17.08.2014 Sooooo excited to start reading this! The first of the trilogy, ‘Spirit Legacy’, was brilliant and so I was literally counting down the days until this book was released. If you don’t hear from me for a while…..it’s because i’m lost in this :)
15.08.2014 I had such an amazing night in Horsforth tonight. Sadly Kelly is leaving HUB to return to Cumbria in a few weeks so, of course, we had to give her a great last ‘works do’ and it was brilliant! I’m going to miss her soooooooooo badly - the office will be a much duller place without her that’s for sure. So Kel, when you get back home and get settled in, don’t be shy with the Maryport invites, you know i’ll be needing my Kel-binator fix sooner rather than later! Love you long time beautiful girl xxx
14.08.2014 I had a lovely little surprise waiting for me when I returned home from work today. My wonderfully thoughtful and generous cousin Linda, who lives in New Zealand, took the time to package and send me a great little ‘bee surprise’! I especially loved that she’d posted it to ‘Faye Morley at Bee Haven’…so of course the postman knew exactly where to come! Thank you Linda you made my day :) xx
13.08.2014 Haha Sam at work is brilliant! She bumps her car without realising then sticks the bumper back on with cellotape. Be reet, that’ll fix it lol!!
12.08.2014 When I woke this morning I was absolutely gutted to hear the shocking news that 63 year old Robin Williams had committed suicide. To lose such a talented actor and comedian in this way feels utterly devastating. I remember his face and voice just seemed to be a part of my childhood, Mork and Mindy was a big hit in our house! Along with many of his comedic roles, one of my favourite films of all time is ‘Good Will Hunting’, in which Robin Williams played psychotherapist, Sean Maguire. His portrayal of such a wonderfully-articulate character was magnificent and, ultimately, won him Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1998. There are too many scenes from that film that I loved him in - mainly for completely steeling them - but the scene in the therapist office where his character finally gets Will to see “it’s not your fault” and ‘The Bench Scene’ are particular favourites that will always leave me full of emotion and in complete admiration of such an incredible actor. What an unbelievably huge loss this is. The greatness of your talent will never be forgotten. God bless you Robin Williams. I hope you’ve found some peace now xx
11.08.2014 Well that was a brucey bonus that awaited me when I got into work today. Vic has very kindly given me some rhubarb from his garden (which I think may have been a ‘pity offering’ considering my own rhubarb-growing technique has been an epic fail these last 2 years!) but it’s appreciated none-the-less and a good crumble will be the outcome of this little gift. Cheers Vicram me ole mucka! x
09.08.2014 Ste and I have had an absolutely fantastic day and evening with Loopy, Bucket and Wylo. It’s been nearly 2 years since all 5 of us were in the same room together (when we were at Loopy and Dicky’s for curry on 13th October 2012!) but unfortunately there were 2 faces noticeably missing tonight; Richard who stayed at home with a horrible virus and Monqui Moo who now resides in Cornwall :(
Thanks to Sonos®, food and alcohol, awesome friends and some collectively great music taste we had an incredible and much needed night together. And in honour of Jacqui we made sure we got a few photos where instead of ‘cheese’ we shouted ‘Monqui’! - for the much missed link in our get-togethers. Once again i’m reminded of just how lucky I am to have been blessed with such great friends. Monqui, we were so sorry you couldn’t be a part of tonight but we love you and you were thought of a lot throughout the night and thank you Loopy, Bucket, Wylo and Steven for making this evening so memorable, a house full of laughter is an incredibly happy house, lots of love to you all xxx
08.08.2014 Vicky’s birthday decorations went down well at work today, I think she appreciated the paper vinyl as much as the sweet treats!
07.08.2014 No one can deny, I sometimes do actually wear my shoes to death. Oops!
06.08.2014 Homegrown beetroot and onion? Done!
05.08.2014 I love it when Jimmy and Les are working out when Vic and I get to the gym. We have such great banter (along with photographing each other and hugging!) that the time just flies. Great guys with lots of stories!
04.08.2014 100 years ago today Britain went to war. Tonight lights around the country were switched off (mine included) for an hour and candels were lit in tribute to the dead of World War One. It was inspired by the prophetic observation of then-Foreign Minister, Lord Grey, on the eve of war 100 years ago when he said, “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”
So many were sure it would be over by Christmas but they had no idea it wouldn’t end for another 4 years. It’s tragic to think of how many were lost, on all sides, and although I didn’t lose a direct ancestor in this war, I’m reminded of a family member who did lose a loved one. My maternal great grandmother, Alice Simpson, married her soldier husband William Wharton on 2nd August 1915, they had been married barely 12 months when William was killed in action on 18th August 1916 in the Battle of the Somme, France. Although tragic and heartbreaking to comprehend, I also have mixed feelings of thanks that I need to extend to this man. Had he not died fighting for his country, my great grandmother would not have gone on to marry again and have 8 children, the 3rd being my wonderful grandad Joseph Morley and, in turn, the vast Morley family I now have would not have existed. So it’s with humility and gratitude that I thank William Wharton for the sacrifice he made and I would like to acknowledge that I will always consider him a part of my family, as he played a bigger part than we could possibly imagine. R.I.P William Wharton, Private 17946 of 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, you will not be forgotten xxx
03.08.2014 We were back at the Everyman Cinema in Leeds this afternoon to watch ‘Dawn of the planet of the apes’ - which was pretty good - but i’m always struck by the decor in there. I think i’d love a wall in our house to have a huge black and white montage of actors and musicians we find inspirational….and the 24 hour liquor sign wouldn’t be out of place either!