Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Another year of blogging has passed....... 8 years ago Instagram wasn't invented, now I seem to spend all my time on it.

Has blogging had it's day?

Monday, 19 September 2016

August Book Review

A quick & easy book review this month....... I finished no books.... yep that's right ZERO!!!

I'm currently reading Jambusters & for some reason I just can't get into it.
I'm finding it really hard to read on the bus with all the facts & figures while people chat, children cry etc.

I must try harder!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

August 2016

The last month of summer has come & gone.....

Once again it passed in a blur & looking back I didn't seem to do very much!
Walking, lots of walking! Knitting, crocheting, meeting Barney for the first time, spending time with my children, celebrating my birthday at the end of the month & enjoying a few days off.

Autumn is my favourite time of year, bring it on!

Monday, 29 August 2016

July Book Review

Emma Reece is slowly adjusting to her husband’s return from the war, even though his appalling injuries mean their marriage is in name only. 

But then tragedy strikes, and Emma finds she cannot turn to Jack Harvey, her long-standing friend and one-time lover – for while he still loves her, he is now a married man…

The last of the trilogy. I loved these book & would fully recommend them to anyone.
Gutted that I've finished them & now struggling to get into another book.

Friday, 19 August 2016

July 2016

We're half way through August & I'm only just getting around to blogging about July!
The weeks & months always go so fast, I feel like a hamster on a wheel!

So July........ remembering the Somme, day out to a 1940's weekend, lots of knitting, cats socks, spending time in beds with the cats, lots of walking, finally getting in my old dress, new PM, Prince Charles visiting Exeter, Andy winning Wimbledon, remembering Teddy & lots of work!!

Phew..... it sounds like a busy month.

It's been a year since I gave up the fundraising job & I'm enjoying being back in the shop. However I've now agreed to do the Ebay shop for all 9 shops..... what a fool!! 
As it's so busy in the shop I'm finding I'm doing more work at home so hence the lack of time. But..... everything we sell will help the animals so it's worth it.
You can find our shop here

Be back soon!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

June Book Review

Newly married to the caring RAF pilot Jonathan Reece, Emma thinks that life couldn’t be better. But her happiness is short-lived: within months, Jon’s plane is shot down over France and he is declared missing, presumed dead. 

Alone and with two children to care for, Emma’s first thought is how to support her family. But when she makes a new friend in the American businessman Jack Harvey, she is faced with a difficult decision. Should she take a last chance at happiness?

After really enjoying the 1st book in this trilogy I couldn't wait to start the 2nd one. I was not disappointed as this one was set in WW2, my favourite period!
After such a bad start you really hope Emma has a happy life but she has lots of problems to face before that happy ending.......

Friday, 8 July 2016

June 2016

Another month as gone to quickly.
So we're half way through the year....... it'll soon be Christmas!

 June was a busy month on the work front..... our annual AGM, national RSPCA week, national volunteer week, lots of events in the shop to raise extra money, celebrating our 25th anniversary at Little Valley & topped off with our annual Shelter Day at the end of the month.... phew!!

Outside of work we celebrated OH's birthday, I finished my jumper & started my Home Fire jumper. I visited the Dig For Victory show in Bristol,  treated the kids to a new toy, had some time off to spend with the kids & voted in the EU referendum........ what a shock???

Let's see what July brings