Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Been awol....

Sorry not been around, been a little busy with it being school holidays, and last week we decided to go away for a few days, just hubby, Steven and me... We went up to Lacock to visit my SIL as we've not visited her there since she moved there last year.. (where Harry Potter was filmed in Lacock Abby and the Christmas special of Cranford in the village, my SIL was pointing out how they changed the red pillar box into a petrol pump and where the jail was placed)...

We then stayed in a hotel at Tenbury Wells and then the next day onto Weshpool for the Weshpool & Llanfair light Railway ...

We had a fab day on the steam trains (photos to follow), and stayed a couple of nights in a Premier Inn in Oswestry, then the next day back to Llanfair for a model railway exhibit, by the way did I tell you that hubby and Steven like trains, lol...

Me, well I'll enjoy them to a certain extent, but think they beat me to loving them...

...my love is for looking and stroking paper, lol...

I didn't look for any craft shops, as not really the time, but did buy at the model railway exhibit, bought a chicken shed and some chickens, as I managed to persuade hubby that one of the train stations tenants looked after chickens for fresh eggs...



Oh and grow he's own veg, so needed a wheelbarrow, roller, trug with tools, flower pots, watering can, garden fork and spade and some rabbits...hehehe



Sorry not brilliant photos, as didn't want to take them out the bags for fear of losing the little pieces, will show you them again when hubby has made then up and painted them for me, lol... well got to keep him out of trouble in the winter evenings...


On Monday of this week, my baby started back at school, trouble is he's in he's final year, cannot believe where the time had gone, when he started school at the age of 4 and half, the thought of him being there till he was 19 seem so far away, but it's nearly here as Steven will be 19 next March, so making this he's last educational year....

He was a little agitated getting on the bus as the council have changed the transport firms, so not only a different colour bus, but different driver, escort and children on the bus, but he seems to get through he's first day OK, but time will tell, with Steven it's probably 'the calm before the storm' lol...

Well, have caught up with the holiday washing as lovely weather for drying, and the housework been done... so am taking tomorrow off, going to nip to the gym first thing, (as not been for a few weeks as Steven around), then going to pick my mum up, probably do some shopping and then we're hoping to meet my daughter for lunch and have a BBQ in the evening, courtesy of hubby, lol...

...and celebrate my daughter getting a permanent contract in her new job, (her 3 months trial was up last week, and her appraisal went well, resulting in a permanent contract)....
also her boyfriend has got another full time job, after being laid off last month, he starts work tomorrow...

So celebrations all round I think...

OH yes and I've ordered a little shed for the station tenant's garden...

14 comments:

Hi I'm Maria... said...

SORRY GILL I PRESSED THE WRONG BUTTON AND REJECTED YOUR POST, SO HAVE COPIED AND PASTED IT FROM EMAIL....SORRY....

Maria

My goodness, how busy you've been. It sounds like you had a fab few days away and no rain!!!!

I'm so so glad to hear Sam's news, and also her boyfriend's good fortune.

I hope Steen settles down to his new bus - can only remember too well how mcuh havoc a slight change in transport could cause.

One quetion - how on earth do you find time to fit it all in missus?

Looking forward to catching up with you for a "chat" soon!!

Hugs and sparkles to all.

Gillx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks gill, trust me in rejecting it, lol...

BIG HUGS AND SPARKLES coming your way especially for tomorrow...xxx

jackie(worcs) said...

Now I get you- chicken shed! Like the way he NEEDS a wheelbarrow too, LOL! Sounds like a lovely holiday you all had.
Pleased to here about your DDs job.
Jackie :-)

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks jackie...xx

SusieJ said...

What a great time you've had - sooooooo pleased you managed a few days away. Love the sound of the chicken shed and chickens!lol Nooooo, I didn't realise that OH and Steven loved trains! This is the house that had Lego trains running between dining room and living room on Christmas day a few years back - laden with chocolates I might add) (plus lots of visits to Quainton! Seriously, hope Steven settles in at school.
Hugs to you Maria,
Sue xx

a little bit of me........ said...

ha ha Maria i love it, at first glance i thought it was a crafty item like the bird houses, i love all the bits and bobs and i bet steven and hubby will too,

glad to hear stevens first day went well, i hope it continues.
many congratulations to your dd and her bf i wish them every success.
enjoy your celebration, hugs jennixx

sue-bubbles said...

Congratulations to Sam and her partner for their good news with jobs...thats really fabby, especially in todays climate!
I was expecting a full-sized chicken shed Maria...now you are NOT going to get a lot of stash in that! lol!
Sue x

dagbird2001 said...

busy bee you have been.
sparkles for stevens last year at school.
congrats to dd and her boyf with the jobs.
hugs for you, just because :)
xx

Anonymous said...

im so glad you had a fab trip. and some quality time with clive and steven. even if you got all trained out. lol
i cant wait to see your chicken shed and chicks all painted. i bet it will look fab.

well done sam and matt on your jobs.
well done steven coping with the naughty bus changes.
big hugs gina xxxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks susie, jenni, sue, tracy and gina

....the chicken shed is looking good, photos when finished, lol...xx

jan said...

Hi Maria, lovely to hear Sam's news and her BF too. Hope Steven has settled well with the bus etc. and school is going well. Glad you had a nice few days away too. take care,hugs Jan xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks jan...xx

a little bit of me........ said...

hi maria ive not seen u on dc in a while so popped over to leave u a message, im sure your mega busy as usual, i just hope ur not poorly, hows steven? looking forward to seeing your chicken shed,
hugs to you and yours jennixx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

I'm fine jenni thanks, just very busy with steven being back to school, not enough hours in the day and am shattered by the evening...

chicken shed coming along nicely and the wheelbarrow, hubby doing a good job, lol...

hope you and your lot are all OK...
hugs...xx