Thursday, 19 March 2009

Feeling frazzled!

Am just tucking into a nice glass of red, along with some chocolate cake that I baked earlier. Purely medicinal. I'm feeling quite worn out (need more calories) but a bit wired (just so much to think about).

As usual, too much on the agenda today. Have been food shopping, baking, sewing blinds, entertaining friends and kids, childminding, school parent interview and the usual housework/washing etc etc. Need to slob on the sofa now and switch brain off for a while.

A week sunbathing in the Canary Islands sounds ideal at the mo. However, Dr Green has a week off in the Easter break so we'll probably continue the mad run around with trips to London, museums and National Trust properties. (Photo is of the kids last Easter. We found some great little coves in Dorset, tucked away from the main beaches).

Once the garden is sorted and it warms up, think I'll get the kids to school, slump on a sun bed and start reading all the books that are piled up in the study. Heaven!!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Bulbs, blossom, bl**dy foxes, blinds and beamers

The spring bulbs are out and there's tonnes of blossom on the plum trees so it's about time I ventured into the garden to start the great Spring tidy up. Enough faffing around with the vegetable patch and chickens, I need to get stuck into a bit of garden maintainence.

Also, we didn't put the kids toys away last summer so they have taken root on the football pitch and are now covered in fox wee (NICE!!!). Maybe I'll leave it for Dr Green.

Have just finished making my little sister's bedroom curtains. Next step is a blind for her en-suite. I'll post pictures when it's done as it's a really nice floral Laura Ashley fabric.

Have not had a chance to drive the beamer today, however, we are off to Cake's tutor later so Mimi and I will don the shades and go for a cruise to Sainsbury (and, yes, that's about as exciting as it gets for us!!!!)

Monday, 16 March 2009

Busy weekend

It was lovely catching up with Jon and the kids on Saturday. Had a wander down to Old Leigh for lunch al fresco.

Took the new car for a trip to The Cotswolds - wouldn't expect anything less would you? Thanks to The In-Laws for looking after us. Here's another picture of the new car and Cakes in his Gramp's sports car.

Friday, 13 March 2009

New CAR!!!!!!!!!

It's here!!! The new car has finally arrived. How v exciting. Dr Green has spontaneously combusted. (It even has a button to switch the engine on - I'm very impressed!).

Sunday, 8 March 2009

What a lovely (but cold) weekend

Have had a fab weekend. It all started with a girlie shopping trip to Bas Vegas with Rachel The Sister-in-Law. She was on an obvious mission to spend some pinkles. Rachel The Sister-in-Law very kindly babysat - thank you again - whilst Dr Green and I went to the rugby club quiz night. As far as we know, we didn't embarrass ourselves and even managed to score well on the arts and literature round. I think our team managed to finish up somewhere around the middle. Does anyone know the name of the woman who chucked paint at Mandleson last week? Nope, nor did we.

Saturday was rather nice too. Took Mimi and Belly Button to the gym for a swim whilst Dr Green finished off the kitchen cabinets. Will post pictures soon, promise. Cakes had a party invite for bowling and supper at an American Diner. I'm liking these more grown up parties. Less manic running around, hyping up on party food/very loud party entertainers.

Today Dr Green and Cakes took a trip to The Emirates to watch the Arsenal win 3-0 against someone beginning with B (Burnley, Barnsley). Mimi and I have been to the farm. She has had a great day with the ponies, spring lambs, tiny piglets and petting the rabbits and guinea pigs. Had our first picnic lunch of the year - blinkin' freezing. Just had to have a portion of chips from the farm chuck wagon to keep warm. Will get back onto the WW diet tomorrow...... probably.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Am loving low fat hot cross buns...

... but they are rather moreish and there are too many hot cross bun eating days to Easter! Managed to lose 2.5 pounds last week so fingers crossed for this week's walk of shame.

Esmeralda has delivered an egg a day for the past few days. At last, she's earning her keep. She just needs to encourage the other two (slackers) to do the same.

Am itching to get out in the garden and do some more veggie planting. However, it's really cold here again so am staying indoors and turning up the heating (and eating hot cross buns).

Have a lovely trip to France the in-laws!