Saturday, 9 August 2014

Saturday Chit Chat

Miniature railway 30p a person, park, bbq, cycling, park, cleaning, ironing, weekly shop, fun day - a free event for kids including go-karts, bouncy castles, pet animals, fire engine etc, McDonald's, Sainsbury's, Doctors, Library, Dry Cleaning, Butchers, Visiting Cath & Co, cycling competition, bowling party, McDonalds, beauty appointment (the best one even if it was bikini line, eyebrows and facial - I was lying down in peace and quiet) and car garage is what I've been up to this week.  I hope you're suitably exhausted reading this and doing it with 3 children in tow (one of which needed a poo in the shampoo aisle at Sainsbury - cue running with trolley to the toilet before re-commencing list) doesn't leave much time for anything else. I'm very much looking forward to 'popping' somewhere in September which has been a rare event in these nearly 11 years.

Still, I'm not complaining as jobs go its not so bad. Yes, I am harassed continuously and if that's not happening I'm stepping in to mediate the "he said/she said" arguments. And, as my friend points out (and I quote) "our basic human right to go to the toilet without interruption" is regularly being abused. I'm not sure anyone currently residing in the Bangkok Hilton, reliving Midnight Express or a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay will agree with this sentiment but hey, who am I to argue?! She has a point!

Having said all this, the holidays are wonderful! The sun has been shining, the kids have enjoyed their excursions and activities and I think there has been a fair distribution for each one as to their particular likes etc. I find this is getting harder as when they're all younger they all like the park but now my son is 10 he likes specific activities. So whilst its been good fun its been fairly non-stop and I'm looking forward to an extra pair of hands and our holiday next week.

Its been most enjoyable even if I may have had a screaming banshee moment when I couldn't find the cyclocross course. I was struggling to get the bike back in the car with the kids having wandered around aimlessly whilst the clock was counting down to the start time. I'd parked too far away from the course.

That is the beauty or should I say deceptive nature of facebook isn't it? You see a nice sunny picture of my son standing proudly with his mountain bike complete with new Omega Pharma Quickstep top.  What I didn't upload was a video of me trying desperately to get the darn bike in the car and then forgetting to give him his asthma inhaler so he had to abandon the race!  He was doing so much better this time around too - he was halfway in the main pack before it all went tits up.

How cool this kids jersey - I got it from this great site that sells all the professional cycling jersey's for children
Whilst driving to the Bowling party yesterday the car decided to keep beeping to tell me my seat belt wasn't in when it was. It kept doing this (with me regularly pulling over asking everyone to check their seat belts) until it was doing it is so loudly and quickly you'd think the car was about to blow up.  It did this for about 4 miles and did one final beep before all the lights on the dashboard went out. Wonderful. So on the way back I had to go to the garage (which is still under warranty) to book it in for Monday. Thankfully I'll get a courtesy car but just urgh and with the risk of sounding like a prepubescent teenager FML!

I still haven't touched a crisp - heading into my 5th week now, nor a cookie. The cake and chocolate are still proving problematic let me try again next week.  I was doing exceptionally well until the 2 x McDonalds visits this week whilst out and about so am feeling a little bloated! I don't feel that flabby as being out and about and doing all the walking etc has helped.

So that's all my news folk. Be back soon....

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