Sunday, 22 February 2009

My two Great Nieces Christenings

Just wanted to post photo's of the Christenings from this afternoon...

We all had a lovely time and everyone looked gorgeous..

I also posted a photo of me with all my five Godchildren....

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Double Christening

Hi everyone,

it's time I caught up with my journal , so here I am posting my latest entry,

My two Great Nieces, Gracie Leigh and Ruby Mae, are sharing their Christening day on Sunday and it's going to be so wonderful to be there.

I am a Godmother to Ruby Mae and I feel so very proud..

Gracie Leigh is one next month and such a jolly little lady. She stole the show when she was a Bridesmaid at her Daddies Wedding last December..

Ruby Mae is a little sweetheart. She is so tiny and delicate but she also likes to play rough and is ALWAYS laughing.. She is only just over three months old and was born prematurely by section ...

I will be posting photo's on here, so watch this space ...

Here are a couple of pictures to be going on with . Bye for now.

Saturday, 31 January 2009


Hi everyone,
It's been too long since my last post and I'm hoping to catch up with you all over the next few days, so please bear with me...
My Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers last year, although we never told him he has it because he would only worry about us....
He's on medication to slow it down but I suppose the inevitable will happen one day.
He suffered another minor stroke a few weeks ago and has only recently come home from the hospital.
The effect of the stroke has worsened his condition considerably and he just sits in his chair and sleeps most of the day now..
We got used to him not being able to remember names and places, although he never forgets his army number, which always amazes us..
But now, he tells us he loves us all the time, as if he thinks he's going somewhere.. The day we brought him home from the hospital, he started with paranoia. He said we were all aliens out to stop him from going home.. We were all plotting against him.. Hiding behind walls talking about how we could stop him from coming home..
Really upsetting to see and hear, especially for my Mum.
I look at him and still see my Dad, my protector and my hero but then, I see a frail, frightened old man, who relies on us for everything now and it terrifies me.
I have secretly become very aware of my own mortality and wonder what my later years hold for me.. but for now, I have to be strong for my Mum and my family needs to pull together to be strong for my Dad..
I always knew these days would come but now they're here, I don't know what to do.
I just can't imagine life without my Dad.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008


I love you Dad, with all of my heart,
You've always been there for me, right from the start,
You're my staff of life to me, my guiding star,
My guardian angel, yes that's what you are,

As you grow older, I grow older too,
I realise all of the things that you do,
Are harder to manage, can't quite find the way,
You're not just as fit, as you were yesterday,

But hey, not to worry, because now you see,
That your guardian angel is with you ,
It's me .....



New arrival due

Hi all,

I'm really excited but also really anxious because my Niece Louise, is going into Hospital first thing, to give birth to her third baby.. She is expecting a baby Daughter and her name is to be Ruby May..

She has to be delivered by section, so it's a little worrying but I'm confident she'll be okay..

She has a Daughter and a Son already, Lily, aged 3, and Dylan almost 2....

I'll post pics tomorrow as soon as they come in, so watch this space..

Good vibes and fingers crossed please everyone...

Love and luck Pat x x

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Halloween antics

Hi everyone.

I hope you all had a great time on Halloween.. I had my usual bucket of sweeties ready for the trick or treaters but missed most of them as I decided to help Steven with his Double O group at work. Double O is a group for young people with Downs Syndrome or learning disabilities. They really enjoy all things fun and even though I didn't stay the whole time, Steven said they had a great time.

I went to help Steven set up. I put the halloween snacks out, such yummies as, googly eye balls, which are mallow with an orangy centre and green slime outer covered in coconut and we also had green slime tarts, halloween fancies and brown mud slabs... YUMMY !!!

Steven hung spooky Halloween banners and covered the place in spiders webs with spiders still in them, ( not real of course ) he also ( thinking of everything ) bought a cd of blood curdling screams, sound effects and spooky music, which really set the mood..

I then left and went to buy us a Chinese meal from the local takeaway because I knew Steven hadn't eaten much that day, as he'd been searching high and low for pumpkins for the group...

My Mum donated some food for the event and a very nice friend of Steven's donated the pumpkins and decorations for the room...

No wonder a good time was had by all...I wish I'd stayed for the fun but someone had to feed the troops....

Her are a few pics of my Great Niece, Lily and her Brother Dylan enjoying their Halloween.. I hope you like them as much as I do..

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Just a song for you

Hi all,

Just a short entry today , as I'm really tired from fighting yet another cold and trying to strip the wallpaper from the hallway ready for replastering...

Thought I'd add a song I sang a few weeks ago with Steve... Hope you like it..

'It's Impossible'

No rest for the wicked I guess...

Hope you are all well, keep warm..

Love and luck.....Pat