Wednesday, 12 July 2017

I'm so sorry it's been so long.

Hello to everyone that still takes the time to pop in here. Lovely to see you again, and I'm so sorry it's been so long.

Claire has given me permission to tell my friends our fantastic news that Claire & Toby are expecting another baby. They were over for a family Bar B Q on Sunday and I asked if I could announce our happy news, and she said yes. Claire is just over 20 weeks and she looks beautiful.

Anxieties are our major hard to deal with times at the moment, and there have been quite a few and mad car rides have been done. luckily they have all turned out to be normal, but it's a just a manic journey that needs to be done.

Claire told us back on Easter Sunday after our afternoon tea at Rhinefield House. They had gone away on an all inclusive holiday to Morocco and a few weeks after their return Claire felt really poorly, after saying it couldn't be anything she had eaten she did the" P" test and low and behold we have another grandchild on the way. We are sooooo elated I just can't put it into words, but just a warning when booking a fully inclusive holiday this year, check the small print for all inclusive!! you may come back with an unexpected pressie. I tried booking an all inclusive last week, and was told to try old farts fantasy holidays. ( Sounds good to me )!!


I'm just Bias, but doesn't she look beautiful. OH! and by the way it's a little man.

We are so happy, and so worried and jump every time the phone rings. Our little man is due in November but they are going to induce her about 3 weeks earlier due to her anxieties, so maybe late October early November. Watch this space!!.

On a totally different note I still have not had my Hysterectomy. After the 8 wk deadline I rang only to find out that my surgeon had left and I had been put on another surgeons waiting list. I met her on the 4th July, she is lovely. I had my pre op assessment and the 17th July was mentioned but no paperwork has arrived so I guess it's not going ahead. I'm dreading the op but it would be nice after the op with all this wonderful sunshine to wear some white trousers instead of my winter blacks. Small price to pay as I have a wonderful bundle to look forward to later in the year.

Thank you so much if you are one of the very special people that return to my blog  All I can say is, I really do appreciate you looking in and for all your support. XX

Massive big happy hugs to you all

Love

Tina XX  

If you return, I thank you so much.




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    1. A big Heartfelt thank you Humberta

      Love

      Tina XX

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  2. Tina. I know how excited you are and your right Claire looks so happy and lovely. It's great news. Now we just need to hear you have the date for your op. At least you have met your surgeon which is good. Maybe a call just to check the paper work isn't lost would be a good thing to do. Can't harm surely! Hazel x

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    1. We are sooo excited and can't wait for Oct/Nov to arrive. Claire met Craig's girlfriend on Sunday for the 1st time, and as soon as Pia saw Claire she said you look beautiful Claire, needless to say a friendship has emerged. My 1st time meeting Pia too and she slipped into the Eldridge family beautifully. How lucky am I!!.

      Paul also said to ring the hospital tomorrow to see whats happening, but not until he hastaken me out to lunch for our 38th anniversary.

      Love

      Tina XX

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  3. Morning Tina, what wonderful news to wake up to for me today, I am so pleased for Claire and Toby and of course yourselves, yes it will be a very anxious and stressful time but she is in very good hands and I am sure it will all be fine. Keep us informed,

    Oh and I tried to book an all inclusive holiday for the old farts club but they said that as I am approaching 70 next month that they could not guarantee anything for me so I said forget it, ha ha xxx

    Hopefully you will hear good news soon about the op.



    Stay safe, heathy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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    1. Thank you June

      I've wanted to shout it out loud for a while but would not go against Claire's wishes, but it is the most wonderful news. We will all be on tender hooks for the duration though and I appreciate you sharing with me how that time feels, thank yo June.

      How very dare them to tell you they could not accommodate your all inclusive holiday needs. Maybe we ought to start our own old farts holiday company, so you get all the fun & enjoyment without the little added extra's. You did make me laugh, Thank you June

      Love

      Tina XX

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  4. OMG what wonderful news. Claire looks positively blooming. Now just you to sort. Hugs Theresa xx

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    1. Hi Theresa

      Thank you So much Theresa it's brilliant news isn't it. I'll get sorted soon I'm sure. I have to I have a little man to chase.

      Love

      Tina XX

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  5. Omgosh, this is simply the best news I've heard for a while. I am so happy for you. Claire looks amazing. I'm sure all is going to be just wonderful. I know the anxieties you must all be feeling, but I'm sure its all going to be fine. Thanks for the update, I needed some good news and after following you blog for so long, this is just wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine

      We are all so pleased with this fantastic news, anxious too but looking forward to meeting our little man Ward.

