Saturday, 14 February 2009
Tonight I will also partake of a special dinner cookedd by Vinnie's own fair hand. If I survive I'll let you know how it goes.
Friday, 13 February 2009
To be truthful I wasn't really sure what to expect, in fact once the initial excitement wore of I wasn't entirely sure that I actually wanted to go. After all when I told people that I was going I got a very mixed reaction.
Would it be a big fake plugfest? Would it be boring (I have trouble staying awake during a whole hour of Most Haunted)? Would I get there and an wish I had stayed at home and watched QI instead?
I have to say though, that I was pleasantly surprised. A very interesting and thoroughly enjoyable evening. I think that had a lot to do with the fact I was actually child free and myself for a couple of hours. Would I go again?
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
So we're now waiting for our reconditioned rental machine to turn up sometime on Friday. After the freezer deciding to pack in just after Christmas there are no spare pennies to purchase another washing machine. So at the moment renting is the only option as we cannot realistically do without a washing machine for any length of time.
Since the thought of dragging and very ill toddler up the laundrette to sit round for a couple of hours while I got through a few loads I have been washing essentials like Ana's uniform in the bath. Ana got into the spirit of things helping me wring the clothes out over the bath. She requested to know if 'this was what it was like in the olden days'
Yes Ana, back then everyone washed their clothes in the bath.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
You see last week I failed to get my rather ample bottom out of bed in time for the usual Monday morning collection. Never mind I thought, if I squash it down a bit I'm sure it'll be alright until next Monday.
So Sunday night I decided to put my bins out so as not to miss the collection again.
Only this particular Monday it decided to snow, but not just any snow, the worst snow for the last 18 years apparently. By mid-afternoon I had gathered that the refuse workers weren't going to collect the rubbish this Monday either. However listening to the weather reports for the next day I assumed that since the worst of the snow was now behind us, the rubbish would obviously be collected a day late and they would simply catch up like they do over the Christmas and Easter holidays.
It is now Wednesday and I guess it has finally dawned upon me and most of the street as well, that our rubbish isn't going to be collected any time this week. In the mean time I have been piling up bags of rubbish and recycling in the shed, which has now acquired the heady tang of soiled nappies and rotting veg. Pretty soon I won't be able to get in there!
Monday, 2 February 2009
Ana and Amy holding Mr Snowman's hands.
Some minor adjustments needed
Amy giving Mr Snowman a kiss!
Wintery scene from our front garden.
The girls in a blizzard!
Amy in the snow.
Shen was having a great time running about, rolling around, sliding and barking at the snow. After a while however he decided that the cold stuff wasn't all that and went inside to warm up by the radiators.
Shen having a good ol' roll in the stuff
Covered in the white stuff!
The girls then had fun making snow angles and throwing snowballs. Then Ana started on the construction of a snowperson
Ana making a snow angel
The snow angel
Ana and Amy making snowballs
The start of a snowperson
Then it was time to come in and warm up with some 'Hot' Chocolate. Yummy!