Life is worth the effort

I am feeling very sad today almost as though I am grieving the loss of some thing- or one. It has been a hard few months with so much going on in my life that I  find it hard to believe at times.

Skye has gone to big school for an hour this morning and I sit waiting for her return I am thinking so much about her future and how much she has changed since she first came to live with us. Gone is the violent little 11 month old who lashed out at the least attempt to cuddle her, with no trust  towards any one. In place is a lovely- lovable 4 year old who has no violent out-bursts and enjoys a cuddle and will say without hesitating how much she loves you. Read more…

Happy in my heart

I have watched and listened to the media reporting on historical abuse issues and how many paedophiles are at last being made to atone for their sins.

I feel happy in my heart every time I read an adult has been granted justice for the crime against them from yesteryears. Read more…

Life’s hurdles!!

Up nice and early and ready to let my community know about the Fish Pedicures existence. Stayed up until 2.oclock in the early hours making leaflets and printing out pictures to place on the windows of local shops and to hand out to all the mums in the local area who would be taking their children to school.

Sophia aged 3– my good alarm clock woke me at 6.60 I jumped out of bed exhilarated but tired from my lack of sleep. I made my way down stairs put sausages in oven clicked on the kettle and sorted the washing in the tumble dryer. Read more…

One last shot!!

Tuesday 28th June 2011 will hopefully be the day I open my 1st Fish Spa in my local salon at transit way Plymouth. I have never come across such a friendly professional crew and will be honoured to be a member of their team. They are highly experienced hair stylists – beauty therapists – and nail technicians so all your needs are met under one roof. Read more…

Join the Army and travel the world!!

Join the Army and travel the world!!


The adverts used to entice young men and woman with that slogan – Now, its a completely different world.


What is a soldier’s job?

To pledge his/her allegiance to queen and country to carry out the orders of his/her superiors without challenging or obstructing them.

Many films make the lifestyle of a soldier exciting – full of wonderment fast cars and espionage, a real James Bond existence or Rambo character.


No one mentions the loneliness of war for the solider or the aching to see their loved ones for 6 plus months at a time. When a comrade is shot within ten feet of the solider he has to get his friend and comrade to safety and carry on. War has many victims and not just the ones who lose their lives in an endless turmoil of blood and conquest. Many men go off to war after the birth of a child and when returning sees a toddler they don’t recognize and the child shies away not recognizing the daddy stood before them. Read more…

When pellet guns are not fun!

My son was taking the washing off the line yesterday Sunday 5th June when he kept hearing a pinging sound, as though a small pellet was hitting the metal pole which houses the pulley for pulling washing line up and down.

It soon became apparent that some one was firing a pellet gun in his direction. We stood at the window trying to see which direction it was coming from. We have a large area behind us full of bushes and trees and uncut grass. Due to this time of year all foliage was full and in flower, making it almost impossible to find the gunman. Read more…

Some one has to speak for them!!

I am settling down to watch a program tonight on BBC1 21.00-22.00 Entitles Undercover care: The abuse Exposed.

It is a documentary about a gang of carers out of control and the system ignoring all the warning signs. I am unsure if the warning signs were ignored, more like too many repercussions if exposed.

Who do you run to when things go wrong, when the very people you are meant to trust are the ones doing the abusing- you don’t…  you live through it and get by as best you can.

The first few scenes had me crying for the ones who were suffering at the hands of the carers. Then anger swept over me. Terry Bryant an employee reported the abuse 3 times and did all Read more…

Please sir I am a single parent!!



What in the world!!!

A convicted burglar was released early from prison because his 8 months sentence breached his children’s human rights.

Wayne Bishop 33, of Clifton, Nottingham admitted burglary and dangerous driving served only one month of his eight month sentence.

His neighbours reportedly think he is “ Nothing but trouble”

Bishop has a history of violence reports Andy Dolan of in 2008 Wayne Bishop was found guilty for using threats and intimidation towards the head teacher of his children’s infants school. After a row over a bracelet leaving the headmistress Dora Woods fearing for hers and her pupil’s safety. Read more…

Money well spent.

Sun Newspaper Tuesday 31st May 2011

Money well spent

I read in the sun today that £100,000 was spent in legal fees to kick out an illegal paedophile immigrant. Zulfar Hussain 48, was allowed to stay on the grounds he had a wife and two children in the U.K.

The home Office appealed and won, Hussain supplied youngsters with ecstasy tablets and lured two girls into a sex trap. The police who investigated commented, “His deportation is a victory for common sense” Read more…

Its doesn’t rain unless it pours!

It doesn’t rain in my house unless it pours and the past week I think a monsoon has been firmly hanging over my roof.

Evie my mother in-law has made a remarkable recovery and is now in a rehabilitation unit and hopefully after getting all the out side help we will need for her on going recovery, she will be home with us soon.

My house will have to have adaption’s for Evies return so will seek help from out side sources and take what ever available is offered as I am weary of the commitment the whole family will have to make if her returning home is to be viable.

The girls have been very loud and boisterous and unsettled with so many changes in their lives over the last few weeks. 1st Evie, their much-loved Nan- affectionately known as I-I, was taken to hospital after a fall. Then I was taken in for major surgery a few days later, resulting in them being left with baby sitters whilst poor Mike my husband, their daddy -visited between wards, making sure both his mother and wife were okay. Read more…