Monday, 29 June 2009

We're home


Actually we've been home for a week now but with all the washing, catching up on work, learning how to use a new phone and laptop (you'd be forgiven for thinking we have won the lottery) - I clean forgot to update these ramblings.
For that's what they are really. Whilst away, my friend and I debated why I feel the need to blog and twitter whilst she is scared of friend requests on Facebook. Is it attention-seeking? Over-share? Loneliness? My generous spirit?
Answers on a postcard ....

Thursday, 11 June 2009

We're off ....

Scarlett and Emma's Big Road Trip to the West Country starts tomorrow. Bye bye! xx

Friday, 5 June 2009

Are you interested in learning to knit or crochet?

I am not sure you should use your blog to promote something but I suppose it is OK if you are up front from the start (and anyway, I have no idea if anyone other than family and friends are reading this ....)

4th July Learn to Crochet
Crochet is a lot quicker than knitting, and ideally suited to making pretty accessories.The tutor for the day is Nicki Trench. Nicki is a knitter, crocheter, cook, hen keeper , as well as author of Super Cute Crochet and The Complete Guide to Knitting and Crochet.A selection of
Nicki's books will be available to buy on the day.
£40.00 including lunch, refreshments and materials all set in a beautiful barn just off the A14 near Ipswich (close to Jimmy's Farm).

11th July - Learn to Knit
The basics of knitting are really very simple. if you have always wanted to learn to knit, come along to this one day workshop and let us help you unravel the mystique.
Full day course 10.30 - 4.30.
£40.00 including lunch, refreshments, materials used on the day - plus goody bag - all set in a beautiful barn just off the A14 near Ipswich (close to Jimmy's Farm).

For more information or to book contact Su on 01394 283589 or contact me.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

What makes me really happy?

As I sit here pondering the content of this post, I can't help but laugh at myself. Only two weeks ago I thought I didn't need money to make me happy whereas you now find me pretty fed up with constantly checking my purse and bank account as well as the avoidance of supermarkets (or anywhere else that might tempt me to go 'off-list' and leave me with a sharp intake of breath at the checkout), out-of-fashion threadbare clothes and a very basic skincare routine.

The internal wranglings of the working mother continue ... I could work and have more money but then I would have to leave Scarlett more and that would hurt. When I am at work I am pretty happy as long as what I am doing is worthwhile and consuming but I am desparately angry when I am treated badly or messed about as all I can think is "I have left Scarlett for this!" I am not sure I could be a proper stay-at-home Mum but then I am so envious of those that are. I am not sure I could be a full-time working Mum but then I go through one of my phases of craving fancy facecreams and Top Shop clothes and the cycle continues .....

Today has been a big day for Scarlett. Firstly, I gave into family pressure and put a clip in her hair. Secondly she had her MMR vaccination. Thirdly I let the nurse give her a chocolate button - it's all downhill from here.

Finally she looked me in the eyes when we were finishing her bath and said 'ma ma ma ma' for the first time.

Now I know that all the money in the world couldn't buy anything as great as that feeling.