Sunday, 23 December 2007







p.s thank you for my xmas cards you sent Sara and Jan

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

As promised a few more pictures.

These were from the day we went and done our dolphin swimming.

I cannot even begin to explain the feelings i had the day we went to do was a total rush, and even though everyone said the water was cold i felt all warm inside.

I must just add also that my children were absolutely brilliant the whole time we were away and were a credit to me.

Let me know when you have seen enough pics, i could be adding them for weeks at this rate lol.

lots and lots of love and kisses


Monday, 10 December 2007

We are back from orlando!

feeling bad with the jet lagg at the moment so will put more photos up soon when i feel better, have got over 400 to choose from lol

hope you are all well

love joanne 

Friday, 23 November 2007


lets hope virgin airlines dont serve mushy peas on monday when we go to Orlando!!!!

will catch up with everybody when we get back

take care all of you

love you all


Tuesday, 13 November 2007

this and that

hello everyone how are you all.

yes i am still here, reading all of your journals daily as the alerts appear in my email in box or pop up on the screen.

have been having quite a rough time here of late. mostly problems with charlie boy and his new school. i was phoned last week to say he had had an accident and could i go up.....i said ok i will be as quick as i can...they said please asap there is an ambulance on ots way!

so off i race and get to school. no ambulance to be seen so i calmed down a bit. started walking through the school with a very worried receptionist. "it cant be that bad if i beat an ambulance" i said.....they are up the field with him already, was the reply i got!

so i ran....and ran....and ran. how i didnt pass out i will never know.

he was on a spinal board when i got there with neck colar on and loads of straps to keep him imoblised.

they then went on to give him morphine. at this point i was close to collapse myself.

went to the hospital and after he had been checked over by the doctor, while we were waiting to have xrays, he told me what had really happened. an older boy, year 11, picked him up and threw him to the ground as he thought my boy had spat at a girl!

you can imagine how i reacted.

i straight away phoned the school and told them what had happened and named the boy who had assulted mine.

we were finally discharged, although they wanted to keep him in for observation, with a wiplash and concussion, with strick instructions to have him with me at all time over the next few hours.

he still hasnt gone back to school as he is refusing to go...who can blame him.

on a nicer not we are off on our holiday to Orlando on the 26th November, so less that 2 weeks now! any good advice for me as regards to the travelling and things to do will be greatly welcomed!

take care everyone

still love you all lots!


Monday, 29 October 2007

How to Make a Woman Happy

How to Make a Woman Happy

It's not difficult to make a woman happy. A man only needs to be:

1. a friend
2. a companion
3. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a master
7. a chef
8. an electrician
9. a carpenter
10. a plumber
11. a mechanic
12. a decorator
13. a stylist
14. a sexologist
15. a gynaecologist
16. a psychologist
17. a pest exterminator
18. a psychiatrist
19. a healer
20. a good listener
21. an organizer
22. a good father
23. very clean
24. sympathetic
25. athletic
26. warm
27. attentive
28. gallant
29. intelligent
30. funny
31. creative
32. tender
33. strong
34. understanding
35. tolerant
36. prudent
37. ambitious
38. capable
39. courageous
40. determined
41. true
42. dependable
43. passionate
44. compassionate


45. give her compliments regularly
46. love shopping
47. be honest
48. be very rich
49. not stress her out
50. not look at other girls


51. give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
52. give her lots of time, especially time for herself
53. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes


54. Never to forget:
* birthdays
* anniversaries
* arrangements she makes


1. Show up naked
2. Bring food

Friday, 12 October 2007

 i got this in an email today and thought it would be a good idea to add it to my journal

we all know someone who has had this terrible desiese

please follow the link


love you all


A favour to ask, it only takes a minute....
* I * 6 *Y
Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors /advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.


Friday, 14 September 2007

Friday, 24 August 2007

Monday, 20 August 2007

more wedding pictures

for those of you who dont know i'm on the right of the bride...i've got the dark hair put in a bun!

Sunday, 19 August 2007

my best friend clare got married yesterday. we all had a wonderful time. there was lots of laughter and smiles. i got a bit emotional a couple of times lol.

more pictures to come

love you all



Sunday, 5 August 2007

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

A chicken and an egg are lying in bed.

The chicken is leaning against the headboard smoking a cigarette, with a satisfied smile on its face.

The egg, looking a bit pissed off, grabs the sheet, rolls over, and says, "Well, I guess we finally answered THAT question!"

