Friday, 9 March 2018


Good Evening lovely people 

tis Friday and time for 

Well it has been a tough week on lots of fronts, mainly stress and those that read my blog regularly know that I love my jobs and can tolerate a degree of stress but sometimes it can tip too far in the wrong direction and that is where I find myself at the moment, so this means that my rocking posts are even more essential, because when you are working through life's troughs it can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle, but even in the toughest of weeks there are still things to make me smile.

First up another snow picture of the local church last week, it is such a pretty church

Then there was the second cup of tea on Saturday morning, really welcome cuppa.

One of our favourite things to do sometimes is to buy a couple of new magazines and grab a cuppa (or glass of wine depending on the time of day) and sit on the bed and read, chat and chill out, it's especially nice when said 17 year old is blatting all things crazy in the main TV room making reading a little less possible. 

We couldn't quite believe the beginning of spring that we've been having this year, snow snow and a bit more snow, it's been freezing cold and on this particular day rather misty - which was weird.  We ventured to our local garden centre which encloses a historic garden and managed a few pictures.

It was nice to be outside but the weird weather meant it didn't feel very fresh if I'm honest.  Oh for a blue skies day.

I've enjoyed reading this week and have come across a good couple of magazines recently one is called 'In this Moment' and is a thought provoking read. 

I had a tough tough day on Wednesday but was offered some real support from a couple of my colleagues which was really lovely that they were so genuinely concerned and worried for me. 

Hubby for being there - always

Said 17 year old for his amazing hugs

My Mum for her listening ear when I needed to download my brain the other day, we kept getting to almost an hour before we would ring off and ring back - it took 3 phone calls! 

My lovely lovely friend Melanie, being made redundant one day and securing a new job the next made me so very happy for her, she is an awesome person and will be a fantastic addition to any office, I hope they appreciate how fabulous she is!

My boss at my other job, she has been really supportive and a great listening ear, it really does make all the difference. 

A phone call with my cousin this morning, she is one of the most beautiful souls I know and we love being able to put the world to rights, I am blessed having such an amazing woman in my life! 

Talking of amazing women - my Mum, my sister and my niece, all amazing ladies in their own right and all of them here for me this week, we managed a breakfast meet up this morning and just getting out of the house and talking things through has made me calmer and clearer.

And you my lovely people, Kate and Lisca are here regularly visiting and joining in.  Apparently I had 89 visitors to this blog last week, although I did share the link on Facebook so I'm guessing that's why.  I hope you've all had a truly awesome week.

If you fancy joining in pop a post together pop back and link up so I can come and visit. 


  1. I'm sorry you've had a tough week - hope the next one is much kinder to you. i love the snowy pics, though; always lovely to see in a photo (although I did get to Kew last week before our snow vanished which was fabulous)

  2. I'm sorry to hear you have had such a tough week! But through everything you write I read a positive thread. Good girl! Keep your pecker up, (my hubby would say)
    It's so appropriate that all those lovely women were there for you as it was International Women's Day yesterday. It is not celebrated much in the UK but in Italy we always used to give a sprig of yellow mimosa to a woman you appreciate. So I would give mimosa to my friends that I cared about, the women doctors I worked with etc And in turn I would receive mimosa from the most unexpected directions. (I was the local midwife and well known in the little town).
    You have a fab hubby, I can see that. What a blessing.
    Have a well deserved rest this weekend, full of relaxation, magazines and wine.
    Big hug,

  3. Sorry to hear you have had a bad week. The snow can get a bit hard work when it stays around too long. I think you are amazing to juggle different jobs together. That must be so difficult sometimes. But I am glad you have so many friends, family and colleagues to listen and support you.
    Those black and white photos are very atmospheric, but they make me feel cold just looking at them. I hope Spring hurries up and arrives properly for you.
    be nice to yourself this week. Kate x

  4. So sorry you had stress last week..I think the wait for the blue skies is adding to the imbalance in our lives XXX