Sunday, 17 February 2013

Weekend fun!

It's half term holidays here and like any family on a budget we worry (or maybe over worry) about how to entertain the children for free or as cheaply as possible, This weekend we helped a friend de-clutter and clean her bedroom, which was fun as she has 2 girl children of similar ages to my two eldest , so most of the day they entertained each other, we had a nice lunch together and managed to sort her bedroom, win and win! Then i took this adorable picture of all 3 of my children playing nicely together (hard to find a joint thing to do that all 3 enjoy as there is a big mental/physical difference..digging in the dirt seems to work well too) i just felt lucky to to have them. Then today (Sunday) there was a Chinese new year parade in our local high street, the sun was out and very warm for mid February , and we where thrust a discount voucher for the local burger place £10 for family of 4 ( a very rare "treat" (using that term loosely) ) normally it would have cost £16 :( ..we all really enjoyed the lady fan dancers the most because the where mostly elder lady's who knew how to shock us with the fast "CRACK!" of their fans opening.... I mentioned that it was often used as a weapon and it was bladed. Hence why they cracked the fans so can even observe the "throwing" stance and after all who needs ninjas when you have Nana's with hand fans?  A deadly weapon I'm sure and much more subtle!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Steping back from the social media madness

I'm increasingly getting more upset about how vast chunks of people treat each other over social networking sites, there's a difference of opinion and then there's just being plain right rude and evil! So i have decided the only way i can keep my soul happy is to just step back from it, being as I'm on the every day imagine what i can do with that extra, knit , crochet, bake , all stuff that makes my heart sing..and after all if I'm happy that positivity will flood out of me ..(i hope!)
Yesterday we celebrated valentines our way..we don't send cards because well we celebrated our anniversary the week before and got married. DH presented me with the most beautiful ring, when we where alone in our hotel room, he carried around all day hoping to find the perfect moment , i cried with happiness, I'm truly blessed. For valentines day my sons helped prepare dinner for daddy when he came home and we had a family meal together , the boys had made cards at school for me and daddy, simple yet perfect. My middle son Keon has decided to get into the baking bug in a big he is helping make cheese sauce, he was thrilled he had made it!