Mam and Dad, my brother and me @ 1961
|She was so beautiful.|
My chickens used to come in for a visit. 1991
Mama cat ~ Peaches, being cwtched into by her two daughters,
Puddy Cat and Smartie Pants
Three beautiful cats and a Kitten. My lovely Reliant Kitten car.
I wish I had kept it.
My gorgeous Bohemian Man. Christmas Day 1992
Our Wedding Day 1st July 1993...as I wrote elsewhere:
What a fantastic day that was. Rode to Cardigan on the motorbike, carrying our trilby hats in a bag on my back. I was hugely pregnant and we giggled all the way through the ceremony....scandalising the registrar and his assistants :~) Our 'reception' was, seven of us descending onto Cardigan Arms chippy for whatever and chips. More giggles and lots of laughter, and we haven't stopped laughing together since. Best thing I've ever done. Most years, we manage to go back to the chip shop on our wedding anniversary.
I loved being pregnant....every moment and new development was a wonder~full experience.
|and I really did get huge!|
We compromised when it came to the birth, as the hospital was so far away. I had a fantastic labour....five hours from waters breaking to birth. Two hours to get to the hospital, and three hours in a birthing pool with midwives and nurses that were willing for me to have essential oils vaporizing in the room, and for My Man to be in the pool with me. I spent the whole time on all fours, draped across his knees, and having my back massaged at intervals. After the birth though, I got into trouble and had to be whisked to theatre, so, I was very glad that we had chosen to be in the hospital.
One of the very best feelings as a mother
Our first home together was my large static caravan. Immediately
after Our Boy was born,I returned to studying massage. I had a college certificate from a couple of years before and had tried to
study for my recognised International Certificate, (ITEC), while I was pregnant, but my brain turned to mush! The couch you see here, (below), is the vintage doctor's couch I used while training. I used to practice on six people a week in that tiny space....not including extra sessions for My Man, and baby massage for Our Boy :~) We'd installed a Rayburn stove and it was always toasty warm.
|Our Boy being introduced to his first typewriter.|
We have lived in many places where a sink
was used for a bath
This one, (below), was in a single room we lived in for one and a half years.
living in our camper van,(Betty Ford),
for the previous eighteen months, so were used to an even smaller space.
The second hand bookshop we used to have as a business in
Cardigan,and where I had a therapy room for giving treatments. We had a bookstall in the market too, where we had an honesty box.
He has inherited our great love of books.
|If you visit here Jude, look at how my jacket pocket looks like an eye :~)|