Sunday, 13 May 2012

where did it go?...

...the time, that is
My lovely boy is 18 today
 I REALLY can't believe it


Ahhhhhh...this was his christening day
this photo just makes me melt
he was such a sweet baby

He makes me proud every day
and is a constant inspiration to me
I wouldn't swap him for all the tea in China

School was tough and not a  particularly happy time for him.
For him, being very dyslexic made so many things at school seem impossible
but somehow he kept on trying and never gave up

Thankfully those times are done
and he is now doing an apprenticeship in engineering and is 
absolutely LOVING it
and getting paid for the pleasure!
He moves around all the departments
and works with lots of different teams
He takes it all in his stride
and makes friends along the way
He is such a likable lad
I am so proud to be his mum

 ♥   LOVELY G  

You are the best

 Just a few of the reasons why I love you so...

you are...

    Basically you are just down right magnificent
   (especially when you help me out with all of my computer 'issues'
but check out my photo scanning you didn't think I could do that?!)

Thank you to everyone who pops by to read my blog
it is so lovely that you do
and 'hello' to my new followers too
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend
and thanks for indulging me!
Back soon
(with birdie news!)
lots of love
j x


  1. What a lovely post! Very many happy returns to your special son!

    Impressive scanning Jooles - you've obviously had a good teacher! ;-)


  2. Oh Jooles, happy, happy birthday to the best boy ever! Just look at that christening photo; downright perfect and it could honestly have been taken yesterday. Carefully reading your description of G I can clearly understand why you are so very proud of him.


  3. awww...lovely post, lovely boy!
    Happy birthday to your G
    Fee x

  4. They grow up way to fast. Happy Birthday to your special boy and I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Mothers Day. Thanks for sharing Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  5. What a lovely post - it has brought tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday to your special son. xxx

  6. Ahh Jooles! They grow so fast! He sounds and looks like a wonderful young man and you should feel very proud of how well you have brought him up in a loving family. Happy Birthday G :)

  7. Gorgeous pics Jooles ( well done on your scanning skills, hehe) so glad he's found his niche after the struggles of school.

    It's obvious you are one proud mum and rightly so........Happy birthday to your lovely G.

    Oh to be 18 again eh?

    Claire x

    XXX Alessandra

  9. Lovely post Jooles, happy birthday to your lovely son. Hope you having a great weekend xx

  10. Hello sweet Jooles, A very Happy Birthday to your sweet G!!! He was a beautiful baby and a handsome fellow! He sounds like a wonderful guy and I am so happy he is enjoying his work and school is behind him. I know you are proud of him! I love the wonderful list of reasons why you love him! So fantastic! I wish him all the best! Much love, Paula xoxo

  11. Wonderful posting, Jooles, he is certainly a credit to you. Wishing your son a fabulous birthday. XX

  12. Ah what a lovely post. Happy Birthday G! It is wonderful to be a mummy isn't it. Your boy is lovely and it's lovely that you have such a great relationship.

    Helen xx

  13. Aww what a lovely post Jooles! Happy birthday to your lovely G!
    Victoria xx

  14. Happy Birthdays G. x

    Both my sons are older than yours Jooles, boy do I feel old!

  15. Thanks for sharing this Jooles, he is so lovely. My Dan is 21 this year and somewhere in my head is is still about 7, but he is still my sunshine. xx

  16. Happy Birthday G. What a sweet baby photo - bet that one brought tears to your eyes when you were scanning it (get you - well done!!). Laura is 18 this year and I can't believe how quickly time has passed - 1994 seems like 5 mins ago. I know I don't feel any older, but the mirror certainly says differently!!
    I hope you have bought your mum a big glass of wine by now G???
    Hope you have a lovely week xx

  17. Happy birthday lovely G, he sounds like he has all the attributes of a wonderful son, what great pictures!

  18. Happy birthday to your lovely G, what a nice post Jooles! Hope you had a good day together xxxx

  19. I know how you feel G!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY lovely G!
    I hope all is ok with your back now Jooles?

    Lou xxx

  20. Hi Jooles :)
    A very Happy Birthday to your lovely G....I hope he's had a wonderful Birthday and enjoyed his choccy cake!!
    Lots of love,
    Caroline xxx

  21. Happy birthday to your son, Jooles :o) All the best for him and for all your family from Russia!
    Have a sweet day
    Natasha & Glazachev Fam

  22. Oh, Happy 18th Birthday to your lovely G!...You must be so proud of him Jooles...My girls are a similar age and time really does fly by doesn't it?....
    Hope you have a happy week,
    Susan x

  23. What a darling young man you have raised! And, yes, the time passes so quickly!
    Blessings and loving wishes,
    Carolynn xoxo

  24. Arrw, what a lovely post! Happy Birthday to your son! :)
    I can't wait to have my own children to be proud of and show off to the world! :)

  25. What a lovely post! I hope he had a wonderful day!

  26. Such a loving post. Sending belated happy birthday wishes - sorry I'm late catching up.

  27. Hello Jooles,
    Thanks for your comments on my blog . I've pushed things to one side for awhile just couldn't carry on without a bit of a break.
    Now you see its lovely posts like this one of yours that are so relaxing... wonderful 18th birthday tribute....lucky G!

    Did I tell you I am one of your newest followers...sorry if I am repeating myself just not very organised at present.

    Amanda :-)

    at Crafty in the Med

  28. Happy (belated) Birthday to your boy! Lovely pictures. He sounds like a rather wonderful person and I hope I can say the same things about my son when he turns 18... x


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