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Happy news!

After what has been a difficult year following my Dad passing away, I'm happy to say my little nephew was born yesterday, he is called Marcus and weighed 8lb 11oz, not bad for a week early! . I'm sure my Dad is looking over him and raising a glass of the finest whiskey to him Mum and baby very well, and his big sister Rebecca was very excited to see him, she kept saying "Whats the problem?" every time he let out a little cry. And here he is at 6 hours old. Brother and sister-in-law had a bit of experience though, they were sent away from hospital at 9am has contractions weren't strong enough. Got home, contractions got stronger, left here at 11.15am, arrived at hospital at 11.45am and Marcus was born at 11.55am!

Kentish Snowgirl

Kentish Snowgirl

 

Holiday Time!

Been a long time since last blogged, so whats been going on. Not a lot, July was too hot to do anything and August has been "average" and wet. However I confidently predict 2 weeks and one day of unbroken sunshine and no rain as on leave for 2 weeks. No plans, but just not at work which is always a good thing, plus spending lots of time with my other half No stress, no hassle, no being responsible, bliss. My niece is growing too fast and is a right little madam and monkey at times. She is so funny with some of the things she comes out with. Its great spending time with her and seeing the innocence of it all. She knows what she wants and when she wants it ie right that second. Every cat is Tiffany as thats my mums cat's name, although she calls one of ours Dorcey every now and then, even though she's called Chelsea. Wonder how my niece will react in 7 weeks time, as my sister in law is due to have a little boy. She loves other children but she'll no longer be centre of attention. Why is block paving so expensive? Having ours done in a few weeks as currently have paving slabs which move and flip up every time it rains. Hope they do a good job and no trouble. I have a fear of workmen and things going wrong when you have to shell out loads of money. My mum is still experiencing this as had new windows plus a conservatory built and theres been nothing but trouble, mistakes and sloppy workmanship. Funnily enough won't use same company when get my windows replaced. :unsure:

Kentish Snowgirl

Kentish Snowgirl

 

Its A Tunnel!

Well they say it will get easier guess it is, but I still miss my dad and have my teary moments, like just before my birthday knowing he wouldn't be there for it. Was also hard on my niece's birthday as he adored and worshipped her but we all had fun at her birthday tea, with little 'un dashing through her new play tunnel time and time again, plus her repeating "Its' a tunnel, its, a tunnel" over and over. Other favourite word of the day was "WOW!" I got her one of those helium balloons with her heros, the Tweenies, on, dad had got her one last year so I did the same for her this year as thats what he would have wanted. We are now the proud owners of an exercise bike, that I bought from a friend. It is sitting there looking at me, menacingly. But it can't persuade me to get on it. Mr KS did 10 miles the other day. I might do 10 in a year, it doesn't suit my posterior :unsure:

Kentish Snowgirl

Kentish Snowgirl

 

Sad Update

Haven't posted for a while, but decided to update blog. My first blogs were about how my Dad had been ill and what a brilliant recovery he had made. Sadly he died 4 weeks ago. He had been admitted to hospital as unwell with vomiting and couldn't stand as dizzy, they thought it might be vertigo, did a CT scan the next day due to his head injury in October, but nothing showed up. Two days later they couldn't wake him and called for us, he had suffered a massive stroke and would be unlikely he would recover. He remained unconscious but there was a glmmer of hope as all he could move was his right hand and a couple of times he touched his head when we told him to, but sadly his condition and breathing got worse and he died 2 days later, two days before his birthday. It was a comfort to us to know that he could hear that we were with him. Life slowly getting back to normal although I admit to teary times. Doesn't seem four weeks ago that he died. The support from my wonderful boyfriend has been tremendous and don't think I would have got through the worse times without him. Everyone says things will get better and I know it will in time. We've had a few laughs about things he said or would have said during the preparations for his funeral and burial. Apparently its cheaper to be buried 6 foot down rather than 3 foot, as more ecological friendly. Mum said thats fine as he hated archaeologists, so when they dig him up in 500 years times they will have to dig twice as far to get to him! Anyhow, as he would have said, time to get back to work. Its the weekend and can't wait! Roll on 5!

