100 years young.

Its our beautiful Nan’s heavenly 100th birthday today.


She was never without her beautiful smile even when times where undoubtedly hard for her.


I’ve so many fond memories over the years, one of which being the fact that you would never leave her house unfed if you were hungry or not!


So with that in mind I’m having cake tonight not all of it mind,else I’ll undo all my hard work and won’t fit into my ‘ripped jeans’ that she would always affectionately comment on saying ‘ Oh Natalie did you buy those jeans with holes already in them like that?!’


So loved,missed and forever in our hearts.
❤x

Today.

Whatever you do today,tomorrow and every day after that~just make sure you hold your loved ones tight and tell them that you love them.
Don’t leave questions unanswered for another day.
Live for the moment, be open, be honest, don’t wait for tomorrow.❤x

Every day is a school day.

As the saying goes ‘every day is a school day’.

Life is full of learning but unlike school there is no timetable, no planned lessons for daily tasks, love, life, emotions,parenting etc.

Every day can feel the same,it has 24hrs in it, every week has 7 days but you can never be sure from one day to the next what you’ll be learning today,tomorrow or next week.

You don’t get days off, no summer holidays anymore.

You just go with the flow, riding the rollercoaster of life with its ups and downs,twists and turns.

Life is a learning process and you are never too old to learn.❤ x

This morning.

So this morning went something like this…

When you buy a bottle of wine at 8am (which is for tonight’s consumption!)and it rolls off of your back seat under the passenger seat, so you have to crawl across the seats (with your backside undoubtedly hanging out).


You turn around with said wine bottle in your hand and your next door neighbour is standing there,felt like I should explain myself but didn’t have time so just called out morning and dashed indoors!
Happy Friday everyone.❤x

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

Live in the moment

Tonight I cried, I wanted a bunch of sunflowers but the shop had sold out of them.


I saw them yesterday and assumed I would have time to get some today.


The tears weren’t just because of sunflowers~they were because of lots of things but the fact remains that we always think we have tomorrow, there’s always another day,we put off doing and saying things that matter.


Don’t take time for granted, live for the moment.❤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

Time,precious time

Whilst standing in the kitchen,dealing with the seamingly neverending  washing up,I looked out of the window into the garden.
Nothing unusual about that, I do that several times a day but today there is a space, a big space infact because the trampoline has gone.

I’ve been looking forward to it going as nobody uses it anymore.

But seeing the space now reminded me of a  conversation I had with my Dad, several years ago. We were discussing getting  a bigger trampoline for the kids and he said ‘you’ll never have any garden for yourself at this rate with all of their stuff out here’, I laughed and said ‘ that’s fine,as long as I have the patio to sit on they can fill the rest, when they’re older I’ll have the space back’.

Fast forward and that day has arrived now I have my space back, how quick did that day come around and what I wouldn’t give just to go back and savour those times again.

Life feels like it’s simply flying by.

Another little nudge, another friendly reminder that time waits for no one and nothing lasts forever.

Time is precious~spend it wisely.❤x