I haven’t shared a round up for a couple of weeks.
So much has gone on, in some ways life for some of those around us have changed forever. And sometimes there are just no words. I did write a round up last week and then deleted it as it seemed a bit blah! But its time for a little catch up. There are so many positive things in life, things to be thankful for. Family, great friends a lovely roof over our head. And I am positive that situations for some of our favourite people are going to improve.
The weather has been a total wash out this week.
I am thinking having a garden is a total waste of time in the UK. But thankfully Joe has been pre occupied with football club this week. The crazy thing is when I had to return to work halfway through the summer the boys would not do summer clubs. They begged me not to book summer club. I am so lucky that Chris’s Mum was able to help us out. And the boys had a great time with their grandparents.
This year Joe was desperate to go to the summer club at Burnley Football Club. I booked him in for a week and he loved every minute. He made lots of friends and the team that run the club are incredible with the kids. So much so, he is disappointed he is not going next week. I have to say a huge thank you to the team at Burnley Football Club they made one boy very happy this week, we will definitely be rebooking.
Our Dubai trip is looking exciting!
We go in just over a week’s time and have started to get a few details of what we will be up to during our adventure. It will be fantastic. We have lots of exciting adventures planned. I really need to start packing, and think all our shopping is complete now, after another trip to the Trafford Centre with Jack. I may have also bought lots of coffee too which is becoming a bit of an addiction.
We have also had a meeting with Jacks diabetes team to discuss a strategy for dealing with the heat. Although we travel loads, as Jack grows and his insulin levels changes we have to adjust our travel strategy. And with the promise of hot hot weather we need to be prepared. His team are amazing and have offered a few options to ensure he gets his sugar right. I can’t stress enough how important they are to us. Such a great source of support and have ensured diabetes has not held Jack back one little bit.
This weekend has been filled with friends and laughter and cocktails
With the football season back in swing I got the chance to enjoy a long lunch with friends yesterday. You know one of those lunches when you just laugh so much. 2 of my lovely friends have special birthdays this year so we were planning birthday celebrations and compiling a list of things we need to do in the next year. Although the list is ever so slightly long so it may take a year of two to get through. But we have many happy times ahead. And a long list to enjoy working through.
I have also done a little more cocktail making lately and shared this delicious recipe for a mango daiquiri. It is so easy and so so good.
Last night we attended a ball to raise money for the Wils Wishes charity fund. An amazing charity, but one no family should ever have to set up. It was so difficult listening to the speeches, especially that of his incredible Mum talking through every parents worse nightmare. And how she and her family have turned that around to do amazing things for others in memory of their Son. The ball was a huge success and a wonderful evening spent with great friends. And hopefully lots of money raised.
This week I am hoping for a bit of sunshine, dust my camera off which I haven’t really picked up in over a week and get out for some country walks and the odd ice cream. Joe and I also plan to go and see the BFG which I am a bit giddy about. Have a great week, and catch up soon x