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 some bits ready for Dee coming to lunch tomorrow and I'd ordered some clothes that had arrived for collection. Here are the website photos: 

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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


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



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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Thursday, 27 March 2014


Hello Lovelies!

It's Currently again!  The delightful and charming Lindsey from Ot and Et is in charge whilst Randalin from Harvesting Kale who is now back to hosting following the birth of her, frankly beautiful, baby girl.  I can't tell you how much I enjoyed co-hosting with lovely Lindsey whilst she had a few weeks to herself - thank you for letting me guys!

Anyway, on to the business in hand!  This week's themes are:  Facing, Snapping, Counting Loving, Hopping...

I have been facing up to my responsibilities and looking after my older brother (who has learning difficulties) and my Ma and Pa's dogs whilst they take a little break together.  Sheesh it's hard work.  I made it a little worse for myself by inviting a friend of Biscuit's over to play as well, but WOW did I feel like I was being pulled in a lot of directions.  I'm not sure how well I did, but everyone seemed to survive!

Due to the sudden and unexpected death of my camera I have been snapping away on my phone instead.  Although (generally speaking) the picture quality suffers I do like the immediate nature of it.  See it, snap it.  No "Now where did I put that camera" faffing nonsense for me!  I love to take lots of random pictures, it doesn't bother me if they're great or not, as long as they make me smile.  It's nice to discover some of the less important ones after a little time has passed and I've forgotten about them, they tend to be the ones that make me smile most!  I had forgotten I'd ever taken these two, but I love them a lot.

I am currently, unashamedly counting the days until I get to go out with my girly friends for a drink next week.  I've got transport sorted, outfit sorted and I've been saving my pennies!  It's all in the anticipation for me.

I am very much loving watching Wiggles' vocabulary grow.  Everyday she seems to pick up something different from one of us.  I love the way she bellows "Hello!" at everyone she passes.  I love the way she will repeat back "Okay!" if you ask her something with a phrase that ends with the word.  She does the same that with "Alright!"  It's so sweet.  Others probably find it dull.  They are wrong.

Biscuit has been hopping from book to book lately.  We were really lucky to be given a whole box full on Sunday, left over from a book stall in our local church.  Her reading is coming on so well and it warms my heart to see her hop from reading a "proper" school book, to a fairly wordy book of her own with such ease.  She loves to read, I can see the pride it brings her.

Next week:  

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

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Birthday Greed - A Wish List...

You know those lovely subtle demure girls that don't like to mention it when it's their birthday?  The ones who act all dainty and surprised if you remember?  Well, that's not me!

It's my birthday in, ugh, four weeks, I can't wait four weeks!  I love birthdays.  This year we have "things" planned.  Adults only things.  That involve lobsters.  Now, now smutty!  Nothing like that.

Anyway, here is a little list I have compiled of things I would like for my birthday.  In truth, I don't actually expect anyone to buy me any of them, I find the trawling the internet for things that appeal to me just as much (if not more) fun than actually owning things.  Here goes:

I love this tiny skull necklace. I am a teenage goth at heart, and they appeal that side of me.  Find it here

The Game of Thrones "my moon and stars" reference isn't lost on me, this necklace is gorgeous, what a gift for a loved one.  Find it here

I am a complete sucker for a bit of Shakespeare.  And a brooch.  Who wouldn't want to combine both!?!  Find it here.

We have far to many mugs already, but I wouldn't turn this puppy down!  I'm sure we could make a leeeetle more space in the cupboard of doom.  Find it here

I'd FIND an opportunity to wear this!  It's gorgeous. Find it here

A bit like a golden snitch, a bit like a fairly dangerous weapon.  Definitely beautiful jewellery.  Just what a girl needs!  Find it here

Loooooook!  That's my Pearly girl!  Find her here

Oh yes, and if someone could just see their way clear to buy me one of these puppies, I'd be ever so grateful!  Hey, if you don't ask!

This post contains no sponsored links or paid content.  Just pure unadulterated greed.

Oh yes.

