Recent events in the news has really broken my heart and made me want to wrap my arms around my Family and hug them that little bit tighter. Firstly the Oklahoma tornado totally devastated a whole town, a town that will never be the same again. I admire their strength, courage and determination to get through this awful time. My heart goes out to them. Secondly we heard the news of a young lad and that horrific attack in Woolwich. I have wept this morning, as again my heart is breaking for this lads Family, especially his Mum & Dad, I just cant imagine the pain they are feeling right now. My love and thoughts are with them.
When terrible things like this happen, it can be difficult to think about the good things in life although sometimes it encourages us to count our blessings.
1. I have made the finals of BritMums Brilliance in Blogging awards in the Lifestyle category. It hasn't really sunk in yet, I'm totally stunned, and thrilled, absolutely thrilled! Thank you to who ever voted for me and well done to everyone else who got through.
2. I have bought some lovely new plants for my front garden, and they smell divine. I can't wait to watch them establish over the next few years. The garden centre always puts a smile on my face and I struggle to drag myself away. I always have to set myself a strict budget because I could easily overspend. I bought a gorgeous pink rambling rose, some Euphurbia, Daisies and Spirea. Can not wait for the rose to start blooming.
3. Our eldest Son had his first holiday abroad without Mum & Dad. He had a lovely week in Turkey and really enjoyed himself. That moment when your child heads off abroad without you is a scary time, but I needn't have worried because he was very sensible. Phew!
How has your week been?