Tuesday, 27 November 2007

It's Complicated

Being a mum that is!

Turns out Scooby Doo didn't go down quite as well with D#1 as we thought - she wanted to be a Princess like everyone else (well obviously not the boys!)

How do you actually know when to keep your kid off school if they are unwell? When I was a kid I'd milk it all I could to get a day off, mini me didn't stop coughing for a literally a whole hour after she got up this morning she seems pretty much OK apart from that but I thought I'd better get her down the docs now she's moaning she wants to go to school, she's bored, she'll miss her friends etc etc - it's only 9.05am!! I'm sure I never liked school that much!!

Saw this yesterday and made me smile......

.....think autumn must be over now though, leaves are more soggy than crunchy!

Thought I'd share this too

Search UK Petrol Prices for free on PetrolPrices.com

I'm not going to start on the 'have you seen the price of fuel lately' but it's worth having a check to make sure you're getting it as cheap as you can!!

Friday, 23 November 2007

Who Has These Ideas??

You know these bright ideas like Pajama Day (in the middle of winter), Wacky Hair Day (eh?) and today is Book Character Fancy Dress Day!!

They do seem like good ideas at the time of bringing 'the letter' home from school until that is two days before when you realise you've forgotten all about it! Mad scramble to the shops visualizing little red riding hood or something cute and girlie (avoiding any princess cause you know they'll be at least half a dozen of those already in a class of 16) finding the only little red riding hood looks like some nasty cheesy little number that would look more at home in an adult size in one of 'those' films. I did consider making something but I'd still have to go and buy some material from somewhere!

Anyway Asda to the rescue in the name of.......

Scccccooooby Dooooby Dooooo!!!

Apologies for the blurry shot it was 8am I'm not very good at focusing my own eyes at that time let alone get to grips with my fairly new camera and very wriggly daughter!!

And she really does love Scooby - the theme of her birthday last year and she has a Scooby book - everyone's a winner!!

I'll share the Wacky Hair Day pic too while I'll here cause I was most pleased with my effort and home made bows!

I really should have tried harder with getting my parting straight though don't you think?!

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Holy Toast!!!!!!!!!

I'm back already.....

How fantastic is this!!!! Peter and Katie fans look here, I've literally just found this site and I'm wetting my knickers already!! OK maybe not quite literally

Haven't you always wanted this! I think my Xmas depressions has just cleared, I pity my family who could be on the receiving end no pun intended! Maybe I'm just sick, mum if ever you find my blog this is what I need !!

Guess what I'll be doing first thing tomorrow!!


So it's how many days until Xmas?

I have bought 3 Christmas presents, don't think I'm doing very well! Plus D#1 and my brother's birthdays are before then! I'd love to just give gift vouchers to everyone I'm sure they'd be appreciated more but I just can't bring myself to do it!

Been browsing for inspiration and found these sod buying them for anyone else - I want them!!!!

I was feeling depressed before but just remembered Little Cotton Rabbit's shop was getting stocked tonight at 10pm (so I thought) d'oh it was 9pm!!! Missed out AGAIN what a tit I am!!

*Huff, sigh, etc*

Monday, 19 November 2007

Dear Santa....

Some fab t-shirts here

Slogan T-Shirts, Personalised T-Shirts

Quote ILOVEHSSS before 30th November 2007 for 10% off

How about one of these for dropping some heavy duty hints, you could wear it 24/7 to make sure everyone got the hint! This one has got to be my very fave, could get more appropriate for me!!

Think they should do one saying 'I saw Mummy kissing Santa Claus'!!!! Hehehe

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Happy Birthday Grandad!!

85 today!! (not the one mentioned yesterday)

Here he is

I reacon this picture must have been taken when he was about 50.

When I was a kid I thought he was a giant - he was so tall and the only man I knew without a beard!!!

Getting up at 8am on a Sunday morning is not my idea of bliss, when you have kids you don't have much choice but then I remembered Monkee Maker's shop was being stocked this morning 'horrray' I even hurried down stairs to switch the PC on!! Thought I might be able to finally get my sticky paws on a monkey made of knit (who gets up early on a Sunday?) alas it was not to be *insert sad face here* absolutely gutted!! *Sniff*

Another birthday party this afternoon my D#1 has a better social life than me......well actually my only social life is sitting around at birthday parties!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 17 November 2007


It's official I'm a crap blogger - it's not that I've forgotten I'm just not very good at making my life sound more interesting than it really is!

D#1 lost her first tooth yesterday, it's been hanging on since Halloween and fell out at school yesterday. Under the pillow it went last night along with umpteen pictures for the tooth fairy, she was most surprised this am to find she'd actually been and left her a 'gold coin' aka a quid (is that the going rate these days?) along with a letter and fairy dust - the less said about flipping fairy dust the better!!

My new addiction has got to be facebook, when I first joined a few weeks ago I did some random searches (as you do) looking for people I might know, my surname if fairly unusual so typed that in and came up with some interesting results and now found some new relatives! Thought I'd share this photo

The little boy at the front (left) is my grandad (who I never knew) and his sister on the right, the man at the very back left is their dad and the lady next to him is their mum, the picture must have been taken around 1904 she died 3 years later at the age of 26 I found out he went on to marry again and had another daughter in 1909 but died in 1913 at the age of 34. It makes me feels so very sad at the loss of such young life. The lady at the back 3rd from left (my great granny's sister) brought up my grandad. I love this photo and feel such privilege to have it.

Thursday, 1 November 2007


.....All Hallows Day!

JL's pumpkin - obviously I should have posted it yesterday *rolls eyes* I was super busy trying to work out my new camera (too lazy to read instructions!) so I could list some lovelies on eBay....

....that's some of them - can't decide which is my favourite - all so cute!

Back to Halloween.....

Call me a miserable cow but I can't usually be arsed to answer the door to kids who can't be more original than donning a bin bag, anyway this year D#1 and me answered the door (obviously I was hiding behind my 4 year old) not a bin bag in sight! I was very impressed all the little monsters had made such efforts! I was very concerned at the lack of adults though - when you get a knock on the door by a couple of 6 or 7 year olds I want to track down their parents and shake them violently - what is wrong with people??????!!