Love, love,

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Monday, 24 March 2014

The Week That Was - Selfies, Cake and Tea Sets...

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

Monday - Biscuit went back to school following last week's bout of illness. I think half her class were stuck down with it!! It was a beautiful sunny day. Wiggles and I went to buy soup ingredients and sweeties. I finally finished my blanket, packaged it up and took it to the Post Office whilst Biscuit was at her dancing. Started a new blanket in the evening, for Biscuit's teacher who leaves to have a baby at the end of term. 

Tuesday -  Wiggles and I toddled our way to toddler group after dropping Evie off at school. I'm not going to lie, there was some duffing up. Wiggles was in a fights mood. After lunch Impressive E dropped Bee over for a while whilst she went to look at a potential new house. We had a cuppa on her return and chatted about the house and it's potential before heading off to pick up together. 

Wednesday - Work for me. It's was the first day that I'd see Carlos the Jackal after her return. It was so lovely to see her, I know she'd had a really tough time. Nothing else of note happened, except perhaps the no make up selfie craze! I had to join in, too good a cause! This was my picture: 

Thursday - After dropping Biscuit off at school Wiggles and I went over to Belle's new house. Wiggles played very nicely with Squeak, Whizzie and Beetle. 

I love this picture! Wiggles is holding a tea cup, Whizzie has the plates and just out of shot Squeak has a piece of shortbread! Great planning girls! 

ate cake and drank tea with Belle, Impressive E and Shell, which was delightful! I spent the rest of the day cleaning and tidying the house, which felt very rewarding. We all had sausage casserole for tea, made with minimal effort in the slow cooker. The girl's had chocolate cake for pudding which they thought was brilliant! 

Friday - Dull and boring day at work. Fish curry at lunchtime, YUMMERS. A quick visit to the supermarket before home to pick Biscuit up popcorn and sweeties for Saturday. She's having her little friend Star over in the afternoon so they can dress as princesses and watch Disney films. Fab huh? 

Saturday - What a busy day! After having a lovely lay in I got up and went down stairs. Wiggles was dressed, but Bisvuit was still in her pyjamas. I asked her if she'd like to get dressed and go out to the village market. You can see her reply here! Cheeky thing. She got dressed anyway and we walked to the quarterly village market held on our Common. We bought loads of fresh local veg, some potatoes, kale, parsnips, beetroot and cauliflower. It was lovely and sunny, but freezing cold! We walked home, then Biscuit and I headed back out again to take the car to the village car wash. On our walk back we popped into the church where they were selling cakes, books, clothes and bric a brac. We bought some books for the girls and I bought a red striped top for £3.50. We headed home to have hot dogs for lunch. We are looking after my brother for a couple of days whilst Mum and Dad are in London. In the afternoon Biscuit's friend Star came over and they dresses in their princess dresses, and watched Disney films. They were both beautifully behaved, bless them.

Here they are pretending they were at the cinema. 

Poor little Wiggles was sick during the night. Pretty much everywhere! Cue much changing of sheets, bathing of stinky babies and nighttime washing. Poor little girl, it's the first time she's really been physically sick, not nice for her. Thankfully she was really good about going back to sleep. 

Sunday - Wiggles seemed a little brighter, although, not hungry, for obvious reasons! We went up to a local car showroom in the morning as my Dad asked me to get one of his cars valued whilst he was away. Wiggles and I left the chap to it and went off to buy her a tea set (after Squeak's proved so popular). I also got a pair of pink jeans for Biscuit. When we came home there was much flapping as my brother throughout he'd accidentally let the dog out. It turned out that she was just shut in a cupboard by mistake. That'll teach her to be nosey! I can't resist her little face, she spent a small portion of the afternoon having a snooze on my knee:

The weather was so awful we couldn't go anywhere. Freezing cold with giant hail stones. Instead we stayed in and mooches about. Lazy, but nice! 

Well that was mine, how was yours?

Love, love,

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Sunday, 23 March 2014


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


Poor poorly Wiggles looking a bit quiet and subdued, most unlike her.

We asked Biscuit if she'd like to get dressed and go out?  This was her reply?  Made me chuckle.  cheeky little monkey!

