Thursday, 8 April 2010

Hooray for the holidays!

What a lovely week we have had at home, no school and no rushing around. We have had relaxing lie ins and spent rather a lot of time in our PJ's.

We have spent the week seeing various friends, getting hair cuts, mooching around town and just generally relaxing. The little ones have spent lots of time out in the garden bouncing away on the trampoline and playing on the swing. We even ventured out this evening for a walk with the little ones on their bikes. Alex is funny, he only learnt to ride his bike last Summer and he is very wobbly still and seems to spend a large amount of his time crashing into hedges and walls. It makes for an exciting (read as stressful) walk.

I have been doing about an hours worth of sewing on my Kiss cushion each evening and am making very slow progress. I think the cushion is going to take rather a long time to complete. It isn't complicated just very labour intensive.

I haven't done any other crafting this week but I have spent rather a lot of time reading which is nice. I love a good book but normally my reading time is limited to the evening before I go to sleep. This week though I have been reading first thing in the morning before I get up. Its been fab, a much better time for getting into a book. On Friday I bought the Guernsey Literacy and Potato Peel Pie Society book which has turned out to be a great read. I finished it on Tuesday and have now ploughed head long into the Time Travellers Wife. I am about two thirds into it and am loving it.

Over the past few weeks I have stocked up on some great books from the charity shops, my to read pile is looking rather large but equally inviting.

Haven't done much in the way of baking this week either, we seem to still be inundated with chocolate so not much call for cakes this week. I am still waiting to make some millionaires shortbread, I might do that over the weekend.

I fancy taking the kids to see Nanny McPhee over the weekend if the weather isn't great or if the sun shines then we will probably spend it out in the garden. I have so much catching up to do outside. I have some new plants to dig in and we have loads of seeds that are growing in the mini greenhouse that I need to get to grips with. I think I will do a garden update post next week. I really need to get the boarders sorted out and weed free this weekend. Oh and the car desperately needs a wash too. It is covered in sand, we had some rain on Wednesday and today the car looks like its been in a sand storm!

We have a couple of days out planned next week, we are off to Cadburys world with the grandparents on Monday and on Tuesday we are meeting friends at Mead Open Farm. I love love love the Easter hols, its the first time in the year that we can plan some great days out with every chance that the weather might be warm or at least dry.

I am planning on decorating Alex's bedroom at some point over the next few weeks. I think I will make a start during the week and P will help me finish it off over a weekend. I fancy making a new roman blind, it doesn't look that complicated. I have made curtains before but never a blind. It can't be that hard surely?

Anyway, I'm waffling on as I'm tired, I have just had a lovely long soak in the bath it had my all time favourite bubble bath in it. Its really old fashioned, not particularly cheap but it is soooo relaxing I would highly recommend it. It smells lovely too.

Till next time.



  1. I really used to LOVE the school holidays!! No rushing around around, and kids at home all day!!! Enjoy!! Have a great weekend!

  2. Sounds like a perfect time!
    Badedas smells gorgeous! It reminds me of when we were little!!