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Two of my grandchildren have started their own blogs so I thought I would just let you all know in case you wanted to have a read. I think they are very good but I am a bit biased! Lol

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I must admit I am glad tomorrow is Friday as I am very tired, wanted to get some writing done today but Izzy had bad ear ache and headache so we went to the doctors and now we are putting drops in, he gave her Olive Oil and I immediately thought of my Nan as that was what she put in mine years ago. Must be going back to the old fashioned remedies, I think a lot of those worked very well, some being more natural than medicines of today.

I will finish of tonight with a poem I wrote in class, we then had to think about it at home and re-write the poem or just alter it. I think you will guess what it is? Have a nice evening xx

A Thing I Like
Poem 1

It bursts into life
Bright and flashing
Asking who I am
We sit and share
Fingers darting
Here and there
Complete at last
Saved and ready to share
The lid goes down
Gone for now
Silence is all around

Notes
It is smooth to touch, a bit heavy, it looks nice, all shiny, it holds my life, it keeps my secrets and dreams, I would be lost without it, I take it wherever I go, I don’t like anyone touching it, I love it.

Poem 2

Shiny and polished
Looking like new
You belong to me
For eternity
My secrets and dreams
You hold within
I keep you close
Never letting you go
Mine to love
Forever to hold

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What a lovely day I have had, I woke up to tea and cereal in bed. Then cards and presents from the children, after school run my friend gave me lovely tulips. It was creative writing today so I showed my poems and they are going in the book for next week. Very pleased about that, I am amazed at how interesting poetry is and how much I enjoy writing them. We had nice cup cakes at break before we got back into writing and listening to Jane Tempest, which is a lot like rapping. We all made our own rap and listened to each other, some of them were really good.

During the afternoon I saw Billie and we sat in her garden, the weather is very strange here this week, thunderstorms last night, rain this morning but very, very hot and muggy. The sun showed its self for a while and it was 33 in the garden. After collecting the children from school my friend came round for coffee, was nice to just sit and relax. Jodie then face timed from Antigua for my birthday so we had good chat, then the door went and the florist gave me a huge bouquet of flowers! I then realised why Jodie was face timing so early as the flowers were from her, made me cry.

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Billie, Paul, Jade and Mia came for dinner and we had KFC the children love that and ate loads. Kara had made me the loveliest cake I have ever seen and it was delicious. So, this year I have had a lovely birthday, it was so nice waking up with the children. Thank you to all my family and friends xx

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That is the view from the parents balcony in Antigua, yes, I agree it’s horrible, they must be hating it lol ha ha

It feels like it should be Friday as I am so tired, I am so not used to getting up at seven every morning. I was going to get take away tonight as I really did not feel like cooking but Kara said,
“no Nan, I will cook pasta bake as we all like that and it is my favourite.” So that is what she did and it was very, very nice, followed by strawberries and cream.

There has been a lot of whispering going on and I was not allowed in the kitchen so think I may well have a surprise tomorrow as it is my birthday. It will be lovely waking up with all the children as I am normally at home on my own.

Creative writing in the morning, I like Wednesdays. I wrote three poems today and planned the outline for next story, roughly thinking of what will be in each chapter. I will have about fourteen chapters, is there an average? But I guess it depends how long the novel is? I described the characters, so they have a page each in notebook. I have a tray of cup cakes to take in, I have never really understood this tradition where the birthday person takes cakes in for everyone else, it really should be the other way round and they all bring me a cake as it is my birthday!

Further up-dates tomorrow x

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For the lucky parents that are in Antigua I hear it is very hot and you are having a great time.

For us here it has been raining again and we had no sun. We are having a good time though, school run went well, got some jobs accomplished, even did some washing. No homework tonight thank goodness as am feeling a bit tired as Izzy had an ear ache last night so had to give medicine at four this morning. Having a day in tomorrow so hopefully will get some writing completed so I keep on track. The children all face timed their parents tonight for over an hour and I think that made them all happy. I even got top marks from Izzy for the platt I did in her hair, I think they forget that I used to do all that for their Mum and Aunty.

