Off The Record: The Support of Friends and Family at Tough Times

This week has been a week to be thankful. I like to think that me & Emily are very positive people and we’re always very grateful for everything in our lives but sometimes something happens that can turn your whole world on it’s head and make you more thankful than ever for the people and support around you.

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Emily’s Mr T! As you’ll read in Emily’s section below this week has been rather crazy in an awful way. It’s terrifying to know that something like this happened in our own town but we’re all very thankful that Matt is ok, he really is one of the nicest guys in the world!

Attending Hannah’s baby shower! Hannah is one of my best friends and seeing her glowing so much in her pregnancy really is beautiful! You know how much I love DIY too so naturally I made  little baby themed drink stirrers, bunting, a thumb print tree guest book & cake pops! It really was a lovely evening.

Celebrating our friends engagement with a  surprise party! We drank lots, ate some delicious chilli and I got to meet one of their amazingly fluffy ginger cats! He was so cute! 

Working in front of the fire! The weather has been absolutely horrendous this week and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed cosying up in front of the fire with a cup of tea and my laptop!

Going out for dinner with Nan & Gramp, we went to The Woodman in Parkend again because it was so god dam good last week and we even indulged in a deep fried bri starter this time, yum!

Making thanksgiving plans! Me and Emily are hosting a dinner this year for friends and we can’t wait to celebrate everything we’re thankful for with a nice hearty meal! 


This week has been hard to say the least! I can’t quite believe that I am writing this but Mr T was the victim of a horrendous attack at the weekend. He was rushed to hospital with severe head injuries and the few hours that followed have to be some of the worst in my life. Thankfully he was able to return home the next evening and was very lucky to have escaped with 20 stitches and a severe concussion. Since then I have struggled to leave his side, worried that something might happen and scared to leave him alone, but he is slowly but surely on the mend. Although this week has been traumatic it has certainly highlighted many of the positives in my life and I wanted to mention just a couple of them here today…

♥ Mr T! I have never met anyone as kind, thoughtful, loving, gentle and as caring as him. I know it sounds corny but he is my world! After learning about the severity of the attack I have realised just how lucky he is to be alive and I want him to know how much I love him, he is the most wonderful thing to ever happen to me and for that I am extremely thankful!

♥ All of our amazing friends and family! Their support this week has been phenomenal! We have received hundreds of goodwill messages and I really think it has made us realise how lucky we are to have so many fabulous people in our lives. 

Our National Health System. Fairplay the NHS get a bad rep sometimes but they were so amazing at the weekend, from the paramedics to the nurses, the doctors and the specialists, I can’t thank them enough for the care and support we received whilst we were there. 



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