that turned into 7 hours work time was at least fed and watered!  I will also tell you that the staff team are lovely and despite the fact I'm normally only in one day per week they always make me feel happy and welcome and the lovely Katie kept feeding me tea when she knew I was absolutely pulled out.  I can also mention my other work space where my fabulous co-worker keeps me sane and helps me realise that I'm not losing it and that we are doing a fabulous job even though people might not always see it and that my other co-worker makes me happy because she makes me feel balanced!  Great work colleagues - really do make the crazy working week so much better! 

I must admit on weeks like this week when its been crazy mad (particularly work wise), seeing said 17 year old growing and maturing into a beautiful amazing human being with the worlds most beautiful soul is really one of the things that I am the most grateful for, I never knew being a Mum would be this awesome, I'm beyond proud of him, I am utterly blessed to call him my son!  

I'm also grateful for finding a soul mate that 'gets me', appreciates me and loves me (despite my faults) and puts up with my crazy amounts of work time! 

I hope you've had a great week, if you fancy joining in, pop a post together (I know you are sat there saying "we already have") and come back and link up so I can make sure I rebalance my life with my beautiful amazing Rockettes. 


  1. You live a crazy busy life but you have a hugely supportive family. Said 17 year old is indeed a lovely human being (love his hair!). Glad he had such an awesome time at his graduation party. Hope you get to relax a bit this weekend!

  2. My word, that was some week Virginia. Happy Birthday for Saturday to you and the lad. I am glad you stopped working for long enough to celebrate it with family. You really do work long hours sometimes. It is good that you have such supportive co-workers on your team. It sounds as though you need them. Your lad's hair looks wonderful. He is growing into a lovely young man. No wonder the girls like him. I hope this week is a bit easier for you. Hugs. Kate x

  3. Oh bless still sound a little down since being poorly, but if you could survive that Freaky Friday you can survive anything :D...and of course said 17 year old was surrounded by girls...he's gorgeous :D XXX

  4. Another hectic week for you Virginia but it was lovely seeing the photos of Said 17yr old and it sounds like he & hubby got stuck in and helped you with the 'home stuff'.
    Hope this week is a little calmer for you.
    Toni xx