Friday, 19 August 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today my parents celebrated 50 years together...... 50 years! Wow that's a long time isn't it?
It's also my mum's birthday so we all headed to a local pub for a carvery....... yummy!

So after stuffing our face with roast turkey..... my favourite..... we took the children outside for a run around & some birthday cake. My nephew thought the cake was a birthday cake & asked grandma if she was really 50.... that made her day!!

The cake was very popular with the little ones!

Early night for ma & pa as they're off on holiday tomorrow in the caravan.

Soooo...... the phone call, well it didn't go well :( I thought I was going to get a large sum of cash from my pension so I called on Monday but they had made a mistake. No lump sum for me so I guess it's back to work..... oh poo.....I had so many great plans too. Anyone got £20k they want to invest? haha!!

That's my weekend over...... back to work tomorrow for 5 days...... enjoy your weekend :)

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Away too long.....

Well, well, well I haven't posted since August 1st..... were is August going?

One of the reasons I haven't posted is because I haven't got anything to say! The days roll in to weeks & nothing really changes..... I'm working harder & longer hours now which doesn't help!

Sweetpeas from my garden

We still have no end date which is just crazy...... 3 stores are to close Sunday 21st August, they were only given 10 days notice! We were told last week that we should all be closed by mid September but that changes every week!

On Friday I attended my 4th interview.... I'm feeling a bit fed up with it! When I get told about the pay & hours I lose interest..... get paid for 37.5 hours but work 50 hours a week, which means it's just over the minimum wage! I haven't been told the wage for the one on Friday..... you get told that in the second interview! Hours are better, only about 40. It's a 12 months temporary contract managing the home ware dept in a very small shop. I have a team of 5 people, at the moment I manage about 17 staff so not very challenging!

 I guess I've had it easy for too long!

I washed my new blanket today & realised I hadn't shared it

What do you think? Lovely isn't it...... I'm a sucker for a granny square blanket even though I could make it myself I thought this was a bargain for £10!

All that work for just £10..... I feel guilty!

This week I sorted out my mini birthday party..... something to look forward to. I always book the week off but this year I have to work, I don't have enough holiday to take so could lose money..... I've got Sunday - Tuesday off which is great but I found out I need to be in on Wednesday at 8am.... that's the day after my 40th! My manager wants that day off .... I'm still working on him!!!

I need to make a very important phone call tomorrow...... it could change everything! 
I'll let you know how I get on :)

Have a good week

Monday, 1 August 2011

July 2011

Yep another month is over!

July brought lots of making, a 1940's steam train weekend, a vintage fair & of course lavender!!!
It was also saw Make, do and Mend going twice a month :)

So it was a busy month for me & I've just seen I only managed to post 3 times..... well that's just rubbish!

We found out this week that all Habitat stores in administration will close by the end of September..... just in case you want to shop!
They will be closing about 10 shops a week starting at the end of August..... hopefully we'll find out very soon when our last day will be so I can book the party!

Yikes...... if it's the 1st of August that means in 30 days I'll be 40..... bugger!!!!