Sharing a special moment indeed.

Lucy always knew how to make an entrance!

Delivery of 60,000 brochures for delivery to households in Cardiff. Ordered ✔️ Due for delivery Tuesday (today) ✔️ realisation last Thursday after an email that it is four pallet loads, an oh Sh*t moment scramble to try and change the delivery address to the Cardiff delivery firm ✔️ Printers said no problem will do our best ✔️. 08:45 knock on the door (YESTERDAY Monday) and tap on the shoulder from sleep (from Cath) saying there are 4 pallets outside for you 😲 Recovery mindset kicks in .. DOHHHH.

Always take the philosophy of it's not what Sh*te you're in but how you recover that defines you.

Right lets do this.... I step out of bed straight into a pile of sh*te that our puppy has left behind, antiseptic wipes out and removing all the remnants of poo from between the many toes. Yeah, sounds bad and was a FFS moment.

Wow, this day is getting better by the second! I pull on shorts and yesterdays top and stumble down the stairs half asleep and greet the lorry driver. Goodness knows what he thought when I opened the door and said, OK let's do this and dump them on the road and I will sort.

For those that don't know Bassaleg Road (where we live) is probably one of the business roads in the morning, I know of.

BUT, we got this, we got this.

I go into the garage and grab a Stanley knife (there are other knife providers 😉 ) and venture up to the road.

An articulated lorry that every car is stopping to get around is getting ready to offload the pallets. I go into my recovery mode and start to cart these 60 odd boxes off the 4 pallets.

These boxes were over 15 kilo each and to say the least (I'm not the fittest lol) I was feeling "tired" after a pallet and half. Cath (my loving wife) called in friends (next door and Farmy friend) and between us, all managed to get the 60 odd boxes in our lounge in an hour or so.

Lessons learnt!

1. It's not all about the shit you are in, its how you recover that defines you (no matter if your body is PANTING and aching) 😉

2. Appreciate any help when they sincerely just want to help and expect to give it back if they ever need it. Cath, Sophie, Kerri-Anne and Caron THANKYOU bigtime!

3. Don't trust logistics firms when they say delivery is Tuesday and they will do their best to change the address. Expect incompetence and plan (my Dooh moment).

4. Think back to your why!! my why is that I want to get Lucy's story out there to save lives to Cardiff households and that WHY helped me push myself yet again.

5. Be prepared to ache for a few days when you live by point 1.

Next problem is how to get these boxes to the Splott, Cardiff delivery firm!! but that's a problem that I can procrastinate on.

Not quite funny yet as the muscle pain still reminds me of the situation but I'm sure in days/weeks I will laugh about it. 😜

Maybe Lucy just wanted us to add a little loving touch by having each leaflet touched by us to share a little love/spirit from our house!

#muchlove and #doingitforlucy ❤️❤️🙏🙏😂
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Sharing a special moment indeed.  

Lucy always knew how to make an entrance!  

Delivery of 60,000 brochures for delivery to households in Cardiff.  Ordered ✔️ Due for delivery Tuesday (today) ✔️ realisation last Thursday after an email that it is four pallet loads, an oh Sh*t moment scramble to try and change the delivery address to the Cardiff delivery firm ✔️ Printers said no problem will do our best ✔️.  08:45 knock on the door (YESTERDAY Monday) and tap on the shoulder from sleep (from Cath) saying there are 4 pallets outside for you 😲 Recovery mindset kicks in .. DOHHHH.  

Always take the philosophy of its not what Sh*te youre in but how you recover that defines you. 

Right lets do this.... I step out of bed straight into a pile of sh*te that our puppy has left behind, antiseptic wipes out and removing all the remnants of poo from between the many toes.  Yeah, sounds bad and was a FFS moment. 

Wow, this day is getting better by the second! I pull on shorts and yesterdays top and stumble down the stairs half asleep and greet the lorry driver.  Goodness knows what he thought when I opened the door and said, OK lets do this and dump them on the road and I will sort. 

For those that dont know Bassaleg Road (where we live) is probably one of the business roads in the morning, I know of.  

BUT, we got this, we got this.  

I go into the garage and grab a Stanley knife (there are other knife providers ;-) ) and venture up to the road. 

