Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Step Back In Time

Went out for my walk today...and stepped back in time...
The Holyhead Traditional Sailing Festival
This event in Holyhead is a major sailing event centred around the marina
It is run by the North Wales Area of the Old Gaffers Association.
The Holyhead Sea Battle ensued

With canon and rifle
courtesy of the Anglesey Hussars and 'Hearts of Oak'
very loud ....and very cool
It was great to see two vessels firing at one another 
with help from those on the shore
With so much to see
I didnt manage to do much walking
But a great day was had by all

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


Wednesday, August 27, 2014


This visa situation is getting me down... I feel like I'm running round like a headless chicken..

I had an email from the US side today saying that the approved petition was forwarded to the London embassy on April 17.. my medical was approved June 18..and now I should call London to schedule my I did..and London are saying I cant make an appointment and will be contacted by email when everything is processed. I will just have to wait...sighhh. 

Ive been waiting 9 months.... 

Oh and its going to cost another 240 dollars..whatever that is in English....

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Little Player

Nana's Sunshine...
Not yet two....
and loving the X Box.........

I forsee trouble ahead..

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


My Uncle sent me a photo of the beautiful flowers on my mum and dads grave 
Its a strange thing..but I can see a kneeling figure on the left hand side.. 
stretching an arm towards the grave...

Is it just me??

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Monday, August 11, 2014

Still Waiting.......

Well....Im still here...and Im still in the Uk. 


This week I was planning to return to the States and start my new life with MrD. But, the American Embassy in London is experiencing a high volume of inquiries due to the increased number of approved petitions the NVC is receiving from USCIS. So Im still waiting for my interview to get my fiance visa approved. Im a little heavy hearted, but it will come Gods time


Meanwhile..Im still working hard, still losing weight, still going on my long walks and taking my photos (when I can) and spending time with my family.


And...Im making the most of living by the sea. When I get to California...I think I will miss it

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Surprise!!! lovely workmates had a get together for Chelsea, Jade and me, cos we are all leaving for different reasons. I went out into the garden for a chat with my daughter..then was called back in. 
I opened the door to the living room...and they were all waiting with asti filled glasses, a wedding cake and my lovely Mrd on Skype. 

We got to cut a wedding cake together, with some lovely friends present. Thank you ladies...and my beautiful Miss C for the wonderful surprise, for all the hard work, the secrets, and a fabulous evening. 

Love you all 
Phoebe xxx

Friday, August 8, 2014

Afternoon with Little H

The days to me leaving are growing shorter...
so Im spending as much time as I can with this little man
Today we took a walk to the Breakwater Park
 Auntie C came too...
 but he was so full of energy..
 it was hard to keep up with him.
 Such a cheeky little man...
 who loved the horses...
 and feeding the ducks.
 Eventually he got tired.. 
and needed a carry off Auntie C
and was so tuckered out..
he slept all the way home

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Thursday, August 7, 2014

6 weeks today I was supposed to be in dosnt look like thats going to happen...there are problems with the visa system at the US Embassy in there is a backlog with visa interviews...

Goodness knows when my appointment will come..
Its 8 months since I saw Mr D...
Im gutted

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Monday, August 4, 2014

100 Years..

Its 100 years since the start of the First World War..
I took a walk down to the cenotaph by the port

poignant...yet beautiful...

we should not forget.

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x