Friday, 1 January 2016

2016...A New Year!

Another New Year begins. A time for looking back and a time for looking forward.
Well 2015 proved to be quite an eventful year, with a lot going on in the family. 
By far the biggest event in the family was our lovely Jane graduating with a First Class Degree in Diagnostic radiography from Salford University. Very well done indeed Jane you made us so proud. We so enjoyed your graduation ceremony at The Lowry.
Jane (right) and her best friends Lauren and Jo. Well done all of you. Although later in the year there was sadness when one of their group from Uni sadly died at the beginning of December. We met her at the graduation a lovely woman called Flor, who leaves a partner and two small boys. 
Fortunes last year were fine except for Jane who struggled with just her bursary and her job at Ticketmaster which will be ending soon now she has a job at Manchester Royal Infirmary. I think she will really miss all her mates from there.
Healthwise it was a bit of a rubbish year for me having had a few hospital admissions during the year  the last one being in September which lasted for seven weeks! and has ended up with lots of further appointments and another toe gone, so Jenny nine toes is now Jenny eight toes, one off each foot. Starting this year with two legs covered from foot to knee in bandages so I look like half a mummy. (No photos of thosethankyou). My grateful thanks to the wonderful staff and people of both Aintree and The Royal hospitals, and also the community staff and services who have been just wonderful really.
2015 saw a new addition to the family. We eventually decided to get another little cat, not as a replacement for our lovely Bobby and Rusty, but as anopther little furry friend. We had been browsing the website of Freshfields Animal rescue for some time, at least our Jane had and seen a little one called Tilly which we liked the look of, but she was reserved before we had made a decision, then we saw one called Tootsie who looked nice, aged three which we thought was just right so Vin went and had a look after we coaxed him a bit :) then we both went to have a look and decided to adopt her. She had been left at the door of the rescue centre in a carrier in August, and after a house visit which we passed we finally colledted her, and she settled in very quickly.

The three of us at midnight on New Years Eve/Day.  She has proved to be a real little poser too.
Beautiful markings three colours, white ginger and black. I believe they are called calico cats in the US. I think that is a lovely name. She likes to sleep, play and eat..a typical little kitty really, and she has made a great addition to our household. 
So to 2016. I hope Jane finally gets some financial gain after all these years of hardship, and I hope Tootsie continues to enjoy some comforts of our house. Maybe my legs will continue to improve and the health gets a lot better. Also for my hair to grow a bit, it has gone so thin these days i can't do anything with it.  Looking forward to gettin out a bit more too and a few nice coffees out too. 
Also a great big thankyou to my absolute stars of a family Vin and Jane, for keeping me going through a bit of a rubbish year really, Vin for visiting me every day twice a day for weeks and supplying me with lots of things to make life easier, and Jane for ringing every day with her news, cheered me up a lot. Vin you are amazing, love you both always. XXXX
So, here's to 2016. 

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