Events, Family, Life

Christmas 2018

Christmas for 2018, I’ve felt good as a time with my family. I’m glad I was able to have spend time with my family.

Dave and I alternate the years we spend with our family over the holidays. To make things fair and not favouring one or the other.

This year I’m glad it was my family. More to the point it might be the last one where we may have my Grandma around the table. Due to her Alzheimer’s and her decline in physical capabilities, both my mum and I feel that she won’t be capable of doing what’s she’s done today.

It’s hard to think that way but as it’s something we’re seeing happening to my Grandma on a daily basis we’re having to prepare ourselves and try working with my grandad to get the support needed. Unfortunately, my grandad isn’t taking everything well. It is understandable. We’re being there for as much as we can. This denial and how much change is needed is effecting them both.

No matter what we say it’s going onto deaf ears. There’s gonna be some shocks and bad times ahead. But no matter what, I have to take care of myself and strive to BLOOM BRIGHTLY.

Events, Life

Meadowhall Christmas Live 2018

Spending the evening with B at Meadowhall Christmas Live was just what I needed to lift up my spirits. A skip was due today. It didn’t come. I was panicking about my DBS receipt and confessing as such that I was becoming stroppy or what my mum called it ‘throwing my teddy out the pram’.

It was a great evening; hearing Bang Bang Romeo for the 1st time, seeing M.O., HRVY, Max George and Rak-Su. There was a Tom something that played but that wasn’t my thing but he was still good. Then the 1st act of the night a Hannah (my apologies for not knowing the surname) she had a good voice but could tell she was nervous. Cannot wait to do it again next year.

Events, Life

Going to Christmas Live Again :)

B & I are going to Meadowhall Christmas Live again this year. We loved it last year. It was our first time then. I love listening to Capital FM. Getting a chance to go again, it was meant to be. It will be my day off.

I finally completed the last tax year for my mileage evidence too. It’s been a good day.

Events, Family, Life

Celebrating 1st Birthdays

We stayed at Daves parents last night as we went to friends to watch a film. It was nice being able to sleep in until I needed to get out of bed. With his parents being considerate about how much noise they produced so not to wake us up.

We did need to get out of bed as it was my nieces 1st birthday party. Maybe its because I don’t have kids but I’m not understanding going all out for the 1st birthday.

But being positive and celebrating the good things in life is a way of doing that. So I suppose celebrating her birthday is good all round for those around her.

Even though she may not have the memory of the party, having those good feelings and vibes around her is a good thing for her. Looking at it that way a 1st birthday should be celebrated.

The rest of the day I was able to change the bad feelings I’ve been holding onto into the good.¬†Reading The Secret was a help to that.


Watched: Skyscraper > 3.5 out of 5

Events, Friendships, Life, Writing

A Wedding

Today was my mates, sisters wedding. It was a gorgeous ceremony. The wedding breakfast was lovely. I was in some official photos as well which I didn’t expect but I like the idea of all the ceremony guests having a photo together.

We then had a break before the evening part. A group of us went to the hotel rooms that they’d booked. At one point myself and a friends girlfriend got stuck with a load of kids. Luckily we played games that occupied them.

I did feel sorry for the bride and groom for the evening part though. Majority of the day people had left and all friends that were invited for the evening part didn’t turn up. It ended up being 10-15 of us filling up the dance floor. Making use of the DJ.

Even so, it was fun. It tired me out but fun. I was ready for bed when I got home.

Events, Goals, Life, Writing

Wedding Venue Reserved

We’ve reserved our venue for our wedding. Which also means we’ve selected a date. On my dreams list, I’ve put to be married in 2021. As it happens we’re gonna be getting married in 2020!

In less then two years time I’ll be a wife.

I’m excited but there’s a lot to do and to pay for.

First step we need to book a provisional date/time for the registrar to ensure we can get someone to marry us on the day we have selected with the venue. It’s gonna cost us ¬£30 to get the povisional date and time booked.

Second step is to pay the deposit for the venue. It’s gonna got us ¬£500 for the deposit. We saw the venue today for the second time, this time the coordinator showing us round and talking us through things.

We’ve told a select few our date for the wedding. It’s been happiness all round.

Events, Life, Writing

Steps Concert

It was the girls night out this evening. Myself, my mum, B and her mum we went to see Steps!

I’ve always liked Steps. I grow up with their music. Even saw them when I was a kid in concert. All I remember about that was H flying around on a big letter H.

We all had a good night. We had a good seat. I believe no matter where you were in the seating area you could see the stage perfectly.

I’ve been more mindful and enjoying the experiences I’ve had this week. It’s been great taking it all in rather than having my phone in between me and where I’m at.

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