Kentish Snowgirl

Kentish Snowgirl

 

Food And Snuffles

Weekend already started for me, braved the City Centre and did almost all my present shopping. Theres' one person who still hasn't got anything Anyway whats been going on - I have a cold, really bunged up and have terrible sinus pain, but still I struggle on! Think I should have shares in kleenex. Unfortunately has made my cough that i have had on and off since May come back with avengence. Theres been so much food on offer this week that didn't dare go sick. Taken out Monday for carvery meal by contacts at work, office xmas lunch Wednesday and the Head of Services office buffet yesterday. Very nice indeed. Netball going well - in our the main Canterbury league we are top of the league division 2, having been relegated after a season in division 1, so promotion beckons once more. In our indoor league we should finish 3rd, which is a fine achievement if I do say so myself. Off out tonight to see a band in Folkestone with ES, sorry KS, and his best mate is coming down, so a good time should be had by all! Adios amigos

Kentish Snowgirl

Kentish Snowgirl

 

I've Aged Today

Well they say you are only as old as the man you feel, and seeing how its the other half's birthday I'm now 28 (if only). Another netball win Monday, third in league, not bad for a bunch of 30+ year olds. Chelsea out of their so called slump (haha), normal service has resumed. Work, well less said better. That was the week that was! Anyhow off out to celebrate Essex Snow's birthday tonight, nice meal (hopefully) then off to the pub. Enjoy your weekends

Kentish Snowgirl

Kentish Snowgirl

 

Hurrah!

Its the weekend and I need a drink or 6! Monday night was netball, played a local school team. Within few minutes tripped over my own feet, landed on my ar.. sorry backside then fell back and smacked my head on the ground. Like a true pro got up and carried on playing. Told my marker that I used to go to her school, she asked when did I leave, 1988 I replied, Oh she said, thats the year I was born!!! How old did I feel!! Anyway despite aching we went on to beat them. Have ached the whole week! Good news is that Dad came home from hospital yesterday and doing really well, adjusting to being back home and actually being outside where quote "Its bloody freezing out here" Must go, pub is calling. Cheers

Kentish Snowgirl

Kentish Snowgirl

 

Another Week Over..

Its been a good week for me - my dad has made unbelievable progress this week, so much so the hospital are hoping he may be discharged during the week. His speech is almost perfect, he has no problems reading and writing. He was moved to a rehabilitation ward on Monday and now has regular physio and exercise - he can walk with a zimmer, which he says gives him more confidence, but is perfectly able to walk with one stick. Oh and he has got his appetite back after not eating properly for 3 weeks, reckons he ate more yesterday than he had in the previous five days! His memory is fine although has no recollection or what caused the original fall or the first week or so that he was in hospital. I know there was a rather heated thread about the NHS recently - we've had a mixed experience, at one time mum and I were up their most of the day as they hadn't got people to watch him and he kept falling out of bed, but now he is definetly in the right ward with the right care. I think communication is one of the biggest issues between doctors and nurses to patients and family members and even between the various medical teams and nurses themselves. As for me, hurt my back while up the hospital while chasing after my 18 month old niece, bless her. She thinks its great fun walking inside holding onto the front of grandads zimmer while he is trying to use it. Still played netball this rather chilly morning, the average age of our team is probably mid 30's. We were up against some young team who have several county players, so was good to get a good win in against them. For a non-contact sport can get nasty at times. Anyhow think ES is getting withdrawal symptoms so best hand laptop back. Laters!

Kentish Snowgirl

Kentish Snowgirl

 

Greetings!

Well I thought I would join the world of blogs. Some of you will know I used to be a regular poster on here last year, full of slightly salacious posts and mad ramblings about my now ex weirdo neighbour, Chelsea and other mind numbing stuff but now I only pop up now and again, mainly to do my football predictions. There is no real reason why I don't post, actually there is, life changes for the better, thanks to this forum I met and now live with a wonderful person meaning I don' t get as much time or much use of my laptop now. So will use this to bore you to death with any snippets of news. Anyhow... well thats a thing my dad always says when changing from one topic to another. Its a difficult time for my family at the moment as my dad is in hospital following a head injury, stroke and four seizures. He lost his speech and was terribly confused. Thankfully over the last week he has made amazing progress and is communicating well, although loses track mid sentance or the word gets jumbled. But when he said "Anyhow.." for the first time, I knew he was improving. Its going to be a slow rehabilitation process but things are looking up compared to two weeks ago. Anyhow...I've been a bit mixed up. tired and emotional the last few weeks so extremely grateful for all the love and support my wonderful boyfriend has given me. ILUM xxx

Kentish Snowgirl

Kentish Snowgirl

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