Monday, March 30, 2009
At Blue Coat we looked around the gallery's and had a coffee in the cafe before catching the train back to the hotel.
The evening went well, we met up with many of our friend's. We had a great time. We also watched the rock bands. The band played mainly rock songs including songs from ZZ Top and The Quo. Billy let the cat out of the bag about us getting married.
All to soon the night was over and we headed for our taxi back to the hotel.
Next morning we were up early. Firstly we headed to one of the most famous markets on Merseyside Paddy`s Market. Here the streets and inside market are filled with traders selling everything you can think of. The market was very interesting. We had a lovely breakfast in a quiet cafe near the market.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Sunday up early we headed to car boots. We picked up some lovely things before heading for breakfast at Mcdonalds. We have breakfast on occasions but not as much as we used to as we eat more healthily these days, Aaron`s health is very important to me he loves to eat fruit, veg and nuts these days which are far more healthy for him especially as he has such an active life style.
Sunday afternoon Aaron`s girlfriend Amy came over for dinner. I made a lovely chicken roast with lots of veg for them both. They had a nice time going for a walk before sitting at the table for dinner. Amy and Aaron have been an item since November 2008. She is a lovely girl and very pretty. They are very fond of each other and hate being apart.
Yet again a lovely weekend in such good company.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
We visited My Aunt and Aaron's Great Aunt Murial this week. She is in her 70`s and was admitted to hospital as her heart is not in good shape no more. Billy Aaron and I took my mum, Aaron`s Nana to see her at Arrow Park Hospital on the Wirral. Driving down in our old faithful VW, we stopped at McDonlads for our favourite a Latte before continuing our journey.
On arrival at the hospital Nana and I went in first to see her. It brought back memories for us as as a child I spent many a day at this hospital with my dad who had emphysema and munachocus. He has been very ill from when I was 3 yrs old, before he died at the hospital on Christmas Day 1989.
After seeing my Aunt for a while I headed back down to were Aaron and Billy were playing football. Honestly with these two I am not sure which on is the biggest kid, but then it is lovely to see Aaron with such a wonderful stepdad.
Putting Fred on the lead we headed for a walk. There are many walk routes around the hospital and I soon found my bearings. At the back of the hospital there is an open common with paths leading off in many directions. I spent many hours here walking as a child, then teenager to a young adult, with my dogs . I knew the paths well. It is such an easy place to get lost with miles of open land, river and woods.
For a while we stayed on the main common at the back of the hospital while the boys played football, Fred ran riot around the field for a good while keeping an eye on my at all times. I joined in the football along with a puppy Alsatian.
After some time we moved on we walked across the common taking the path over the brook then turned waking along the path next to the brook which opens up into a lake. Fred managed to find the only hole in the fence to take a swim in the brook. Came out looking rather smelly.
At the top of the lake we turned and walked across the woodland path to the top of the common. This open land is also a good spot for horse riding.
Upon reaching the top end of the common you can see the hospital in the distance. We headed back. Sticking a mucky Fred back in his cage we went in first having a cup of tea at Annabel`s cafe in the hospital grounds. Aaron and I bought our Aunt a get well card and a guardian angel. Billy had a good look around the hospital book shop.
We then headed up the the ward to visit our Aunt. She was thrilled with the angel that Aaron had given her. After a while we headed off. Stopping on the way at the Quay in Parkgate for the carvery. We took Fred for another walk to the local homemade ice cream shop before heading back home through North Wales.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
After the match Aaron met up with his friends Josh and Owen for kick about at the pub. As it got dark we called Josh and Aaron home for tea were they played for rest of night.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Aaron with girlfreind Amy.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Stopping the car to take it in, I was taken aback by what we both could see. A large face could be clearly seen amongst the clouds. It was the face of Daniel.
Aaron was fascinated just as I was. As we rummaged for the camera the face slowly faded before we had chance to take a photograph.
We were both clearly shocked by what we had just seen in the dusk sky.
We drove home slowly looking up to see if we could see the face again but it never returned.
When we told Nana she said she was sitting in her chair drinking her tea. Looking out of the window she to had seen the cloud passing over the house.
This is again one of the strangest experience`s we have felt and seen since losing our special boy. It wasn't even just one of us that saw this it was all of us ????
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Avon have launch a new campaign supporting Domestic violence, along with supporting breast cancer. Both these subjects are close to my heart.
The company for women are committed to supporting both these campaign`s. Research showed that breast cancer and domestic violence are the causes that matter most to women and that half of the UK Avon representatives are personally affected by breast cancer or domestic violence, or know someone who is.
Women are being encouraged to help raise awareness for these causes. By raising vital funds through the Avon breast cancer crusade to help save women`s lives and by wearing and selling the new Empowerment Necklace & Bracelets to raise money that can help to support women affected by domestic violence.
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Two women are killed each week by a currant or former partner in the UK. One in four women in the UK will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives . A quarter of your friend`s and family could be suffering at the hands of their partners. Domestic abuse is not only about violence, it also includes emotional abuse, threatening violence, controlling, depriving plus much more. Please check out the domestic abuse page @ http://www.danielstrustfund.com/ There is a wheel of abuse on the page plus many contact web site links to help those in need.
Avon`s campaign supports Refuge @ http://www.refuge.org.uk/
The national domestic violence helpline is 0808 2000 247 help and advice is available 24 hours a day. No one has to stay in a violent abusive relationship so please get help there is a far better life out there than living in this way for you and your children.
Breast Cancer affects many women through out the UK and beyond. Avon have supported the breast cancer Charity for many years. They launched the breast cancer pink ribbon pin for women to wear to show there support for the breast cancer charities. I myself live with a tumour caused by scare tissue trauma injury that happened a few years ago. Lucky for me my tumour is Benin. Having been thought the tests of the tumour cancer clinics at hospital my heart goes out to the other ladies who are not so lucky as I was.If anyone would like a pink ribbon pin to support the Avon campaign please email me for details.
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Sunday, March 1, 2009
The main room was very large and set out comfortably with furniture dating back centuries. A large open fire roared and lite up the room.
I have fond memories of this country park, as Daniel and I visited here every week before his horse riding lesson. He rode either Teddy or Homer at Clywd Special Riding Centre which is nearby. Alyn Waters was a perfect place to stop off for lunch and dog walk. Daniel rode his bicycle around here whilst we took Fred our dog for a walk. We then had lunch sometimes our camper van, other times in the cafe which is run by special needs students. Daniel and I had many happy times at this park and made many friends here. Steve an old friend, who lived nearby, would often meet up for a coffee and come for a walk with us, he was very fond of Daniel and enjoyed helping me, as Daniel was quite heavy to put on his bike as he got bigger. He was always happy to spare some of his time to help with Daniel.
This part of the park is very pretty. Fred really enjoyed his running around paddling and swimming in the river. We all enjoyed our walk it was such a lovely day.