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Going through the ipad archives

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It’s always lovely to look back through the iPad and see photos taken years ago.
The first photos was the beginning of a small tea set collection. The mason cup now houses a plant.
The next set of photos are from an afternoon tea, held in May 2012, to raise funds for charity. My house never seems so clean and tidy now. I dread to think where I stuffed the junk.

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Lots of this going on

lazy, lazy days.

it’s ok right? to not rush about, to just let everything unfurl and relax without clock watching all the time?

I may sew, I may bead, I may just have another cuppa.

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I was going to try so hard too…

so far on the ‘Every Day in May’ thing I have done 1 sewing thing on 1 day. Not a good average. My mojo has up and left me, leaving me flailing around wandering the internet in search of inspiration.

I may have found it in this a wonderful pin cushion that is so much more than a pin cushion.  I won’t post a pic as I have not asked permission. But the things made on this fabulous blog are stunning – real professional and slick 🙂  I love that.

However, despite the deep and unrelenting funk I am in here are some things i am enjoying today (and that does not include the kids downstairs fighting and shouting over my laptop and virtually breaking it)

I am still not understanding wordpress too much hence the stupid photo layout, but these are my favourite images – it should go like this

1. Boys on the Beach at Eastbourne – a rare ‘everyone looking at the camera at the same time’ shot

2. Loving potty training – ok, so I left it really really late but it’s not a problem when the gentleman in question decides to run with it and get himself dry in under a week (update – he’s now standing to pee)

3. really I do love him, he’s a force of nature, that needs to be treated with caution and heaps of motherly understanding (that sounds like me, no?)

4. oh how I love my new portable hard drive – it’s so easy, so wonderful and so reassuring incase my doozy of a laptop crashes and burns soon.

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how a Bank Holiday Monday text convo goes in our house

me – “never garden with a 3yr old”

hubs – “What’s happened?”

me – “let’s put it this way, my case for wooden flooring just took a step forward”

(note = hubs was at the football)

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Darn it

my running blog has been disabled.

Maybe they knew that I really wasn’t getting the running vibe going on this time.

I’ve just had to re-request access. I cannot face having to put in 7 weeks worth of pretty rubbish running stats again. Let’s just say I am still fat, have not lost weight and can only run a 12 minute mile…only 1 of them anything more than that and my stats drop to 14 minute miles (for the 1 3 mile run i have done). Rain has stopped play for today in the running stakes but at this rate it’s going to take 6 years to run 5k in under 30 minutes.

so i am putting my buckeye outdoors widget on this blog. I don’t know how other runners put lots of runs entered into Buckeye onto their blogs but when I do it it’ll only do 1. Maybe because I have no gadgets (garmin, nike+ or anything at all except a Special K heart rate monitor watch).

I have been tidying up the garden and am really pleased with it. Have dug up loads of very old shrubs, by old I mean about 10 years old, my garden is small and cannot cope with large shrubs, nor can it cope with 3 boys and numerous footballs/basketballs but at least I can get rid of old shrubs. Will post pictures when it stops raining.

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Darn it

my running blog has been disabled.

Maybe they knew that I really wasn’t getting the running vibe going on this time.

I’ve just had to re-request access. I cannot face having to put in 7 weeks worth of pretty rubbish running stats again. Let’s just say I am still fat, have not lost weight and can only run a 12 minute mile…only 1 of them anything more than that and my stats drop to 14 minute miles (for the 1 3 mile run i have done). Rain has stopped play for today in the running stakes but at this rate it’s going to take 6 years to run 5k in under 30 minutes.

so i am putting my buckeye outdoors widget on this blog. I don’t know how other runners put lots of runs entered into Buckeye onto their blogs but when I do it it’ll only do 1. Maybe because I have no gadgets (garmin, nike+ or anything at all except a Special K heart rate monitor watch).

I have been tidying up the garden and am really pleased with it. Have dug up loads of very old shrubs, by old I mean about 10 years old, my garden is small and cannot cope with large shrubs, nor can it cope with 3 boys and numerous footballs/basketballs but at least I can get rid of old shrubs. Will post pictures when it stops raining.

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Laying low

This greeted me on Monday, my poor little guy all puffed up and swollen with an accompanying red rash that made me cry.
After the school run we stood at the Doctors Surgery until it opened and got an emergency appointment. Many tears (from me) and a prescription for Loratidine later we were on the mend. Doc said it was heat rash, Sunday was hot and we went for a long dusty bike ride at Marston Vale (a tale of sore knees and nice cake), and she said it was likely that he was just out in the sun too long.
As much as I like my Doc, I do think she was wrong. The rash was not where clothes had been worn it was where skin was bare and it progressed to cover all his body on Tuesday. The swollen eye was a mystery, but I think the dusty conditions of the bike ride and the high pollen count probably contributed to it, Loratidine did work in soothing the rash and reducing the swelling. I am convinced the harsh sun brought out a non-specific viral rash, he’s had them before and will no doubt have them again until he’s a little bigger. Munch gets rashes too, Sam gets worryingly high temperatures.

He’s better now, esp after a 35p Ikea Ice Cream.

All these following pics are taken pre-illness.
King of the Hill (well Prince of Playground, but a fearful Prince)Asleep in friends car after bike ride – note the shoe in hand and wildly inappropriate car seat for a child his age (my fault not friends).
This is ‘dinner refusal but will eat breakfast all day’ after the bike ride, photo taken specifically to document the ‘non-crust’ eating foibles of the smallest child in this house.

I have avoided both the gym and running this week. It’s not been a good week and it is continuing to be a very sucky week, Hubby’s job is in jeopardy (the reality of working in the house building industry is that we have to ride the waves of recession in a harsh way – he has been made redundant twice in two years).

I am not loving life so much at the moment.

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