Monday, May 25, 2009

Bank Holiday at Swanley Park

It was grey and miserable looking this morning but we had to get out of the house so we went to Swanley Park - one of my favourite places. It has a mini railroad, the best paddling pool, a boating lake - loads to do. And it wasn't cold - just grey...

We took a picnic...

And the boys couldn't resist the water for long...

There's a lovely train that takes you back to the car park from the play area

And a roundabout too...!

A lovely day out - home by 2.30. Rob and Toby are napping upstairs and Oz and I are on the computers. When the other two get up it's paddling pool time again - this timein the garden as it's blazing sunshine now! I'm off to hang my washing up. Hope you're all having a nice bank holiday/memorial day weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Paying it forward

One of my lovely Stonecutter chums Clover has issued this challenge! And I commented on her blog so I'm now in the game.....

The Rules:

I agree to send a lovely little something (or somethings) in the mail to the first three bloggers who post a comment on this entry. In turn, those three will post this Pay It Forward project on their blog, pick three people to send something to, and so on.

You have to promise you will post about this on your blog and link to mine.

Make sure to include your email address in the comment (if I don't have it already) so I can email you to request your shipping address.

If you don't have a blog...I don't want you to be excluded. Just make sure you leave your email address in the comments, and we'll agree to skip over the blog posting part. But you still have to pay it forward to three others!

If you are reading but not posting, now might be a fun time to de-lurk. :)

Ok now Clover (and Beege who is also playing) are doing home made crafty type thingies....I am not so gifted. I can't make ANYTHING (apart from noisy children) so I may be a bit flexible on the goodie front - I will attempt to get Oscar and Toby to help me do a little home made art, but I will also include something lovely too.....and British if I'm shipping abroad.....

So go on! Play with me!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

For Sue...who is bored of Poo

I haven't blogged for ages....sorry peeps - most people I know read my crap on Facebook and the occasional Tweet. I do have an excuse - a lurgy ridden family!

Toby got chicken pox over the Bank Holiday weekend. I was quite relieved as I wanted to get it out of the way. He was covered, poor mite, with one on his eyelid and a huge one on the end of his nose. Most of them though were on his undercarriage....

So I wasa quarantined for a week. My lovely friend Claire helped me out one morning which meant I could escape to Weight watchers. I've started again....and lost 8lbs in the first week (and put 1/2 lb back on again this week....)

Toby has also got a really nasty mouth ulcer - probably sparked by the pox. Had a really rough night last night - he was up every 2 hours or so and the whole house gave up by 5.30 and we all got up. I was wasted. Had to have a root canal this morning. Joy! Thank god for Mum who came over and let me sleep, she picked Oz up from school and got Toby an appointment at the doctors. She took Oz to gymnastics too. Wouldn't have managed today at all if it wasn't for her - Rob is out at a conference till late....

So what there anything else? Erm.....Oz is fine - his behaviour at school has improved. He has his good days and bad days - main problem is still his inability to keep still for more than 2 seconds at a time! I've only had one phone call from the Deputy Head and that was to tell me someone had hit Oscar - I was so relieved that it wasn't Oz who had done the hitting, that I said "oh good" when she told me. I think she understood what I was getting at though! Oz was fine - the girl had hit him with a knife in her hand and had been sent home but it was a plastic knife and I know she didn't really mean it - she has autism. I think the Deputy was just relieved I wasn't making a fuss.

I am now officially a Parent Governor for Oscar's school which is fab. I'm really pleased. I may have to pull back from the PTA a bit as it's a lot to take on. I am a bit nervous about my first meeting but I'm sure I'll be fine.

I go to Detroit on 4th June and I can't bloody wait. A week off! I'm doing a boot sale this weekend to get spending money and have a couple of things on Ebay too. I'll sell anything I can get my hands on! I'm not above mugging my friends' charity shop bags too.

Ok that's all I can think of. Hope that's ok with you Sue!