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Thursday, July 28, 2016

First week of holiday in

So Happy to be on Holiday now - I was getting a bit tired- don't get me wrong, I LOVE my job and wouldn't change it but it has been hard being mostly on my own since Easter. There are normally two of us and we get on like a house on fire and often run things past each other or just have a laugh. With that and the demands of family life never dimming, I was just ready for the break.
So the first week off -I have done very little to show you- I HAVE seen the bottom of the laundry basket for the first time in months! Opened and am stocking up an Etsy shop selling homemade jewelry - mostly Boho bracelets.
I am reading -strike that , being read ( its an audio book)and trying not to fall asleep.

 And when that is finished, I have this in hardback waiting .

A couple of weeks ago hubby took me to see

which we really enjoyed.
We are watching :
Just coming to the end of season 1 and looking to see where we can watch season 2.
Thats all for now 

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nearly there

 I am SO ready for the end of term - just 4 days to go!
Theses truly beautiful flowers and a box of chocs were given to me a few weeks ago by one of the pupils. They smelt like heaven too.

 What fab pupils I work with.

 Just some of the pupils who have just left and came to see me most days.

 I went to a special needs music festival and the girls from the Debenham girls group took part singing along.
 Natalie loves to sing.

 Not shy at all!

 Year 13 prom a couple of weeks ago .

 I spend a day in the Food Tech room along with a few pupils and three other members of staff. We were preparing for a celebration for our head of music who is retiring this year. ( I am sure she is younger than me!!)

Do you like the hedgehog? 

While at the celebration, I found out that I quite like this ( and bought a bottle the next day ).

 Year 11 Prom - The funny thing is that after knowing this young lady for 5 years, I found out after I posted this on FB that we are almost related. Ha Ha 

Scrub up well don't they ? ( So proud! ) 

Hopefully back soon 

Soojay xx

Friday, June 03, 2016

Half Term

 This week was half term and it is almost over . I have not done much really as the weather has not been good. I HAD intended to garden and catch up with the laundry but bad weather and feeling a little under the weather myself put paid to that .

These BEAUTIFUL flowers were given to me last week from a pupil who's dad died. He had been ill for a very long time and I tried to make life in school a bit bearable for both of his children. They are both really lovely people and I KNOW he would be so proud of them.

We both love quotes and this will hang in my room at work .

Love Soojay xxx

Friday, April 01, 2016

Yayyy Its April

 I have LOADS to smile about this week. First up I am on Easter break from school - half way though which means I still have another week off ..yayyyyyy. With the clocks going back last weekend, the sun has shone in my bedroom almost every morning - SO much nicer getting up in daylight.
I have more time to cook and bake when I am not at work and I found another use for a stencil that I was given a few years ago and had not opened.

 My baby girl is 21 on Monday - we are off to see a show and shop tomorrow.

Always last to the party, I started watching yes STARTED, Game of Thrones this week- I need to catch up before the new series starts later this month am on season one atm ha ha .

So - lots of smiles - no jokes needed this week.

To join in with this weeks smiles , Pop over to Annies Blog for all the details

Love Soojay xx

Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Easter

 Long time no post!
  Our Children are all grown up now so we don't do that much at Easter - except rest. They are not too old for eggs so we all have one each - but just the one as we could all do with a little healthier eating.

 I cut the banner on the scan n cut - it took longer to thread up than to make! Don't look too close as I am sure there are cobwebs up there. Spring cleaning is on my list this Holiday.

and speaking of healthier eating ...........not!! 
I found this recipe on Pinterest. It uses hot cross buns and chocolate - yumm - there is none left today .

Its been windy and raining all night here in the UK - Poor hubby has been out working in it all night.
Hope you had warm sunshine where ever you are.

Soojay xx

Friday, March 04, 2016

Friday Smiles

Not the best photo but we were so busy at school yesterday, I forgot to take a pic and had to do it once home again. Typical that my white gloves and red bow tie turned up WHILE I was at work!
I made the decorations for the hat and the spoon full of sugar ( Yes I am Mary Poppins!)

I was a bit hot in all that kit ha ha.

Have a lovely Weekend  and if you would like to join in, Hop over to Annie's blog for the details.

Love Soojay xx

Friday, February 26, 2016

yayyyyyy it's Friday!!