It is amazing how adaptable children are for the things that happen in their lives. It is a shame we do not keep that part of ourselves as we grow up, things might not hit some of us so hard if we did.
I can hear my bed calling, night folks x

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What a busy day, we had a trip to the shops and all four children wanted to come and buy Fathers Day presents as they are doing Fathers Day next Sunday when Mum and Dad are back. I wanted to go into WH Smiths and get my writing magazines and ended up getting all the children a magazine £25 later lol. Was good when we got home though as they all sat reading, how peaceful that was.

The Owls from the sanctuary were all up town so we stopped and had a look at them.

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I love the look on Alfie’s face as he looks out the corner of his eye at the owl.

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Have you all had a good Fathers Day? It must be hard for the ones that have lost their Dads but the memories are there for ever. xx

Kara helped me cook a nice roast then bath time and hair wash, story time and bed. I think I may go to bed too. Lol Good day was had by all. X

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This week is going to be very different for me, I am going to be staying at my daughters house, looking after four children. My daughter and her husband have gone away to Antigua as Jodie’s best friend since school days is getting married out there and Jodie is bridesmaid and her husband Darren is giving Katie away. They have all been planning and saving for a couple of years, wanting it to be very special and luxurious.

So, my day started earlier than normal but ran very smoothly and I even got some editing completed on one of the stories. The children are very good, their ages are 15, 12, 10 and 5 so they all do their own thing and the youngest plays. They are not really upset or anything about their Mum and Dad not being here, as they see me a lot and stay with me and I stay at theirs. Their week will just go on as normal as I know the routine so that makes it easier I guess. Or it could be that I am a Super Nanny lol

The Nanny Cool web site is doing well, having lots of viewers but no comments yet 😒. So not sure if that is good or bad? http://www.nannycool.com

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I find it amazing that from just looking on line you come across all sorts of things that you never knew anything about. This is one of those things, a National Waiters Day on 23rd June 2013. I believe we all need encouragement and recognition for the jobs we do, no matter what they are and having days like this makes that all the more possible. http://www.nationalwaitersday.com

Please can you let me know what you think of the web site as feed back is always welcome. http://www.nannycool.com

Have a good weekend everyone, I have heard a rumour that the sun may make an appearance tomorrow. 😀

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The website has just gone live, I am so excited and relieved that it is at last finished and completed to the best of my ability. I will update it everyday when I do my blog, you can get to my blog from the website too so I thought that was a good plan of mine. I have sworn a lot and thrown things out of the pram but it has all been worth it.

Please let me know your thoughts, got to go do editing now on one of my stories. I should be celebrating! http://www.nannycool.com

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I have spent today editing a story that I wrote a while ago, it is amazing how you see things differently when you come back to them after a few weeks. I rewrote some of the story and feel happier with it now. I must of been very engrossed in it as I forgot the time and forgot to eat! Must be the sign of a dedicated writer. Lol

I have also written my first children’s story so I will spend tomorrow going over that and making a few changes. I have found it very different writing for a younger audience, it is a different style of writing and I had to think of what pictures would accompany each page of writing so that it all blended together.

In the UK tonight it was the start of the summer Big Brother television show, it is one of those programmes that you either love or loath. I like it as I find it funny and entertaining I wonder if anyone is doing a Big Brother Blog? See you all tomorrow x

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Raining, miserable weather but today I am trying to stay upbeat about everything. Creative writing class was very interesting as we all had to read our poems out and I was amazed at how all of our poems were written in the same style as our stories. Most were very descriptive, concrete writing and I guess that is a reflection on the fact that we are learning to be more creative and using these styles of writing. We only have two more classes, then they stop until October but I have found a writing group here so will think about going to that. I am writing some stories at the moment for a couple of competitions and during the summer I will hopefully get a good way through my first book I am writing. We are combining our poems and making a class book over the next couple of weeks, think it will make good reading as combining all the different styles.

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