Wednesday, 5 January 2011

International "hear a pin drop" Day ;)

Good morning

Oh yes that day has arrived - 2 boys despatched back to school with slightly holiday brain mode still switched on - hopefully by the end of the day they'll be back into learning mode!! Even MrVV has deserted me today and gone off to work in his warehouse. Oh the sound of silence - bliss. I can hear a clock ticking and a siren in the distance!!

We've spent the last few days slowly getting back to normal. Christmas has been packed away with the exception of a few outside lights which will be switched off tomorrow (12th night). New school items have been bought & labelled and bags emptied of old wrappers & drink bottles. The dreaded alarm clocks have once again been set and we're slowly getting used to routine again.

We did manage our walk at Southwold on Monday - it was surprisingly quiet there. Here's a pic (not a great one) of little son and me - as you can see - I won't be able to call him little son for much longer;

I achieved something else on Monday - I managed to book myself a stall at a fair at the end of February. Its run by Greenpeace and the few times I've visited its been really busy and friends who've had stalls there have been successful. I've decided as its an 'Eco-friendly' event I shall try to make everything I want to sell from existing supplies - a stash busting event! Rummaging through bags/drawers I've been quite surprised at how much stuff I have so I don't think it will a problem.

I was on my way out a little while to refill the bird feeders - it seems its not just the birds who've been feeding - this little fella - who've we nicknamed 'Fatso' has kept us entertained over the hols as he tries to launch himself at the nuts. Typically I didn't get a pic of him dangling pretending to be a blue tit - he landed just as I took the photo!!
Right - I'd better crack on - washing machine to empty, floors to wash, dinner to plan and a CS shift this afternoon too. Oh the joys of back to 'normal'.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

14 comments:

Sarah said...

LOL - my blog post title was Silence is Golden! My 2 are back today and the house is so quiet. Routine has to beckon at some stage I guess! Good luck with all your activities1

Floss said...

Happy Quiet Day! Ours went back on Monday but Son 1 had an appointment on Tuesday morning and the afternoon with no lessons, so there's not been much time alone yet...

Magic Bean said...

Hulloo. My pin drop day is next Monday. Can't wait. No children. No builders. No husband. There is a downside tho'. I have a lot of painting to do. But I will be alone, hurray! Ax

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I'm at work today so it's not quiet for me boo hoo. Enjoy normality!!

Lisa said...

I love the title of this post! So true!
I've just done my first shift back at the CS. It was very quiet there today. Lots of donations, not many buying though.
Don't mention washing and ironing, it's worse than ever at the mo!
Lisa x

delia hornbook said...

Enjoy the silence my boys went back to school today and i went back to work, getting up at 6am for me again so i can have a whole hour to myself before i wake the boys up was hard but im sure i will get there as everyone will again. Its been soooo nice to have no routine. I love your black coat your wearing in your photo and what is it with boys they grow so quick ;-) Good luck with your fair and your projects this year. Happy new year to you. Dee x

bellaboo said...

I'm taking my cards down right now,but leaving the decs until tomorrow..12th night and all that! Seems like you're right back in the thick of it..don't wear yourself out! :0)

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Jenevieve said...

Enjoy you quiet time! Back to work for me today, so no quiet for me! Good luck with the craft fair, I'm sure it will go really well! :-) x

harmony and rosie said...

I shall be celebrating that day next week!!! Great news about your stall, what a good way to start off the new year. Happy New Year x

Joy said...

My husband and kids don't understand how I just enjoy silence. When they are gone during the day I rarely turn on the TV or the radio. The Ipod they got me really was a waste as I can't stand to stick earphones in my ears and listen to music like that. Anyway, I'm with you and your day sounds much like mine and I sware that same squirrel lives in my yard.
♥ Joy

Diane said...

I love that phrase "crack on" - hubby hates it when I say it! I'd love a walk on the beach at this time of year. xxx

WoodbankCrafts said...

My two went back to play school/school today, back to routine. Great on booking a stall, sounds promising :) x

liz said...

Gosh Southwold does look quiet! I love the southwold greenpeace fair, we go every year and its fab! You will really enjoy it and should do well, it's very well attended. I look forward to seeing you again there.