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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Birthday fun...

Hi guys - it's my Birthday today!

I've had a good day.
Our son and Coo went out last minute shopping so this meant I had the whole morning to myself!
I mooched around in my jammies, woke up slowly and just enjoyed the time out with a cuppa! LOL

When they got back they brought Looby with them and...presents - wooo hooo!

We had a cuppa while I opened them and for once all the hinting worked as Coo got me the smoothie maker I've had my eye on - result.

Thank goodness Looby went with them shopping as she brought an assortment of fruits to squish up! LOL

Well, it was like old times, you know, when your kids are little and they get something new and everybody's got to have a go straight away?

I had the smoothies going big style and we all tasted and tried with gusto!
Only difference was, this time, I was the little kid trying 'em out and egging them on! lol

Not sure about this one!
I think I'll give any green ones a miss! LOL

Lesson 1: in smoothie making - go easy on the bananas...
Lesson 2: in smoothie making - green 'aint a good colour choice!

After all that, this afternoon we all went out to lunch!

What a good day!

maz x

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Blackpool for Carer Respite?

Hi Guys...I'm back! LOL

Blackpool for Respite? YES!!!!
What a change!

The time away has done me the world of good - no offence to Coo! LOL

Mum and I shopped till we dropped, eat cream cakes, bounced on and off trams and had a date with Elvis! among others! LOL

We went to see the Rock Legends show at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom and it was
...totally brilliant!

I didn't know what to expect and I must admit, the acts were all excellent!
The Elvis guy looked mighty cute too!

So with the comfy beds, good food and bargains to be had on every corner I had a FAB time!

I guess that's why respite is so important!
I knew Coo was fine and I can totally trust Looby.
I did phone to speak to him each morning and then I could relax the rest of the day knowing he was fine.

This really meant I could have a hassle free break.
Thank God for our Direct Payment it really works so well for us!

My hope is all Carers can get a break and soon.
It's so very important.
Everyone needs a break, a chance to sleep and recharge their batteries!

maz x

Friday, 11 September 2009

This Carer's Respite choice...

Hi Guys, it's the time of year I get to disappear for a few days to shop till I drop, eat cake and sleeeeeeep for a week, well, nearly a week....yippeeeeeee! LOL

Using our Direct Payment, on Monday, Looby will come stay with Coo and...mum and I are off to Blackpool for a few days and I can't wait!
It usually takes me a few days to get used to sleeping through the night again and the last few days are bliss!
Maybe having the respite sleep nights regularly this last year, will make a difference and like this wee cat, I'll be able to...
...just automatically sleep right through - I do hope so!

We're going to the Royal Sea Bank Hotel which is central, it's on the prom and it has comfy beds - result! lol

Only 3 more sleeps as my kids used to say!
You think I'm just a tad excited???
Well, you'd be right! LOL

See you when I get back,

maz x

Sunday, 6 September 2009

The family arrive!

Hi Guys,
My sisters arrived for a flying visit this week!
My mum has been poorly recently - she's on the mend now and thank goodness as she's one of the main cogs in my support system and sorely needed at times!
Anyways, my two sisters and my neice flew up from Stansted - on a plane not bloomsticks! LOL
They arrived on Wednesday night and stayed till Saturday and it was great!
Coo was well, so we were able to go visiting and out to dinner too!

It's the first time we've all been together in years and felt really special.
I'm so glad they came as it's given both Coo and I a bit of a lift.

The weather here was it's usual - raining! LOL

When my sister phoned home, her husband told her his steaks were on the barbie...

We needed umbrella's and wellies at the time so there's no change there! lol

Never mind the weather, the three of them brought some warmth, sunny smiles and sparkle with them!

Now isn't that a cheery thought!

I hope there's some sunshine where you are.
maz x