Monday, 14 April 2014

The Week That Was - Coughs, Colds & Colouring....

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

Monday - The first day of the Easter holiday so Biscuit was home from school. The weather was typically terrible so we were all cooped up at home. Wiggles doodled a bit, dressed as a Princess both things she really loves doing: 



We watched endless Disney/Tinkerbell films until I eventually went stir crazy and insisted that we go to the supermarket for a change of scene! 


Tuesday -  We were supposed to be going to Dee's house, but nothing quite went to plan! My new neighbour Jill popped over as she'd heard that there was usually a toddler group nearby, but she couldn't find it! I explained that there was a two week break for Easter and invited her in for a cuppa. She seems lovely! She has a little boy a bit younger than Wiggles. After she'd left we all popped into Tilly's house quickly and had a cuppa with her and Mrs Robinson. That was pretty much all we did, apart from very boring cleaning!! 

Wednesday - Work for me. Nothing of interest happened. The two small people stayed with their Gran which they loved. They got to go to the park so they were happy! Mr Husband watched football in the evening so I had a lovely early night. 

Thursday - Poor little Wiggles had a terrible night cough, cough, cough. She was tired when we got up, poor sausage. Biscuit went with Mum to watch an Easter pantomime at my brother's day centre. I took Wiggles to the Doctor where she diagnosed "crackles" on one of her lungs. She gave her antibiotics, which hopefully will help her. We spent the rest if the day being quiet and taking it easy.  

Friday - Work for me. Biscuit has now started cough, cough, coughing. Wiggles has started to improve. I go to work and *gasp* there was NO curry man!!! No curry!! Thankfully Mr Husband offered to buy a takeaway instead. Phew. I got home in time to cuddle both forks and kiss them goodnight. Sometimes long days can be hard. At least it was my last day off until after Easter. 

Saturday - I had a lovely lay in. Mr Husband was going to Wembley to watch football. After a yummy bacon and egg sarnie he headed off. We went to the  allotment and met Impressive E and Impressive D. I pottered around a little and did a little weeding. Wiggles had a sleep in her buggy and even poor little Biscuit had forty winks snuggled up under picnic blankets. We came home and had sausages and mash for tea followed by allotment rhubarb and custard. Wiggles was really making me laugh asking for an 'ug! She loves a cuddle! I put them to bed, then enjoyed a lovely cold bottle of San Miguel and watched the Crime Channel snuggled on the sofa. 

Sunday - The kiddies and I got up and left Mr Husband to sleep. When he got up Mr Husband popped to the shops and bought us lunch. After we'd eaten we headed out to see Aunty Shubert, Uncle Schubert and their new little baby boy The Littlest Schubert. Lis, Neat and their two gorgeous girls BB and Fee were there too. It was so lovely to see everyone. Sadly our two, who've not been all that well, weren't the best behaved. Tired I think. 



You can see Biscuit had definitely reached her limit by this point!! 
We came home fed them up and gave them an early night! 

Well that was mine, how was yours?

Love, love,

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

15/52

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


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Wiggles celebrates the garden and the sunshine with her partner in crime.  Biscuit celebrates the box.  They do so love a box.

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



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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Currently....#38


Hello Lovelies!




It's Currently again!  Pop and see my two lovelies Lindsey from Ot and Et and Randalin from Harvesting Kale to see what it's all about.  


This week's themes are:  Dropping, Making, Wearing, Kissing, Keeping...

I am forever dropping plates and bowls and anything smashable. However, this week, typically I haven't dropped a single thing! One thing you can always guarantee me to drop is my crochet hook. I drop my hook about forty times a night. Sometimes it's easy to find, sometimes the flippin thing wedges itself down the side of my sofa cushions and I get proper stroppy trying to find it. See this: 


It's the new stitch I've been learning: the ripple. On this little test piece I dropped my hook twice. It only took me twenty minutes! Ugh! 

I didn't think this through....I've been making ripple stitch blankets. Surprise!!! 

I've been wearing thick tights. Still. It's always hard to get me to ditch my tights, even in the height of summer. Right now it's that awkward the if year when it's sunny but chilly, so hard to know what to do with your legs! I've also been wearing snot stained tops. I have two darlings with runny noses. It's impossible to avoid hidden snot trails under such circumstances! 

