Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Week That Was - Grumps, Cupcakes and Floaty Hair...

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

Monday - Wiggles woke up screaming in a proper grumpy mood.  That's not a good way for anyone to start the day.  She howled and yowled and refused to eat her breakfast, I'm not sure what got her goat, but something definitely did!  Biscuit went to school and I think she was glad to get away from all the noise.  Wiggles and I spent the morning cleaning and tidying up after the weekend.  We managed to clean a good few rooms before she had her nap.  After which she refused to eat her lunch, I have no idea what made her so unhappy!  After school I took Biscuit to her dancing class, which she loved, as always.  Wiggles had to come to this week as Gran wasn't at home to babysit.  She was, quite frankly, a pain the backside!  But they can't all be good days I suppose!

Tuesday -  Wiggles woke up early shouting again and I feared the worst.  Thankfully she seemed in a much better mood.  We walked Biscuit to school and then in a change from our usual routine we went over to Zanne's, a new friend of mine's house.  She lives in our village and has a little girl in Biscuit's class.  She'd asked me to teach her how to crochet, and of course, I was happy to help.  We happily spent the morning quaffing Earl Grey and learning some of the basic stitches.  She was a natural and a pleasure to teach.  I've taught quite a few people in my time and some, I have to admit, have had me pulling my hair out!  We went home for lunch and Wiggles blew my socks off by heartily tucking into a whole boiled egg and a whole bunch of soldiers too!  After her nap we drove round to the school to pick Biscuit up, I was a little dismayed to realise that I'd arrived silly early, and been able to just wander into the school (I hadn't realised the time).  It really worries me that they aren't thinking about site security enough, but I'm just not the sort of person that barges into the Head's office and points out the obvious.  I'm going to have to keep an eye on that I think! We drove straight from school into town to meet Tallulah for coffee.  Biscuit decided that she wanted to order Babychino's for her and for her baby sister.  It made me crease up to sit and watch the pair of them dunking their ginger biscuits into their milk and then glugging it all down.  It was lovely to see Tallulah again and have a catch up, it felt like it had been ages.  We walked round the shops and I bought the small ones a few treats for being such good girls.

Wednesday - work, work, work, rain, rain, rain! Nothing of interest happened really. Although lovely Anne who I work with made us lovely little cupcakes to go with our tea. They were definitely a highlight! 

Thursday - Wiggles and I went to Biscuit's school assembly, Impressive E and Beetle came too. Biscuit didn't get upset at seeing us this time, which was a huge relief. Afterwards we walked the dogs with my Mum. Wiggles and I walked Pearl, Mum walked the other hound. It was nice, very windy, even Wiggles kept her hat on! Pearl does so well on her lead, although I swear she thinks she's a greyhound. Wiggles and I made Toad in the Hole for tea (she stirred) which spectacularly failed to rise! Both girls enjoyed chocolate mousse for their pudding, getting themselves utterly filthy! 

Friday - it has rained heavily overnight and when I tried to drive to work in the morning the road was entirely flooded. I had to turn around and use another route. Which in turn meant I was late. I felt a bit sod it so stooped off at a shop to buy some bananas and cereal for breakfast. I made a dull lunch hour a little more exciting my popping into Lush and buying my first ever solid shampoo bar. I went for "Seanik" following some guidance from the lovely shop assistant. I can't wait to try it, I've wanted to invest in  one for ages, so I'm dead pleased. I had hoped to leave work early so that I could see the road a little better, but it was busy so it was quite late when I left, thankfully no problems. I brought Mr Husband his weekly curry from Ken home so all was well!

Saturday - I honestly don't think I've encountered such a dull Saturday for a long time. Mr Husband wanted to watch football at lunch time which meant there wasn't time to go out in the morning, and  not enough time in the afternoon to do anything exciting. The football went spectacularly badly so he wasn't very happy. We got cabin fever at around 4.30  pm and insisted in a trip to the supermarket. In the evening we watched amusing telly and I crocheted like a lunatic! 

Sunday - My lay in day, huzzah! The Seanik shampoo bar is amazing! Smells really fresh and makes my fair feel lovely and light. We went for a blowy walk in a local Country Park after lunch, found one Geocache then headed home. We made apricot and seed flapjack when we got home, because that's the sort of stodgy I like to scoff on cold days! The recipe can be found here if you would like it.

In the evening Mr Husband went out with work friends to a quiz in the evening. I watched the Crime Channel and hid behind my blanket at scary bits! 

Well that was mine, how was yours?

Love, love,

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  1. I'm desperate to learn to crochet this year. May have to ask you some qu's when I actually get around to to ;) xx

    1. Do! Do my dear, I'm always happy to help :) xx

  2. I'm os bastard fed up with this rain :((( Roll on summer... I honestly think the sunshine will make very day that bit better! xx

  3. Liking the look of that flapjack - adding that to my to do list this week! Oh dear to the grumpy start to the week - we've been having some days like that here too. Uh oh. Hope this week doesn't start the same way! x
    P.S. Why not email the school about being able to just walk in? It may be that it was a minor slip up that meant it was possible, but better for them to be aware.

    1. Actually Helen, that's a really good idea, and one I hadn't thought of, I will do that. I felt too fussy to go into the office and complain (and also a little silly for being there), but it does need to be something that they're aware of and that they monitor. Thank you :) xx

  4. I love these weekly recaps! I think I may need to borrow this idea :)

    1. Oh definitely do Randalin! I'd love to read yours. It's funny really, I've got into such a habit of writing a little note at the end of each day, that often, but the end of the week I've already forgotten what I've been doing at the start. It's a great way to capture things that would otherwise be so easily forgotten :) xx

  5. Your weeks are always my favorite. Never stop doing these updates!

  6. Ahhh, thanks love! I'm glad I'm not boring the pants off you! :) xx


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