10/11/19

Dear diary. Two years ago today I was sat in a hospital room watching the last of my Lee's life slip away, knowing there wasnt a thing I could do to prevent it. No matter how much I cried, prayed, pleaded. There wasnt a thing that could save him. I look back and try to... Continue Reading →

21/10/19

Dear diary. I woke up in a cold sweat, dreaming about the day Lee died again. I hate this time of year now. The flashbacks get worse the closer to the date I get and the meds dont stop it happening. It's been two years now and the trauma never leaves me. I can still... Continue Reading →

Time to say goodbye.

Written in response to #YDWP & #WotD. 21/10/19. In three weeks time it will be the two year anniversary of the death of my Lee and not a day goes by where I dont think about the happy times we had together. We have been apart now longer than we ever were together but the... Continue Reading →

What do you do?

Written in response to #WotD, #FOWC, #Daily Addictions and #tale weaver at #MLMM When the world gets too much and each day seems more insurmountable than the last, you know it's time to take a break, time to get away and chill what do you do? Me, I love to camp out in order to... Continue Reading →

The Flight of Dragons.

written in response to #YDWP, #WotD & FOWC challenges. 30/8/19. The year after I was born my mother bought a VHS cassette tape to play for me, to keep me occupied whilst she was at the hospital visiting my newly born and severely premature little brother. I was left at my grandmothers with this tape... Continue Reading →

I’ve got wood!

Over on Cee's Black & White Photo challenge the order of the day is; things made of wood. Here are my entries from my most recent camping trip to the woods. Cant get any more made of wood than the woods themselves. We did make dinner on wood tho, does that count? Dont forget to... Continue Reading →

Seriously! Is that really a word?

Written in response to the following challenges; #WotD & #FOWC When I saw todays challenge on #FOWC I nearly fell off my chair! Is that really a word? I have to admit to googling it, just to be sure. Whenever Ive thought about the word highfalutin in the past I have always associated it with... Continue Reading →

24/8/19

Dear diary. The day started in the best possible way, with smiles and giggles from MB1. Her and BB1 stayed the night, a messy experience but worth it for the 7am snuggles I had with little miss whilst BB1 had a few hours lie in. I'm now sat in a wood somewhere staring into a... Continue Reading →

21/8/19

Dear diary. Post holiday malaise has set in already and I'm wishing I were anywhere but home again. It's that bad that we already have plans to go camping this weekend with bears boy and my two. I wonder sometimes if I were born into the wrong life because it seems like the more comfort... Continue Reading →

A few snaps from our holiday.

As many of you will know the Bears and I have just returned from our last big trip away for the summer. The Derbyshire dales has so much to offer and has certainly kept us all busy for the four day trip; these are just some of the mirriad of pics taken along our journey.... Continue Reading →

20/8/19

Dear diary. We have made it home finally! Four long days of fun filled, child nagging, hill walking enjoyment has been had by all four of us and now were all exhausted! The car has been left packed and we had a take away tea because we are all ready for a long sleep in... Continue Reading →

17/8/19

Dear diary. Well we made it. YHA National forest is our base for the next two nights and I must say I am impressed with the place. We booked a private room as always but this time got the bonus of a double bed and two bunks for the kids rather than the standard four... Continue Reading →

15/8/19

Dear diary. It's been a long day to say the least. Ive had a day of friendship and family and now I am totally shattered and the house is a bomb site. Today I am blessed and exhausted! Goodnight friends.

11/8/19.

Dear diary. Another long and fruitful day... The garden is almost complete and after three years it's about time too. We are finally able to walk from one end to the other without getting attacked by weeds and overgrown grass or falling over some random rubbish from the ex husbands hobbies. All the scrap metal... Continue Reading →

10/8/19

Dear diary. What a day? I'm exhausted! My butt hasn't hit the ground all day and I've had no time to write at all. BB1 and MB1 have only just gone home but we have done loads today with BB1s help. She watched her brother and sister whilst Bear and I completely gutted the garden.... Continue Reading →

Y = YHA Llanddeusant

Y = YHA Llanddeusant. LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 24/7/19 As my regular readers will know, the Bears and I have just returned from a weeks road trip around our neighboring country, Wales. By far the best experience had was at the YHA in Llanddeusant and after a conversation with the manager we learnt that... Continue Reading →

Home at Last!

Road-Trip 2019. LLandudno, LLandeusant, Brecon Beacons National Park and Cardiff have been all the places we have laid our heads this last week on our yearly, epic road trip. Roughly a thousand miles has been traveled in the aging Scenic and we are all a little surprised that at 16 years old, she actually made... Continue Reading →

Morning Beauty.

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge. 4/7/19. Shirley's Rose. This rose has stood sentry at the front door to this house for twenty-two years. It was planted by myself and mum in commemoration of Shirley, my beloved grandmother, who owned the house from it being built. Every time it flowers it reminds me of the... Continue Reading →

C = Cat…Siriusly!

C = CAT. LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 3/7/19 Sirius. The cat was a gift from my Lee for my birthday in 2017. He was born on valentines day and we got him eight weeks later. He is the most thoughtful gift I have ever been bought and certainly the longest lasting. When you're naming... Continue Reading →

Crazy; but better for it!

So, the Bears and I took a wee break from normality over the weekend and pitched up at one of our sub-urban, wild camps. Back to our roots and the origin of man... Gathering sticks and shelter building. We thoroughly expected it to be a busy weekend where we normally camp, with it being such good weather,... Continue Reading →

Back to nature.

Taking a short break from the normal daily challenges today... I'll be back tomorrow to update you all with the events of the last day or so. Today... I'm enjoying the view!

ITS ALMOST TIME!

#Stream of Consciousness Saturday, YOUR DAILY WORD PROMPT, Word of the Day Challenge. 29/6/19. FOR/FOUR/FORE. HIDE. VACATION.   Its almost time!   Almost time for our summer vacation here. Seven weeks of Baby Bear three and Baby Bear four under my feet continually. No bedtimes, no formal structure, no homework for anyone! Our chance to hide from... Continue Reading →

A Confession.

Word of the Day Challenge. 18/6/19. DEAL. A Confession. So today I'm feeling a little nostalgic (this is my second post about my past) and so I thought I would give you a little insight into the person I used to be; the one that helped shape me into the person I am today. Looking... Continue Reading →

The Bench.

The SPF Challenge. 9/6/19. THE BENCH. The SPF Challenge The Bench   As she looked out across the dreary courtyard at the bench they once shared together on brighter days, tears filled her eyes and fell in puddles around her feet; much like the rain outside. ‘Our Spot.’ She sobbed, ‘We were supposed to be... Continue Reading →

Memories.

Vague. Daily word prompt. 23/5/19.   I have a only a vague recollection of being a child. Memories are like photographs, simple stills that my mind has chosen to freeze in time; no context or storyline to help me understand why I remember what I do. No timeline of events to guide my thinking or... Continue Reading →

I miss the old Me.

Fervent. Daily word prompt 20/5/19   Adjective: Fervent Having or displaying a passionate intensity "a fervent supporter of the cause" Once upon a time I fought for what I thought was right. First on the lines of a march or protest, always ready to stand for the rights of the 'little man.' I was never... Continue Reading →

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