The first week back after half term is always difficult. I have to try and be super organised again to fit in home and work ( and hopefully leisure too).
I am very happy to see Friday here and no cooking - very unhealthy fish n chips tonight. I have the new episode Of Greys to watch ( with a box of tissues) . A crop to look forward to on Sunday. and look what arrived this morning ...

These lovely tags from a swap I take part in UK Scrappers.
So Thanks Sarah, Cassie and Elaine for such beautiful tags.

If you would like to take part in the hop , pop over to Annie's blog for all the info.

Love soojay xx

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Smiles

Whats NOT to smile about - I am still on half term ( although it has gone too quickly!) ,
the sun is shining and its getting lighter.

 It was hubby's birthday yesterday - this is one of the gifts I got for him - which of course he loved- I did tell him that it is racist especially as I am English ( only part Welsh from my grandad ).

 Dan bought him these disgusting things.

And I made a chocolate cake - this is what it looked like BEFORE I hid it up! It was over 6 inches deep and in hindsight , I really aught to have leveled the bottom before I put ther buttercream on . When I went to get it ( hidden up in my craft room) , the Top has slid off onto my chair with my cardigan and jacket over the back- What a mess!! Cardi in washing machine - jacket damp cleaned ( wasn't too bad ) and cake reassembled. We couldnt light the candles as I still can't find the 5- hope no one eats it! Hubby was crying with laughter.

If you would like to shre YOUR Friday smiles, you can join in HERE

Love Soojay xx

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Another foodie post

 It's a bit too warm for these with the heating on. My pretty little roses. I did say not to get anything for Valentines ( after winding him up a bit ;)) . We have been married for 33 yrs this year and there are some days that I don't want to murder him ;). I guess he thought he'd play it safe ha ha .

 last nights tea was homemade Lasagna ( Dan's Fav) and raspberry and white chocolate Muffins.

Derek has said that he doesn't want me to go back to work - they get fed better when I am off! It will be a few more years before I can retire ( not that I want to - although an extra day at the weekend would be nice).

Love Soojay xx

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Inspired by pinterest

This half term I have been trying to mix up some of the food we eat by saving things onto Pinterest. I kidnap one of the others to sit with me and tell me what they might like for a change. It gets SO boring cooking the same things . 
We don't always have a desert - most of us don't need it!
I found this Lemon Mascarpone Roulade and thought I'd give it a go. I made too much whipped cream but no one complained.

Here is the photo that inspired me.
 They loved it.

This is what we had for our main meal ( also saved from pinterest) I forgot to photograph mine!
We didn't have tails on our prawns . 
HERE is the recipe. I used all fresh ingredients and just normal tesco mushrooms- I will definitely cook this again.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Smiles

Ohh dear, It seems that I have neglected this blog for a little while. I DO have another- full of crafty stuff (here)
I have had lots so smile about too - it's just that Fridays are usually quite busy and I am not organised enough to create a post in time for the blog hop!
The biggest smile today is that we have reached half term again . Its not going to be great weather and its only a week off so I intend to just catch up on house work and spend the rest of the time in my craft room :)
Hubby bought me this for my birthday a couple of weeks ago :

I Love it and am really looking forward to playing with it over the half term.
If you would like to join in with the Friday Smiles Blog Hop - pop over to Annie's Blog for the details.

Although I do Love will probably be a glass of wine I celebrate the half term with this evening .
 Have a great week!

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Happy New Year

Just sharing some of  our Christmas photos with you. This is our eldest -  Natalie. I bought everyone Christmas t shirts too wear on Christmas morning.


Just a few of the gifts under the tree. 

Dan and Dex waiting for breakfast .This year we had THIS with bacon yummm.

I always make loads of sausage rolls .

We all sat down to eat our meal (my craft table) 😃

I saw this on face book and had a go.

My boss knows me SO well! I love it.

Back to work on Monday - at least i will know what day it is!
I spent all day the other day backing up my PC - 12 discs later-done.
I updated to Windows 10, which i am liking so far. The only problem i have is that my PC ( lenovo Ideacentre) now won't recognize my blue tooth keyboard. I have checked all the forums and this seems very common with no good results yet. I am now waiting for a usb keyboard to arrive as it takes so long to use this touchscreen one.
Happy New Year to you all.

Love Soojay xx