Tag Archives: Birthdays

25

3 Jan

So, Rosie would be 25 today. 25???? That’s a whole quarter of a century. I wonder what she’d be doing – having a grand old time, whatever it was.

We aren’t going away for her birthday until Feb, to accommodate A level revision and mocks. Good job really because Chris has been ill since the beginning of time, it feels like. So that would not have been fun. Cal is going to the pantomime, as he officially has the best social life of all of us at the moment. We’re off to Reykjavik in 6 weeks though.

Not being away has been pretty hard. Got into a fairly pointless anger about her not being here. When we’re away it’s much easier to stay focussed on other things.

Anyway, what we can do is announce the birthday TKOE donations this year, which is a much happier thought.

Drum roll please……….

This year, Hope Support Services and Forget Me Not Childrens Hospice will get £1250 each. Yay 🙂 🙂 🙂

This is all thanks to TKOE supporters who have continued to raise money, one way or another. Thank you – it means so much to us and to all the other people who are helped by the work the organisations do. Rosie would be very proud.

We’ve still to hit the £50k barrier, but we’re not far off. And from April I’m going to be giving some more time to TKOE as I’m leaving my job to have a bit of a different work/life balance. More of that in a future post 😀😊😱

Here’s some pictures or our beautiful Rosie, 25 today.

Jo xx

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Calum is 20

3 Mar

“I am no longer a teenager mum.”

This was Cal’s grave announcement when we went to see him on Saturday for his birthday – which is today. Along with his uncle, and Corinne, Rosie’s friend and TKOE designer.

So happy birthday to all of them. Cal is continuing to have a good time. We saw his array of Valentines Day cards. Most turned out to be from him to me or Chris. He did have a proper one from a real girl though. And we had a brilliant time seeing The Lego Movie. Go and see it. It is awesome 🙂

So, here’s the birthday boy

 

 

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He’s on Minehead Beach just before an enormous pub meal.

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Oh, and here’s some indoor blood droplet yarn bombing.

 

I love the tree.

Jo xx