Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Birthday Weekend

Millwall 4 Norwich 0

So it's my birthday weekend which is nice as I have to work on my actually birthday, for the first time in 30 something years, so we are spending the whole weekend celebrating my birthday.

This morning we headed into Hunstanton early to get a few bits and have a play at the arcades while my husband got his haircut.  It was beautiful on the front before loads of people arrived for the day.

We headed home for some lunch before popping to see some friends in the village. Where we had a water fight. It was our eldest's first one and she loved it.

And then it was time to go to my parents for tea, fizzy wine and cake to start the celebrations. My sister is staying for a few days and it was lovely to have a catch up with her and her fiancé.

My husband got to keep an eye on the game via twitter but suffice to says he was not pleased by the result.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Quiet Night

Norwich 4 Charlton 1

My in laws are away tonight on a mini break so we had the house to ourselves. After the usual jokes of setting up swatters rights. I put the baby to bed while my husband and our eldest stayed downstairs.

After the baby had settled my eldest informed me that not only was she saying up to have tea with us. She was alone going to help cook it and wash up. How could I turn down that offer.

So off we all went to cook our pasta tea. Tbf she couldn't help much but her and my husband did test the parmesan cheese very well. And we all enjoyed our tea. Our daughter was on such good behaviour we even got a few games of snap in before we did the washing up. Which she mainly watched me do. But she was there in spirit.  She finally made it to bed at 9 o'clock. Although by this point I was dragging her bath out so I didn't have to watch and listen to two games of football at the same time.

I am now relaxing in the bath updating my last two blog post. If only she was always a dream like this....

Bircham Windmill

Aston Villa 4 Norwich 2

I woke up at six this morning with a start as I thought I had to go to work. Then I remembered it was Saturday and it's been uphill from there.

Our brother and sister in law are arriving later so to give the grandparents a break and a chance to organise lunch.  I suggested we take the girls to Bircham Windmill.  It was a popular choice especially as the first thing we did when we got there was have cake! My theory was that this way it wouldn't spoil their lunch.

After a quick play in the garden it was time for bread baking and climbing the windmill. I did have a passing moment of panic as we went up the windmill leaving my husband and the baby below that going down with a 10, 7 and 4 year old might not be the most sensible thing I have done.  But luckily there is a lovely book full of other crazy people mainly 80+ who have also climbed to the top. The girls loved climbing up especially finding the secret fairy door. And we made it down again safely although I may have shouted a little bit.

After a bit more playing we treated ourselves to more cake for the afternoon and headed back to reunite the girls with their mum and dad.

After a lovely meal of salads and fancy meat. Our inlaws took the older girls off to Sandringham woods so my husband and his parents could listen to the game. Leaving me some nice quiet time to play and read to our little one. She has just discovered books and loves bringing her favourite ones over to you to read to her.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Morning Disco Party

Norwich 2 QPR 0

The cousins are still with us and they gave me an early start today, waking both our littles one and me up at 5.50.

I can't complain too much though as since they've been with us our little one has slept through the night twice.

The girls are all having a lovely time together and they are enjoying spending time with their grandparents. I am very jealous as they went to Bewilderwood on Monday and they are off to Pensthorpe later in the week. Annoyingly due to previously booked holiday I cannot have any time off work.

Today I left them having a disco party in the bedroom and as I write this I have the lyrics to Welcome to New York swirling around in my head.

The men folk are off to the football this evening so after a day at work my mother in law and I ate some tea before tackling bed time. We took two girls each. After putting all the girls to bed we then relaxed with a glass of wine and Coronation Street followed by Don't Tell the Bride. I was asleep before my husband got home.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Steam Train

Norwich 1 Sunderland 3

We have added to our household this weekend. As our nieces have come for a week long visit. My mother-in-law isn't going to today's game so our oldest niece can go instead. She is a junior canary and even has her own scarf. That said I think her favourite part of the day was the car journey to and from the game. And the score certainly didn't please her.

We took the younger girls to Norton's Light Railway for the afternoon. We had been earlier in the season but it was nice to go again as they had different entertainment on.  The girls loved the Punch and Judy show and The Lavender Hill Mob's ABBA medley.  I enjoyed the cake. They also got their faces painted. Our youngest niece loves bunnies so she had a white bunny face painted on. It looked great to start with but by the time she spkyped her mum and dad in the evening it made her look a bit peaky.

After spending a few hours and a few coins on the steam train we headed to the Rose and Crown, aka the ship pub! To meet the others for tea. It was really nice playing with the girls in the garden and the food was a good as always.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Norwich 3 Swindon 2

Just a quick post tonight.  My husband and father in law went to the game this evening as they couldn't wait until Sunday for the first game at Carrow Road.

We have had a very exciting evening. As we have been watching the mother duck, that lives under a bush in our front garden, egg's hatch. We have been waiting for them to hatch for the last three weeks. And what we have seen of the ducklings so far is very cute. Our little one has just started talking and can say quack quack.

We also had a party dancing around the living room to ABBA records Honey Honey is our eldest's favourite. If you don't listen to the words it's not inappropriate at all. Her love of ABBA stems from watching Mama Mia at Grandma's house.

Both girls are now asleep in our room which mean my husband and I are sharing the bunk beds tonight!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

It's Back

Fulham 1 Norwich 1

Even though the football season only ended three short months ago, so much has happened in our lives since then. We are still living with my very understanding inlaws, but we are now waiting for the purchase of our first house to go through. We keep pushing our expected move day back, hopefully it will be before my birthday and we really hope to be in the new house before our eldest starts school.

I have also now been gainfully employed for the last three months working for a toy company. And the girls are enjoying a combination of Granny/ Grandma daycare and nursery. Being back in work full time is certainly easier knowing that both sets of parents are looking after our girls so well.

And now to complete our lives the football is back. It just gives the weekend a nice structure.  Today all my husband wanted to do was listen to the game. So we tried to get our chores out of the way this morning so I could distract the girls come kick off. This plan didn't quite work out and at 3 o'clock I was still hanging out washing whilst our eldest watched Descendents music video on her Daddy's phone. This may have slightly distracted him from the commentary.

But we got it together for the second half. Which the girls and I spent playing with a cornucopia of 80's play people (playmobile). After the game it was an early bath and hair wash, as our eldest wanted me to plait her hair so she could have crimpy hair for Heacham Carinal tomorrow. Roll on the first home game....