Tuesday, 16 August 2011

My daughter - Part two!! and Meet Ruby (and Rose)

Jose has worked her socks of this Summer holiday.  She finished school, ready for the transition to London in September.  Picked up lots of hours over time at Waitrose, and I really mean a lot of hours!!

And the incentive???????

Going to London with a healthy bank balance I hear you ask?

Nope, this, a bag.  Not just any bag, her very own Chanel bag.  To go with her glasses, filo fax and

Posh purse (her friends all clubbed together).

(befuddled?? bemused?? Yep, snap me too!! apparently it isn't just a bag, it is THE bag!!)

And do you know what?  Good on her.  Never will she have the opportunity of being 17, carefree and worry free.  She is off to study at London's Fashion and Retail Academy.  The chance of a lifetime and I just know she'll do really well.  Well she has the bag!!

I know members of my family (and my friends) think it isn't the right thing to have done (her rent on her Halls is crazy - her Dad and I are paying half each - not sure if I'll loose weigh because I want to or because I will not be able to afford to eat!! Ha ha!!)
but I do understand it,
sort of,
and I know she is still going to have a good balance to take up with her, She'll be working at Waitrose in Bayswater so unlike some students she doesn't have to clamber for a job as soon as she gets up there.

We are very different, I do not understand the first bit about Fashion, I don't really want to, or have any desire to.

I just wish I had been home to see her face when it arrived this morning.

Just had to slip this photo of this gorgeous little girl.  Can't wait to see her soon.  They'll be down in a week or so, got to works out a day or two when I can get up there to see her as well.

An meet Ruby....
Too good an opportunity to miss.  She did belong to one of the girls at work, and now to me.  I hope I have done the right thing.  She has lots of miles but new head gasket, cam belt and water pump over the last year, so touch wood not much to go wrong.  I will be sad to get rid of my little green bubble as I love her even if my children don't but it will be nice to have a little bit bigger car again, also she has power steering.  I don't need to use my car very often now as one job is just behind my cottage.

I have also now finished all the bits for Rose's cardigan (but can't post a picture until it is finished, sent and received) so now just have to sew it all together.


That was a long one!!


  1. Sounds like she will have a fab time at uni, good on her. The new car is gorgeous! I have a little cleo and it has done me very well indeed, a great little car.

  2. welcome to Ruby the name suits her and Rosie is a cutie!

  3. Rose is definitely looking forward to receiving her cardigan!! (I am the most excited really!)

    Get sewing, so we can get it when I'm down...
    I spoke to Nan earlier and warned her that she will be babysitting for a couple hours so that we can go off to get some wooly goodies..! Are u free at all on tues or weds though??

    Love Ashley xxxxxxxxxxx

  4. What a lovely post, i am envious of your new four wheels...... It is such a lovely photo of Rose, she is such a perfect little girl. We too will have to get in some craft time soon
    Tracie xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. I don't get fashion either. When I was a teenager I always thought I would spend all my adult money on clothes but I really can't be bothered to do the shopping bit so instead I look like a bag lady...I can live with that! I can understand Jose wanting to be the part for her fashion course though so good luck to her xx


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