Happy Days Linky, A Fairy Tale Week

What an incredible week this last week has been, it all feels like a bit of a fairy tale. Although we haven’t done loads it will be a week I never forget. So here goes, my incredibly fantastic week.

Out and About

Not sure if this counts but as I haven’t had much opportunity to get out in the countryside this week for one reason or another. And because I had a wonderful time I am choosing last night. I visited the Fence Gate, a lovely village bistro with my lovely friends Ruth, Suzie and Cheryl. We had a lovely evening, dinner and wine, ooh and a little champagne to celebrate. We laughed so much, nights like that are priceless aren’t they. I am lucky to have such wonderful friends around me.

Fun at Home

Last Saturday night out good friends Ruth and Darren visited us with their son Finley who is Joe’s best friend. We had a lovely evening and again lots of  food, wine and laughing involved. It’s great that our children are best friends, in fact we met through the boys, and they become such close friends. And I love how our social life has evolved into night in with great friends to include our families.

Time For Me

Well this has been very thin on the ground this week let me tell you. But I did have a very important conference call on Thursday morning, in fact it all feels like an amazing dream.  I am very excited, in fact excited doesn’t even cut it, I am beside myself with excitement, I need to keep pinching myself to check I am not dreaming, as this year I will be working with Walt Disney World  Arggghhhhhhhh. I can’t believe the opportunities my blog has opened this year; working with Q Hotels and Now Disney, I feel so so lucky. So I am excitedly jotting down notes and will be starting a Pinterest board to track our very exciting Disney Journey.

P1040215My Happiest Moment

I have three this week, firstly last Friday Joe got the merit at school, at Joe’s School you receive a top-secret message to invite you to assembly so Chris and I went along. Joe’s teacher said such lovely things about Joe and his work it brought tears to my eyes. We are so proud of him, and I think he is a little proud of himself too, bless him. I love that he is so enjoying his education, he has a new teacher and she truly wonderful. Its as if she has sparked a flame in him, he is so excited about learning since she took over, he was before but this wonderful teacher has taken his enthusiasm to another level. She is a true magic weaver. I know Joe is not looking on this photo, but its the joy in his face I so love.


We also visited Jacks school for his options choices evening. I can’t believe he is starting his GCSE’s next year, what happened to my little boy. He is taller than me now, I know this isn’t hard but still, my child is taller than me ‘sobs’.  Anyway, yes we have discussed his options at home, but we have tried to give him a little leeway and trust his judgment too. We were so proud of him when we spoke to his Spanish teacher as he has chosen to sit his Spanish GCSE in a year and pick Calculations as an added GCSE, and she was more that happy with him choosing this and confirmed he was more than capable. We are so proud he has not taken an easy route, but the one that will give him more options in life.

And my last one is that Jack has had his diabetes review and his HbA1C is 7.8. This means he does have a little work to do to get it lower, as the nearer to 7 it is the better. However said that for a teen it is a great score, yet Jacks team are so amazing the constantly strive for improvement and that is what I love about them, their attitude is yes that’s great and they give him praise where its due, but encouragement to improve. They are never ever complacent and that is so important when planning a long-term healthy life with a diabetic teenager. We are so proud of how Jack has dealt with this change to his life, he is so inspirational, it is a big thing, yet he just plays it down as a part of him he has to deal with. He really is a diabetes warrior.

Next week I would like too…

I will start with tonight, we have out lovely friends Kelly, Steve, Janet and Scarlet visiting tonight. Kelly and I have been friends since out teens. We don’t get together as often as we should but I love spending time with them, it’s always such good fun. And Joe and Scarlet get on like a house on fire, bless them.

I plan to make a welcome video for my Facebook page with they help of the boys, I am a little apprehensive, but also a little excited about this. I am also looking forward to a bit of chill time with the boys and some long walks with Toby seeing at it is half term. And looking forward to starting my Disney Journey, with my Pinterest board and planning my posts. I have loved the planning process of our Holiday and can’t wait to share it.



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  1. 14th February 2015 / 2:33 pm

    WOW!! What a BRILLIANT week you’ve had!! So fantastic Sarah! Well done!

    I said to a blogger friend, just this week, that I was having a bit of a wobble about blogging. I have decided to grow my blog this year and do it properly(ish). That said, when you spend so long on a post and no-one visits it feels very disheartening. Especially when I’m also trying to run a business, a home and look after the twins in between!!

    Hearing fab news about the opportunities a blog can create, if you stick with it, really give me the incentive to carry on.

    Great news about your lads too — both amazing in different ways — I would have bawled my eyes out!!! I get so emotional about things like that!! X

    • SarahJChristie
      14th February 2015 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks Caro, thats so lovely I still keep pinching myself. They seem so lovely to work with with so far too xxx

  2. 14th February 2015 / 4:40 pm

    What an incredible week huni. Well done! I love blogging is opens up an amazing world x

    • SarahJChristie
      14th February 2015 / 6:18 pm

      Thanks Aby, I know I am just loving my blogging journey x

  3. Sammy From Mamma With Love
    15th February 2015 / 7:31 am

    Ah what wonderful achievements for the boys!

    Well done on the blogging achievemts, how wonderful and exciting! X


    • SarahJChristie
      15th February 2015 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks Sammy, I am so proud of the boys and so excited about working with Disney its like a dream come true xx

  4. 15th February 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Oh my goodness what an amazing opportunity, I am so pleased for you! Wow, you must be floating on air right now. 🙂

    Congrats to Joe on his Merit. He looks chuffed to pieces in that photo. And well done to Jack for his great HbA1C count. My dad has Type 2 diabetes so I know some of what goes into keeping this count as close to 7 as possible.

    • SarahJChristie
      15th February 2015 / 9:17 pm

      Ah thanks Vickie, yes its been an amazing week all round xx

  5. Maria Noell
    16th February 2015 / 9:09 am

    Ahhhh such wonderful things happening for such a wonderful person. As always, a fab post that made me smile 🙂

    x x x

    • SarahJChristie
      16th February 2015 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you so much Maria, that is just so lovely of you xx

  6. 17th February 2015 / 10:26 pm

    what a week! great news about disney an amazing opportunity and very well deserved thanks for linking up to #sundaystars

    • SarahJChristie
      19th February 2015 / 6:55 pm

      Thanks Amy, yes it has been and yes we are so so excited xx

  7. 19th February 2015 / 2:28 am

    Wow, what an amazing week! Huge congratulations on everything 🙂 Blogging is amazing in so many ways x

    • SarahJChristie
      19th February 2015 / 6:57 pm

      Thanks Sara, yes it truly is, I feel so lucky and grateful at the moment x

  8. 19th February 2015 / 10:02 am

    Disney are lucky to have you, the way you write about places you visit is so brilliant and always makes me wish I could visit. Cannot WAIT to hear about Disney when you go!
    Well done for a fab week!

    • SarahJChristie
      19th February 2015 / 6:58 pm

      Thanks Katy that means so much, I cant wait to get started x

  9. Jenna
    19th February 2015 / 11:52 am

    You really have had an incredible week. Sarah.

    Love all of your happy moments – gosh, choosing my GCSE options already seems like a lifetime ago but I remember how nervous and excited I was about it.

    I can’t wait to hear all about your Disney adventures, what a fantastic opportunity. Enjoy every moment!

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • SarahJChristie
      19th February 2015 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks Jenna, thats so lovely, yes I cant believe my baby is choosing GCSEs arghhh I don’t think I am ready for that, ha ha

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