It’s Friday again where the hell did this week go? It’s that time of the week when I share a few of my #LittleLoves from the past seven days with my lovely readers.
There has been so much going on recently that sitting and reflecting upon it all is actually quite overwhelming! It’s amazing just how much you can get done in the space of a week but when you actually sit down and try to identify specifics you can barely recall what you ate for breakfast that morning never mind what you may have seen or heard.
Despite suffering with ‘brain fog’ I’ll try to sift the gold from the silt and hopefully pull a few gems from the past seven days to share with you all.
Each year Paul and I find ourselves squabbling over who gets first dibs at circling the programs we each want to record from the Christmas double edition of the Radio Times. It is the only time that we actually buy the TV listings in a printed format but it is a must!
Not only did I bagsy first dibs on ‘marking the mag’ but I was also the first to tackle the annual ’50 radio shows and TV programs from the past twelve months’ double page picture game. I have never found all fifty but god loves a trier…
I was ever so slightly disappointed to find that unlike previous years where the two-week special edition covers both Christmas and New Year they have now separated the two. I guess that’ll be me parting with some more pennies then.
It’s that time of year again, the kids are ditching their baseball caps and donning an old tea towel or tinsel in an attempt to transform themselves into Mary, Joseph or in J’s case… a Scotsman!
I clearly remember sitting shivering in a cold church whilst waiting to practice my part in the school nativity. We spent weeks rehearsing our parts, practicing the hymns, carefully selecting costumes and eventually performing to proud parents. These days thankfully it’s far simpler, well it certainly seems to be at J’s School.
Rather than dragging rehearsals out till the cows come home each class is given a song which has been ‘remastered’ to fit a particular theme, the children are then given the choice as to whether or not they wish to say a line and over the space of a fortnight the class put together a choreographed mini musical. Put together all seven classes create almost an hours worth or entertainment.
J isn’t the most forthcoming kid. he isn’t keen on performing and often choses not to do so. Something seemed to have changed this year, I’m not sure what but I was shocked to see J all singing, all dancing and giving it his all on that stage. I couldn’t have been prouder, he was totes amazing!
I may have cried like a baby when all the children sang ‘Bless Us All’ from The Muppet Christmas Carol but that’s only because I’d had my wisdom tooth out the day before I swear!
I love a good soak in the bath even more so if it is accompanied by some decent Music. As you have probably read in some of my past posts I’m a bit of a James Arthur fan and so whilst flicking through Facebook yes I was on my phone whilst in the bath because that’s about the only time I actually get to spend time to myself I was pleased to stumble upon a post featuring James playing two of the tracks from his new album live to a studio audience.
I love a bit of James and was really taken with both tracks, I really hope Santa remembers to bring me his album for Chrimbo! Hint Hint if you’re reading Paul!
It’s been a bit of a wet weather week really, it’s hard to keep the kids entertained when you are cooped up like sardines in a tin.
I whisked together a quick batch of red, glittery play dough which seemed to go down well with E. We have also made some necklaces from coloured shoe laces and beads along with numerous foam picture collages from foam stickers and card. Did I take any photos whilst getting all creative with my little one? Did I heck as like! Sorry I have sinned for I am a bad blogger.
Whilst moving my wardrobe contents from one room to another as we have been moving into our extension this week I came across my collection of decorative scarves. I guess that’s what you’d call them as they are more of an accessory than something you’d use to wrap up warm with.
I don’t really tend to wear decorative scarves but given that I found almost twenty of the damn things I thought I ought to make the effort. I think it must be an age thing because now that I’m in my thirties they seem to be working for me, unlike my youth when it was all about ‘getting it out’, these days it’s all about ‘keeping it covered’!
After almost four months of building and decorating work we have finally completed our extension.
We officially moved into our new bedroom last night. It’s such a bonny bedroom and en suite, I couldn’t have wished for better. The new room is so much bigger and better than our bedrooms past, it’s that bloody good that it feels as if I’ve booked into a classy hotel.
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed this weeks #LittleLoves. Apologies for the late post but I have been out drinking and quite frankly it’s all Julie’s fault! If your’e reading this Julie I told you I’d write that!