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Showing posts from February, 2013

Busy Busy

It’s been a busy few weeks but now, thankfully, I have the time to re-group and, hopefully, get some work done. Youngest’s arm is fixed and my eldest now has a permanent brace fitted to his teeth – top and bottom.   The words, Metal Mickey, spring to mind, but bless him, he’s adjusting to it really well and so far is taking the cleaning of it, which is a bit of a nightmare, really seriously.   And now, without trying to tempt fate, I have a clear run ahead of me without a plethora of hospital, doctors and dentists appointments to attend. Last week was half term, and needless to say, I didn’t get much writing done.   It was also my husband’s birthday so we were busy busy, including watching Les Miserables at the cinema, which was fab, a trip to the theatre to see Phantom of the Opera (third time for us oldies, a first for the boys).   The boys loved both Les Miserables and Phantom, what cultured children! In fact, at the theatre, they were better behaved than the adults who

Lazy Sunday Mornings

Easy like Sunday morning is something I’m not familiar with.   Sundays mean homework, football matches and running around getting ready for the week ahead. Last Sunday however, my husband was playing golf, one son was at a sleepover, and the other had his football match cancelled and was practising being a teenager by staying in bed as long as he could. So I decided that, “if you can’t beat ‘em, you should join ‘em” and stayed in bed too.   Only my lie in included a cup of tea and a good book. Normally I read in short bursts when I get the time, but on Sunday I decided to indulge in a long luxurious read.   It was bliss! It’s a long time since I’ve read any Erica James books, but my mum passed some of them on to me the other week, and I’d made a start on A Sense of Belonging, earlier in the week. Erica writes about strong, independent women, who, whilst ambitious, aren’t afraid to fall in love. Her books are also set in Cheshire, close to where I grew

Good News!

The good news is that after a visit to the hospital on Friday, my youngest son has had his plaster removed.   After another x-ray, it seems that things are healing well.  He does have to wear a splint, all the time for the next two weeks and at night time for a further three, but it is fastened by velcro and it means that he can take it off when he has a bath or shower - that certainly makes things easier.   It also means that he'll be able to rejoin his swimming lessons soon too - although football - well I think that will take a bit longer!   It certainly gave my weekend a bit of a sparkle!  Hope yours had one too.   

Frustrating Days

Today is turning out to be a frustrating one.   First of all I had to take my car in for it’s MOT.   Although it was booked in, I didn’t fancy hanging around so thought I would come home and try to work while I was waiting for it – better than shivering in a drafty garage! So when I got home I thought I would just empty the washer before getting back down to some work.   But I didn’t realise that it hadn’t drained properly and although the door shouldn’t have opened, it did and flooded the entire kitchen.   I used up practically my whole collection of towels to mop up the tsunami and now I have to wash them too – fingers crossed that the washing machine will actually drain this time, otherwise I won’t actually have any towels to mop up the mess. I don’t know about you but my washing machine has a little tap at the bottom which you can turn when the water won’t drain and it releases the water from the front.   The design on it is so brilliant that you can’t actually fit