Its been a crazy week once again – I’m sure I say that every week but honestly, we feel like we are on this hamster wheel that is just speeding up. We are hugely looking forward to half term, Millie starts her first training in Aldershot with the England Age Group Squad and we have 2 birthdays in the family next week. Its not exactly going to be a quiet week, but we will make it fun!
But first, let’s look back at the week just gone:
I’ve spent 2 weeks wading through The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood and will admit I’ve really struggled. I’m too far in now to give up (Page 313 out of 516) but I wish it wasn’t taking so long. I’m determined I will finish it in the next couple of days and will be moving onto something a lot lighter and a quick read. I’ve discovered that I’m definitely not a fan of Sci Fi books!
Can you believe I’ve only watched 3 hours of TV in a whole week? (This does not count endless episodes of early morning Paw Patrol when I’m trying to go back to sleep). We’ve watched Casualty, 24 Hours in A&E and First Dates from last week – On my list to sit and watch tonight is Call The Midwife, Stella & the long awaited return of the magnificent, Happy Valley. Incidentally, did you catch my post earlier this week about our date night at the First Dates Restaurant?
I will be making Mr C a Valentine’s Card later on but I can’t show that until he’s seen it anyway. I’ve got all sorts of plans for crafting activities next week (both with & without the kids) but there’s not much been happening this week.
In the kitchen, I did make these Cadbury’s Creme Egg Brownies though!
Ooh I’ve had my little pumps on a couple of days this week which is a sure sign spring is on its way! Made such a change from great big winter boots. Walking Wednesday was back on this week so the walking boots got an airing too.
I’ve got to share this picture of little Tara at her first ballet lesson last week though – She tells me it was good although we are not likely to know any different really. We could just be paying £5.50 for her to stand in a room for 45 minutes! We’ve definitely not seen many good toes/naughty toes yet. Who knows, what we’ll do with that hair!
A lot of sneezing and coughing – Vi was poorly last week, this week its Millie’s turn which isn’t great timing for England training.
Apart from that we’ve heard 3 parent’s evenings. Miss M is in the middle of choosing her options and it was lovely to hear teachers being so keen for her to take their subject – She’s doing Art & Dance by the way! The funniest comment of the week was from Tara’s teacher who had to ask us if Tara has a little baby brother called Robert? (The answer is most definitely NO!) Apparently she has been winding up all the teachers from other classes, telling them about her baby brother. They’ve asked her many questions about him, even wanting to meet him at picking up time but she’s had an answer for all of them. She’s one to watch!
Mr C has excelled himself this week with not one, but 2 flower arrangements and early for Valentine’s Day. I’m off into the kitchen to make him some Coconut Ice and maybe a chocolate cake. We will be spending Sunday at the pool then trekking to Aldershot but will be having a night away for just the 2 of us later next week, when we go to collect Miss M from training. Have you got any plans for Valentine’s weekend?