Friday, 11 June 2010

Thank You

This is just a very quick post to Thank You all soooo much for the lovely comments you left on my blog yesterday.  Hubby and I were both really touched.

We didn't do anything out of the ordinary for our Anniversary yesterday but we did treat ourselves to a chinese take-away, which was yummy!  I started to feel ill not long after dinner (I don't think the two were connected!) so I was in bed by 9pm - what an exciting life I lead ;-)

Anyway, a HUGE Thank You again for your well-wishes.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend - we have the in-laws over for dinner and football tomorrow night.  We're very big England fans in this family!  It's become quite an event to get together for the England matches during the World Cup and Euro tournaments.  Good luck to our boys.  (Sorry if you're not football/England fans!)


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

10 / 4

On 10th June 2000 my husband and I first met face-to-face.  We had been speaking to eachother over the phone every day for the previous 6 months through our jobs (I worked for an Insurance Broker and Lee worked for one of the Insurance Companies that we dealt with).  Our work phone-calls progressed to exchange of personal phone numbers and email addresses and finally one day we decided to meet up in person.  As I lived in Sandhurst, Berkshire and Lee lived in Gravesend, Kent we decided to meet eachother "halfway" in London (outside his office).

We had a lovely day together and the instant attraction that we'd had over the phone intensified in "real-life", but things were complicated as I already had a boyfriend at the time.  However, when Lee dropped me off at the train station to make my journey home that afternoon I seized the moment and kissed him (before jumping out of the car and running into the station!). 

There were many a complication over the few months that followed but we finally got together in the September.  We got engaged in the December and Lee moved to Berkshire to live with me at my parents' house early in 2001.

6 years to the day after we met in person we were exchanging vows at Hempstead House in Sittingbourne.  It was a beautiful day, a full-on heat-wave and I will always remember how perfect our wedding day was.

Today, 10th June 2010, it is the 10th Anniversary of the day we met and our 4th Wedding Anniversary.  It is fair to say that the past 4 years haven't gone smoothly and that it was touch and go as to whether we would actually make it, but I truly believe that this has made us stronger as a couple.  I can honestly say that I love Lee more today than I ever have.  He is the most generous, kind and loving man you could meet and he has given me the most perfect daughter in the world. 

Since having Freya my outlook on life has changed, as you would expect I suppose, and I no longer take my marriage for granted and am trying to enjoy spending as much time with my gorgeous husband as I can.  I know that our life is not perfect, far from it in fact, but as long as we have eachother and our little family is happy and healthy then I believe that we will cope with anything that comes our way.

Happy Anniversary Lee, I love you.

Monday, 7 June 2010


Hello All!  I hope you are all well?
There has been much excitement at my Mother-in-Law's house over the past week or so (mainly just me and her getting excited but still!).  The reason for this excitement?  Babies!!!!

A friend of MIL's who breeds chickens asked if MIL's broody chicken would sit on 6 fertilised eggs that were not being sat on by any of his chickens.  After 4 weeks we have 3 baby chicks out of 6 eggs.  They're now about a week old and they now have started to grow their little wings - can you see in the photo?  Sooo cute!!!!

We have no idea what breed they are but they're cute black fluffy things with white bottoms!!

Clever Phil (short for Philimena) for keeping them so warm.  She loves them to bits, but unfortunately they have to go back to their rightful home in about 6 weeks time :-(

The chickens are ever so fascinating to watch.  Freya loves them and is not scared of them at all.  In fact, today she put a finger through the fence and we weren't quick enough to stop her.  One of the chickens thought it was food and gave her a little peck.  Freya wasn't phased one bit, she just crouched down to the chicken's eye-level, pointed at it with the other hand and gave her a good telling off!!!!!

MIL has 4 hens and a rooster.  Phil and Florence live in one side of the coop while these 3 live in the other side:

There are 2 that look like this....Molly and Polly (I haven't a clue which is which!)

and this one is Hickory. 

Molly, Polly and Hickory were only hatched before Christmas so it's been amazing to see how much they've grown and changed.  They are all very tame and like their daily cuddles (?!).  Hickory has now got his crowing down to a "t" - he can also impersonate the dogs quite well too!!!!

Anyway, enough rambling about the chickens.  I'm off to do some more crochet before bed.

Have a lovely evening.


Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Hi there

Just a quick one....

You may or may not have heard about Mrs Twins' project - crochet blankets for the elderly.  After having been a quiet observer for the past couple of months I decided that I wanted to use my new-found-granny-blanket-square-skill and make a contribution to this wonderful project.

I have done a short post on the SIBOL website today.  If anyone else is interested in taking part in this project then all of the information you need is on the site.  Sue is a really lovely lady and I'm sure would happily welcome any new contributors!