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2012 Project365 (Day 346)

Pregnant and waddlingI have to admit that I had really hoped that the baby would arrive today – 12.12.12 would have been a fantastic birth date to have!

I woke up feeling like I had new hips this morning! For a while I have had quite a bit of pain in my pelvis and hips (Pelvic Girdle Pain or PGP) and as a result getting up in the night has been really painful and I have constantly felt grinding in my pelvis. Today though I felt like a new woman! I wonder whether the baby has shifted down a bit and the pressure has been taken off the ligaments which has made a difference.

So, this afternoon Mum and I went for a lovely walk, or a 9-month-pregnant-waddle in my case! We walked right down to Grandes Rocques which isn’t terribly far from the house but it is a decent enough walk. We then walked back across Cobo Beach, meeting up with Auntie Josie and her grand-daughter Amy on the way.

It’s been a good day.

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2012 Project365 (Day 314)

Antique bargain10 November 2012 bI bought this lovely little cabinet from Guernsey Ebay. It looks like a dinky bureau but I don’t think it is really strong enough to use as a desk.

It didn’t cost me a lot but I love furniture like this. I am not sure where I will put it yet. Maybe in the spare room where I can keep it closed up most of the time and the open it up as a bedside table when we have people staying. Or, maybe I will put it in the lounge and put our telephone and a plant on it.

No idea, but I think it is really cute!

2012 Project365 (Day 287)

Cobo beach slipwayI am feeling a little slack this week. This is a photograph that was taken on Sunday evening when we went down to the beach for a walk.

I love the solidity of the Guernsey granite and the reflection of the setting sun. Lovely.

2012 Project365 (Day 188)

Sam & SallyToday my cousin Sam got married to the very lovely Sally. The wedding was in the most beautiful venue, it was a field next to a lake. The only downside was that the rain had been torrential and the water had started to seep up through the flooring of the marquee. However, the marquee looked beautiful and I had made loads of bunting to decorate it which looked fabulous in the end. It was so beautiful.

The wedding had a Disney theme and even an ice-cream van that turned up for dessert! By the end of the evening the grass was like a bog and I changed from wearing sandals to wearing red wellies. Oh, I do wet wedding chic well!

Sam and Sally looked absolutely fabulous and the day was amazing. I am sure that they will have a long and glorious life together. It was a brilliant day and we were very happy to to be able to share it with them.

2012 Project365 (Day 157)

The Great British BarbecueThe long bank holiday weekend ended in traditional British fashion. It rained. On and off all day. It has been mostly cold and a bit miserable.

I helped Mum with some shopping and then spent most of the afternoon lying on the sofa, dozing and watching the Queen’s Carriage Parade (or whatever it was called).

Tonight we had a barbecue in the rain. We won’t let the weather deter us. Oh no!!! We put the gazebo up and carried on regardless.

Sadly it is back to work tomorrow. I am seriously not ready to go back. It’s not that I hate my job, I just prefer not working!!!

2012 Project365 (Day 146)

The barbecue king!Well, Dad gets to be picture of the day two days in a row!

It has been such a beautiful day here, warm and sunny and Mum decided that it was time to dig the barbecue out from the back of the shed and eat outdoors.

This is definitely one of the best thing about being home. I know we could have done a similar sort of thing when we lived in Leeds but we spent so long at work, plus commuting, that we never seemed to have enough time.

I hope this is the start of a long, hot, summer.

2012 Project365 (Day 126)

Oh dear!For a small island there are quite a lot of overseas workers from places like Portugal and Madeira, Latvia, Poland and other Eastern European countries, who come here to do lots of jobs such as labouring, driving, hotel and manual jobs. Basically all the jobs that our bone-idle unemployed young people won’t do. And, the overseas workers work their backsides off, doing as many hours as possible to send cash home to their families.

I had heard rumours that this sign existed in a warehouse. Today I found the proof. It still amuses me and I am still amazed this outrageous sign actually exists!