Happy Birthday to you xx

I wish I was writing you a card instead of writing this post.

I wish you could be with us when we raise a toast.

But they don’t have mail where you are, we can’t reach you by plane or car.

We look up at the stars above and watch the waves come crashing in, as the boats go sailing by we will remember your smile always as wide as a mile.

Although you are so far away, we are thinking of you every day.

So cheers to you and may I say Dad we wish you a very happy heavenly birthday.❤x

No regrets?

I feel like every time I start to write something, everything has a common theme to it, I feel I’m having lots of ‘I wasn’t going to do that but I’m glad I’m did moments’.

This evening for example I wasn’t going to go out to the beach even though I knew it would be good to clear my head.

So I found myself having a last minute dash to get to the seafront before the sun set and I am honestly so glad that I did. The sky was amazing, the colours were beautiful, it was as peaceful and calm as ever.

When I looked back through my photographs, I noticed that the clouds look like love hearts in the sky, which I like to think is a gentle reminder that our loved ones are never far away.

Coming back to those moments of being glad I did thing’s, just really powers home the saying of ‘in life we only regret the chances we didn’t take’.

Grab life with both hands we only get one shot at it.❤x

Wake up

I can’t pretend that I’m a morning person by any stretch of the imagination.
For me to get moving the day has to start with at least 4 alarms and an annoying amount of hitting the snooze button too, not forgetting the promise of unlimited coffee!
Anyhow I’m glad I did this morning because I got to see this beautiful view on my way to the gym.
A timely reminder that life is beautiful.❤x

Last night I cooked food,chucked it and the kids in the car and headed to Bournemouth for fireworks on the beach.


The traffic was horrendous but the laughs were loud and the journey there was almost as fun as the evening itself.


The fireworks were amazing and the kids were great company~a lovely eve with my 2 favourite people who are growing up far too quickly.❤x

Hot stuff

Its been a funny few weeks, not necessarily in a ha ha funny way either.


I’m blaming my hormones~who knew at the grand age of 43yrs old, I would be struggling to get my menopause medication right at the same time as trying to maintain co-ordination at aqua aerobics hanging on to my hrt patch with one hand and hitching my swim suit up with the other!


Its like the joys just keep on coming!
Anyhow the point of this picture is just to say that having made myself go to the gym this evening then being able to walk out of said gym and having the beach right on my doorstep is something that I hope never to take for granted.


However the hot flushes, sleepless night and mood swings can hurry up and do one anytime they like!

P.s~I realise I’m totally selling myself here #stillsingle haha.

❤x