Monday, 21 February 2011

Hurrah for half term

Good evening

All alone again - Little Son & MrVV are off to their normal Monday night band practise and tonight Big Son has deserted me, to go and play badminton with his Uncle. The house seems very quiet after having the boys at home today. When I worked in schools I always looked forward to half-term and spending time with just my children. Even now I no longer work, I look forward to the holidays as a break from the exciting term time stuff of white shirts/pack-ups and of course early morning alarms.

So far so good - today has been spent mainly with the boys watching dvds, whilst gaming on the DS's and chatting to friends on Facebook - who says males can't multi-task ;)

After I'd done the boring jobs, I decided to spend some time doing things I like;

Finishing off the last few things I want to take to the Fair on Saturday. I also finished knitting & felting another piece which hopefully will be turned into a purse this week once its dry.

I needed to go into town to post another Birthday Swap parcel so whilst I was out I took the opportunity to drop off a bag of cast-offs in the charity shop. Whilst browsing in there, I spotted cupcakes and had to investigate further. The shop sells new goods too and the cupcakes were in fact printed onto tea-towels. Now I've needed some new teatowels for ages but hadn't found any I really liked so these had to come home with me.

They looked so pretty tied up with their gingham ribbon - just hoping the males don't use these ones to wipe their not-quite-clean hands on nor mop up any kitchen spills!!

Taking of kitchen spills - I tried a new (to me) receipe today - cheese & marmite savoury rolls - whilst they didn't turn out the most photogenic of things - trust me, they were tasty;



Lastly today I've been trying to collect a few more pictures towards this months Photo Scavenger Hunt (see my sidebar for link). I am almost there - just 4 more to find and I think I know where I can find those. I can't wait to see what photos others have taken and how they have interpreted the catagories.


Wow at the response to yesterday's post. So many more toys were mentioned and there were quite a few that I'd also owned. However as the oldest of 7, I often handed on to my younger siblings the toys that were less precious to me - that means that my Sindy & Pippa dolls were rather worn and tatty by the time my little sister had finished with them, so they are definately no more. I've looked on ebay at the Pippa dolls and was gobsmacked at the prices they fetch - perhaps one day if I win the lottery I might treat myself to a couple.

Right off now - soon be time for my Monday night, hiding behind the cushion and getting the breathing right time with 'One Born Every Minute'.

xxx Vicki xxx





18 comments:

Amanda said...

I love half term too, lie ins.....Its monday and there is wine and a curry for later...on a monday! Tut! Suddenly....I like mondays...tell me why? Cus I get a lie in tomorrow....

Saphy said...

Love the teacups........

Pink Milk said...

Ooh, is One Born Every Minute on tonight? Best scoot. I love it - I like to scoff at the big wusses who wail like banshees!!! Of course, I did no such thing ..!

Yay for half term and answering the door in your dressing gown at 11am! :-)

Hx

Nearly there Claire said...

Ohhhhh.... I too love those teacups.

...and marmite! Nom nom nom.

Cx

Joy said...

What great pin cushions and what a find on the tea towel. Love the pattern on it.
I don't think I've ever eaten marmite. But that looks good. We are going to be in London for a couple of days in the summer. Maybe I'll find some there.
♥ Joy

delia hornbook said...

Pippa dolls fetch a lot of money that has really suprised me i will have to check them out to. Love your pin cushions i did the same in sugar bowls for xmas presents they look so sweet. And those marmite and cheese rolls look lush, enjoy the rest of your half term, dee x

Jackie said...

Loving those cupcake teatowels!!! The savoury rolls looks yummy - bet there's not many left - there wouldn't be in this house!! Enjoy the rest of your half term x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Love the pincushions. Genius!

maryannlucy said...

oh off to look at Pippa, I had a few but my favourite was the long haired one who would swish her head when you moved her arm up and down. I saved all of my pocket to buy her.
Have a look at the price of the Ant and Bee books too.....I must buy a lottery ticket x

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely pin cushions, tea towls & marmite savoury rolls...yummy!!!
Glad I'm not the only one who's male uses tea towels for everything!!! x

WoodbankCrafts said...

Those cupcake teatowls are fab, it would have been rude not to get them! Half term is going well so far here, L is lying in till 8.30am which is bliss :)

Love 'One Born Every Minute' too, I always laugh at the random comments the women come out with, we all do it. After I had my son I looked at him and said 'Who's is that? He's a right bruiser!' Bearing in mind that I had him at home and there were no other women in labour there! Good old gas and air! :) xx

Jenevieve said...

The tea towels are lovely! No time off work here, I forget how many holidays you get at school, I just never realised it at the time! I havent watched one born every minute yet, afraid it might just put me off! :-) x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

I've never heard of cheese and marmite savoury rolls, they look yummy. It's not fair, everyone is posting about food!!! x

TheMadHouse said...

I love the holidays, the lazy mornings and the time with the boys. I love the tea towels

Pene said...

hehe emma has just announced pairs for spring swap and guess who I've got???

Sarah said...

Yep, holidays are great - anything beats the school run! Those savoury rolls look really lovely - I'm a great Marmite fan!

JP said...

love the tea towels - too nice to use!!!!!

Lisa said...

I love marmite, but am the only one in the house that does. I'd have to eat all of them if I baked them!
Pretty tea towels.
Lisa x