Kissing? Erm. Well Mr Husband, obvs. Small snotty faces. And, erm, Lucky after a few gins: 


Lastly I've been keeping up to date with all the birthdays. This time of year it seems to EVERYONE'S birthday and it's quite hard to keep on top of them all and not forget anyone. I think I'm there. At least I hope! 

So come on, if you haven't before, why not give it a go!  Join in? 



Monday, 7 April 2014

The Week That Was - String Bags, Suspicious Sambucca and Super Geeks...

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

Monday - We dropped Biscuit off at school and after a little general tidying we walked the dogs with Mum. Wiggles showed off her slide skills! At lunch time Mr Husband cake home from work feeling poorly, he'd caught the big poor sausage! He went straight to bed. I took Wiggles and Biscuit dancing and used the oven timer to roast a chicken for our return home. I started to make a string bag from a pattern in a book leant to me by Impressive E. I (rather smugly) managed to finish it the same night! Dead pleased ! 




Tuesday -  School for Biscuit, baby group for Wiggles and I. I started another string bag (obsessed) for Impressive E. Mr Husband started to feel a little better. Yay! Finished my bag off in the evening:



Wednesday - Work for me. My favourite chazza has turned into a vintage only shop so I paid my first visit on my lunch break. It was great! I can tell it's going to be a favourite! LB let me park in her space so it felt like I was there and back to work in no time. I rather like that! 

Thursday - Biscuit to school followed by her church assembly where Wiggles and I went to listen. After we came home we spent the morning with my Dad whilst Mum was out and I (rather brilliantly) suggested a way of extending their house to give them a little more space. Dad got very excited, drawing plans to scale and flapping about with take measures! After school there was an Easter Egg hunt in aid of the local nursery. I took both girls and they loved it! 

Friday - Work for me in the morning as usual, but then yay! I had the afternoon off!! I walked into town to get Mr Husband a curry for his lunch and decided to treat myself to a posh steak sandwich. It was delicious! You know those sandwiches that never want to end? I came home and surprised Wiggles, it was lovely she was so excited to see me. She then proceeded to go through my bag whilst I wasn't looking put on my work ID, my glasses (upside down) and march back through to where I was sitting shouting "allo!" It was so funny. She looked like a goggle eyed loon! 



I had to make my Mum promise that I don't look like that in my glasses. I went down to collect Biscuit from school on my own as it was her teacher's last day at work before having a baby. We had cake and Easter Eggs and it was a lovely send off for her. I hope! After putting the children to bed I got ready to go out. Ash came over first, followed by Lucky, followed by Tilly.  We had a great night, but let's just say I a managed to over do it a bit (no tea, fool!) so felt rotten the next day! Yes I was sick.  A fully grown adult, puking like a teenager.  Oh the shame!  The utter shame!  At least I am old enough to know how to be discreetly sick, so that's a plus point.  I think...


Silly girls!

Ash, Lucky, Tilly and ooooh, me!

Ash pointed out the following day that we are all clearly ridiculous.  I think she might be right!

Saturday - I skulked in bed whilst Mr Husband pottered around with the children and made sure I knew that I was firmly in the dog house.  I started to feel better somewhere around lunchtime.  Mr Husband took Wiggles to the supermarket with him and Biscuit and I sat on the sofa and watched Brave with some popcorn.  Considering I was neither use nor ornament I think that was a fairly constructive use of time.  Who doesn't love a bit of recuperative Disney?



In the evening Mr Husband (who had forgiven me by then) and I watched Alpha Papa on DVD and ate onion rings, I'd forgotten how good both things are!

Sunday - Sunday was not an interesting day, but it was constructive.  I cleared out some space in Wiggles room as we're hoping to decorate it soon.  There are so many huge, ugly plastic toys around that need space, but I'm loathe to get rid of them because she loves them so much.  In the ended I decided to move some of her more baby-ish toys out into the loft. It looked a lot better for it in the end. Because the weather was so rubbish we were housebound so I started following a crochet tutorial on ripple stitches. It was really good fun, but not exactly easy! We had a lovely roast dinner and bathed the girls and put them to bed. Because we're geeks and proud we went to bed and got back up again at 2 am to watch the Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere. It was completely bloomin' brilliant. I've missed it!!! Worth every eye bag! 

Well that was mine, how was yours?

Love, love,

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

14/52

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

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Biscuit happy as a sand boy/girl on a sunny walk. Wiggles in the background trying her best to get in on the action.

