Saturday, 12 September 2009

A proud Mummy moment (and Aunty)


It has been a bit of an odd week. I started my new job on Thursday, finished my old one on Friday. I enjoyed my first day, I think, my feet hurt as I wore slightly smart shoes, and smart black trousers! This could take a bit of getting used to.

I walked back into my cottage on Thursday evening with such mixed feelings. I have started to really enjoy coming home lately. I guess that it is because slowly the cottage is coming together, but also because I know that the shifts I will be working will give me days off and time to do the 'Mummy' things. Also sorting out and either putting away or giving away!! Also the not so positive feeling are because I have taken a massive pay cut (well £1.20 per hours to me is a big cut) in order to get some qualifications. So being the bread winner/Mum/cook/cleaner and bottle washer in this house, it is a concern I have, I would be lying if I said it wasn't. A lesson to learn, never take out a bank loan unless you really really need to. Without that I wouldn't be worrying at all!!

Any how, this photo..... it was taken some 11 years ago (I am holding Jasper) This was taken last night, the reason Jasper isn't in the photo it at the bottom of this post. My Mum is wearing the same dress!!!!! AND CAN STILL FIT IN IT! I don't think I could get my legs in those jeans if I tried!
I always seem to look like a tramp in family photo's.

My elder sister and her partner Ian.

My little sis and my Dad.
My lovely niece and her boyfriend Ray.

The reason for this family meal?

Ashley is off to London to University. To study Nursing. She met her boyfriend whilst working in Dorchester Hospital. He is a young Dr (I know, stuff of romance novels!!). It is really odd to see her with a 'proper' boyfriend. It make her seem sooooooo grown up.

My two very special girls, both of whom I love and am so proud of.

I know this is going to sound really sad... but..... I have looked at baskets of yarn/wool on other blogs and thought, MMMMMmmmmm nice. Her is my own basket!

Ashley has asked if I would make her a blanket for her room at uni. A granny square blanket would just take too long, so it is going to be a giant granny square blanket. It is going to be known as the HUG blanket, whenever she feels like she needs a hug, she will be able to grab the hug blanket.
And why the proud Mummy moment? Jose makes me proud an awful lot of the time, I hope she already knows that.
But today it was Jasper's turn. OK forget all the things he called me because he though his kit wouldn't be washed, dried and ironed before Friday. Of course Jasper forgot, I am a Mum, and as we all know that means we have magical powers to get things sorted!
As you can see, Mum worked those powers on Thursday evening!

It was so worth the lack of sleep to see my boy look like that. I just wish his Dad had seen him rather then go sailing.
Somethings just are not worth missing for the world. I also wish I had asked my Mum to come with me. I did feel very much the loner. I was the only one on their own. I was also amazed by how no one really included me in a conversation. If that was the other way around I know I would have gone out of my way to try and make someone who was obviousily on their own not feel awkward. Never mind that is just how I guess it is when they go to Secondary School. When at Primary, you tend to know and become friends with many of the parents. But I was so proud of my son, that was all that mattered. (he has also been picked to play for the year 10 rugby team at school and next weekend it is the county trials for Rugby!)

To celebrate the setting up of the CCF Royal Navy section at their school, a commissioning ceremony was held on board HMS Albion in Portland Harbour. The cadets had the opportunity to spend the night on board, to give them a taste of life aboard a fully functioning warship.
Along with a helicopter fly past.

Then it was time to go home. Two very tired young men. Where has that little cute blonde toddler gone?
Mummy hen is now happy with her clan up in the back garden now.
And tomorrow I have another proud Mummy moment. Jose starts a new job!
So sometime I look back and thing what have I done with the last 37 years (yep, blimey, Friday will see me get a bit closer to 40!!) but then I write a blog entry like this and it answers my question!
Enjoy your weekend. I am having what I hope will be the final Poppy Cottage move around, well I hope it is going to be the last, but you never know!!


  1. Gosh - you have been so busy!! All I can say is that you have very glamorous looking tramps down there in Dorset, as you certainly dont look like any tramp I have ever seen. You look stunning!! and more like 27 than 37!! Your young people look so grown up. Where does the time go! xxxx

  2. Hi Diane.

    Yes they do seem to have grown up so fast, especially in the last few years. Thank you for the age compliment, sadly I tend to feel more like 47! But this coming week marks the start of the self improvement part of my life. Cottage sort out, job sort out, brain kicking into gear and, well, too much 'stuff' to write here!! have a lovely week.

    Colette x

  3. Now don't be unkind about 47 - some of us are there already!! I love your yarn box - the colours are beautiful - and I yearn for someone to make me a granny blanket, so your daughter is very lucky!

    I am sending my oldest off to university soon - a big step for all - hope it all goes well for you and yours!

    Pomona x

  4. blimey what a busy time.What a lovely family you have. You should be very proud! I have not yet found the perfect poppy cottage fabric, but am off to the creative stiches show in exeter next week and am sure to find just what i am looking for, will let you know! noelle x x

  5. What a great blog, the photo idea was a good one, and your family sound's something to be proud of....

  6. I'm filling up here reading your post! You have a lovely family and are right to be so proud of them all. I don't even know them and I've got a lump in my throat.

    Good luck with the HUG blanket, what a lovely idea.

  7. A valuable post on Self Improvement

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