He has been the sort of best friend you make movies about, the best friend you can possibly imagine. Picked me up when I am sad, rescued me when I am in trouble and made me laugh when all I want to do is cry. He is Godfather to both my gorgeous girls attending both christenings through a live webcam link from the UK.
Even though we live the other side of the world from each other he is as much a part of my life now and he always has been.
|'Andrew & Caterina'|
This announcement is tinged with great sadness for me knowing that being a single Mum with two little girls (To which Andrew is their Godfather) the chance of me being able to get there was going to be extremely remote. I have wracked my brains for months trying to dream up ways to raise the 10k I need to get there. I have become the competition queen even sitting up one night entering a competition for a dream holiday to Italy, filling in my details again and again until my fingers were numb! Of course I didn't win it! In fact there is a competition for tickets to the Queens Jubilee at the moment which would get me a fair way there, so going to be pulling another all nighter tonight getting those entries in!
KidzGrab was one idea of many crazy ideas that we decided had the legs on it to be a success and actually not only support my girls and I but get us to that wedding. Now with time running out and suddenly April upon us I am starting to come to the awful and devastating realization we are not going to get there.
|Our Saving Tin|
Launching a business is a hard graft and don't get me wrong I am not afraid of hard work but it can be so disheartening to see so few results for such a lot of work. You have to really prepare yourself for the ups and downs of business and the fact it rarely happens over night. It requires a huge amount of enthusiasm, money, self belief and sheer determination. I would never recommend that you don't follow your business dream but try to be realistic with your expectations and make sure you have the funds to keep your business in the first year of it's life and don't plan any holidays, weekends or time off for a while!!
|'My other Family'|
My weight watchers journey is also taking the knocks this week from the same corner. The thought of looking good in an Annah Stretton Chameleon dress at an Italian castle was helping me lose those pounds. This week I have definitely been suffering with the 'who cares about it now, what difference does it make' attitude, not at all helpful - hence the lack of weight watching blogs this last week! (You can always tell when lifes a bit of a struggle I go quiet!!!)
Well until I lose those last pounds I can still say 'This ain't over till the fat lady sings' and you know what I am not singing yet!!
Have a good day folks