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

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Monday, 17 March 2014

The Week That Was - Dancing, Shoes and Sunshine...

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

Monday - As the sun was shining and the weather was lovely Wiggles and I took my Mum and the dogs on a walk after dropping Biscuit off at school. I was keen to use the new app that I'd downloaded: Map My Walk. It was very good, linking directly to the My Fitness Pal app which I use to help me diet. Sadly we only walked for 1.3 miles! I thought we'd been further so it just goes to show! I wore Wiggles in her sling, on my back which is still a bit of a novelty for me. When we got home we made brocolli and Stilton soup for lunch - my favourite! Unfortunately the bottom of my kilner jar sheared off due to the heat and I ended up with soup all over the kitchen, such a waste. We walked down to school to pick up Biscuit and went to the swings before dancing started. Wiggles was a little pickle and insisted in joining in with her big sister! 

Tuesday -  After the school run Wiggles and I went to her toddler group. She seems to be obsessed with licking the playdough. I think it must be salty, weird kid! Afterwards we came home, had jacket potatoes for lunch and Wigs had a nap. Straight after collecting Biscuit from school we went up to the Dentist. Biscuit was so good! She opened her mouth really wide and enquirer very politely about when she was likely to have a wobbly tooth? She was pleased as punch to learn that she'd got a big tooth coming through at the back. She chose an Ariel sticker as her reward and we headed home. 

Wednesday - Work for me. Another fairly standard day. At lunch time I visited my favourite Charity Shop, they were having a half price sale as they're closing for refurbishment at the end of the month. I bought a lovely little black handbag and a string of pearls for the princely sum of £3!

I also popped into Lush and ended up buying a stick of solid perfume. I opted for Karma. I was a bit disappointed though, when I smelt it in the shop it seemed light and citrusy, but once I'd got it outside it seemed to have become heavy and musky. I think the overall smell of the shop affected my nose and I'm not sure I'll really wear it. Hey ho. 

Thursday - Poor old Biscuit was poorly and had been sick in the night. Cue boil washing of sheets and lots of cleaning up. I felt really sorry for her. Obviously she had the day off school and bar a bit if tidying up we didn't really do a great deal. We watched Monsters University and Biscuit snuggled under the poorly blanket. In the afternoon my Mum kept an eye on Biscuit and I took Wiggles for a walk to get her some fresh air. We bumped into Lucky, Dinky, Tilly and Em which was nice. They children all ran around on the grass together. When we came home we had our hair cut, then a slightly later tea than usual. Biscuit was too poorly to have her hair cut, poor scrap. In the evening we watched a bit more of series 3 of Game of Thrones. The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors! 

Friday - Work for me. Thankfully Biscuit was feeling much better so I didn't have to worry too much about leaving her. Mollers and I paid another visit to my favourite Chazza at lunch time, whilst on the curry run. I bought a skirt, a t shirt and a pair of beautiful red shoes for just £6.25! Happy face.

Unusually LB was in for part of the day, even though it was a Friday, yay! We also had the lovely news that our dear friend Carlos the Jackal returns to work on Monday after a period of extended absence. I know she's probably dreading it, but I'm really looking forward to seeing her again to check she's ok. 

Saturday - Mr Husband's turn to have a sleep, I got up grumpily as Wiggles started yelling at half six. Not on! It was a lovely sunny day so after making sure I'd opened every window in the house to let the fresh air in we went to a stretch of river a few miles away for a lovely stroll in the sun. Wiggles decided that she wanted to walk, pretty much the whole four miles! She did so well! They both did. 

Halfway through our walk we paid a quick visit to a little craft centre where we treated Biscuit to a toy dolphin and Wiggles to a pretty dress. At the National Trust gift shop I picked up a canvas bag for me, some earrings for Mum for Mother's Day and some fudge for us all to share. We went to the Supermarket on the way home and picked up some new t-shirts for Wiggles and some ice lollies. In the evening Mr Husband and I watched an episode of The Following which stared Kevin Spacey and an episode of Shetland. Both were excellent. I was battling against what is now an enourmous croche blanket with a reluctant edge! I'm hoping to finish it at the next session. 

