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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Bars and Melody... and a Poor Fairy

My daughter has been very lucky to go to a school that encourages the top classes in year 8 to sit their GCSE English exam early. Imogen took it in her stride and we also reassured her that even though we hoped she would do her best, if she didn't pass it wouldn't matter and she could still be proud that she sat her GCSE at such a young age.

Well she aced it and we are so proud of her. We asked her if there was anything she'd like to do or go as a reward. The only thing Imogen wanted was to meet her idols Bars and Melody, 2 boys who were in Britain's got Talent, I think last year. She follows them on all the social media sites and loves their music, so knowing they were coming to Sheffield HMV to sign their newly released cds... well, you know where this is going!

We live about an hour from Sheffield, so set off to arrive an hour before they were due.

The queues... thank goodness it wasn't raining

We queued patiently for an hour waiting for them to arrive, Imogen clutching her cd for them to sign, she was so excited.

One of the security men came along the queue to let everyone know they were here and we were told we could go straight in and use the lift (because of my chair). To our surprise, the lovely security men took us straight to the front of the queue, Imogen was besides herself!

Just a few more minutes waiting for them to come in. The noise was quite deafening as hordes of teenage girls were shouting and chanting for them. Imogen even had a wave from Leo as she was at the front.

Leo and Charlie, they're lovely boys, very polite and made Imogen feel special even though it was only for a few seconds. It was their 3rd sitting that day so even if they were tired, they hid it well.

oops, sorry about the finger blur

Now for a complete change of subject, I've been playing with some felting wool and made a little fairy

She was my first attempt, so I was quite happy with her, just needs a few embellishments to finish her off.

I'm glad I took a photos of her because... arghhhhhhh...

The dogs wanted to play with her? I can't be cross with them, she shouldn't have been left where they could reach (they're only small dogs). I think it may have been a protest as we've been going out a lot. Poor fairy was unrecognisable!

Oh well, I'll have to try again.

Take care


  1. Well done what a lovely reward.

  2. Very well done to Imogen, that's one GCSE out of the way, now she can concentrate on the rest. Glad she enjoyed her treat. The fairy is fab, such a shame that the doggies got hold of her.

  3. How wonderful for Imogen!! Not only a brilliant girl in doing so well in her exam - but then to meet her heroes.....!! How fantastic was that!! You must be bursting with pride!!
    What a shame about your little fairy - and she looked so lovely, too. I'm sure your doggies didn't mean it though!
    Isn't it just so amazing to have lovely family?!
    Have a wonderful week,

  4. Well done to Imogen! And that sounds like a fabulous treat.
    And.... poor fairy!

  5. Sounds like a lovely day had by all. Too bad about your doll.

  6. Congratulations to Imogen. Sounds like you had a busy but great day. Poor fairy.
    Julie xxxxxxx

  7. congrats to Imogen on passing. Glad you had a great day. Rest in peace poor fairy!

  8. You must be SO proud of Imogen... and I'm sure that she'll always remember her celebration treat. I hope that you've been able to resurrect your fairy. Jx

  9. Well done to Imogen on the exam results and what a great well done treat! Poor fairy! She looked so happy, I am sure that you can fix her back together again!! xx

  10. Congratulations to Imogen....and what a wonderful treat she had! Sorry about your poor fairy!
    Helen xox

  11. What a lovely way to celebrate your very smart and wonderful Imogen. I bet she was just thrilled.
    Hugs to you,


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