Well this is me!! [Taken August ’15] Welcome to my blog which was originally started back in 2006 to record my faith walk. However as time has gone by it’s morphed into more of an online journal about my life and all the simple pleasures that fill it.
I’m 53 years old and live in Milton Keynes [UK] with my husband Simon  and Ethan  the last of my six children, the older ones having grown and gone. Up until Dec’15 I worked as a Teaching Assistant at a local primary school. I left there to take some time out in order to focus on putting Ethan through his SAT’s and support him as he transferred to secondary school in Sep’16. I now work in a school for children with severe learning and physical disabilities. I help with lunchtime and provide some level of cover while the full-time staff have their lunches. It’s extremely rewarding and very humbling all at the same time. I’m the original Essex girl as I was born in Loughton, Essex. Simon works as an IT Consultant in a nearby town and is absolutely my best friend as well as my lover and partner in crime. We share a very dubious sense of humour and a love of the simple things in life. He completes me.
My little lad is the light of my life, such a gift at 42 years old and more than a little unexpected 😉 . Ethan is now in Year 7 at a Catholic secondary school, he is enjoying it for the most part but finds the step-up in the amount of homework, compared to primary school, rather a challenge. We home-educated him through his pre-school years and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. He is sport and computer gaming mad which seems pretty normal in contemporary society.
I [we] enjoy cycling around this huge city with Ethan. I love reading, cooking [preferably old fashioned fayre, especially baked goods], music of all kinds, walking and gardening. I also really enjoy crochet and often post photo’s of the items that I make. I’m quite an eco-warrior and have learnt a lot more about how to keep our planet beautiful in the last few years. I have a special love for the Lake District and North Wales ~ both mountainous, hilly regions with untold beauty and rugged charm. I have a particular interest in the homeless population of Milton Keynes and do my [small] bit when and where I can to support that cause.
I have six cats ~ Callie who is from an animal rescue and very grumpy. Kitty who is gentle and loving and thinks [or rather KNOWS] she IS a princess. Ava who I suspect is autistic and is also a rescue. Then there’s Reuben who is my indulgence as he’s a pedigree Devon Rex show cat who thinks he’s a dog crossed with a spider monkey. We also now have his half-sisters, Willow who is so gentle and calm and Suri who is the naughty baby ‘sister’. Photo’s of them all HERE , HERE and HERE
We also have a rehomed Basset Hound called Honey ~ we think she’s about eight years old. She is just the funniest girl. Makes us smile every day….so loving and loyal.
Well I think that’s me for now – I may update again as birthdays roll round and life moves on.