Sunday, 14 September 2014

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A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.


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Funny really, this week Biscuit looks older and Wiggles seems to look younger.  Biscuit shows off her tiny teeth, just a little.  She is still yet to lose one, much to her dismay. I keep telling her that's a good thing!  It means she'll keep her big teeth looking nice for longer, but the lure of the Tooth Fairy is too much for her!

Wiggles looks distracted, I don't think she was aware of me photographing her.  She looks less determined than usual here, which I'm pretty sure is why she looks much younger to me.  Love her pretty little ringlets just starting to make an appearance.  Hope they stay.

Happily joining in with Jodi at Practising Simplicity and this year's 52 Project.



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Monday, 8 September 2014

The Week That Was - Old Lady Knees & Brilliant Brekkies...

Last week, my week went a little something like this:

Monday - Thankfully Biscuit seemed to have largely recovered after being poorly during the night.  So much so she was cross that I wouldn't let her have cocoa pops for her breakfast!  It seems there is a nasty bug going around, the only people yet to have it are myself, Tilly, Impressive D and Dinky.   Fingers crossed we survive!  I spent the morning tidying up, boil washing and trying to make things a little less whiffy!

Tuesday -  We spent most of the day getting ready for Biscuit to go back to school. Thankfully she was feeling much better! I offered to take the girls to the woods for a walk, but neither of them was keen!! Probably not a bad thing as my knees were still very painful. I kept them elevated all evening and started on a new blanket in the hope that it will keep me sat still for a while!




Wednesday - Work for me, again with such sore knees, boooo! The new knee supports I'd ordered had arrived, so sexy! But hopefully they'll help...




Thursday - I joined Jill, Ned, Lucky and Dinky at Tilly and Em's house for a delicious brunch. 







My golly it was good!!! It was a really lovely morning, and Tilly is a complete Domestic Goddess! I nipped out to the doctors so I could get my knee checked out - ligament damage apparently. Ugh. They seemed to think it would be ok to keep running, but Mr Husband and I went out together in the evening and it was so painful I had to give up. 

Friday - Work for me. Sitting with Carlos the Jackal made my day brighter. I picked up a takeaway on the way home courtesy of Mr Husband. We had a lovely evening stuffing ourselves and drinking Black Cherry Bulmers. Mmmmmm.

Saturday - Mum, Dad and my brother headed off up North for a few days away visiting family.  Mr Husband took the girls to the zoo so I was home alone! Very strange! Instead of parking my bottom I cleaned the house from top to bottom! Then Impressive E and Impressive D dropped by and we headed off to the annual allotment holders BBQ which was nice. We had paella which was AMAZING! When I came home Mr Husband and the little lovelies were home so we spent the remainder of the afternoon snuggled up in the lounge watching The Incedibles. 

Sunday - I got up early and let Mr Husband sleep in. Around ten Impressive E came over and dropped off Woolly and Beetle. I'd offered to look after them both so she could get on with house stuff unhindered. They were all do well behaved! 




In the afternoon Impressive E and Impressive D joined us for tea. It was nice, but Impressive D was poorly and a bit grumpy. Poorly boys are never fun! Still it was nice to see them all, a nice end to the week. 

Well that was mine, how was yours?

Love, love,

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Saturday, 6 September 2014

36/52

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.

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Same walk, totally different children!  Biscuit races off towards the tall trees pretending to ride her pony.  Wiggles sees it, and biffs it with a stick.  Two quite different personalities, both excellent ways to pass the time!

Happily joining in with Jodi at Practising Simplicity and this year's 52 Project.



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Monday, 1 September 2014

The Week That Was - Actually Two Weeks!

The week, before last my week went a little something like this:

Monday - Started in the usual way, sorting out the house after the weekend, then Wiggles and I took Pearl the Pug for her walk whilst Biscuit stayed at home and kept Gran entertained!  We all had carrot soup together for lunch then after trying to persuade Wiggles to nap for an hour we gave up and went to the library!  I signed the girls up for cards and they took some books out - which was VERY exciting!  Mr Husband played golf after work so I watched girl telly- woooo yeah!

Tuesday -  I got up early and went for a run first thing. Needed to get it out the way as it was the Toddler Group day trip!! Unfortunately it was terrible weather. We got a little lost on the way, Wiggles and Em fell over in the water. Wiggles lost her shoe (never to be found again) Em was VERY unhappy and we all got soaked in the rain. 




We came back home and Tilly and I had a glass of wine. Mr Husband was poorly and had an early night.

Wednesday - work for me, day with Gran for the Smalls. I met Mr Husband at lunchtime as he'd had a new tattoo. It looks fab. Then he bought me lunch; winner!! 



Points to anyone who knows what it is!!

Thursday - Went for a run first thing. After a house tidy we all went to the park and met Tilly, Em, Lucky, Dinky and Bell. It was still pretty cold so we went back to Lucky's house for tea, cake and lady beer, lovely! In the evening we had a McDonalds because we are lazy, lazy people! 

Friday - I had the day off!!! The children and I went to the seaside with Lucky, Dinky, Bell and our lovely friend Tea and her little boy M.  We all had such a lovely day drinking tea in deckchairs and generally watching the children have a marvellous time.  There were fish and chips, obviously.





Saturday - We went to the beautiful wedding of our friends Mr Small & Curly Small. It was a lovely, lovely day. I enjoyed it thoroughly!!! 