Sunday - My turn for a lay in, followed by a lovely hot bath. I had a text from Impressive E saying that they were going to the allotment to dig then BBQ if we fancied it. We did! So we joined the Impressive's, plus Beetle and Woolly. It's looking ace! We had a lovely afternoon with cider and sunshine. 

We came home around half four for pasta, excellent football results and snuggles. 

Well that was mine, how was yours?

Love, love,

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

Wiggles squashes molehills on a walk in the sunshine, Biscuit wraps herself up in my cardigan to sheild her from the cool breeze. 

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

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Mummy Tag

A little while ago the lovely Bel from Journeys are My Diary very kindly tagged me with The Mummy Tag.  Thank you Bel!  I'm afraid it's taken me a little while to get around to replying, but finally I've cracked it, so here goes.

1.  Are you a stay at home mum or a working mum?
I consider myself very lucky to only work two days a week, so I can spend the majority of my time with my children. From a financial perspective I could probably do with working a few days, but personally, I couldn't bear the thought of having children, but not being around to raise them myself.  I am very lucky that on the two days I work, my lovely Mum looks after my girls.  They have a wonderful relationship and we are all very close. It comforts me to know that those most precious to me aren't being cared for by strangers.

2. Would you have it any other way?
I definitely, categorically would not have it any other way!

3. Do you co-sleep?
I have never co-slept with either of my children.  I'm not terribly well informed on the subject, but it strikes me that everyone I've ever talked to that co-sleeps has problems with sleeping or bedtime routines later down the line.  We enforce a strict bedtime routine and I am very lucky that both my girls have slept through happily from 7 until 8 from a very young age.

4. What is your one must have item for your baby?
I wouldn't be without my Sleepy Nico baby carrier.  We like to be outdoors as much as possible, and you can't take a buggy across muddy fields or up whopping great hills.  It was something of an investment initially, but I'm still using mine now and it's paid for itself a thousand times over!  I wouldn't be without it.

5. How many kids do you plan on having?
I have always wanted just two children.  If money and age and time were no object I would love to have a much larger family.  I think you have to be realistic and think about what you can give your children, you can't carry on having babies for purely selfish reasons if you can't be sure you can give them everything they deserve.

6. Date night? How many nights per month?
Once again I'm lucky to live joined on to my parents house so baby sitters are easy to find.  We try not to take advantage of this too much (don't want to take the mick) but if we wanted to go somewhere on a whim, it would never be a problem.  I think we probably go out officially together just the two of us about once a month.

7. Your child's favourite show?
Biscuit is going through a phase of watching some of the programmes that we used to watch when we were little.  She's currently obsessed with Muppet Babies and I must admit I'd forgotten how much I love it!  I can even remember the entire theme song - still!

8. Name one thing you bought before having your baby that you've never used?

Is it really bad that I never once used the "top and tail bowl" that every single book or magazine said you would desperately need.  We bought one, but if one of the children was yucky, we'd bath them!  Not faff about wiping them down from a bowl!  For the first year of each girl's life they had a bath every day to establish their bedtime routine, in between then I'd just reach for a baby wipe!

9. Your child's favourite food?
Both my girls LOVE spaghetti!  It's the old Lady and the Tramp sucking thing I think, they whip it into their mouths at lightning speed!  It is a little on the messy side though...

10. How many cars does your family have?
Mr Husband has his own car, I am currently using one that my Dad has given (leant) to me.  My Dad has a battered old Land Rover that he uses at weekends and my Mum has her own car.  So as a household (including the East Wing) we have four, but officially, as a family, just one that's really ours.

11. Weight gain before, during and after pregnancy and now.
Before Biscuit was born I was the smallest I think I'd ever been as an adult at around 9 stone 7.  I was living in a shared  house at the time and didn't really have much time to eat!  I steadily gained weight after she was born and after Wiggles was born peaked at 12 stone 3.  I was completely disgusted with myself at being so heavy, but it seemed to have happened without me noticing.  I've recently lost just over 2 stone and am now happily around the 10 stone mark.  It's forever my ideal to get back down to that 9 stone 7 mark, but I'm not sure it'll ever happen and I'm not sure I'm really ever that fussed!