An articulated lorry that every car is stopping to get around is getting ready to offload the pallets.  I go into my recovery mode and start to cart these 60 odd boxes off the 4 pallets.

These boxes were over 15 kilo each and to say the least (Im not the fittest lol) I was feeling tired after a pallet and half.  Cath (my loving wife) called in friends (next door and Farmy friend) and between us, all managed to get the 60 odd boxes in our lounge in an hour or so.  

Lessons learnt!

1. Its not all about the shit you are in, its how you recover that defines you (no matter if your body is PANTING and aching) ;-) 

2. Appreciate any help when they sincerely just want to help and expect to give it back if they ever need it.   Cath, Sophie, Kerri-Anne and Caron THANKYOU bigtime!

3. Dont trust logistics firms when they say delivery is Tuesday and they will do their best to change the address.  Expect incompetence and plan (my Dooh moment). 

4. Think back to your why!! my why is that I want to get Lucys story out there to save lives to Cardiff households and that WHY helped me push myself yet again. 

5. Be prepared to ache for a few days when you live by point 1. 

Next problem is how to get these boxes to the Splott, Cardiff delivery firm!! but thats a problem that I can procrastinate on. 

Not quite funny yet as the muscle pain still reminds me of the situation but Im sure in days/weeks I will laugh about it. 😜

Maybe Lucy just wanted us to add a little loving touch by having each leaflet touched by us to share a little love/spirit from our house! 

#muchlove and #doingitforlucy ❤️❤️🙏🙏😂

 

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My cars free on Tuesday xxx

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Another Ellis adventure to go in the memoirs 😂💞💞😘😘xx

No such thing as disasters just another Ellis adventure 😂😂💖xx

Well done all x

Amazing. Well done. xx

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I'm off today Neil Ellis if I can help?xx

Are posting a copy of the brochure online Neil?

I can help take some . In my car but not six pallets worth I have imogen off unwell again Thursday anygood ?

I can do it in 2 trailer loads

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I mite b able to help as well for you as I can go with ceri and follow her in the car if need be ?

Maybe @STANLEYToolsUK can help us transfer the boxes ;-) xx

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1 week ago

Lucy Ellis Foundation

#muchlove🌟🌟🌟🌟Flash Auction🌟🌟🌟🌟 🏉🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏆Grand Slam Champions 2019 memrobilia! 🏆🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏆 You are bidding for a signed print of the 2019 Six Nations Wales Squad. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 This is a closed auction - to bid you must message Lucy’s raffle page with your bid. You can also message Cath Ellis, Neil Ellis, Sam Pardoe or Lisa Harvey with your bid. Bidding starts now and ends at midnight tonight. The winner will be announced tomorrow. All proceeds will be donated to The Lucy Ellis Foundation. 💖 Happy bidding! 😃 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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I'm sorry but have to post as I'm passionate about this one on the night before our big battle... Thank you so much Aaron Wainwright (a Bassaleg boy with a big heart) and Caroline (PA to Welsh Team) Lets kick arse tomorrow! #muchoveFab 5 for Fab Friday! 💖 5, yes 5 copies of these amazing prints!!! 2019 Six Nations Wales Squad Signed prints! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏉❤️🖤 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Caroline Morgan 🥰

Thank you Aaron 💕

2 weeks ago

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Well done people.

🙏 Amazing Thank you from the bottom of our ♥️ ❣ ♥️ hearts xx

 

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2 weeks ago

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My brother in law developed sepsis from an infected tooth .

3 weeks ago

Lucy Ellis Foundation

All donations either via donated prizes or purchased tickets gratefully appreciated. #muchlove all and THANK YOU xx

