Friday, 23 July 2010

Off we go

We are going on our hols this week, caravan with family in the cotswolds,we are a away for a week then back for a day then off again with my parents. See you all soon xxxx

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Swings and roundabouts

The week started well enough , nothing particularly unusual happened , then as it progressed it seemed to get worse and worse . Now in the grander scheme of things everything is fairly minor , everyone is well , we are not homeless , we have food to eat. However in the pregnant hormonal hate this kind of thing way everything went tits up.
We have had a failed MOT hence muchos money to the garage, the day after car came back with new MOT the battery failed, the head broke off the shower, i had to walk with sonny to the midwife and back from playgroup ( a two hour round journey ..ok so it wouldn't take a normal person that long but i was achey and he was tired!) I then had to ring two different companies (naturally being left on hold for quite some time!) to find out if they would allow me to fly in a fortnights time ( holiday ) . After charging the battery on the car , the next morning it is flat agin , hence more phonecalls to the garage plus TWO yes TWO trips to the garage within an hour , afterbeing told it was a loose terminal ( it wasn't) going to pick up a prescription ( Thrush ...just what i need) and coming out to find the battery flat AGAIN ..AArgh. Finally get battery sorted then come home to find letter informing us our tax credits are being stopped due to an overpayment 3 years ago. fuckers. Hence lots of swears and some crying for good measure.

But..that was yesterday and today we have forgotton all the horriblness ( and are a bit embarassed by said swearing crying outbursts ) so are being grateful for loveliness that has happened this week. bounty from the garden , i feel we may be having courgette for breakfast lunch and tea these next few weeks ( Maya will be pleased!)

Not a jungle but actually the slightly overgrown garden.

This pretty little flower....What is this does anyone know? Is it chicory?? Don't laugh if its not !

A new friend...Bluey Louis and a BEAUTIFUL gift from a lovely lovely mama ( Cher from the gp forum)
This cheered me up so much , a fleece lined , rainbow striped , soft and lovely baby bonnet made from reclaimed materials . I can't wait to put my little babba in this .... Thank you mama!!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Happy camping

Firstly , although not strictly linked to our camping trip i had to share the rather lovely cake that we made for Martin's birthday last week. it was lovingly decorated with with lots of enthusiasm and rather a lot of toppings ......Mummy shall we put jam on it?. Ok then . .........Mummy shall we put some chocolate balls on it? ........... Ok then. .............Mummy shall we put some sprinkles on it ? ....well why not , in for a penny in for a pound!
It was DEEEEEELLLIICIOUS!!!!!! and the redcurrants were all from our garden. ( not the strawberries though. Our strawberries never even made it to the kitchen!)
And then this weekend a little trip in the lovely van. It was a really nice weekend, the weather was good the company was good and the camp was good. Jamie par took in a spot of whittling with the rather sharp knife he is holding in the picture ( Martins knife) . We showed him how to do it and how not to do it ...but after a while Jamie obviously decided to experiment for himself ....resulting in a wail of horror and the need for a plaster. He carried on afterwards though being a lot more careful having learnt for himself the right and wrong way to whittle a stick . ( his thumb is ok , still working and still attatched to his hand!)

The scenery was quite spectacular but as i didn't take the camera on our walks you'll have to imagine it.

It also wasn't really cold enough to warrant a camp fire , but really? camping without a fire? Where would we toast the marshmallows?

24 week bump

It seems to be going really quickly.....and the bump is really wiggly. I'm starting to feel a bit achier and a bit more tired but generally pretty good. I love my expanding bump and i'm really trying to appreciate every part of being pregnant , as this will be my LAST! Maya in particular is really excited about the arrival ,asking lots of questions , talking to the bump. Sonny thinks it can see him through my belly button and that he can hear it making noises. Jamie is a bit more reserved about the whole thing , but will occasionally give my tummy a little stroke ( when he thinks no one else is looking !)

We seem to have most things we need i.e clothes, nappies, a friend is giving me her car seat and i'm hoping to just do without all the other paraphernalia .I think it helps having been here before so i know just how little we will actually need ....however I do have a couple of slings which i'm looking forward to trying out with a tiny bundle ;-)

Dreads one year on....

So my dreads have gone from this at 1 week.......

to this at one year !!!!!!!!

Shorter , fatter , blonder ( obviously they had a bit of help with that last one!) they have changed so much. But there has never been a moment i've regretted them .
Its been quite a journey , there have been times when i've loved them and times when i not loved them so much... but it is a journey and an ongoing on at that. I used to wash my hair EVERY day otherwise it felt so greasy and looked awful but now i only wash it when i want to , which can range from anything from a week to a month . I've used one solid shampoo bar this year compared to god knows how many bottles of shampoo and conditioner. Not to mention time and water saved in the shower.

At the minute i like them .. although they are quite a lot shorter than i'd like , and i'm still abit torn about the colour...i like it but bleach is bleach maybe Henna is the way forward ...hhmmmn not sure it'd suit me.

Wonder what they'll look like next year ?