12. Dream holiday with your kids?

I would love to take the whole family to Austria.  Mr Husband and I both went (separately) as children and I LOVED it.  I just think it would fit in perfectly with the type of things that we like to do.  Walking through beautiful scenery, stunning architecture, horse riding, cycling, swimming.  Yes please!

13. Dream holiday without your kids?

Right now, I'm not sure I'd want to holiday without my kids.  I could quite enjoy a couple of nights away somewhere romantic (Budapest perhaps) with Mr Husband, but I wouldn't want to be parted from them for an entire holiday.  Just sounds mean!

14. How has your life change since having your baby?
In truth, I can barely remember my life before having kids.  Like most people I can't work out what I used to do with my days!  I think I spent most of the days reading, shopping or sleeping and my nights drinking and sat around with friends!  I am definitely the happiest I have ever been, I am so lucky to have what I have now.

15. Finish the sentence.. 'It melts my heart to see..'
My children grow.  They're amazing, heart stopping, mind numbing, infuriating, wonderful, brilliant and completely crazy.

16. Where do you shop for your kids?
I like to get a few really bits for them from Boden or John Lewis, but then I tend to fill in the gaps with things from Sainsburys or H&M.  I really rate Sainsbury's for children's clothes, especially when they have 25% off!

17. Favourite make up and skincare products?

I couldn't be without Soap and Glory's Cheekmate as naturally I'm quite pale and this is the perfect shade for me.  Plus it's the only blush I've ever found that really does stay on all day.  I don't really go in for expensive creams, lotions and potions.  At the moment I am using Superdrug's Vitamin E Range.  I have their day cream, night cream and eye cream.  I also use a little radiance cream on the tops of my cheekbones and beneath my eyebrows, but I find it too glittery for all over use.  These products suit me just fine for the moment, but really, I try anything that's on offer!

18. Huggies or Pampers?
Pampers all the way.  We didn't really get on with Huggies, I'm not sure why.  Having said that, I thought they'd stopped selling Huggies nappies in the UK so it's kind of a moot point really!  At the moment Biscuit uses Sainsbury's own brand nappies, they perform just as well, but are a great price.

19. Have you always wanted kids?
Not always.  There was a time in my life, in a previous relationship, when having kids would have been a really bad idea, so at that time I'd quite convinced myself that they weren't for me.  As soon as I met Mr Husband though that changed!  I love having his babies and he's a top Dad.

20. Best part about being a mum? 
I think probably the places it has taken me, and the person it has made me.  Before children I was inevitably selfish, because I only had myself to look after.  Nothing makes me prouder or happier that my family and that is truly a gift.

I'm going to be really mean and not tag anyone else for this, as I left it so late to answer mine I feel like I've probably already missed the boat!  If you would like to join in though, please do, and please let me know so I can have a good read!

Love, love, 

Monday, 10 March 2014

The Week That Was - Sunsets, Selfishness and Baby Showers...

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

Monday - Biscuit to school, Wiggles and I came home. Impressive E and Beetle came over for a cuppa and to have a look at a nearby empty house that they were interested in. We had a good butchers through windows and over the fence. After they'd gone home Wiggles and I popped out to buy some lovely hot pink wool for my delightful blanket giveaway winner. I made Spanish Omelette fur lunch which Wiggles hoovered up with great enthusiasm. Whilst she point blank refused to nap I made a start on my blanket. After half an hour of refusing to sleep I got Wiggles back up and we watched Raa Raa The Noisy Lion until it was time to get Biscuit. We came home and Wiggles had fallen asleep in her buggy so Mum looked after her whilst I took Biscuit dancing. Pots, a very old friend of mine, was there and we had a lovely chat and a catch up.

As we walked home there was the most beautiful sunset: 

We came home and saw Daddy, then had tea together and put the little people to bed. I slept the evening with my trusty hook, blanket-ing away! 