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family.
On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, "Well, I'm off now; The man should be here soon."
Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer named Tom
happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale.
Good morning, Ma'am", he said, "I've come to...''
Oh, no need to explain," Mrs . Smith cut in, embarrassed, "I've been expecting you."
"Have you really?" said the photographer. "Well, that's good.  Did you know babies are my specialty?"
"Well that's what my husband and I had hoped.
Please come in and have a seat"
After a moment she asked, blushing, "Well, where do we start?"
"Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometimes the living room floor is  fun. You can really spread out there."
"Bathtub, living room floor? No wonder it didn't work out for Harry and me!"
"Well, M a'am, none of us can guarantee a good one every time. But if we try several different positions and I shoot from six or seven angles, I'm  sure you'll be pleased with the results."
"My, that's a lot!" gasped Mrs. Smith.
"Ma'am, in my line of work a man has to take his time. I'd love to be in and out in five minutes, but I'm sure you'd be disappointed with that."
"Don't I know it," said Mrs. Smith quietly.
The photographer opened his briefcase and pulled out a portfolio of his baby pictures. "This was done on the top of a bus," he said.
"Oh my God!" Mrs. Smith exclaimed, grasping at her throat.
"And these twins turned out exceptionally well - when you consider their mother was so difficult to work with."
"She was difficult?" asked Mrs. Smith.
"Yes, I'm afraid so I finally had to take her to the park to get the job done right. People were crowding around four and five deep to get a good look."
"Four and five deep?" said Mrs. Smith, her eyes wide with amazement.
"Yes", the photographer replied. "And for more than three hours, too.  The mother was constantly squealing and yelling - I could hardly concentrate, and when darkness approached I had to rush myshots.  Finally, when the squirrels began nibbling on my equipment, I just had to pack it all in."
Mrs. Smith leaned forward. "Do you mean they actually chewed on your,"
"It's true, Ma'am, yes.. Well, if you're ready, I'll set-up my tripod and we can get to work right away."
"Oh yes, Ma'am. I need to use a tripod to rest my Canon on. It's much too big to be held in the hand very long."

Mrs. Smith fainted...

Monday, 11 June 2007

I'm going to America! We will be swimming with Dolphins in Orlando.

need to save money so that charlie can come as bethany and myself are having it all expensives paid through the charity "dreams come true"

Will have to put a begging bowl round my neck!

cried and cried when i got the phone call about it earlier. need to go by February as charlies fare will go up from being a child to a teenager when he turns 12. so save save save is what i'm going to do....somehow?

love you all....i do read all your journals daily i promise!


Tuesday, 8 May 2007


  You'll love it   !!!!!


Once upon a time there was a female brain cell which, by mistake,
happened to end up in a man's head. She looked around nervously because it was all empty and quiet.

"Hello?" she cried, but no answer. "Is there anyone here?" she cried a little louder, but still no answer. Now the female brain cell started to feel alone and scared and yelled at the top of her voice,


Then she heard a faint voice from far, far away.............


"We're down here ..."


Sunday, 6 May 2007

just for you all to see!!!! hope you enjoy them. she has a bit shorter hair now and has lost a little weight!

her attitude is a completely different story lol!

happy sundays to you all

love Joanne

Saturday, 5 May 2007


i told you on my last entry that I had news.....

i'm not going to tell you about that now today as i have BIGGER news.

(sorry fella's that read this is a female thing so click the red x now if you dont want to read)



Bethany started her periods today.

I am devistated. on her last hospital visit we discussed (for a whole 2 minutes) about this happening. i was told that they could stop her from having this every month, but if they start there was nothing that could be done. so now there is nothing that can be done as they are rubbish at giving you help.

I have tried to explain about this to her. all she can say is that her boobys hurt. she keeps asking for me to get a doctor.

She will have a birthday next weekend and will be 13. had a letter from school yesterday to say that she has seen a speech therapist and has the understanding of a 4 year old! i'm am stuck as to how you would explain about such stuff to someone who is 4.

so now i have something else to worry about.....sigh.....tears.....sigh.

would i of felt like this is Bethany wasn't like she is???

love you all anyway so that makes it a bit better.

woo hoo sara!



Saturday, 28 April 2007

i am back.....for good! or until the pc decides it doesnt love me anymore lol.

have been planting in the garden....tomato's, courgettes and peppers. dont hold your breath i will manage to kill them, although this is my first attempt at veggies!

i always manage to kill houseplants lol

I havent really been up to much just the everyday normal stuff.

have got a piece of important stuff to tell you but will post it in the week!

love you all

happy sundays


Wednesday, 11 April 2007

still about!!

i'm still here as some of you know! Shane hasnt yet come to get his pc, so am using it still as much as possible. several things have happened since i was here.

all accusations made by social sevices have been proven to be all knew that though. they have made a request to the variety club for money to build me a you think it is maybe an act of guilt? i do! but hell if they want to build me one they can... although it will never make up for what they have done to me.

bryce was rushed to hospital at 2am last thursday morning as he couldnt breathe properly. the emergency services were brilliant. rapid response was almost breaking down my door within 5 minutes of nhs direct calling them, the paramedics arrived 2 minutes after that. when we got to the hospital i was a nervous wreck, bryce on the other hand thought it was a hoot too see all the flasing light...thats how bad he was. he had a pulse of 189 and blood oxygen of only 91%. they couldnt hear any noise on his chest but after having an xray they found a big black patch at the bottom of his left lung...he had pneumonia...a seconday thing to the chest infection he had a few weeks back. we came home at 2pm the next day. he is back to my happy cheeky 3 year old already. he will be starting playgroup for 5 sessions a week as of monday coming up. i must stop calling him baby bryce!

bethany was sick on saturday, charlie has it today, bryce will have it tomorrow lol.....hope i dont get it! 

