Nobody said it was easy

Single and trying to navigate the world of online dating was never going to be easy.

Dating apps are everywhere and the same faces tend to pop up on them all~including mine!

This particular email made me chuckle when I saw it in my inbox ‘Natalie they meet your expectations ‘.

Expectations? That word has huge meaning ,anyone would think that I am sitting here with a long list of expectations for any suitable male to have to wade through!

Besides that~I’ll be the judge of who meets my expectations thanks very much and trust me it will take more than a photograph and a few typed out words that’s for sure.

Maybe that’s why I’m still single haha.❤x

Proud Mama

In keeping with these crazy times,I’ve just had Ads parents consultation on zoom~it was certainly a little different but as ever it made me emotional.

To hear his teacher say I should be proud of him, brought a tear to my eye.
This parenting lark isn’t easy and it certainly doesn’t come with a handbook.


You just keep plodding on,hoping that you are doing your best.
I’m a proud Mama today and everyday.
Well done my boy.❤x

Music

I heard this in the car earlier~had to turn it up and sing along of course!
Then recorded it and sent it to my big sis. Was one of our favourites back in the day. I love how music can bring back so many memories.❤x

The girl with the rose tinted glasses.

Do you ever wish you could see yourself through someone elses eyes every now and then?

During a conversation this weekend,  I was told I view the world through ‘rose tinted glasses’ interestingly this is something I have been told before in a few different ways, I don’t feel that’s a bad thing, its true I do try and find positives where I can~although when the hoover decided to throw its entire contents across the landing tonight~positive vibes were definitely failing me!!

I have decided I like the title ‘the girl with the rose tinted glasses’ so I’m claiming that,even though I’m 43yrs old! ❤x

Mother’s day and everyday

In this ever changing world we find ourselves in ~one thing that never changes is the love that holds us all together even during times that we must be apart.


Today and everyday~we celebrate the love, the memories and the wonderful times ahead.
In a year we have said goodbye to our wonderful nan ,we have also welcomed new arrivals and one of my beautiful nieces (I am blessed to have 3) has become a Mummy for the first time too.


I simply cannot wait for us all to be together to hug you all and to meet my new great niece and nephew.

Happy Mothers day everyone.❤ x

Oops

Picture the scene~you’re in tesco, you bump into someone you dated for a while a few years ago,you have a quick chat and then continue shopping.

As soon as he is out of sight you phone your friend~ she answers and without pausing you say ‘guess who I’ve just bumped into?  you’ll never guess!’

After you’ve been round the houses and establish who it is etc, you find yourself at the self checkout and he is a few people behind you in the queue.

You say to your friend ‘hang on one second, you are on speaker phone’ at the same time as she pipes up  ‘can you still see him, or has he gone?’

With a face that’s burning every shade of red imaginable you are barely able to utter your reply  which is ‘ your on speakerphone and he is standing right next to me!!!!’

Fully aware that the ground wasn’t going to open up and swallow me, I finish packing as quick as I can.

Daring to glance sideways as he calls out ‘bye,nice to see you!!!’

This was almost a year ago but it makes me laugh just thinking about it! ❤ x