Sunday, 31 July 2016
Thursday, 28 July 2016
In reality I've only managed it once so far! There are legitimate reasons, obviously! With the exception of this morning, when I had every intention of going, but when the alarm went off at 6.30 I snoozed it, or at least I thought I had. I had actually turned it off so when I next looked at the clock it was nearly 7am, definitely too late to go! With a secret smile I cuddled back down into the duvet and went back to sleep 😴
There's always tomorrow.... 😉
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
With the help of my dad, his roof bars and ladders, we went on a spree to B & Q to get all (or at least most) of the necessary stuff needed for us to build our trailer. I was, possibly, overexcited about all my little pots of paint, and particularly my nice 'rounded' paint brushes!
After much browsing of the paints for the two main colours I needed (making us late back for lunch) we left without my getting either of those! Never mind, that just means more fun shopping to come!
I was very enthusiastic to show my poor partner all our goodies when he got home from work, he seemed more pensive by the amount of work involved than all my products though! I have also been warned (several times - slightly unneccesary!) that there's a lot of prepping and stuff to do, blah blah blah, before I can get any of my paint pots open though.
Maybe if I 'help' with the all prepping etc. it will speed things up to the painting bit......!
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Hmmm..... well i wasn't exactly early to bed but I was early to rise (for me at least!) but I don't feel healthier, wealthier or wiser!! In fact most of the first hour I was out of bed was spent talking to myself, I must be mad....I should still be in bed......what am I doing?
I was actually up late because I was googling trailer lid locks - exciting stuff huh?! (although I did find just the thing we want so that was nice!)
I got up at 6.30 am because of my new swimming plan. Although in reality I was half out of bed anyway due to Billy coming in at 4.00 am and practically kicking me out! Now the kids are on holiday I've decided to get to swimming for 7.00, swim 1/2 km, then get back home for 8.30 in time for the other half to go to work. I did my 40 lengths in about 50 minutes and it was actually very successful - for me anyway! Apparently Billy wasn't so pleased to wake up and find me missing! Bless him, I'm sure he'll get used to it! How long this early morning swimming regime will last for though is anyone's guess. Yes I'm feeling all smug and pleased with myself now but, in a couple of weeks time (who am I kidding?! more like a couple of days time!!), I will probably have had enough of it and will be looking for night-time swimming sessions instead!
I never was a morning person!
Monday, 25 July 2016
We have a trailer chassis which we can use to build a new trailer so we started today by piling all of our camping gear in the lounge to work out how big we need to build it (judging by the amount of stuff we have, the next thing we'll need is a bigger car, or preferably a large van, to pull the damn thing!!)
My personal opinion is the bigger the better but apparently there are some limits to size and weight......... (must have been made up by a man!)
However, after a lot of measuring, planning, changing our minds, re-measuring, re-planning, changing our minds back - you get the picture - we finally have a plan!
Tonight I've had lots of fun being creative, designing a lovely paint job for our new trailer, which I'm very excited about - if I can actually do it! Art isn't my strong point! If it all goes to plan you will see photos - if it doesn't then obviously you won't!!!
Friday, 22 July 2016
|Mildred the Crocklebog|
Back on the campsite we watched the black clouds rolling in and had a couple of light showers. It was still warm so the kids kicked their shoes off and ran around on the wet grass with bare feet and loved it! It was actually quite cooling and refreshing! We had a barbecue and, just as we'd finished cooking (yes, that is the royal 'we', I didn't cook a thing!), the heavens opened and the rain came pouring down. We watched it from the gazebo whilst we ate and waited for it to slow down a bit before making a run for it into the tent!
Sunday was seaside day! We went to the beach by the Britannia Pier in Yarmouth, paddled in the sea, the kids went on donkey rides and we played on the amusements.
Monday was so lovely again we were tempted to stay for another night but resisted and packed everything back up. Went into Yarmouth again in the afternoon, looked around some shops, got a bite to eat and played on the crazy golf (www.pirates-cove.co.uk), which was really good, although Billy looked like he was playing hockey rather than golf! Then it was ice creams and back in the car to come home.
Tuesday was spent moving a greenhouse over from our late next door neighbour's garden to our garden (his family had very kindly said we could have it, we didn't just nip over and pinch it!) and the kids barely moved off the sofa or away from the telly
Wednesday was shopping and separating the kids, who by then had started arguing and falling out.
Yesterday we had friends come round for the kids to play and we all went to the park in the afternoon, it was slightly cooler and more bearable so was really lovely to be out in.
Today the kids are fed up because we're sorting out wardrobes and clothes etc. I know, I know, not the most exciting thing for them to do but, as I told them, if we get all the boring stuff out of the way now we can have the rest of the holidays for fun things! They weren't convinced either but one down and one to go!!!
|Sorting clothes is sooooo tiring!!|
Everything seems better already!!!
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
Well it's been an eventful few days, so I thought I'd share the events with you all. Aren't you lucky!!!
First there was the shopping trip, we didn't need much to I went on my own. I managed to avoid trolley rage, although only just as it was packed! To add to my distress the shop had decided to move everything around so it took me ages to find half the stuff I would normally just go and pick up straight away. Why do they do that??? Anyway, after eventually finding everything and queueing at the till for what seemed like forever, I finally got to unload my trolley and, in a state of elation, I managed to drop the eggs between the trolley and the conveyor belt (obviously dodgy packaging!!), getting smashed eggs and all over the floor and the belt. I could sense everyone in the queue behind me glaring at me for being so stupid, Of course the lady at the till then had to call someone (to get me some more eggs) and proceed to clean up, which I helped with hoping to get the ordeal over as quickly as possible. By this time people had started moving away in despair and frustration, to joining the back of another mile long queue...... I was mortified!
Next we had the school fete, which was very good! The team that had organised it all had done a really good job and there was loads of stuff for the kids to do. Once they were all glitter tattooed up and faces painted it was time for throwing sponges at the Deputy Head, tombolas and all the other stalls. Even Spiderman turned up, which Billy loved until he got a bit too close and then he legged it to Daddy to save him!
Yesterday we got the dreaded school report and found out which classes out little bundles of joy are going to be in next year. This turned out to be a very stressful time due to the group of girls all being put in the same class bar one. I still don't understand how they decided who goes where but it did seem very unfair to leave one girl out of the group separated from all her friends. She was devastated and Faye sobbed all the way home and more. It obviously seemed like the end of the world to them, even though I did try to tell her that they would still each other at playtimes and lunch, it's not as if she was moving to another country! It didn't help. Thankfully the school have managed to sort things so that they all stay together - and the school report was excellent so something positive came out of it!!
This morning I had a hospital appointment and pleased to be coming off Warfarin, woop woop!!!! . The new drug doesn't have to be monitored so no more blood tests and stabbing from the nurse and no more bleeding on the floor!!! Yaaaaaayyyy!!!
Swimming was a real effort today though, I blame the four vials of blood I was drained of earlier...... I still managed to do my 40 lengths, just. It was also possibly partly due to having a real laugh with one of the other swimmers, mainly at the expense of the new life guard. Honestly, think of a twiglet and that was him! I prayed none of us got into difficulties as there is no way he would have been able to drag anyone out!! Bless him! I swear he was leaning on the hoist post most of the time because he was struggling with the weight of the life buoy thing on his back!! We have now affectionately nicknamed him 'Cotton Bud' :) I was laughing that much I think I must have swallowed half of the pool. Another lesson learnt - swimming and laughter, although enjoyable, aren't a good mix if you don't want to drown!!
Well, off now to meet the new teacher - hopefully the school run will be a little less dramatic and traumatic today!!