Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

Happy Christmas

After having my right hand in plaster for nearly six weeks following hand surgery I'm enjoying the Christmas preparations. We had a lovely weekend in Menai Bridge at the beginning of December.
The house looks quietly festive, shopping is done, a bit of tidying tomorrow and then cooking and preparation on Christmas Eve. Some friends to catch up with, a carol service and then lunch for eight on Christmas Day. After my Mum cooking for so many Christmases I'm now repaying her! So lunch will be me and hubby, my Mum Dad and sister, eldest daughter and husband and younger daughter. My son will be much missed but he will be celebrating in Sydney with his girlfriend and her family.
A very Happy and Peaceful Christmas to everyone, enjoy family and friends and the special meaning of Christmas, Jane x

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


I haven't written for a while. After our daughters lovely wedding I just needed to pause and just be still for a while. What a lovely summer we had, the long days, the sunshine, the warmth. It was bliss. After a lovely relaxing holiday in Majorca in August life has been back to its usual busyness! Our holiday was just what we needed. We stayed in a part of Majorca that we hadn't stayed in before. We had booked a small bed and breakfast in the old part of Cala D'or. We loved it, very quiet away from the main busy areas, but just by beautiful Cala D'or beach, old pueblo style buildings, great Spanish food and lovely walks. I can highly recommend Andre and Sindys hotel Casa Ceiba Maria. We soaked up the sun, read, walked, ate and generally enjoyed Spanish island life for a while!

 Since then, both my mum and mum in law have been poorlyBut both better now thankfully, work is busy but great, my youngest daughter has started an access to uni course so she can apply to study nursing. And my son, my lovely William is at the moment in Singapore en route to Sydney to spend a year out there. His girlfriend lives there, she spent some time with us in the summer so we got to know her. He has given up his job for new adventures. Although I shall miss him very much, I am so pleased and excited for him. And very proud! I feel enormously proud of all three children, hopefully we've given them the best start, encouragement, love and all else they may need in life. The house is a lot quieter and a lot tidier but in my mind the three of them are still here. I've read lots of lovely blogs over the last few months, with sentiments echoing how I feel. Thank you everyone, Jane x

Sunday, 8 June 2014

A happy few months

I haven't written in my blog since February. I've had a whirlwind, non stop time since then!
 Non stop wedding planning, searching, making, decorating, clearing up and lots of fun! In April we took my parents and sister to Beaumaris, Anglesey for a week. We had a lovely week in a georgous house overlooking the Menai Straits. The weather was good, we visited all our favourite places on Anglesey and explored Beaumaris. It was great to spend time with my parents and sister.
Then, the big day! On May 30th my lovely oldest daughter Lizi married her fiancé Rob at St Beuno's Church, Berriew. It was the church where her father and I got married and her grandparents and great grandparents before. A lovely service followed by a reception at Montgomery Town Hall. This is a lovely Georgian building in what was the old county town of Montgomeryshire. We decorated downstairs with bunting, a comfy seating area, a photo booth, drinks table, tea and coffee in vintage china, lots of pots filled with flowers, a children's play area and a jazz group playing. Upstairs was decorated in grey and ivory, lots of flowers, lace and lights giving an ethereal feel. It was just perfect. The bride looked beautiful, the groom besotted and the best men suitably hilarious in their speech. I'm now officially a mother in law ad couldn't be happier, Jane x

Thursday, 13 February 2014


My blog has had a 1000 page views! Thank you all very much for stopping by and reading me. The blog isn't how I want it yet, I seem to be having difficulty downloading photographs to my blog on my iPad. Any suggestions or advice would be very welcome, it may be that my iPad is the first type. Anyway once again thank you, and can I just say how much I enjoy reading everyone else's blogs! Jane x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Six Nations

It's that time again, great rugby to watch and enjoy. Well done Wales, good start, keep going! Janex

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Welsh lovers

Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus
Happy Saint Dwynwen's Day to everyone
For lovers everywhere
Jane x

Wednesday, 1 January 2014


Happy New Year to everyone. I hope it will be filled with joy, health and happiness. And now I can say that our lovely daughter is getting married this year! Five months time! Love and best wishes, Jane x