Thursday, 28 January 2010

You can't get wet without getting a cold

Scarlett has had ANOTHER cold.
Yes my Mum did point out that getting wet and dirty on a cold day wasn't sensible ...
PS Open University assignment submitted, what will I do with all that extra time?

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Blisters and forensic science

Just words tonight as I am nearing the end of my first Open University short course and feel the need to practice. Words, words, words and an essay on Victorian Britain...
Yes, honestly. It's hard for me to write about something I have no passion for so I sense I might either fail miserably or I have learned something quite major.
Either way, I have made a list of other short courses that interest me -
Start writing fiction
Understanding human nutrition
Elements of forensic science

Perhaps now I understand why I have had no real long-term career plan since the demise of my veterinary surgeon dream.
In other news, we escaped for some bright lights in the big city on Tuesday. After a trusty Pizza Express we walked from our hotel near St Pauls to the Theatre Royal (to see Oliver!) but hadn't noted that it wasn't actually the Drury Lane Theatre - what do they say about reading the question'?.
We over-walked by about thirty minutes which left my Mummy Feet (squeezed into high boots) blistered and bruised but each mark is worth the lovely evening that we had together, just us.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Waiting for snow

Having had a really good time in the snow a few weeks ago it is fair to say I was really excited by today's forecast, especially as we seemed to be the only county without snow. But what to do whilst we waited for midday?
I had saved a Waitrose recipe for Gingerbread Men so Scarlett and I moved to the kitchen for a spot of baking. No ground ginger, no currants and very crystallised golden syrup later ... Ladies and Gentleman ... I give you... my cinammon Mr Blobbys (with really large raisin eyes and buttons) ...

(This is the reality of the work from home/trying to do everything well mother - don't believe all the beautiful aspirational blogs. Occasionally it just doesn't go well and I'm not too proud to post this photo. They taste gorgeous, that's the main thing!)
Still no snow so I made some bread ..


That went a bit better so I fed Scarlett... or she fed herself...

and then ...


Monday, 4 January 2010

2010 - I solemnly swear ..

  • To knit a pair of socks
  • To eat more real food
  • To ask 'does it really matter?' before I react or comment
  • To learn how to use Skype
  • To listen to more music and watch less television
  • To stop taking Scarlett to classes that she doesn't enjoy
  • To keep Scarlett away from friends and family when she is ill or not herself
  • To make sure that Dan knows how much I appreciate him