Saturday, 26 November 2016

Lasts and Firsts

26/11/2016
Derby 1 Norwich 0

We are moving house on Monday so the house is full of boxes. Which as you can imagine is a death trap waiting to happen. Especially with 2 small children. My inlaws have come over today to help look after the girls while we pack. Although we haven't really achieved much. We have got to the point where we've packed as much as we can, as we still need to live in the house.

Our eldest has gone with her grandparents for a sleepover at her cousins tonight. So without realising it last night was our last night in this house as a family of 4. This has made me think about all the other last times I have unintentionally missed. Like the trip to the shops, the library and the playground. Ironically a trip to the playground is one I try to avoid if I can as I hate getting cold pushing a screaming baby around; whilst my eldest climbs things she is too small for. But suddenly the idea I have not catalogued her last trip there with me makes me want to break down in tears. Luckily there is packing to be done so I can focus on that instead of getting too maudlin. It doesn't help that she was so excited about the sleepover that she barely kissed me goodbye. The lure of her cousins Paw Patrol toys was just too exciting.

Thinking about lasts this is the last blog entry from Enfield my next one will be written as a Norfolk citizen again. And in just over two weeks time my husband will be attending his first night game at home in years. In fact from Monday my little family will have lots of firsts to look forward to, so to help me sleep tonight I will think about all the firsts we have to look forward to and not dwell on the lasts I didn't pay attention to. As John Lenon says. "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

Saturday, 19 November 2016

PJ Masks

19/11/2016
QPR 2 Norwich 1

This morning found us driving back from Norfolk to London hopefully for the last time for a while. As next week we will be relocating to Norfolk. I am very excited although all the hard work is about to start. Sadly during our absence this week the boxes we have, haven't packer themselves.

Aside from packing the other reason we came back today was because PJ Masks were making an appearance in Palace Gardens in Enfield. Luckily we timed our shopping trip to coincide with their last appearance. And our eldest posed with all three of them and more importantly got to high five them.

My husband is very unhappy with the Norwich score but watching Ed Balls on Strictly has cheered him up. After today's result my husband would have called in sick.

Only one more away game and then we will be Right Back in Norfolk ......

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Calm before the storm

15/11/2016
England 2 Spain 2

So move day in our household grows ever nearer and we have not yet started packing. The boxes are coming tomorrow though and how long can it take! I wanted to de clutter before we move but I can see me panic throwing stuff into boxes at the last minute.

Today was my husband's last day at his current job and luckily he has a month off before starting the new one. Sadly for him he cannot relax as we need to start house hunting! I'm letting him watch the football tonight first though.

While the football is on and tea is cooking I have been looking up random stuff on my phone I try to limit my phone usage around my eldest so this evening is a treat especially as our baby is asleep no doubt she will just wake up as we serve dinner.

I have just started baby led weaning with her which is going well and I have been trying to give her what we eat but tonight is a solely adult tea. Due to the salt content. I'll be better tomorrow. I completely forgot she was on solids now until lunch time today when I had to give her a make shift cheese sandwich.

Tomorrow my eldest has a funky hair day at nursery she has asked for purple hair. She is getting bunches, if she holds still for long enough.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A bit late

11/11/2016 (it's really 13/11/2016)
England 3 Scotland 0

So I'm a bit late writing a blog this week and I'm not really sure why. On Friday night I was tucked up in bed by 8.30 with a sleeping baby beside me by 8.45. I couldn't be bothered to sit downstairs and watch the football. And although I meant to write a blog post I just spent the couple of hours until my husband came to bed procastinating on the Internet.  A quick peruse of my search history highlights I was looking at the following Web pages Right Move, Compare the Meerkat, and removal company reviews. Anybody would think we were about to move house..... Hopefully I'll be more productive during the England game this week.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Fireworks

05/11/2016

Norwich 2 Leeds 3

We've had a bit of a demoralising week. We've been trying to find a new house to rent and sadly nobody seems to want to rent to a family of four. If the Daily Mail is interested our three year old can do a great sad face. The upside of this, as you always have to look for one, is that maybe it's time to stop renting and actually buy our own property. So me and my husband are now taking the first steps into getting a mortage. I finally after marriage and two children feel like an adult.

We decided to give ourselves the day off from property woe so my husband could go to the football and I could spend time with the girls. Our eldest has been with my parents for a few days and I've really missed her.

We spent a lovely morning playing easy rules to my sister and my old board games before heading over to a friends after lunch. My eldest was in her element playing with her friends toys.

My eldest is now looking forward to fireworks when her dad get back from the football. My mum got them a year ago so they should go off with an extra bang.

It's been nice after several set backs this last week to reconnect as a family and really take control of our new and exciting situation. Our family is about to embark on a very exciting new chapter.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Liebster Awards

So I have been nominated for a Liebster Award the rules are as follows to complete the Liebster Award:

1) Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award.
2) Answer the eleven questions the blogger gives you.
3) Give eleven random facts about yourself.
4) Nominate eleven bloggers that you think are deserving of this award.
5) Let the bloggers know you have nominated them.
6) Give them eleven questions to answer.

I was nominated by Mummy Here and There

Who is better in your household Mummy or Daddy? Mummy of course

Tea/coffee? I like both but tea is easier to make.

Best advice for a blogger? Have fun

Where do you get your inspiration for blogs? My family and what we get up to

Favourite season? Autumn and Spring

Are you old fashioned? I am now I have two girls I feel sorry for their teenage years they will be covered from head to foot.

What is your favourite four legged creature and why? Giraffes they are so elegant

Are you usually late, early or right on time? I try to be right on time I hate being late

Are you happy right now? Yes

Do you exaggerate the truth on your blog? Not yet

How often do you go online? All the time it's awful.

11 random facts about me:

1. With my first daughter my waters broke whilst I was at work. I wasn’t due to go on Maternity leave for another week.

2. I almost got run over by Andrew Lincoln of The Walking Dead fame on a bike approx. 10 years ago in Soho.

3. My favourite book is Jilly Cooper’s Riders I think I have read it at least ten times and spoiler alert them winning at the Olympics always make me cry.

4. My first job was waitressing at weddings and its still one of the funniest jobs I have ever had.

5. I have an extensive knowledge of all things showbiz/ popular culture.

6. I am really bad at spelling.

7. And my favourite song is The Only Living Boy in New York by Simon and Garfunkel.

8. While I was at university Alan Titchmarsh fixed our oven

9. If I could go on holiday right now I would go to Banff in Canada

10. My favourite drink is a bacardi and coke

11. I'm a twin

So, now here are your questions to answer please.

Night owl or early bird?

Favourite time to blog?

Do you secretly enjoy some of the kids shows you have to watch?

Which celebrity would you like to marry and why?

Favourite Holiday destination?

Topshop or M&S?

What are your favourite blogs?

Instagram or Twitter?

Do you indulge in Facebook stalking of people?

When do you start your Christmas shopping?

Mother in law or Monster in Law?

I now nominate the following people:

Heartbeatssoulstains

Carla

Kristin Mccartny

Sony LittleLight

Shinnersandthebrood

Days in Bed

Leandra Bramham

Cuddle Fairy

No manual to Mummy

Mummy Baby Life

Puzzled Mummy

Cheers for reading X