Monthly Archives: April 2013

Visiting with friends


What a lovely day we had when we went to see friends of J and Bs who have a small holding nearby.
The four children get on like a house on fire, in fact, J professes that little H (in the first picture) is his Best Friend. his Very Best Friend, in fact!
B is good friend with Hs Brother T, they are all pretty much the same age, at least they will be in each. Others year at school now for the duration.

So everyone was very excited about this upcoming visit.
The fact that they have lambs was our reason for getting together, their mother and I, thinking that my two would like to see them.
But really, I think the children needed only each other but the fact that they could run wild was a bonus.

We went out to the field though to see if we could make a grab for one so that my two could pet it. Hs Mummy was trying her best with her crook but it was little H who just nonchalantly picked one up and took it over for B.

20130423-095216.jpgWho took it in her arms though made sure to miss touching anything to ichy, lol!
She really is a princess.
But, in fairness to her, she held it, whilst J . . . . .

20130423-095319.jpgWell, I don’t think he could have taken himself further away from it all such was his lack of interest.

Though, what you maybe can’t see is that B and H took to the hills after this whilst J came running back to my side.
H has a Cars track inside for full sized Cars.
What more does a J need?!

We then ended up staying for lunch and on into the afternoon where I helped to a bit of clearing out of a barn. Old china tea sets and some old fabrics amongst many vintage finds.
Hs mummy isn’t entirely sure what is to become of it all, but I sure had a great time going through it all.

A lovely day with lovely friends and a welcome to return Any time we like.


Girls Night In


Recently I was asked to do Bs hair, as a challenge in a Generation Game style Girls Night In, for Macmillan Cancer.
I jumped at it!
As you know, I LOVE doing my Bs hair, so this sounded like so much fun!
Closer to the date I was asked did I want to do some styles as a stand, before the game began. I thought that sounded fun too.
but then we thought instead why not do some Demos instead, for some of the mums.

I have lost track of my dates this month already, can it really be the 26th April already!!
So I asked my lovely neighbour, and honorary Granny, if she would mind babysitting for me so that we could go. She was more than happy to help me out.
She is such a lovely Granny.

We have not long returned from a very very enjoyable night “In”.

B was amazing.
For me it comes as no surprise. I knew she would be.
Sorry, does that sound big headed of me?
It is just that I know my daughter so well.
I know that she likes getting her hair done. But that she also likes to stand as an example to others.
In her dancing class, if she is asked to step forward to do dithering dance first, or in swimming, she positively beams with pride that she is being considered good enough to step forward.
Sometimes it is simply because alphabetically, she has a higher chance of being first, but shhhh she does necessarily know that and, if it increases her confidence, who can say its bad.
And no, it doesn’t make her big headed, she doesn’t seem to stop for a moment to think that it makes her any the better than the others, it is just her personal goals that she strives for.
So this, showing of hairstyles, I know makes her feel proud, of herself, of her hair and of Me and what I can do with her hair.

So many, as my B stood so proud, remarked upon her demeanour as much as her hair.
B was patiently quiet, allowing me to try one or two things when people asked, without a murmur of complaint.
I had a great time having my abilities, and my daughter (more so, my daughter) praised.

For the Generation Game, we chose a simple diagonal Dutch Braid.

I was a bit shakey and one of the girls watching me commented on it but still, it was over so quickly.
The girl who commented managed a side way French pleat instead of a Dutch one, but still, it was close enough. The other couldn’t even get it started, such a shame to watch her struggling, she had only volunteered because she thought she would be the model, not the one putting the plait in!

Bernadette enjoyed watching the other games, the first was making a balloon dagger. B got to take one home for J and for herself. Then the boy made her a flower just for her! How sweet! the next was face painting.
I nipped to one of the stands to have my colours done.
Have always been kinda interested in getting it done, to give me some direction and focus when shopping.
Turns out I am already wearing, mostly, the right colours and my normal palette of muted, autumnal colours is spot on. I could add some burnt oranges, teal blues and rusty reds though.
I found it very informative.

J was a dream, well, it seems he was probably in one because our neighbour Granny didn’t hear a peep out of him all night.
She had arrived just as he went to bed, so she got a goodnight cuddle and kiss, which pleased her, I think, but then she didn’t hear another sound.
So, all in all I have had a very lovely night and I am very very proud of my children!



Monday : B Practicing her fiddle. It has been a wee while since she picked it up so it was a little stressful, but she really got there in the end. super proud!
Tuesday : Such a soft cat. They are both rubbing at his belly like you would a big dogs!
Wednesday : Daddy is leaving again, waaaay sooner than we expected and far sooner than I wanted 😦 But he is still excited to be off on a new adventure!
Thursday : I don’t know what it is with me and Thursdays!
Friday : Bashed car, again! It feels like it was just the other week that someone reversed into the front of me,now someone runs into the back of me!!
At least the car still goes, well enough to get us to a local fundraiser. Family Bingo!
I dashed out of my parents tonight so that I could get us there on time.
Wish I hadn’t bothered. J hated the sound of the automated bingo caller, B struggled to keep up with the numbers and I was just downright bored.
We left at the half way point.
Well, at least they got at our money.
Later that night someone knocked our door. J had won a raffle prize!
Ah we’ll, not such a waste of time then 😉
Saturday : Visiting another friends farm today. B got a cuddle with a lamb!
She was pleased though she held it funny because she didn’t want to touch any dirty bits, hehe

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