Friday, 29 March 2013

easter bunny

Well. Our Easter Bunny generally likes to hide all the eggs in the garden so the kids can have mucho fun finding them in their pj's.
But I'm thinking this year that he won't be very interested in hiding them in our garden because it's covered in about 6 meters of snow and I don't think the Easter bunny is all that keen on cold weather.
I'm wondering if perhaps this year the Easter Bunny might decide to hide the eggs inside where it's nice and warm. And snow free.
I might just suggest it to him...

Thursday, 28 March 2013

happy easter

When I had a proper job and worked with actual people in a real life building we used to finish work early the day before Good Friday and go to the pub. We used to sit outside in the sunshine and drink a lot.
None of that shenanigans today. Finished work, picked up the kids and did the usual mad Thursday taxi service. 
Lucky really cos it's flipping freezing out there. Sitting outside a pub would have been no fun today. Would it?

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

weekend away

We usually have our girly weekend away in January or February. This year we decided to wait till the end of March so it would be a bit warmer.
So that worked out well.... got up Saturday morning to discover we'd had the biggest pile of snow land on West Yorkshire since 1979. Took me 20 minutes to dig my flipping car out. 
We went to Ribby Hall Spa Hotel. It was ace! There was no snow in Lancashire. Not a single flake. Not that it mattered. We just spent the weekend ligged out on comfy sofas, in fluffy robes, stuffing our faces with lovely food and afternoon tea. Very civilised. Alison visited the tester pot of 95 quid anti-ageing serum 4 times a day and came home looking 10 years younger.
We will be going again next year.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

s l o w

We went to the little man's parents evening last night. There was no point going cos we knew what she was gonna say. But you have to show your face at these things don't you? She told us he's lacking in the effort department and really slow at doing his work.
She should try living with him. It's a miracle that I even get him out of the house on a morning.
He obviously gets his speed from his father.
Lucky then that he got my charm and wit ;-)

Friday, 15 March 2013

red nose day

The little one bought his red nose 2 weeks ago. It has been hanging round the house since then. Getting in my way. Today - Red Nose Day - he put it on for school. That was at 8:24am, just before he put his coat on. By 8:27am he had lost it. Seriously. It was completely GONE. Missing. Nowhere to be seen. We looked EVERYWHERE. 
Well clearly not everywhere. We didn't look in his bed. Because why would we? Who on earth would put it there?!

Thursday, 14 March 2013


Thursday nights do my head in.
It's all RushRushRushEatYourTeaGetInTheCarWe'reGonnaBeLate.
The big one does horse riding. The little one does cubs. I do fast food, taxi service and nagging.
The other half always seems to be working late on a Thursday night. Strange that!

Monday, 11 March 2013

i heart sainsbury's

I actually ventured into Sainsbury's myself this weekend after everyone kept spotting my designs in there.
Saw loads, including these little numbers.....

My submarine design...
became baby pj's...
And they made this...
into these fab little outfits
And this...


 Well done Sainsbury's, lovely job as usual!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

night off

Sod it. I'm having the night off. I've got so much work to cram in this week and next I don't actually know how I'm gonna do it. So tonight I'm making the most of it. Before it actually arrives in my inbox. 
Sunday papers, glass of wine... oh and school uniform ironing... packed lunch making...a bit of tidying here and there...frog marching the kids to bed...
Well, it IS Mother's Day after all.

happy mother's day

Thursday, 7 March 2013

good trick

I've told the big one that wet towels left lying about on the floor attract spiders.
It's a blatant lie. But it did the trick. No more wet towels on her bedroom floor.
It doesn't seem to work on grown men though.....

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


How do you get 2 adults and 5 kids in a photo booth?
Don't even bother trying unless you want a load of pushing, kicking, arguing, moaning and crying.
Yep, tonight it was our annual mother's day photo booth experience. (see explanation here)
It went quite well this year actually. 
Some of the kids only ended up with a chin or a forehead in the photos but you can't have everything can you?

Monday, 4 March 2013

my cards in m&s

Go make a purchase....

Sunday, 3 March 2013

catch up

This weekend I have caught up with... sister walking
...quality time with the kids
...sitting on the sofa with the other half
I have not caught up with...
....the cleaning
...the ironing
...the invitation I promised I'd do for my friend's party

Oh well...there'll be another weekend along soon...

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Friday, 1 March 2013

hello weekend

I have worked hard this week.
Like really hard.
Like 1 o'clock in the morning at least twice hard.
And I'll be working some more this weekend.
But the good thing about weekends is there's no-one in an office anywhere waiting for stuff and sending more stuff to do urgently
So you can catch up. 
And drink beer while you work. 
Perks of the job dontchaknow :-)