Wiggles finally manages to sneak herself into proceedings, flippin' photobombers!  This picture really makes me laugh, it captures Wiggles cheeky little personality.  You can see how pleased she is with herself!

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



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Monday, 31 March 2014

The Week That Was - Bugs, Boobs and Baby Blankets...

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

Monday - After dropping Biscuit off at school we came home and tidied up. Wiggles "helped" me with the washing and some washing up. Then we took advantage of the sunshine and walked Pearl. The only problem with walking the dog in this village is that you tend to bump into lots of people, it means I spend as much time chatting as I do walking! But I can't complain, it is rather lovely! We came home and had lunch. After Wiggles' nap we collected Biscuit and headed off to the supermarket. I needed to buy done bits ready for Dee coming to lunch tomorrow and I'd ordered some clothes that had arrived for collection. Here are the website photos: 

Picture courtesy of Tesco.com

Picture courtesy of Tesco.com

Picture courtesy of Tesco.com
Tuesday -  Wiggles and I went to her toddler group. Afterwards Dee came back to have lunch with us which was lovely. We got to have a good catch up. We collected Biscuit from school then went to see Tallulah. Biscuit was pooped and not really in the mood. We found a fantastic scooter in JoJo Maman Bebe, Wiggles had a little go on the demonstration model and she LOVED it! It had a little seat and looked like this:


Biscuit declared that she was so tired from school that she couldn't walk so she sat in the back of her sister's buggy rather than walking back to the car! Mr Husband went to the football so I came home, fed them and out them to bed before catching up with Mum and Dad who'd returned from their trip. 

Wednesday - Work for me. I went out at lunch time to find a birthday present for Aunty Poppy. I found her a lovely heart shaped dish to go with a bracelet I'd already got. Mr Husband and I arranged babysitters so we could go to the cinema together on Thursday. I ordered the scooter we'd seen for Wiggles online. We'll have to keep it until her birthday in June which will be so hard!!! 

Thursday - After taking Biscuit to school Wiggles and I tidied up before heading off to the dentist. She was very good and sat watching proceedings from her buggy. Afterwards we went to the supermarket to take back the black top I'd bought above. The fabric was horrible! Like a kind of breathable sports material. Ugh! I pushed Wiggles around the supermarket in one of the trolley cars, which she thought was marvellous fun! She cried when it was time to get out. I started to feel a little queasy on the drive back home, but thought nothing of it. We came back home, Wiggles had lunch and a short nap. Mum collected Biscuit from school to take her to ballet. I felt really yucky. When Mr Husband came home I was sick as a dog and took to my bed. I spent the whole evening there so no cinema for us afterall :( 

Friday - Woke up still feeling lousy so phoned in sick to work. Stayed in bed all morning. Got up later in the day, but stil felt lousy. Eventually I had an early night. Ugh. Biscuit made me a Get Well card though, which was nice:



Saturday - I felt about a million miles better! I made a poached egg for Wiggles and the thought didn't make me feel queasy, progress indeed! For some ridiculous reason our kettle decided to break. I am not a girl that survives easily without coffee so we went and bought a new one pretty much immediately! After a really yummy lunch prepared by Mr Husband he nipped out with my Dad to help move a writing desk that he'd bought for my Mum. Mr Husband watched the football and my Dad and I walked the children and the woofers to the swings. We put the small people to bed a whole hour late hoping to fool them into not sussing the clocks changing! MWAHAHAHA 

Sunday - Mother's Day! I woke up to FOUR cards from my darling girls. Biscuit and I went to church with my Mum. Wiggles stayed with her Daddy. Biscuit made me a coaster for my tea. Check out those hooters! 



After we came home we had a quick lunch before heading out on a lovely long walk together. 


We were too popped to cook so we bought a takeaway and all shared (naughty naughty). It was lovely! I had to feed the Smalls lots of fruit to balance things out! 

In the evening I finished off the baby blanket I've been making for Biscuit's school teacher. What do you think?



Well that was mine, how was yours?

Love, love,

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

13/52

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

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An early evening trip to the swings sees my little girls playing burning off some energy. They were both very pleased to be wearing matching fluffy jackets. 

Wiggles is obsessed with the "lide" and if I turn my back even for a second she's half way up the steps! 

Biscuit loves the wobbly pony. Even if it is a little small for her. She can't quite concentrate on looking at me when there are far more interesting things happening elsewhere. But that's ok. That's my girl.

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



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