Tuesday -  Biscuit to school as usual, the sub shone! Yay! Toddler group was cancelled, not sure why, so Impressive E, Beetle, Tilly, Em and I all went over to Lucky and Dinky's house for coffee instead. Lucky had made the most delicious cookies. I tried so hard to resist them, but ended up having three! I love those girls. I really love chatting and spending time with them. We came home and had lunch then Wiggles had a lovely long sleep. So long that I left her to sleep whilst Mum listened out for her and went to pick up Biscuit on my own. It feels bizarre to go anywhere without her. We were supposed to have an appointment at "the children's dentist" but the dentist had phone to reschedule. Biscuit was so disappointed she actually cried! Poor, funny girl! 

Wednesday - A dull and uninspiring day, nothing of any particular merit occurred.  LB and I had a guest sitting with us at work, which was nice and also a bit strange, I feel like we've very much got used to it just being the two of us.  Made a nice change though.  A quiet evening as well, crochet and television. Just the usual.

Thursday - Was World Book Day at Biscuit's school.  She insisted on dressing as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, even though it is by no means her favourite book.  I think she just wanted to wear a princess dress, but I can understand that!  Wiggles was so desperate to join in that she also spent the day dressed up.  I tried to interest her in a marvellous looking Peppa Pig outfit that we had lurking, but she by far preferred to dress as a little lilac fairy.  Fine by me!  They did both look very sweet:

Wiggles and I joined Biscuit at her church assembly, which was nice.  We got to see her singing her school songs and merrily joining in with all the actions.  I felt a little ashamed as Wiggles had pulled both her shoes and socks off without me realising before we left the house, so she looked like a little pauper.  Poor tot!  We didn't pick Biscuit up from school as she was going straight to ballet with her Gran, but Wiggles was so upset that she wasn't going anywhere when she saw Gran getting coats ready, that I promised her we would take Pearl the Pug for a walk instead.  It was lovely weather, low sun shining across the river and I was really glad we'd got out to enjoy it.  

Friday - Work again.  Uneventful again.  One exciting thing that happened was that Lynn had brought in her Eggheads pictures!  Here's a nice one of our whole team, including the gorgeous Mr Husband on the far left, sat with all our Eggheads and with Jeremy Vine:

I usually work until around 6.30 pm and was amused to discover that my boss had sneaked back into the building after going shopping to check that I was still there!  It was all done light heartedly and I laughed at her for it!  I left quite late actually, I was a surprisingly busy bee!

Saturday - Mr Husband was off to the football first thing. Initially I wasn't sure how we would fill a day without him, I really miss him when he's not with us at weekends, but I would never tell him that for fear that he'd feel bad about his beloved football. Wiggles was t feeling quite her usual self, so we watched The Sword in the Stone and had some cuddles on the sofa: 

To keep ourselves entertained (and fed) we decided to make some cookies together.; raisin and oat, which made the house smell yummy. And tasted pretty good too!! 

In the afternoon Biscuit put her pretty dress on and went out to a birthday party, driven there and back by Lucky. Wiggles and I went out for a walk to enjoy the sunshine. When Biscuit came home we all ate tea. Mr Husband was back home by half six and he helped me put the children to bed. In the evening we watched The Great Gatsby which I really enjoyed. 

Sunday - My day off!! Read all about it here. I had a delicious decadent lunch all on my own and I didn't have to coax anyone onto eating theirs up. What a novelty!!

Mr Husband took the girls to the zoo and I enjoyed some time alone, in the afternoon I went to Auntie Schubert's baby shower, which was lovely. I didn't really know many of the other girls but they were all very sweet. Auntie Schubert looked ready to pop, but I hope she had a good time: 

I got home to two children who had had a lovely time and the zoo, and also to a roast dinner cooked by Mr Husband. How fab!! In the evening we watched another film: Stoker. I wasn't all that impressed with this one. Would love to know if anyone else has seen it? And what you thought? 

Well that was mine, how was yours?

Love, love,

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