Thursday, 26 February 2009


a very indepth blog post

involving school holidays
40th birthday celebrations
interviews at University

and many other things

but just now I am up to my eyeballs in assignments (right now its psychology!)

but I hope to post soon - Watch This Space

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Bless Her!

this morning my youngest 2 girls were moaning they had nothing to do, in the hallway there is a pine chest full of board games.
I suggested they took all the boxes out, and all the bits at the bottom of the chest and sort them
out - which they have been doing. I told them I should never hear them saying they are bored again with all those to play with.

a bit later, after they had cleared away and had a game out the 8 year old said to the 4 years old 'if you are ever bored again, into the box you go' (referring to pine chest)

I looked up and saw the 4 year old with her face in the lid of the games box and singing 'into the box I go, into the box I go'


Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Excited? Me?


I have been offered an interview at Bedfordshire University for the BSc (Hons) Midwifery course.

I know that isn't actually a place, but an interview is good.

So, yes excited, and perhaps just a little bit scared!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Computer says?

Herts county council directive - all schools should be open

hooray - say the parents of St. Albans.


for those poor molly coddled kids that need to travel to school by car - would not a bit of salt on the trecherous roads be a good idea?

We commandeered the use of a sledge today from a neighbour and got the kids to school that way, but I was shocked at the amount of coaches and lorries (with professional drivers) slipping and sliding all over the place - the result? car drivers (the non professional drivers) panicking and causing chaos for vehicles and pedestrians alike!

stay off the road unless you are working, or going to work - today is not the day for a leisurely drive ANYWHERE!

Monday, 2 February 2009

So, the weekend away?

it was a much looked forward to weekend break; Me, my eldest and the youngest on a bargain travelodge break to the new forest.

we left full of excitement on Friday night and were amazed at the lovely smooth journey, with only a small amount of traffic around Heathrow (to be expected really!)

we arrived tired and hungry, so whilst the girls got themselves sorted for bed I popped out for fish and chips. doesnt this sound like an idillic scene?

full tums and tucked into warm beds we drifted off to sleep (still idillic?) only for me to be woken a short while later by smallest child wanting to get into bed with me, no problem after all I do have a king sized bed to myself!

But, at midnight, said smallest child started crying in pain. Earache has struck, and of course I have no calpol! what a night, I dont think I got more than half an hours uninterupted sleep. and then at about 7am she threw up, and carried on throwing up large mouthfuls of bile for the next couple of hours! got some clean sheets from housekeeping (lucky them!) and phoned NHS direct, spoke to a lovely nurse who advised us to make our way home incase it was a tummy bug and Iwent down with it.

but she slept for a bit and was much better so we made the decision to stay, despite being knackered! dosed her up with calprofen and went for a trip into the new forest to see some ponies, didnt get out the car as we were too tired and cold!

As the day rolled on littliest started complaining of a sore throat as well as a earache. But really it was too late to drive home.

We went out with high hopes of a pizza hut supper, but the wait was an hour and they had no waiting area?!?! so macdonalds it was! nuggets, burgers, fries, milkshakes all went down a treat.

Back to the motel, and we are really tired and I am the only one to stay awake to the end of Casualty, then my light is off and I am zzzzzzzzzzz away with the rest of them...................................

and again the midnight hours strikes and littliest has lept out of my bed and vomitted big time all over her not slept in single bed! for the next hour I am rinsing bits of the days food out of sheets in the bathroom! eventually settling back down (after waking up Mr.B and discussing driving home then!) but poor little soul had a temperature through the roof, heat was radiating from her and she wouldnt let me touch her (very unusual).

we came home early on Sunday with a thankfully non eventful journey which she slept through, couldnt really be bothered with going on a visit anywhere after that night!

Poor little mite, Sunday was her Birthday as well. I am hoping she is going to go down with Chicken Pox (its going around nursery) so she can get it over with now. other than that I have no idea what can be wrong!

Pay it forward

I won a draw on this lovely blog

and so to fulfill my part of the bargain I am now offering to 'pay it forward'

  • I am giving myself 12 months from the date of the draw to complete my tasks
  • I will pick the winners out of the hat
  • entrants must post a comment under this post with the following details; your blog URL and a joke that will make me laugh!
  • I am not a professional seamstress or knitter, but we can decide between us what I can make for you
so there you go this will stay open until the end of February and I will make the draw before the end of the first week in March