      I'm so please we could give you some good news today as I know you have been here for us for a long time. Thank you!

      Love

      Tina XX

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  6. What fantastic news. It is so nice to hear something positive.
    Claire looks wonderful. Xxx

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    1. Hi Maria

      Thank you Maria. Like I said I'm bias, but she did look the picture of health.

      How are you doing Maria?

      Love

      Tina XX

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  7. Good morning Tina
    Wonderful wonderful news I'm so pleased for Claire & Toby & of course you. She does look beautiful &happy.
    Hope you don't have to wait long for your operation Tina.
    Love & Hug's Lynda xxx

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    1. Hi Lynda

      Thank you Lynda X. How are you doing. It's ages since we have chatted. I hope you are well.

      I was hoping my op would have been done & dusted, hey ho!

      Love

      Tina XX

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  8. WOW! OH! WOW! Tina I am so, so, excited for you all. Claire looks amazing, her smile is so full of happiness.
    Audrey our DIL a Midwife, always says they can trace back their busy times to "holidays" plus "Christmas & New Year"
    Now you just need a date for your opp to get you done and well for the new arrival.
    Wishing you the very best, sending hugs for you all ((((((hugs))))))
    Patricia xxx

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    1. Hi Patricia

      It is a bit of a WOW, and Claire does look so happy, Thank you Patricia.

      Audrey must be told so many times when mum's are in labour, that the last time we go there for a holiday or Christmas & new year.

      I'll get sorted soon I'm sure. Thank you for the hugs

      Love

      Tina XX

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  9. Wonderful news , i wish you all well.
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you Elaine. How are you doing. I wish you all well too.

      Love

      Tina XX

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  10. Hi Tina
    What wonderful news and so lovley to see Claire looking so Happy and well .
    love and hugs to you all love Jeaniexx

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    1. Thank you Jeanie

      I will be happy to pass on your hugs.

      Love

      Tina XX

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  11. Claire is looking so beautiful "holding" her baby. Thanks for sharing all the good news. God is good. I am so happy for Claire, you and all the family. I pray all goes well and that you can place in God's hands all of your anxieties. I can not believe you still have not had your operation. My goodness! You've got to get this over with so you can hold and help take care of this "little man".

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    1. Hi SuzzieQ

      Claire looked so pretty on Sunday when she arrived and Toby looked after her every need, bless him. Thank you for your prayers SuzzieQ they mean so much.

      Like Hazel said I need to get in contact again to see what if they have a date for me soon. Not that I am wanting to have this op. ( really scared ). Talk soon.

      Love

      Tina XX

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  12. Hi Tina, just wonderful news and I wish Claire and Toby all the very best of luck.
    Loads of crafty hugs Clare xx

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    1. Thank you so much Clare & I will pass on your thoughts to Claire & Toby. X

      Love

      Tina XX

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  13. So thrilled to read your news, I had been hoping that a baby would be on the horizon for Claire and Toby very soon, a baby brother for Evie and just before Christmas too. I was also hoping that as you have been absent for a while that you were recovering from the big'H', I hope you dont have long to wait now. I can tell you that when I had mine I was sooo relieved that I felt that I could have got out of bed and painted the ward the day afterwards.

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    1. Hi Andrea

      We were so surprised when Claire & Toby told us, but give me a surprise like that any day of the week, a lovely brother for Evelyn.

      I hope I have the same response as you when I come around from my op. I'm so not looking forward to it, but will be glad when it is over as this all started in 2015 and I'm so fed up with the daily problems, but I have something fantastic to look forward to and need to be very active, and as you say just in time for Christmas.

      Thank you Andrea

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      Tina XX

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  14. Hello!!
    Doesn't Claire look beautiful! I'm so thrilled for you all!
    It's a real answer to prayer too! It's just such lovely news and will make all your blog friends very very happy too!
    I know you have been mucked about with your op but hopefully it will all be settled very soon and then you can concentrate on being a Grandma! You will be a lovely Grandma!
    I've only just checked my mail so was nearly at the cow's tail again!! Some things never change!
    Oh meant to tell you our hedgehog had been awol - well neither of us had seen him for a week or two but he turned up again just over a week ago!
    How's the crafting getting on? Love to Claire and Toby and congratulations!
    Love to you too! Myra xxxx

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    1. Thank you Myra, we have prayed for this too and I am so surprised at the amount of lovely people that have left messages after being absent for so long.

