Day 117 it’s all about Craig (well you know it won’t be coz it’s my blog 😆) but today he’s the big 4..5! 🎂🎁🎉🎈

So yeah today my Craigie turns 45. We had a lovely wee night in the pub yesterday and today is just a lovely day together to see where it takes us.

Birthday boy was wide awake at 7.20 so we got up and had coffee while he opened I’m his mountain of pressies!

Hmmmmm where to start… bed head boy?!
I made him open all the ones that I’d run out of paper for… then it looks much better. Calaidh still looking out for her ball which is just out of shot! 🎾 and Craig now knows that the drone and “gin still” he has on his Amazon wish list as still there…. 😬
There is a teensy weensy chance that I may have bout him a few too many clothes 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️and yes I made him pose for every one….
The bar was set high yesterday after his foody creations so this is bread stuff with salmon, cheese and spring onion omelette! Check me who can never be bothered cooking
I did laugh out loud at the state of it when I made it as his was so nice yesterday… I got some leakage (common problem at my age and a bit scruffy… again…) 🤣
We took a wee trip down to Tianna Falls with the dogs as Craig had never been
Beautiful!
He found a way over to the waterfall itself…. wouldn’t catch me doing that!!
Of course the pups had a blast!
Action!!!
This could be like footballs SPOT THE BALL 🎾🤷🏻‍♀️🤣
It’s high up this time!
Olympic jump from Calaidh!
Throw it!
The side of the mill, still can’t believe this is down there.
Zoom on my new phone camera is amazing. This tree is up the top of the waterfall and looks like it’s gonna come down at any moment!
Shark!!!!!!
Jeepey with its new tyre on the back. First picture of it out in the country for ages
Heading home

So, a wee bit about Craig….

We met in summer of 2007 and we just knew. You know that way that you know. We’d been together 10 days and we used to say we wished we could say it’s been 10 years as we knew we would be together. I’d been married before and Craig was everything I had on my wish list for a man. He is kind, caring, loving and I could leave him in a room with strangers and not have to worry about him as he can chat to anyone.

My struggle with mental health had been bubbling under the surface for a very long time but didn’t finally break me until Sept 2018 (told you I’d get back to me eventually…) the nature of my job meant I built a defensive wall around me, everything said to me was a criticism and I blasted back in return with a offence. Ok I still do sometimes but I’m learning to change that behaviour. I never listened to his advice as I saw him as an extension of myself and I was worthless so his advice must be too. I guess I tried to push him away as I always felt I didn’t love myself therefore how could he love me? So many special events in our lives are marred by my reactions to “how much did that cost?!?”

But he stood by me. All the way. He’s very supportive of my not drinking. Lockdown has brought us closer together and we’ve been really lucky to have that time to spend with each other. I’ve definitely learned to communicate better over the last few years and Craig tries not to get a parcel a day from Amazon or Jeepey so all is good. 😬😆

We said 2020 would be our year and in a very different way than we expected, it actually is.

I am so grateful for the life I have now vs the life I had a few years back. I no longer feel any need to define my success. I just want to be healthy and happy and for my family and friends to be healthy and happy.
And for my garden to bloom
Bright
And beautiful!
I feel that this is true for us ❤️
💜

So we have had the loveliest lazy afternoon. Craig has got his rear view mirror camera fixed in the Jeep and has been playing with some of his birthday toys….. and I have gone to get his birthday tea after a 2 hour nap with the pups!

Just waking up…. 😳😆🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣
Sitting at the KFC drive thru!
Have to say the boneless chicken was awfy good!!

So feet up and fire and candles on watching Yellowstone on tv…. a regular lockdown evening after a really nice relaxing day!

Stay safe everyone ❤️💜🧡

2 thoughts on “Day 117 it’s all about Craig (well you know it won’t be coz it’s my blog 😆) but today he’s the big 4..5! 🎂🎁🎉🎈

  1. Love the photos. Looks like you all had a great day. Garden looks lovely too. Will see you on Thursday. Pity Craig working but them’s the breaks. 😂

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