This week has been a week of two halves.
From Saturday to Wednesday, James was away for work in America, so I was flying solo with the boys. We kept things fairly simple over the weekend, which was just as well as the weather was atrocious. We braved the rain for a while on Saturday so that Tom could go and have his nasal flu vaccine (did you know all four years olds are eligible for one?) and then had dinner out with my parents. There were lots of Remembrance Day things going on, and this traction engine seemed to be following us around town, much to the boys’ delight.
On Monday my mother and I had lunch to celebrate her birthday. It was a cold, grey day and only scampi and chips would do! On Tuesday I kept my head down and got on with the school runs.
When I’m on my own I find there’s less time left for creativity and so things have been a bit quiet on the blog. Generally, I stay up too late, eat badly and watch rubbish on the TV.
However, I did have a lot of fun with Autumn leaves this week…
After so much wet weather, we woke up to sunshine on Wednesday morning. To say we were ecstatic is an understatement!
The gloom of dark days is infectious, and we were more than ready for a change. James’ return from America also cheered things up, along with the selection of exotically unhealthy food he brought back with him…
I’m sorry to report that Tootsie Rolls are revolting. I can’t pin down what they’re supposed to taste of. Chocolate? Liquorice? Maybe someone can enlighten me.
On Thursday I put out my beautiful new bedding for the first time. I am so thrilled with it, and still can’t believe it was only £12.
Friday was a lovely day in Ely. I went to the annual Cathedral craft and gift fair with my mum, and it was as beautiful as ever. Twinkly lights and gorgeous things to buy.
And finally, to end the week I’d like to introduce you to our new pet:
Mog the cat is loving her new home, and I hope she won’t get up to too much mischief. Like al lot of other people, I think Sainsbury’s has definitely won the Christmas advert competition with Mog’s Christmas Calamity (much better than the John Lewis Man on the Moon misery-fest). If you’re a fan of Judith Kerr’s books, then hot-foot it to Sainsbury’s now to get your own Mog and a copy of the special new book before they sell out! Yes, it’s all shamelessly consumerist, but I’ve always loved Mog and I don’t care.