Sunday, 12 March 2017

Harry Potter

11/03/2017
Norwich 2 Blackburn 2

We had planned to go to the circus today at Knight's Hill. We have spent the last two weeks talking about and pointing out the big top whenever we pass by, however during one of our many conversation last week I took things to far. Yes that's right I dared to suggest that the clowns at the circus may throw water at each other. Of course in my eldest's head this translated as the clowns will throw water at me and she suddenly became terrified of the idea of the circus. She spent all of yesterday and some of the middle of last night saying that she didn't want to go. She had worked herself into quite a state, so we decided to give it a miss. 

Instead we did what she wanted to do today. Which was to bake a Carrot Cake, like Tig and her Dad, in Woolly and Tig and to go to soft play.

In order to bake the cake we needed to get a few ingredients and whilst we were picking these up in Sainsburys we happened upon a couple of World Book Day costumes for sale. Little Red Riding Hood and Harry Potter, as I love a bargain I got both of them.

When we got home our eldest tried on the Little Red Riding costume as it was a typically girly princess style dress but as it's size 2-3 it was a bit tight. Reluctantly she agreed it would probably be better for her sister next year and tried on the Harry Potter one. She wasn't to keen on it until she found out that the cape came with glasses, a wand and a spellbook cover and she barely took it off for the rest of the day. I gave her a lightening scar with an eyebrow pencil and she made us refer to her as Harry Potter. She has yet to see any of the films, she is only 4. But as her cousins love Harry Potter so does she now.

She was really helpful making the carrot cake and only lost interest right at the end when I had to grate the carrots. She wasn't very happy to learn that the icing had butter and cream cheese in it instead of just icing sugar and water. So she is now refusing to eat the cake, I don't mind this as there is more for me.

In the afternoon we went to Farmer Fred's. Please remind me never to go to soft play again during a full moon. The kids were crazy, there were gangs of boys going round throwing balls at one another. And for some reason at one stage I was like the Pied Piper I had that many unrelated children following me around the soft play wanting to talk to me. I was quite relieved to leave after an hour and a half.

This evening has been taken up with a nocturnal baby, blog writing and carrot cake eating. Mainly to block out the talk of new managers and whether the board actually has a plan. For once the husband is not even suggesting putting himself forward for the job. I'm off for a shower now, there is nothing like washing the urine off after being at soft play. Night, night....

15 comments:

  1. Ahh soft play is a test isn't it?! Overall it sounds like it went quite well and at least you have cake to eat! 👌🏼

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  2. Oh I absolutely love carrot cake, homemade is even better!! Hope you get to go to the circus when your little one is less frightened, it's awful when they develop such a fear. Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza, hope to see you again next week xx

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  3. Hmmm . . . carrot cake to balance the day.

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  4. I find that soft play is like that at all times regardless of lunar cycle haha. Carrot cake sounds like the day was a winner though! Thanks for linking up with us at #DreamTeam x

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  5. Wow! What a day! I love soft play without all the screaming if that's ever exist! lol! #DreamTeam x

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  6. Oh soft play. How I hate it. Probably a bit far for you based on Farmer Fred's, but as a Norwich girl we like the trip to bressingham garden centre. The soft play is small but clean and civilised. They also sell an epic scone! #bloggerclubuk

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  7. Sounds like a lovely day, we're big fans of Harry Potter too... I say we, my Harry is only six months so really it's me. This really made me giggle :-) #BloggerClubUK

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  8. Aah, whatva shame she was put off going to the circus! Hopefully next year! I absolutely love Harry Potter, and my children are also too young for the books/films at the moment-I can't wait to read them the books! I'm not surprised your daughter didn't want to take her costume off! Your comment about soft play made me laugh!! That place is best avoided at all times! I hope you enjoyed the carrot cake!!
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  9. My son only 4 or 5 when we began reading the Harry Potter books. I was reading them aloud to his older brothers but he listened in and just fell in LOVE with them! He was Harry for Halloween one year and even though his costume is quite small for him at this point he still wears it.

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  10. Can't go wrong with carrot cake!!

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    1. And ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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  11. Ouch soft play! I love Harry Potter, great that you got yourself a bargain for when she's a bit older
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK :)
    Debbie

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  12. Soft play is a total hit or miss! Love that she was so into the costume, so cute! x #sharingthebloglove

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  13. Mmmm carrot cake! We love soft play haha! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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  14. How lovely that she enjoyed dressing up so much - sadly my son won't dress up at all! He's only 2 though so I guess there's plenty of time yet. And the carrot cake sounds delicious - more for you is never going to be a problem! :) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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