      I am determined to be in tip top health when our little man arrives. I can't wait to become a Grandma again.

      Don't worry about being at the cow's tail again. Like I have said before, it's just lovely to see you here anytime.

      Naughty hedgehog, has he been away on an all inclusive holiday too? Watch this space too!!. So glad he has come home though Myra.

      Regarding crafting. Still trying to finish the card that brings on a migraine. I didn't like the roses I have made for this card so have started some new ones. I misplaced my 2 sets of spellbinders Rose creations dies ( my favourite rose die ) so I went on line and ordered 2 more sets so that I can cut multiple flowers, only to find my lost dies 2 days later so now I have 4 sets. I wish I could make the roses as fast as I can cut them out.

      I will pass on your love to Claire & Toby.

      Love

      Tina XX

      Talk soon.

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  15. Hi Tina

    Claire looks beautiful, congratulations to you all xoxo I'm not surprised there is anxiety but I'm sure all the relevant medical people understand and are happy to put Claire an Tobys minds at ease. I'm over the moon for them.

    I can't believe you are still waiting, hopefully this surgeon won't go AWOL and you'll get your op ASAP.

    Sorry I've not emailed, when I've been "well" there's been so much to do, got my crafty space as good as I can get it without a major refit, kitchen too has had new storage additions to make everyone's lives easier. My garden has grown, more boxes, more pots but when I've not been good time has flown, I end up catching up on days and days and get worn out. Will not list the various ups and downs here, not the place!

    Billy is 8 today so will do something to treat him over the weekend. Best news is that Mister has just landed a full time job at a college nearby starting end of August. So proud of him!

    I shall email when I get a moment, all free active time taken printing and sticking my brothers wedding invites!

    Love to you and all the family Tina, and big furry hugs from Billy to you and half pint. Also a big bundle of hugs to Sue Wilson and everyone on Particraft... Miss you all so much but I will be back,

    T x

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    1. Hi T
      Can I say first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY. I won't forget this date as Paul & I celebrated our 38th Wedding Anniversary today so we are in good company. How is Billy's leg T is back to his mad self again.

      I know you have a lot going on with your brothers invites and know how time consuming they are when you are feeling strong let alone when you have your bad days. I look forward to hearing from you when you feel up to it T.

      That's brilliant news about Mister landing a full time job, Well done him!! That's a weight off your mind.

      Sending you lots of love & hugs T and some big fluffy ones to Billy from Half Pint and like I said I'll look forward to hearing from you.

      Love

      Tina XX

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    2. Woof woof Tina & Half Pint πŸ•

      I had a big bone fur my birthday and extra salmon in my dinner, thank you fur the birthday wishes & happy anniversary from me and mum. My leg is strong and I'm running, jumping, chasing balls and catching and bouncing like a Tigger mum says (whatever one of them is!) Its like nothing happened. I started fast running in April and tested it chasing a cat out of my garden, grrrrrrr! My mum said something about me moving like something off a shovel but I didn't really understand what she meant... Anyway, I must go cos its time fur mum to make a coffee and we both have a cuddly snooze after, which I really enjoy cos mum drops off while giving me fusses. I will make sure she emails soon. Special woofs and wags to Half Pint and paw hugs to both of you. Mum sends lots of love and big hugs.

      Billy 🐾🐾

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    3. Hello Billy

      How lovely to hear from you personally. You do have a lovely mum, she has even taught you to use the computer while convalescing. I'm really pleased you are back to your lively self, and you must be running very fast now as I have thrown the same substance off my shovel and it don't arf move fast.( you made me laugh out loud with this story ).

      Enjoy your fusses & a snooze both of you. Sending lots of love & hugs

      Love

      Tina & Half Pint. XX

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  16. Hello Tina,
    Claire looks radiant and happy just as very expectant mother should and I am so happy for all the family. I know it will be a nail biting anxious time, but the joy when the little man appears will make everything worthwhile.
    Hopefully you will get your operation soon, and then can focus on being well for the happy arrival. By the way Happy Anniversary for yesterday! I often check to see if you've posted and then go and miss it when you do - typical of me.
    Lots of congratulations, love and prayers.
    Maureen xx

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    1. Hi Maureen

      Thank you Maureen.

