Well so long since I posted I expect most people will think I have vanished off the face of the earth. Sorry to disappoint!!
Life is trolling along. Have had a couple of fabulous holidays/breaks since I last posted.
Had a week in Sarasota Florida with our very good friends Joan and Rene. The weather was wonderful especially as it was mid October and we had a very relaxing time. Even went in the sea!
Was very sad to leave. However, all being well we may meet up with Joan and Rene in Winter Park Colorado next March/April for some skiing. Our Dutch friends Dirk and Els will be there too so the old gang would be back together again.
The 2nd break was last weekend. Our 5th wedding anniversary and my 55th birthday, himself was organising a weekend away and I left it to him ( was a bit nervous as he kept saying it's in hand 2 nights in Skegness). Night before he said at 9.30pm he was off to bed as he thought we might pop across to Manchester Airport in the morning and see if we could pick a flight up!! Gullible me said ok so I packed a bag and we went to bed. Following morning we were up at 4am off to the airport. He had booked car parking and then we got on the bus to the terminal.
He asked where I fancied going but his plan was scuppered when a jet 2 agent asked me where I was going I replied I don't know, himself then muttered ROME I squealed and kept saying thank you thank you before giving him a big hug and a kiss. She thought it was very sweet ahhh!
So we spent 3 days in Rome, wow what a fantastic surprise. We went to the Colosseum then checked into a fab hotel (he had had it booked since August!!!). On the Saturday (my birthday) we went to Vatican City it poured with rain but we paid the extra for a guided tour to miss the queues which snaked round 2 sides of the walled city!! It was a wonderful experience. We had a lovely meal in the hotel in the evening and then on the Sunday went to Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps and just had a general wander through Rome. Our flight home was delayed by torrential rain but we were home by 10pm so not too late. It really was a complete surprise and he is going to have to go some next year to top that!
The wedding plans are coming along less than 16 weeks I believe now. The diet is ok still losing but very slowly, however I have started a personal training plan with Nigel at Pure Body Solutions which although hard work twice a week has really begun to change my body shape.
So back to work again tomorrow another week nearer the end of the year and also our 1st skiing holiday. Making no promises about when I will update again as I never manage to stick to it.
Well the days then the weeks then the months go by .
Such a lot has happened since I last posted. We have been on 4 more holidays!
Las Vegas, Barcelona and Winter Park twice. All of them were fabulous. Took hundreds of photos.
Nicholas and Lesley have set a wedding date 25th March 2011. So the diet is now on in earnest.
I have lost 11 lbs since last September doesn't sound much but it's a big deal for me.
I even came back from skiing and weighed the same as when I went. RESULT!
My right knee had been playing up catching and clicking so I bit the bullet and got a referral from the Doctor to the specialist. I am so lucky that I have medical insurance through work. In May I saw the specialist , had a MRI scan and on 1st June had surgery, only keyhole cleaned it up a bit. Unfortunately I have mild/moderate arthritis on the outside of my right knee. I know compared to a lot of people it is nothing but it's my knee and I am the one who now has to get it right again. I have been having physio twice a week and working hard on it. I will be able to carry on doing whatever I want and learn to live with the discomfort/pain. The consultant believes that I will eventually need a knee replacement.
I had 4 weeks off work I was very bored and read a great deal I even did a bit of scrapping. Spent a fortune on the internet. I am now back at work on a phased return, 5 hours a day this coming week.
My friend Tanya is now overdue with her 2nd child, a little girl who will called Kahlen. Finley is growing up very quickly he is a very funny little soul and so loving I hope it continues when his new sister arrives.
We had a bit of an accident in the office/craft room a shelf fell off the wall so we are going to redesign it(I may get more room)
The photo at the top is one I took recently on a walk round the field, Finley and Boston, talk about me and my shadow.
I am currently doing Shimelles new class Love your pictures love your pages the other pic below is one of my efforts.
I am 50 something on paper but a lot younger in my head. I have been married to the most wonderful man for almost 3 years.
I have 2 grown up sons who are making their way in the world with their lovely girlfriends.