This week with Prince William and Kate Middleton getting married my mind has been cast back to the day that Prince Charles and Lady Dianna Spencer got married, which was 29 July 1982. I vividly remember where I was nad what we were doing as a family.
I have commented before how much I love the fact that in the UK we have pretty clearly defined seasons. As a mum, sometimes I feel as though I am stuck in a time warp and nothing chances, the same old things day in and day out, but it is the changing seasons that let me know that time is passing and that life is ever changing. For The Gallery this week the prompt is seasons. I wish I had a photo of the same place each season, but I don’t, although I AM going to do that now! Spring – The wonders of new life everywhere you look. Summer – more »
I have had a wonderful day with my family celebrating my 36th birthday Homemade cards depicting me inside our home, fireworks and colourfulness. I received a lovely bear from Muttingsfromthemoor from MadDad Fantastic Cath Kidston Tea Towels A perfect tiny white tree (I have wanted a white tree since we were married) Wonderful bird decorations for it Afternoon tea at Bettys and yes that is minimad tucking in to mince pies (his favorites) MaxiMad enjoying mummys cup of tea Walking back to the car through the museum gardens How lucky am I to be able to visit my favorite place with my favorite people on my birthday. I wasnt expecting more »
What can I say about the wonderful night we had the Bonfire night party at my brothers and sister in laws social club. It was a wonderful night, with 200 people turning up for the marvelous fireworks that my Brother and the team put on (he is already trying to make next year bigger and better). The children’s disco is something to behold, in fact MiniMad is the Disco King and he spent the whole 2 and half hours on the dance floor, well apart from the 5 mins he spent munching on a couple of hotdogs!! MaxiMad loved the fireworks this year and enjoyed dancing to the disco outside and watching more »
Tonight I am tired, tonight I am sore, tonight I was going to leave you with a video of the minimads at the wonderful Fireworks Party, but I am not up to spending that much time at the laptop, so instead I will leave you with a glimpse…….. Of my boys having the best time ever. Thank you Bro and Sister In Law for a fantastic night and that is why I am am sore and tired, but it was all worth it. So it is self inflicted, I hurt as I had to go with them, I wanted to watch them and I wanted to dance too. So it is more »
I love baking and cooking with the MiniMads, well I love doing anything with them to tell the truth. Normally we would bake and made from scratch, but as I am recovering from my latest surgery, I thought me and MiniMad would cheat a bit and use a packet mix to make some cakes. I had picked up a packet of Green’s cake mix for this purpose last time we were in Aldi and it had been reduced to 49p even better. MiniMad had great fun doing all the work himself, whilst MaxiMad was at Swimming Lesson. He put his cases in the tin. He added the egg and water himself more »
We have been to my Brother and Sister in Laws social club this evening for the children Halloween party and it was and always is a fantastic night. It is a night for all the children and most of them dress up (except for MaxiMad who goes as himself) and have a great time. Cheesy tunes are played by the Menacing Boys Disco, parents are dragged up on the stage to show off the dance routines to the children and party games are played. Apples are bobbed and fancy dress competitions take place. Toffee apples, Halloween cakes and toffee lollies are eaten. It is always a wonderful experiance and tonight is more »
The mini’s were invited to a craft afternoon at our local children’s centre. It was still raining this afternoon, so along we went. The boys had great fun as usual and went a little overboard on the glitter and all things sparkly (they take after their mum on that one) Here is a selection of what they make, fireworks, shakers, a pasta necklace and a dragon. There was such a variety of mums and children there, the mums who were horrified a their little darlings getting covered in paint and glue, the ones who didn’t care and just left the children too it whilst they chatted (ignored them completely), the mums more »