      Claire told me on Tuesday that the bereavement room that Claire & Hayley have been working so hard to get finished has now been renamed as the Butterfly Room and is going to be opened on the 4th August. I will post some pictures. I really hope that room is NOT needed to be used but the figures are staggering for sleeping babies. This should not be happening in this day & age.

      I like the fact that you still pop in after such a long break with love & prayers too.X

      How is your hip Maureen?

      Love

      Tina XX

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    2. Morning Tina wow what a lovely surprise to see you active again on here and to share with us your fantastic news. I know it will be a worrying time for you all but I am sure Claire will be monitored very closely and the staff will do all they can to reassure Claire and Toby about the arrival of their littleman
      I do hope that your hysterectomy will be sooner rather than later and you will then be able to focus on your little grandson.
      Much love to you all
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    3. Hi Wendy

      We have known about the news for a while but wouldn't say until Claire was happy. It is definitely a nail biting time and I think I will be down to my knuckles by the time our little man arrives.

      We just have to watch this space for the op, not that I want it but I too hope it's soon so that I'm back to normal so we can enjoy our little arrival.

      Thank you so much Wendy

      Love

      Tina XX

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  17. Hi Tina.

    I'm soooooooo happy for all of u. But u knew that already lol. Nice to know ur having a wee fella it's so exciting. I'm hoping to have some good news to give u back at the end of the year but will see how things go chick. I'll give u s call soon luvvie.
    All ma love to u all xx

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    1. Hi Tracy

      Thank you Tracy. I've had a shopping spree already. I've bought him the tiniest little checked shirt so he matches with his daddy. I just went mad!!

      I have everything crossed for you both for later in the year too.

      Speak soon Tracy

      Love to you too

      Tina XX

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  18. Hi Tina, just happen to look at your blog to see if you are back and yes you are with your fabulous looking daughter. She looks very happy standing out in the sunshine, holding her precious little man.
    So very pleased for both Claire and Toby and wish them happy month's to come.
    Also the grandparents are anxious awaiting their grandson.congratulations to you all!

    I do hope Tina that you are soon to hear when your op is going to be, as my goodness you have waited m long enough now. Maybe you could give them a call again?

    Take care Tina , big hugs and I am glad you are working on your roses again! Love Jane B. Xxx

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    1. Hi Jane

      Thank you for our e mail last week for our anniversary Jane & Henk X

      It is fantastic news but very nerve racking every time the phone rings especially my mobile as it did last week. Claire had a scare and Toby rang to see if I could get over to her asap. Claire eventually got reassurance everything was fine and baby had a good strong heart beat. Roll on the next 15 wks.

      I hope you and Henk are well and still enjoying your new home. I will call you soon.

      Take Care both of you

      Lots of love & hugs

      Tina & Paul XX

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  19. Hi Tina, It is lovely to hear such good news. Congratulations - this is just what your family needs to cheer you all up and put you all on the happy train again. Hugs from Mary-Durham xxxxx

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    1. Hi Mary

      Lovely to hear from you again, and thank you very much it was such unexpected but such overwhelming news. We just wish we could jump on the high speed happy train until the baby comes and then it can change to a slow chug along.

      Love

      Tina XX

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  20. Hi Tina I Have not been receiving emails has my email address is had to
    be changed but just been able to read your blog. lf you can send me email if you can
    see it and then I will send proper message thanks Mavis L z

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    1. Hi Mavis

      Sounds like you have had a few problems. I have not been able to send an email to you as that info doesn't come up on a blog, but received your blog message with no problems. Hope this makes sense.

      Lovely to hear from you again

      Love

      Tina XX

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  21. Hi Tina I go your email ok. I am so pleased for you Claire and also the men in your lives.
    I have said in the past my daughter lost several until at 41 she had 2 babies in 1 year
    the last one being prem. She was a bag of sugar and spent a lot of time in hospital but has
    made up for it. So good things do happen. My 2 are not babies now . I am delighted for you
    and all your family. Have missed your blogs and cards. Hugs to everybody. Mavis L x

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    1. Hi Mavis

      I'm so pleased you got my message.

      I do remember you telling me about your daughter and her losses. My heart really goes out to her and also you and everyone's expectation of another little member of the family arriving. I'm so pleased your daughter went on to have 2 more precious little bundles.

      It's really lovely to hear from you again Mavis with your lovely message, and I will try harder with my cards. Promise!!

      Love

      Tina XX

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