Tuesday, December 02, 2014

They believe....do you?

I overheard B and M talking about Santa, and whether or not he was real!

M asked if B believed Santa was real and he said 'yes and no'.  When he explained this to her, it turns out some of his friends at school say Santa is not real, but B had 'proof' that he is.  When M questioned him on this, and said this must mean he didn't believe - B told her about something last year that happened.  Apparently, we were watching a film on Christmas Eve, and he checked the time on the clock in the kitchen.  When he checked back, the time had been so long (I can't remember the exact amount of minutes he said), but we had watched a lot less time of the film...therefore, this was the proof he needed to know Santa IS real.  Santa slows time to give himself enough time to deliver to all the boys and girls all over the world.

M said she wasn't sure what was true as a lot of her friends say Santa is just your Mum and Dad.  But, then she remembers that two years ago Phil had his hip replacement, and could not possibly have put presents under the tree.

There you go - B is 12 and M is 9.  They believe.

So the question is, do YOU believe? xx

Friday, November 28, 2014

Anxiety is back, and it won't go :o(

It's been a tough long week, one I am glad to see the back of, to be honest.

Two weeks ago today Phil had an operation on his shoulder, and also his hand, so he has been in a sling for the past two weeks, and unable to do pretty much anything for himself...let alone drive.

My anxiety, which started back in November 2012 is back with vengeance and it's affecting, once again my day to day life.  I am finding it hard to find the motivation to do ANYTHING. Even the most basic of my day to day jobs.

My memory has also gone.  I forget within seconds what I was going to do.  I really must get a pen and paper and make a list of what I need to do.  It's probably amusing to some, but to me it is very embarrassing.  I also have problems with my concentration.

Yes I probably do have a lot on my mind right now, and Phil is reliant upon me for so much, which can be quite stressful.  I am hoping over the next couple of weeks everything settles down as I am even finding it a struggle to get out of bed each day.

Sad times.

PS Today is the second anniversary of Phil's hip replacement!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Crazy Cat #7

Another one of Arnie.

I heard him in the kitchen, and then I couldn't see him!  Where was he?

Oh yes.  There!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Crazy Cat #6

Our cats are such a huge part of our family, and I don't often take photographs of them. 

But I do love this one, I think it's pretty cute!

I somehow don't think he was really sent in that box! xx

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bronte's request for the tooth fairy!

Last week, Bronte lost her first tooth, and now she's lost her second.

So she decided to up the stakes and request something special from the tooth fairy.

She wrote a letter asking for Shopkins Series 2.

Shopkins are these little figures shaped like food, beauty products and things like that.  Series 1 has only just arrived here in the UK, and Series 2 I understand, are only just being released in America!

Hmm.  I don't quite think the tooth fairy can manage this one!  She's a little tinker, isn't she? xx

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Making cakes - Lego brick, fisherman and pigs in mud!

On Friday I shared my early Christmas present with you, and then it reminded me that I have been creative on at least four occasions over the past three months since I made Bronte's Frozen cake back in August!

Firstly was B's Lego cake.  I searched Lego cakes on Pinterest and came up with my own version, which looked a bit like this:

It was of course, a rainbow cake underneath! 

B thought it was brilliant, and although it wasn't perfect, I liked it a lot too.

Also in September, in the same weekend  I made not one, but TWO Pigs in Mud cakes!  One was for B's birthday gathering, as he had a few friends round a week or so after his birthday - the Lego cake was for his real birthday.  It was such a success that I made it again for my friend Emma's 30th birthday.

Finally in October I made this Fisherman cake for Phil's Dad.

It didn't really look like it was supposed to, I literally copied a picture from a cake book but it was well received, and that is all that matters.

I didn't make myself a birthday cake in the end, as I got one from work, and apparently someone told me it was bad luck to make your own birthday cake.  Hell, we have enough bad luck as it is, so I wasn't about to take any chances.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bronte's First Wobbly Tooth!

The story of Bronte's first wobbly tooth was, from memory a very long drawn out affair!  It seemed to go on forever!
She had a wobbly tooth for at least three weeks, before it got super wobbly - and then stayed super wobbly for another two weeks.  We predicted it would fall out, and then the day we predicted would come and go and the bloody tooth was STILL in!
I took this picture out of sheer desperation....she has in the picture it fully pulled back.  Yuk.
And then....it eventually fell out!  Yay.

Bronte looks totally different now she has a gap in her mouth - whether it is because she looks older or what, I do not know....she just looks so different!

Bronte's Lego I'm a Celebrity camp

Bronte is Lego crazy at the moment, which is no surprise really when both B and M are still very much Lego crazy too.  In fact B's bedroom floor is covered in teeny tiny bits of Lego every second of every day, and no matter how often I clean or tidy his room, the Lego remains.

Bronte doesn't really have a lot of her own Lego so she has to make do with the cast off's and bits borrowed from B and M, who are sometimes more accommodating than other times.  In fact it's not helped by the fact that whenever Bronte builds up a small collection of Lego, she loses it!

We have also this week started watching I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!  The kids love it, we have watched it the past couple of years - it's the only 'reality' show we watch.

Last night, Bronte decided to make a Lego I'm a Celeb camp.  This was her first attempt:

This was this morning turned into a new and improved camp Version 2 earlier today:

Bronte is now on a mission to find a Lego version of all the celebs in the programme!

She also wants to make a video of her camp!  Eeek.

Are you watching I'm a Celebrity, and if so, what do you think of this year's show? x
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