Wednesday, 30 March 2011

I'm a winner!

Woohoo! I won a giveaway!!
From the kltworks blog.
This is what I won, it arrived today....

Thing is I now have to make something out of it by..... er... the 1st April! That's like THIS Friday! OMG! I've got loads of work on!

Monday, 28 March 2011


Ten years ago me and my sister had a fantastic idea for Mothers Day....we crammed ourselves into a photo booth with our two (small and well behaved) babies, had 16 photos taken, chopped them out and mounted them in a lovely frame.
Our Mum was so thrilled we repeated the exercise the following year...and the year after that....
By the time we had five (large and not so well behaved) kids between us it was too late to pack it in.
Nowadays it's not so easy trying to get the kids to be nice to each other, sit still and smile all at the same time - not to mention the impossibility of fitting us all in the tiny-weeny booth together - so we always put the horror off till the very last minute.'s Mother's Day on Sunday...
We'll be going to the photo booth in the local supermarket after school on Wednesday....shoppers beware!

Sunday, 27 March 2011

bird spotting

Magpie in the garden....
Neil: Do you know what sort of bird that is?
Alf: Is it a Blackbird?
Neil: No, Blackbirds are just black.
Alf: it a BlackAndWhite bird?

Thursday, 24 March 2011

slowly does it

We attended two parents evenings this week.
Same old same kid is all-singing-all-dancing...the other kid needs a kick up the backside!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

cheeky monkey

I know I shouldn't laugh....but the funniest part of our trip to Knowsley Safari Park today was watching the couple writing their registration number on their car with black marker pen after the monkeys nicked their number plate :-)

Saturday, 19 March 2011


Made the mistake of telling the little man that there's a 'supermoon' tonight and that the moon is the closest it comes to Earth.
He wouldn't go to bed 'cos he was worried the moon would fall on him...

Thursday, 17 March 2011

bun day

Tonight we made 57 buns.
Then Alf went to Beavers while JodiePie piled on the decoration.
Alf got back from Beavers and threw a massive strop 'cos HE wanted to do the decorating and it's just not fair!
He took himself off to bed and cried A LOT.
So ....that was successful then....
Anyway, the buns are off to both schools tomorrow....Alf's for his class's bun day, Jodie's for her to sell in aid of Comic Relief.
...Unless I stay up all night and eat them that is....
(* For peeps who don't live in West Yorkshire, a bun is a cupcake/fairycake/whatever-you-wanna-call-it little cake)

Monday, 14 March 2011

time for a clear out

Tomorrow we will have lived here 8 years.
It's beginning to feel a bit of a squash....but I think perhaps that's down to the 8 years worth of accumulated tat we have and we just need to have a good old clear out to solve the problem.
Actually I need to have the clear out on my own...if I involve Neil and the kids we won't be clearing anything out!

Sunday, 13 March 2011


My weekend clean bathroom, one clean car, one trip to pony club, two kids sleeping out, one bottle of rose + two bottles of peroni, one lie in with a hangover, one trip to a park we've never visited before (with butterflies in a greenhouse and everything!) and one sunday roast for eleven hungry people cooked by one lovely sister and her hubby.
Now one early night with my other half :-)

Friday, 11 March 2011

day off

Well I managed half a day off..... but the cleaning was boring my pants off so I'm gonna do some work. It's pointless anyway 'cos it only stays tidy till the messy buggers come home and trash it.... might as well work instead.
Had a fab night last night, we went to see Wonder Stuff at the O2 Academy in Leeds. 
(Young people and foreign people >>>they are a group from the early 90's)
It was brilliantFor a minute I was right back in 1991 :-)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

busy bee

Got loads of work done this week ....and it's only Tuesday! Woohoo...might be able to squeeze in a day off by the end of the week...

Thursday, 3 March 2011


Woo! My blog is one today...well done me :-)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

tired soldier

Had a fab fab fab weekend.....but back to reality now... loads and loads of work, full on kids after-school stuff and a house that hasn't been cleaned for far too long.....where's my bed?