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Prizes and Tickets via Lisa please xx 🙏🙏❤️Check out these beautiful raffle tickets......Each individual ticket has a sticker of Lucy lovingly stuck on by Lucy’s dad, Neil Ellis. 💖 Tickets will be with your sellers within the next 24hrs so start making contact with them now! We really do have some amazing raffle prizes to be won with more to follow. #DoItForLucy 💖 #RaffleForLucy💖 All funds raised from the raffle will be donated to The Lucy Ellis Foundation. 💖 Tickets can be purchased from: Carol Ellis Mark Connolly Samantha Pardoe Linzi Knight Sarah Æ Mason Morgans Emma Peard Claire Butterworth Beverley Proctor Rachel Balsdon Guy Ella Miles Lauren Miles Lisa Williams Samantha Slater Natasha McDermott Olivia Evans Ethan Ed Harvey Sarah Addison
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All donations either via donated prizes or purchased tickets gratefully appreciated.  #muchlove all and THANK YOU xx

https://fb.me/lucysraffle/

Prizes and Tickets via Lisa please xx 🙏🙏❤️Image attachmentImage attachment

When you spend 3 hours, printing, perforating, cutting and sticking our beautiful Lucy’s face on the soon to be available raffle tickets and you SPOT a bloody spelling error!!! 🙄 So it’s official the first 500 raffle tickets are extra special 😜 #muchlove ... See MoreSee Less

When you spend 3 hours, printing, perforating, cutting and sticking our beautiful Lucy’s face on the soon to be available raffle tickets and you SPOT a bloody spelling error!!! 🙄 So it’s official the first 500 raffle tickets are extra special 😜 #muchlove

 

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“foudnation”actually translates to justice of the peace nation. Rather apt I think x

When ready I’ll sell some for you XX

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Lol noooo not again Third time lucky lol xxx

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Does anyone connect with the word HOWL (as it does with Cath and I), xx

It happens Sweetheart Just let the tears flow I know I do Night night 💔

Grief is a strange thing Niel,it washes over you like a tsunami when you least expect it , sometimes you need that release of emotion just to be able to take another breath . I hope your ok , thinking of you all . Sending hugs xxx

I believe in howl Neil I still do it my self it just creeps up on you loves you xxx

Bless you I had a bad panic attacks last week Neil and had to ring for an ambulance it's just awful big hugs I feel it pain xxx

Sending love to you all💞xxx

Sending you all lots of love. 😘

Aw neil sending love x

Virtual Hugs xx

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Observation and maybe normal...

My eyes often, without a REAL trigger (there are many), just leak. I have conversations with people (last weeks meeting with Royal Gwent hospital) and just needed to wipe the liquid that was coming from my eyes. Crying with no emotions... Weird!

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It’s normal and understandable, sending love and a hug xxx

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Big cwtch Neil xx

Oh bless you , I've no doubt about just how much emotion there is connected to those moments Niel , normal and perfectly understandable 😘😘 ❣️ xx

Hugs xxx

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Tonight Sophie and I went to Bassaleg School gym and dance display. This is an annual event that Lucy loved to take part in.

This year is a bit different as the staff and pupils have dedicated the display to our beautiful Lucy, it was so wonderful to see so many young people performing in honour of her memory.

In the beginning I found it very difficult to attend gym displays and competitions but now it makes my heart burst with pride and makes me feel a warmth and happiness that there are so many caring, kind and lovely people that want to remember our beautiful Lucy.
A big thank you to all staff and pupils at Bassaleg School for organising such a wonderful evening.

Together we will all help Lucy make a difference in this world.
Love

Cath (forever Lucys mum)💖💖💖
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Big hugs neil Cath and Sophie xxx beautiful xxx

What a lovely tribute from Lucy's school, I bet she was dancing along with them! 💖

It was a beautiful performance in memory of Lucy 💕

Beautiful x

Fantastic well done young lady's xxx

That was lovely xx

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Beautiful well done to all xxx 💖💖💖

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Beautiful ❤️

Catherine Sainsbury was this the one Patty performed at?? Xxxx

Just beautiful Lucy lives on in so many people, I love gym displays and competitions brings me a little bit closer to Hayden knowing he would always be there supporting everyone xxx

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Feeling the Love for Lucy💞

Beautiful 💞💞xx

That was amazing xx

Beautiful cath xx

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Such a beautiful performance for Lucy💖xxx

This is the first one I haven’t been to in years due to us moving my twins took part the past 2 years. I wish I had been there tonight 💖💖

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1 month ago

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#muchlove - Lucy will be there right next to you all, with every move. Thank you all for keeping her memory alive and her dream real - #special#doitforlucy ... See MoreSee Less

#muchlove - Lucy will be there right next to you all, with every move.  Thank you all for keeping her memory alive and her dream real - #special

 

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