Sunday, 20 April 2014

100 Happy Days - 31 to 33

Day 31 was going to be apple blossom buds until I noticed this little bit of wallpapering my 18 year old had done in his bedroom. A level maths and further maths revision. Made me smile. 



Day 32 - freshly dug land at the allotment. A very satisfying feeling. Needs some chicken manure pellets sprinkling on before the rain comes in the next few days and raking over. I think this will be my sweetcorn bed this year. 



Day 33 - the Easter bunny came. 4 each for my 4 kiddiwinks from ourselves/my brother and sister plus a huge box of choccies for them to share from my mum. I don't get the whole lavish gift thing at Easter. When the kids were little we maybe bought a DVD between them or they had new clothes to wear but I've seen pics on Facebook today of Christmasesque piles of presents all wrapped up. Explain the reason for Easter and give them a chocolate egg and/or an egg hunt. There's no need for the rest of it (in my tight fisted opinion lol).


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Friday, 18 April 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 30

So day 30 was a happy gobsmacked moment. My 18 year old son went to the shop and came back with a creme egg for me. I think I'm still in shock


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Thursday, 17 April 2014

100 Happy Days - 24 to 29

First of all fab news after photo 23 which was the interview my daughter was going for. She got the job and from September will be a fully fledged newly qualified geography teacher. So proud of her.

Day 24 - a knitting commission for a customer of our local wool shop. 



Day 25 - an eye test for my youngest and new specs


Day 26 - a yummy freebie with the shopping delivery


Day 27 - we collected his new specs. Specsavers had an amazing offer on of free prescription sunglasses with kids glasses. Bearing in mind that kids glasses are free anyway this is a fantastic freebie. He's never been able to have sunglasses before because his prescription has always been big so has needed his glasses on all his waking hours. He's beyond excited for prescription sunnies. The husband thinks he looks like Chow from the hangover films. Not sure that's a good thing haha


Day 28 - a fun science workshop at our local high school. This one is making a bobsleigh to get an egg down a ramp safely and as quickly as possible. His name was top of the list when we left which pleased him no end. 


Day 29 - a bit of dug land amongst the weed chaos at the allotment. I've started a new blog just for allotment stuff but more of that later. 


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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Punky Scraps April

The April challenge is live and here is my take on it:




 I was inspired by the colours and playful nature of the picture and chose a photo of my youngest on the Spin Dizzy ride at Diggerland.  I've written before about how he just missed out (by a day and a half  of hospital appointments) on going on the school trip to Diggerland for a full year attendance because he had his knee injury at the end of last June.  I promised him that as soon as he was in a physical position to fully enjoy the theme park I would take him myself.  He couldn't have done anything really because of the mobility issue had he gone with school anyway so it worked out for the best.  We ended up going on 31st October on a beautiful sunny day in half term and it was quiet enough for him to do as much as he wanted as many times as he wanted.  The one ride he was unsure of was Spin Dizzy. He had been on it before at a birthday party two times straight after the other. Needless to say it didn't end well so he was understandably anxious.  He decided to go on it in the end and then as we were leaving asked to go on it again.  He loved it and knows that twice in a row is not good but twice spread out over the day is much better.  It goes without saying that I took a fair few photos of him on the ride but because, as the name suggests, it moves so fast this was perhaps one of the better ones.....needless to say there are and will never be any photos of me on this ride. I hate this sort of thing lol

100 Happy Days - Days 21 to 23

Day 21 is the start of a new baby blanket for the shop. I've gone for neutral pastel green, lemon and white.





Day 22 is my youngest's entry into the decorated egg competition at school. They started out as minions but ended up as aliens and best of all he won second prize so I'm chuffed to bits.  It also gave him a confidence boost which is never a bad thing.




Day 23 - I dropped my eldest child off at an interview this morning which came about as the result of her going to a previous interview at another school and they passed her details to this school.  It is hard for newly qualified teachers (which she will be in just a few weeks) to make an impact at an interview when there are experienced teachers also being interviewed which is what happened at the first interview but for them to be impressed enough to pass her details to another school is a positive step forward.





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