I want to wish Jeannette a speedy recovery from her operation. you have been so brave Jeannette.

now i have to tell you Joyce, I am so very sorry about your mother. it must be a dreadful time for you, and a terrible shock. I dont know how you are coping. DH will see you through it all i'm sure. I'm sending you lots of love and hugs. i think of you often.

Joan...........have you got a doctors appointment yet? i'll be after you!!!!!!

sara...are you ready for the jelly to go back to school!!!! i will be round for a cake.

Stuart............hope millie smells a little better tonight.

Jan and Ally i love you both.

I hope i havent missed anyone out?? appologies if i have

anyway....i must be off as charlie is about to start honking up again...he has gone a funny green colour!

love you all so much, but you all know that already....well i hope you do!

love always


ps i'm sure there is something that i have forgotten to say......................................

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

just wanted to say goodbye.

shane is moving his stuff out tonight or tommorow so that means the pc is going.

i will be back eventually when i get my pc mended.

i love you all so much and will miss you loads.

i will think about you all the time.

i'll send you all an email with my address so if you want we can keep in touch by letter, let me know in the comment section if you want it.

ok i'm going now as i'm crying

love always


i'll never EVER forget any of you.

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Ever think about it? A lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female.


Some examples:

FREEZER BAGS: They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.

PHOTOCOPIERS: These are female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm them up again.

They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can also wreak havoc if you push the wrong buttons.

TYRES: Tires are male, because they go bald easily and are often over inflated.

HOT AIR BALLOONS: Also a male object, because to get them to go
anywhere, you have to light a fire under their arse



SPONGES: These are female, because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.


Female, because they're constantly being looked at and frequently getting hit on.



TRAINS: Definitely male, because they always use the same old lines for picking up people.



EGG TIMERS: Egg timers are female because, over time, all the weight shifts to the bottom.


Male, because in the last 5000 years, they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.


Female. Ha! You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

i just wanted to say thanks to ALL of you who left me a comment from the entry i wrote yesterday.

I really thought I wouldnt get any! But i'm so glad i did....made me feel all warm and happy.

also wanted to point out that the reason we have a social worker isnt because i have ever done anything wrong in the past. As Bet-Bet goes into respite care for 2 nights a month she is classed as a "looked after child" so therefore we have a social worker as they are the ones who arranged the respite care.

We all have colds here today, apart from Charlie Boy. he was 11 a couple of weeks ago and my baby was 3 last week!!!! He will be "the baby" when he is 20 lol.

its been a really busy couple of weeks here. had charlies birthday, bryce's birthday, clares birthday, mum and dads ruby wedding party this saturday and mothering sunday. no wonder i have no money!!!

mum decided at the weekend that we will be going on holiday again this year to the isle of wight. we had a lovely time last year, it was so hot! we are going in may this year as bethany really doesnt do heat lol. so if any of you know of some good places to visit let me know.

i have just remembered i have good news! Bethany doesnt need a hearing aid anymore! YAY! i cried so much, from happiness. they think its helped having her tonsils out with the hearing.

I will be off now as we have doctors shortly for bethany and bryce as they both have bad chests, colds are lethal in this house. can you remember charlies high speed ambulance ride last year from not being able to breathe? that started as a cold. bethany has had pneumonia twice from a cold. bryce gets a bad chest from them as do I. i am lucky that my doctor understands all this and he will give us antibiotis hopefully as we have to be well for the ruby wedding party on saturday. can you believe 40 years.....seems like a life sentance to me!!

love you all lots


Monday, 12 March 2007

ok i am back!

i have lots to tell you

firstly i want to say this. Jeannette I have been thinking about you all weekend. you are a survivour. my thoughts will be with you all the time.

ok heres whats been happening

wedding off

had a breakdown...again...not the car my brain.

am getting better....i think

have had a lot of trouble from social services.....thats whats made me worker has now said she should never of said to me what she did. was accused of neglecting my beautiful daughter. as you all know my life is devoted to all my kids, and i just couldnt undrstand what she was trying to say, as its a load of rubbish. every proffessional person involved with my daughter has promised me i have done nothing wrong. the social worker is very young, new to her job, and new to England (she is romanian) and we have come to the conclusion that she was trying to make a good impression. done that alright. cant stop appologising to me now as she can see she has hurt me more than anything else ever before in my life

had my appointment on friday for the lump in my mouth. they think it is a polyp, so it has to be removed as could become cancerous. am not going to worry about it.

have been reading your journal religiously they have kept me from really cracking up some days

hope you all have had a good weekend



Friday, 12 January 2007

Appologies for lack of entries, not been having a very easy time here just are ok dont worry, its more me.

A question for you all

If you have taken out a bank loan, could it be possible for them to ring you out of the blue to ask you if you want a different interest rate?

I know its a silly question, and as i have never had a bank loan before i cannot answer it.

You would be doing me a massive favour if you know the answer.

love you all lots and lots