Friday, July 28, 2006


Is what me and A have just done as he left for my Mum's with Mike. I was NOT expecting that. Not from him anyway, I sob uncontrollably at most things. I did double check with him that he wanted to go (not sure Mike was too keen on cancelling the weekend, but his feelings are irrelevant ;) )and he does still want to, and he will have a great time. This is the third year he has been for the weekend and he's never done that before.

God parenthood is an emotional rollercoaster.

Nearly sorted out my room at school.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hurray, hurray, it's a holi-holiday

Thank God, the term is finished. Each term seems to follow a pattern - as it gets towards the end, I seem to get busier and busier and eat more and more crap and drink more wine. This one is no exception.

We are all knackered and we all have to swap rooms this year, so everyone is stressed and a bit snappy, which we could do without.

I had a nice last day today - lots of nice presents, but mostly what was nice was some of the lovely letters and cards from parents. Considering I haven't really enjoyed this class so much this year a lot of the time, I really didn't think I'd done that much of a good job this year, but there you go.

I'm really looking forward to the holidays - we've some nice things planned but mainly I just want a rest. A is going to stay with my Mum for the weekend tomorrow, so I can have a couple of lie ins and M and I can spend some quality time together. I've bought a basque. Pity it's going to be too hot to wear it.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Bits and bobs

Well they were successful memes igniting lots of interest... hmmmm.

I have had a funny week. In the middle of it I built myself a huge crazy vine, the likes of which I haven't built for years - imagining all sorts of things were going to happen and convincing myself that people were thinking things about me/about to come and haul me over the coals for stuff. Luckily it didn't last very long, but it reminded me that that's not a good place to be! I'm glad that crazyville isn't a place I am very much these days.

It's been a crap month for baby making - hot, sticky, busy and we've both had debilitating summer colds at the optimum time - so I'm sort of dismissing July, and moving on to making August a hot loving month.

It's that time of year where the summer holidays are tantalisingly close, but still far away - this week has been Sports Days, Bastille Day, Sports Relief, assessments, and has been such a long week. Our weekend should be peaceful and family orientated (last one like that for a while) and we have some housework to do and I have promised Alfie a mummy/boy baking session, which is nice.

I'm having some real Mummy guilt at the moment, although I am lucky because I do see A during the working day, I am always so busy, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. He does seem perfectly happy, but I want to make sure that this summer we have lots of fun together.

I have a HUGE coldsore. I hope it goes in time for the Christening next weekend.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I don't care if you're bored of these, I'm having fun!

So, with this one, you copy and paste the questions into the comments and answer them - it's a giggle!

01. Who are you?
02. Are we friends?
03. When and how did we meet?
04. Do/Did you have a crush on me?
05. Would you kiss me?
06. Describe me in one word.
07. What was your first impression?
08. Do you still think that way about me now?
09. What reminds you of me?
10. If you could give me anything what would it be?
11. How well do you know me?
12. When’s the last time you saw me?
13. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?
14. Are you going to put this on your blog/journal and see what I say about you?


20 years ago I was fourteen. That makes me feel old, I thought I was about six! I was fat with terrible hair and an awful complex about myself. I'd just got into amateur drama which was good for me in lots of ways and also taught me lots of bad habits. I wouldn't not do it though if I had the chance again. Mum and Dad were having a lovely acrimonious divorce and life was pretty crap. I thought too much about what others thought of me.

10 years ago I was working my arse off in a job that I thought was the be all and end all. i had just got married and was living in my first owned home. Euro 96 had just been on in the UK, and that summer we went to 132 weddings.

5 years ago today I was on the first day of my maternity leave. I was huge and uncomfortable and the weather was extremely hot. I was dead excited about the baby, and as usual, hyper organised so had very little to do except lounge around reading magazines and eating ice lollies.
3 years ago I was in France with M and A and Mum and tony. It was a great holiday, A was saying seven word sentences and had his first olives. I was about to start my teaching degree

1 year ago I was anxious about A finishing nursery and starting big school. I was waiting for my sister to have her baby. I had maintained my weight loss for one year

So far this year I have been amazed to find out that M wants another baby, realised that work isn't very important

Yesterday I had a lovely day with my husband and child and rather a lot of red wine

Today I am going out for my Dad's surprise birthday lunch

Tomorrow I am taking my class to thier school trip

In the next year I would like to lose another stone, get pregnant, decide where my career is going and make some decisions about home renovations

Stolen from Poppy!

The rules are that you are allowed to name up to three answers to each question. It's quite hard!

Song(s) That I Loathe to the Core of My Being:
Earthsong by Michael Jackson
Anything by Westlife

Artist(s) That I Loathe to the Core of My Being:
Michael Jackson
Gareth Gates

Rolling Stones Song(s) I Love:
She's a Rainbow
Sympathy for the Devil
Jumpin' Jack Flash

Beatles Song(s) I Love:
The Long and Winding Road
Get Back
Hey Jude

Who Song(s) I Love:

Reggae Song(s) I Love:

Country Song(s) I Love:
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Jimmy Buffet
I Can't Make you Love Me - Bonnie Raitt (but the George Michael version)

Movie Soundtrack(s) I Love:
Bridget Jones' Diary

Musical soundtrack(s) I Love:
West Side Story

Cover Song(s) I Love:
I Can't make you Love me - George Michael
Love the One You're With - Will Young
Relight My Fire - Take That with Lulu

Contemporary Top-40 Artist(s) I Secretly Love:
I don't usually do secret - I'm usually out and proud about stuff I like. I'm liking The Zutons at the moment

Song(s) That Bring Me to Tears:
River - Joni Mitchell
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Little Star - Madonna

Song(s) That Make Me Shake My Ass:
Groovejet - Spiller
Girls and Boys - Blur
Relight My fire - Take That

Classical Composer(s) I Love:

Rap/Hip-Hop Song(s) I Love:
I quite like Golddigger by Kanye West

70s Disco Song(s) I Love:
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Stanton

70s Supergroup Song(s) I Love:
Letter from America -Supertramp

Metal Song(s) I Love:
Always - Bon Jovi

New Wave Song(s) I Love:
Blue Monday - New Order
Atomic - Blondie
(spooky Poppy)

Soul/R&B Song(s) I Love:
Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Power Ballad(s) I Love:
Does Weekend in new England by Barry Manilow count?

Pre 1950s Song(s) I Love:

Punk Song(s) I Love:
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Rock the Kasbah - The Clash

Singer/Songwriter Song(s) I Love:
Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
Cowboys and Angels - George Michael

MTV Video(s) I Love:
Relight my Fire - Take That

Songs To Have Sex To:
Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
The entire "Moonsafari" album by Air

Guilty Pleasures:
Jack Johnson