How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern

I have read several books by Ceceila Ahern and enjoyed them all. I also enjoyed this book. It took me a long time to read it because of various personal issues. Eventually, made time to read it. The characters, Christine and Adam, are likeable and although I found the premise of the story a little unlikely at first, the more I read, the more I wanted to read. The story has a nice flow and I got involved reading it. It’s an lovely romance with a touch of drama, self help and finding a light at the end of the tunnel. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for an interesting, romantic drama.

Favourite quote :

“While you were trying to make Maria fall in love with me, I fell in love with you.”


2018 Update!

Still not great at keeping my “Little Blog” up to date! Well!  Since my last blog, my son did exceptionally well in his Highers, completed a 6th Year at High School and got two Advanced Highers and another Higher!  He’s off to Strathclyde University in September.  Can’t say just how proud we are of him!!!  Barney the Lab is 6 years old and is still mad as ever.

We finally got our first holiday since being on dialysis!! It was absolutely great!  We travelled down to Dumfries and Galloway to a farm with log cabins – it was a stunning location – right next to a private beach!  Hubby said he would quite happily give up all and move to the log cabin for the quiet life!  Only downside was that there was no good internet reception, so son not so happy!  Barney loved it – being able to lie out on the grass (on a long reach lead, as farm next door) and having a beach nearby.

The other great thing about this holiday was that there is a lovely seaside pub just five minutes walk up the beach!  We enjoyed evening ciders watching the tide come in and making it back to the log cabin before we got “cut-off”!! Lots of giggling and laughs!

We can’t wait to go back!  However, meantime, son has a few concerts to play trombone in,  Freshers’ Week to negotiate and a start of studying at university!  Busy time!

So much for good intentions!

Obviously not managed to keep my “little blog” up to date!  However. a lot has been going on. Son started studying for Highers and I was busy keeping him going with drinks of milk and doritos!  He’s finished all his exams and feels confident.  Just need to wait until August for the results.

Other things in the mix include illnesses and many hospital visits. It has been a very trying and sad time.  I can only say, it will take a long time to get over going forward.

Weather was great in May (I always love May), but now it is more our type of holiday weather!, rain, drizzle and more drizzle.

Barney is now 5 years old and still lovely and healthy. He is still mad as a hatter!

Got my lovely sister’s wedding next month, so looking forward to that.

Hopefully, weather will pick up. Until next time…

One Year On….

Well I’m still here!  My amazing new kidney is certainly “doing the job”.  I am feeling good and enjoying not having to dialyse three times a week. Hopefully, getting all the dialysis machinery and stock taken away in the next week or so! Freeing up room to use again!

Son has his eye on the newly empty room – he wants a “man cave/den”!  I want it for a crafting room to let me make cards and crafts!!  Somehow it will need to work as both!!

Not managed to get away for a holiday yet, for many reasons, but we’ll get there too.

Barney T Rubble is now 4 years and 5 months old.  He’s a real character!  He loves anything involving balls on the TV – football, tennis, golf are a few of his favourites. He stands in front of the TV and runs after his tail!  Makes us all dizzy! He’s also got a thing about numbers.  If he hears a countdown, or a list of numbers/words, off he goes again – round and round!!  Strange dog!

October has been quite dry and nice,  this means we have been able to get out and about in our lovely wee replica Cobra 427.  It’s such good fun and has been a good replacement for a holiday this summer.

My next aim is to try to keep up to date with  my “Little Blog”.  Let’s see how that goes!

SECC Wedding Show!

Had a great time on Sunday 9/10/16 with my sister, niece and Mum at the SECC Glasgow, Wedding Show.  My sister is getting married next August and she was dying to try on some dresses and look around for some ideas.  She has her venue and photographer and that’s about it.

She tried on two beautiful dresses, both of which looked stunning on her! Can’t wait to see what she eventually decides on.

I am making some Save the Date tags for her to send to folk.  I am also making the favours which will be little boxes big enough for one chocolate.

Nearly finished the tags and look forward to getting stuck into the favours.

Good News!

Happy to post some good news!  On Sunday 26th July 2015 I received a kidney transplant.  I am doing well and am nearly 5 weeks post transplant. I haven’t dialysed since 25th July.  I can now eat and drink what I want (within reason, being sensible!).  Whilst recovering at home, I have rediscovered my crafting stuff and have been playing around making cards and experimenting.  Hope this continues as feeling bit stronger every day!