Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Peeks into Blogland to say hello.

Hello!
I'm building up to a mahoosive show and tell epic post. This is the truth! It really means I've so many unfinished things on the go that one day I will finish something!

Our beautiful niece married her handsome chap in a truly wonderful wedding this weekend and it was lovely to be a part of the celebrations. It was lovely to spend a full weekend with loved ones and much laughter was had. She looked gorgeous. My friend described her as beautiful, wispy and gorgeous. Sadly, after seeing the photos of me - I will never ever be described as 'wispy'.


The wedding day venue was Poppleton Tithe Barn. Even the title is charming! Google it. It's a full on proper historic building.  The wedding breakfast was pie n mash. Then we were transported to Haxby for the evening where everyone danced the night away to a live band. Pizza and chilli and chips if you had room!

 I'm going to risk bringing on a temper tantrum by showing you a few pics.

Some minutes later...THRICE I HAVE TRIED.




 The barn and garden.

 Instant glamour! ( Look at my 'opposite of wispy' fingers. )
 Aunts Rachel's emergency safety pins to the rescue of the bunting.


Nom.



 The flowers were lovely.

 The HG looked smart and look at his fancy tie knot!

Finally, the new Mr and Mrs. 

The honeymoon is travelling around the world for five weeks. How exciting! 

Oh well, best get a wriggle on. It's 16C at 7.30am. Doesn't bode well for the none wispy of us.....

Lots of love from 

Rachel *hot n bothered* Radiostar xxx



Sunday, 30 April 2017

In memory of Alice

This post is a sad one. I never met Alice, but Miss22 was good friends with her at Uni. They were on the fencing team together. She was a beautiful young girl with her whole life ahead of her.
Girl meets boy, as they do
Boy turns out to be a total monster.

Her name has been all over the news this past fortnight as the trial has revealed chilling details and the horrific truth of her last moments. How her family have managed to get through this shows how amazing the human being really is.
I've been checking up on my daughter, making sure she's ok and it was lovely to see her last weekend as we spent the day with her.

After the verdict - which, to be honest had me REALLY wondering how defence lawyers do the job they do when he MUST have known he was lying. I could not do it for all the money in the world and I cried when the jury came back and declared him guilty. I also am a strong believer in bringing back the death penalty for these non humans. I don't give a flying dig about his human rights. He deserves none.

Sadly, Alice will not be the last girl to die at the hands of a jealous, controlling, coercive monster. There are already charities like the Suzy Lampugh Trust that exist to help others.

Alice's mum has set up a fundraising page to raise money to work alongside those out there already in the hope it helps someone out there. I personally think the police should not ask if the woman who has called wants to press charges, I think they should arrest them anyway.
Alice's mum is running The Great North Run this year and here is the link to her page should you feel able to help.

https://womensaidgreatnorthrun2017.everydayhero.com/uk/remembering-alice



RIP Alice xxx