Wedding photographs taken by our lovely chum, the talented Mr Newman.

Sunday - A bit of a relaxing day, after yesterday's busy one! I went over to see Impressive E and Impressive D at their new house. They were busy, busy, busy painting, decorating and making it liveable. Its going to be gorgeous when they're done. Spent true rest if the day very little, but did manage a run in the evening. 

Last week, my week went a little something like this:

Monday - Bank Holiday so Mr Husband was off work and could spend the day with us. We didn't do anything exciting, but it's lovely to all be together. 

Tuesday - Wiggles, Biscuit and I went to the swings to meet Tilly and Em. The weather was so rubbish that we came back home and watched Harry Potter!
After the children went to bed Mr Husband and I went out for a run together. 

Wednesday - work for me, very dull unremarkable day!!

Thursday - Mojito day at Lucky's house!! We had a lovely lunch followed by a couple of cocktails and the children all played together. It was really nice.



We came home, had slow cooker tea and Mr  Husband and I went out to do the shopping. 

Friday - work again, dull again! Lovely curry at lunchtime though. Another run with Mr Husband after the children had gone to bed. 

Saturday - I took Biscuit to a birthday party, tidied up the house and made lunch. Then Mr Husband and I had our hair cut. I've moved the parting in my hair into the middle and had a new (fuller) fringe added, which I'm pleased with. It's not much of a change, but even a small change can be refreshing sometimes, no?



Any thoughts?

I then picked up Biscuit before collecting my brother from a garden party. Mr Husband made coffee cake and I sat on the sofa to rest my aching knees (running injury, ugh). In the evening we watched Kill List (brutal) and ate Eton Mess ice cream. For future reference, Eton Mess ice cream is not a good accompaniment to that particular film! 

Sunday - I had a lay in, but as the children were being "high spirited" I couldn't sleep so read my book instead. Really relaxing to do nothing undisturbed! I got up, had breakfast and we all went for a lovely walk in the woods.


We came home, had lunch and polished off the coffee cake. I read some more of my book and then we all had slow cooked pork for tea, yummers.  After putting the children to bed I went to car Impressive E and Impressive D at their new gaff and had a lovely beer. Those two knock my socks off with how hard they work! Unfortunately just as we were about to go to bed Biscuit was sick, poor thing.  So we spent a while sorting her out and swilling things back down.  Hopefully she'll be feeling better by next week.

Well that was mine, how was yours?

Love, love,

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

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A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.

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Somehow that cheeky Daddy managed to sneak into this week's picture.  I loved this picture, they're concentrating so hard!  And that cloud of icing sugar only got bigger - trust me!  My three favourite people, right here.

Happily joining in with Jodi at Practising Simplicity and this year's 52 Project.



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Saturday, 30 August 2014

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A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.


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A week late I know!  I'm not even going to apologise!  We've been enjoying ourselves and things got busy, as you can see from our pictures!  We had a lovely day at the seaside, for a change the sun came out and it was even hot enough for swim things!  The small ones enjoyed all the traditional things, ice creams, sandcastles and fish and chips and frankly, it was flippin lovely!

Happily joining in with Jodi at Practising Simplicity and this year's 52 Project.



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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Look Facebook, it's not me, it's you....

I'm on the verge of a potentially messy break up.  Facebook and I have fallen out.  I am sick to death of people who I thought were sane and normal clogging my newsfeed up with ridiculous photographs and other such nonsense, suggesting that if I don't "like" said picture within six seconds of seeing it all the fairies will die. Yeah, laters fairies.

Worse are the FISHERS! People who have so little going on they have to attention seek through the medium of status updates. Phrases like "feeling a little broken hearted" creep up. Now firstly, in my opinion, you are either broken hearted, or you're not broken hearted at all. You can't be a little. That's like saying something is "a little bit unusual." It either is or it isn't, just decide! Secondly if you were truly, truly broken hearted and wallowing in a pit of despair I doubt the first thing on your mind would be to make sure the world and his wife were aware of your predicament via your pitiful status update. So you're not really any of the above are you? Right, so shush.

Nearly as bad are the Lurkers. They befriend and remain silent, just to the point where you forget about their existence. Then they smile smugly when you drop yourself in it. They obviously read every single flippin thing you do, see the photographs of you chucking yourself around after a few too many and then they make snippy little comments when they see you in real life. Show themselves up on the tinter'web though? Oh ho ho ho, no! Either join in, or get lost. Mmmmmkay?

I also have a problem with words like Unlike and Unfollow. Mostly because they're NOT REAL WORDS! Unhinged yes, and yes, I just might be close to being just that, unlike, no, no, no, no, NO. If you insist on dragging these faux-words into my daily life I think it only fair that I should be allowed to add a couple of my own: upsmash mother-hugging screenypops. I will, don't push me.

I have rules regarding Facebook friends. My biggest is my acceptance criteria: if I would happily go to the pub with you, sit opposite you and converse with you in the real world, then we can be friends. If you bullied me at school/met me once on a night out/once sat on the same bus as me, sorry love, but it's a no. Someone round here has to maintain standards!

I mean Facebook is great for keeping up with family and friends far away, but frankly so is Skype. And you're much less likely to irritate me with a stream of repost this message to fight depression/find a cure for cancer type/find the monster that called this puppy ugly nonsense on Skype.

So Facebook people, you're on your final warning. One more strike and you and I are quits. I mean it. Up-pull socks so they're flippin' undown!!