Saturday, 23 January 2016

Happy Birthday Jessica

This little beauty was one on Thursday and we are going to her birthday party today.  I cannot believe that the last year has gone so fast, it only seems a couple of weeks ago that she was a newborn in my arms.  She was so excited on her birthday, laughing and clapping her hands in delight at all her presents.  Jessica is walking and talking already, such a little sweetheart ­čśŹ


Monday, 18 January 2016

Happy New Year!

I know, I know, that is really late and I have definitely been absent without leave for far too long.  Believe it or not, I have really missed you guys.
I have been working full time in Pupil Referral Unit, which is a school for children that cannot attend mainstream school for various reasons such as behavioural problems or health issues.  Teaching in a school is certainly not an easy way to make a living and my hat goes out to all you teachers who have been doing it for a long time. The actual teaching bit is great, but it is all the rubbish that goes along with it that means long, long hours and having to give up a semblance of a normal life!  Anyway to cut a long story short, after a dispute with management as they piled the work on (I went from teaching one GCSE subject to four!) I handed in my notice.  There is something else in the pipeline, but the main thing is that from half term I will have my life back!
So what news is there here?  Well, Pete managed to complete the wheelhouse so that the entire family could come for Christmas dinner.  Thirteen of us sat down, it was a bit chaotic but great fun.  Having young children around again certainly makes Christmas extra special, it was so lovely.




There is still more to do in the wheelhouse, such as installing a steering wheel, but it is such an amazing space, I absolutely love it! The table won't be staying here, it will go below decks, but for the time being I am enjoying the novelty of sitting at a table to eat and having somewhere for people to visit that doesn't mean sitting on each other's laps if there is more than four people!

My youngest grandchildren are both a year old this week, where does the time go?  All three grandchildren are a constant source of joy and I love being a grandmother.  The exciting news is that grandchild number four is due in June and Scarlett will be a big sister ­čśÇ

Here is Pete's latest task - building a very large cupboard under the decks.  This is will be part of the galley and is being built as we need to put everything away for the next big job.  I am not going to tell you about that one as I would like to do a big reveal, but suffice to say it means taking down a bulkhead and creating LOTS of dust!

 

Okay, it is now 0545 and I have to get up to go to work (I leave home at 0630 and am in work about 0700), such loooooong days.  Bear with me for the next four weeks please and then I will be back more regularly and get time to catch up with all your blogs too.  Take care xxx