Friday, 25 October 2013

Still alive

It has been so long since I posted here I almost feel too guilty to know what to say. We are both still alive and relatively OK. Well Mike is the same as where you all left him, I am waiting for a second maxillofacial appointment to try and sort out my dodgy sinus (it is just the one it seems from the CT scan.)

Sunday is Mike's abseil. JustGiving - Sponsor me now!
He was very optimistic that he could make £1000 with all the "friends" he has. It is very clear now how good some of those friends are!  You can also donate by text message in the UK by sending a text with the message:
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I have started my own little business selling retro items online and at fayres. It is early days still, but I enjoy meeting people at the auctions and even better talking to those who are passionate about the things I am selling.

A major fly in my personal ointment (strange saying!) was a letter that my youngest daughter wrote informing me she was pregnant. This came about a week after I found out she had not done at all well in her A levels and was not going to go to university or college. I was mad about the exams, furious about the letter and I will spare you the details of what was said when she calmly assumed I was going to let her carry on as if nothing had changed. She has moved out now.

Mike thinks it is great that we pretty much have the house to ourselves now. Toni isn't so happy. 


  1. Just this week I was wondering where you had gone. I am glad to hear that you and Mike are well. Young women having babies. *sigh* If I could go back and change things I would have pursued an education and traveled first but nobody was going to tell me what to do. It will all turn out though. You are going to be head over heels in love with this baby. xo

  2. Oh my dear! I understand your turmoil, but if she wasn't an academic high-flyer and has chosen this path (she knows she can choose doesn't she?!) all you can do is support her as best you can. She will soon realise she still needs her mother.

    1. If only she didn't have so much potential I wouldn't feel so much of a failure. Where did I go wrong?