Tuesday, 30 November 2010
I was able to collect the pottery from daisyroots today, here is how it turned out... I am very pleased with my 2 xmas decorations!!!
We have been doing lots of guinea pig cuddling and have even managed to bathe Beatrix and Marigold. Marigold has been joining us on N's bed at night to listen to Peter and The Starcatchers (the book we are reading for book club).
N had all her hair cut off this afternoon - WOW!
Friday, 26 November 2010
N cooked dinner for her and her Dad this evening, Pasta Bake a la N!!
Looks good doesn't it!! Apparently it tasted good too!! Not a scrap was left.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
We were off to the animal care course again today and Niamh was learning about Reptiles. They had a bearded dragon and a snake. Someone is very kindly going to email me a photo of Niamh holding the snake, so I will post when I get it. She was very brave.
We came home for dinner and Niamh decided to use a set we had bought from the 99p shop ages ago cutting fabric to fit a magnetised card doll.......
The thing is, these sets you get from the 99p shop NEVER have everything in the box (remember the empty sand bracelets box) well this set had one piece of fabric missing 2 sheets of stencils, and a whole bag of sequins missing!
Monday, 22 November 2010
We got to the family's house and the guinea pigs looked adorable, how can you walk away from that!!! We bought the cage and they gave us some bedding and food.
We have mummy Marigold, baby Beatrix and sister Sweetpea. (N Chose the names)
Sunday, 21 November 2010
One of my friends found 3 female guinea pigs online offered free to a good home as the family need to re home them. It turns out they are still available and we have arranged to go and look at them tomorrow. So maybe she won't have to wait until the spring!
N has started a new blog called http://www.niamhsguineapigs.blogspot.com please go and have a look at her blog I am sure she will be keeping it updated!!
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Friday was the day of the long awaited Farewell Dinner for the Australian Cricket Tour, yep Hubby is off to the other side of the world in 2 weeks time. We thought we had better dress up for the occasion...
Anyway much red wine was drank by me in particular. It was all very impressive having David Barby off the telly to auction off the donated lots and at the time bidding whilst drunk seemed the thing to do. I maintain that even sober I still would have been after the house of commons tour and lunch ,but that went for £200 :( . I also thought the cookery demo for 4 people seemed good, so I was quite happy to bid for that, and was very pleased (even did my happy clapping) when I won it. A little while later there were 2 Wedgwood bowls up for grabs, our table was at the back and I didn't have my glasses on so, I shouted 'STOP! I want to look at them close up I don't have my glasses on', which clearly to David Barby means I really want those I'll buy them and they were mine apparently!! Never mind every time I look at those bowls I will smile to myself how I had never really bid for them but had to pay for them and take them home anyway!
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Wednesday - N started the animal care course in Reading, I stayed for the first session, but assured her that is not happening every week!! I have more xmas shopping to do!! The first session was really good though. They were looking at Rodents and had chinchillas, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits etc etc. I am actually pretty annoyed with myself that I forgot my camera, and as I only have a £9 phone with no camera facility I missed the MANY photo ops. Someone did take a photo of N bathing a guinea pig, so hopefully I might be able to get a copy of that emailed over to me.
Thursday - I seriously can't remember what I did on Thursday.
Friday - It was the day for our monthly meet up at Funtime in Carterton with other Home ed families. I came home with 3 extra children!! N had fun though.
Saturday - N had Abdabs amateur dramatics in the morning. Hubby and I managed to get together for a hot chocolate and a latte (me / him) and a cake (yep they had gluten free ones) in the church green cafe thing which normally looks empty. N had an outdoors birthday party to go to in the afternoon, bonfire, toasting marshmallows, a Famous Five type mystery to solve, much fun was had, when I arrived to collect N and her friend she was prancing around in a short sleeve t shirt.
Sunday - N was feeling very ill, when will she learn to keep a coat on??
Monday - N still feeling sick, but more from the fact that Aiden is out of X Factor and Daddy has gone away for 2 days.
Tuesday - Today!! N has a friend to play today and then gymnastics before tea. Daddy should be home in the evening yey!!! She is excited about her animal care course again tomorrow. Note to self - remember camera!
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
I just need to get it tuned and we are away!
Monday, 8 November 2010
Leanne Leanne you are so feminine
Leanne Leanne you are so rad
You are calm even when I am mad
Your skin is tanned
Your eyes are blue
Your hair is curly
Leanne I love you
Thursday, 4 November 2010
They have two reindeer there now - see yet another reminder that xmas is coming....