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;
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