It’s not often that I will post about my personal life. At least not a post like this…
When I moved away to Pembrokeshire, leaving my cats (albeit with my parents as 5 of the 6 were the whole family’s cats) was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. In some ways, it was the hardest. I spent countless days crying and missing them. Particularly Felix as she was my little fur baby. I wanted to take her with me, but as grumpy as she was to the other cats, I wasn’t sure how she’d react to living with me on her own. It got even harder once Willow was born as I knew I couldn’t see them anywhere near as much as I had been but I was excited for the day when they’d finally meet her.
Yesterday I’d heard from my mum that Tessa was really poorly. Not just that, but Felix was also missing! Terra, our other cat, kept going out to look for her. In the early hours of this morning, cuddled up with my mum and dad on the sofa, Tessa sadly passed away from suspected poisoning.
Completely and utterly heartbroken over the news. Hurting so bad and I have cried so much my head hurts as well as my heart. I’m still holding onto a glimmer of hope that Felix and Terra will be found and that they’re OK but it doesn’t look good. 😭
Such an incredibly sad day. I’m hating the world and hating the people who think it’s ok to poison cats and other pets. 😿 How can we have lost 3 beautiful cats in the space of 24 hours?! It’s just not fair!
Now Felix won’t be waiting in the garden when I come home from Wales for a visit. Looking at me all shocked when I call her name then happy purring and meowing when she realises it’s me. No longer will she laze on my bed, having some down time from the other cats, and no longer will I be able to have cuddles with our three fur babies.
Sorry for such a gloomy post. I just wanted to write about it and get all my feelings out. Completely devastated right now.
Since the last minute of the last readathon in January, I’ve been counting down to the next one. And now that we’re a little more than a month away from 24in48 (Summer ’16) Edition, it’s time to take this countdown public. The next readathon will be on July 23-24, 2016! Officially, we’re 40 days away from the start of 24in48, and I personally could not be more excited.
If you’re new to 24in48, this is the basic gist: Beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, readers read for 24 hours out of that 48 hour period. You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, 4 hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six4 hour sessions with 4 hour breaks in between; whatever you’d like.
And that’s it. The format never changes but it’s always an adventure.
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First off, I’d like to apologise for how quiet I’ve been. Second, the first part of this post should have been done weeks ago but I’ve been kinda busy … getting used to being a mummy! Yep I am now a mummy! I’d like to introduce you all to our daughter, Willow Rose Phillips, born 23 February 2016 at 11.14pm by emergency caesarean, weighing 8lb 11.5oz!
Both of us had to spend a couple of days in hospital as we were fighting off an infection but we were ok otherwise. Was so relieved when we finally got to go home, I can tell ya! Being first time parents, it was scary at first but we soon got into the swing of things. Aled still needs to change his fair share of nappies though. 😝
Willow is now nearly 5 weeks old and is doing so well! Can’t wait for her first proper smiles and giggles etc!
The second part of my announcement is …. I’m engaged!! Aled proposed to me last Saturday morning (19th March) whilst we were cuddled up in bed and I was still half asleep lol!
I can’t wait to take his name! We haven’t set a date yet and will just take the time to save up money so we can have the wedding we really want. Wow, I can actually look at wedding dresses for real now and not just for fun haha! Venue wise, I’d love to get married in a castle or, failing that, something like a manor house.
Well, I just thought I’d pop on and share my good news with you guys. I hope you all have had a lovely Easter.
Take care and I’ll blog again soon (if Willow lets me).