How do you get going again after pregnancy?
We just have ballet today for half an hour, we were having orienteering too but that was just a short 3 week crash course. A shame it's finished in one way but in others I am relieved, was struggling to find time to get the hairdresser to come and sort all our hair out!!
Busy busy ladies aren't we, all juggling away in our own special ways
Hoggle - am so pleased the job is panning out and the domestic side of things too
Grrrr to flat battery Lotte, but yay to the twins running up the hill to school this morning. Also glad you've managed to get your holiday plans sorted. Dorset is lovely, I am always happy to head to mum and dads for some R&R in the summer hols and enjoy.
Camlo - hope spews are abating?
Hubby just rang me to double check how late he can check in for flight - late leaving office and it's two hours across to Bham from where he is ... so fingers crossed he'll make it otherwise I'll not even want to think about the stress he'll be in.
Absolutely glorious morning today, was planning to do 15 but got my route planning a bit wrong, but 13.5 in about 2 hours and legs felt fine. So a lovely bimble around the forest and I did have the occasional pause to take in the views as was so glorious. Now need to get sorted before school runs etc so best be off here NOW!
Sophie is a nightmare at swimming lessons Caro. I tend to take much food and sometimes she is happy to sit and watch. Others she is a nightmare!!
They faff like that at our school, you will soon forget about it annoying as it is those first few weeks. It will be the same when S starts I guess.
Time to get some tea down them...
Hearing all these swimming stories, I'd never really considered that the fact that the viewing area in our pool is in the cafe is actually a God send by the sound of things! Archie and I sit down with a cuppa and a biscuit and the half hour goes by relatively stress free. Archie was very funny at the Paralympics though, he kept pointing to the diving pool and shouting 'in there, in there!'. Didn't quite think I could let an almost two year old swim 'in dere'.
Kinsey - your life must be manic! Good to hear from you!
Not quite sure why schools faff so much getting them in to Reception. We do 7 days part time, then that's it. They do no need some breaking in to school, as in spite of what a lot of parents think, full time nursery is not the same, but they certainly don't need weeks. My sisters boys all had half a term of part time, why????
Lotte - it's funny, reading your post earlier took me back to spending hours on the poolside from about the age of 4-8 watching my sister train. I think that's why I actually started swimming in the end, I was so bored of sitting on the poolside several times a week!
Well ended up doing a nine miler tonight, was supposed to be 8 with my good friend from running group but I misjudged how much she was going to have done already and the fact I had to do a mile to meet her! Duh!
Also had to bite my tongue at school. The mum who has caused multiple issues for me over the last 18 months or so, is very unhappy that her son did not go into the Y1/2 class as he is too clever for the Y1 class (yes really!). She seems to think he is in a group on his own as he is far too intelligent for the rest of the class. Had to SO bite my tongue and not say that the rest of the kids aren't thick! I'm not sure I'll manage it again. She was quizzing the poor teacher as we had meet the teacher sessions tonight for all parents. I swear if she bent over she'd blind herself!
Fab news TT. Boys are ace!!
Have poorly we baby today. She slept well, but woke burning up. had appt at docs already booked to get referral for orthoptist so went along and she has an ear infection. So pencillin it is. Poor love. She is munching on toast now though. See if she keeps it down.
Not sure what to do tonight no. Cycling fund raiser tonight at the castle combe racing track and we promised the boys we'd take their new bikes with gears. I would like to see them too, so might take Sophie along with her bike just for a wee bit but go in two cars. Am sure the ABs will kick in pretty quick they usually do.
She is missing dance class, swimming and her friends coming round for lunch and play which is a big shame, especially as I'd made tomato soup with all my toms. They taste yuck, not enough sun, but make fab soup!!
Lol Camlo, you would never be thrown off, you're an old thread hogger like me !!
I hardly ever chat to the teachers either, don't like to intervene. I went in the other day just to chat about them being separated given they are twins, and chatted to her about the school trip the other and Harry being patched but thats all. Casual chit chat more than anything. I tend to write in their book diary if I think they need to move them up a level reading wise.
I have hassled about swimming lessons as I hate paying for things and seeing no progress. If I learnt anything on the coaching course it was that coahing should be progressive. Last nights lesson tested them out for sure but they loved it and I can see they will really progress with this new teacher which makes me feel like I'm getting my £40/month (for both) worth!!
My dreadmill session last night was pure mind over matter. Not feeling on top form after heavy week, and feeling slightly nauseous, not sure if S's bug is getting me a bit or whether just time of the month ickiness. Anyway, 9 miles in all, with 4 x 1.5 miles at 6:30 pace. Was a tough tough session, but so pleased I did it. That made 14 for the day. Treadmill still not right though, squeaking and creaking. Might ring York Fitness next week.
Rest day today, except for pootle round the race track tonight on bikes. Think we might go to sainsburys to try and get some more clothes for the kids later just to get out the house!!
I've never met Archie but am sure he's not dumb either Camlo.
How are the kittens CM?
oh no, poor S, MM. hope she is better soon
J's cast has come off today but the fracture is still quite visible so he isn't allowed to run around or do any sport... for 3 weeks!!! wtaf??? how the hell are we supposed to stop him from physical activity for 3 weeks. he is devastated as he can't go swimming or go to athletics. or play tag in the playground!!
kittens are fine, MM. they are very sweet, especially the bigger one. he is super affectionate too. they are very good overnight as i lock them in the lounge and they don't destroy anything and i don't hear them either!
oh and i have been for my eye check this morning as was supposed to be booked in for repeat laser-eye surgery and although my 'numbers' are coming out the same on my tests i can see more lines on the chart which means my vision is a bit better. so my numbers aren't stacking up with what i see but ... who cares?! hopefully it means that i won't need re-lasering! another check in 2 - 3 months unless it deteriorates again before then. weird but
I have loads of green ones but as they are in the green house I'm waiting to see if they go red and will then try on the window sill too once the plants get killed off.
Just rescued a chilli pepper and 2 normal peppers out of the greenhouse beds that have done nothing all summer but suddenly seem to have peppers on them so have brought them in onto window sill.
Its dead easy the soup:
3lbs toms. I don't even bother to peel or de-seed them. I'm too lazy!1 potato1 pint of good chicken/veg stock, might need to add a wee bit more water later.x2 onions3-6 gloves garlic to tastelarge bunch of fresh basil or dried herbs if have nonesalt and pepperUsual thing, fry onions, garlic, add potato and toms. Add stock and basil. Bubble until spuds soft up to 45 mins I did yesterday. Whizz up.
I have added chilli to it too which was yum and also carrots too which makes it nice and sweet. My kids prefer it without the chilli.
Good news CM .. But oh lordie to no sport. My boys would go mental. teachers aren't going to patrol that are they?
Sophie seems fine now. Typical. ABs must be kicking in. She has been out in the garden with me digging and playing with her kitchen while I wrestled with the raspberries. So I think she will be fine to go cycling later ....
Hope so too Kinsey but good to hear that its popular.
Fab news TT
Have a good weekend CC.
The soup sounds yum MM. Hope Sophie is fine and you all enjoy your cycling.
Spent a lovely afternoon at the park, picnic with my friend who has twin boys 6months younger than my two. They get on so well the 4 of them. Nice to feel the sun after such a long absence!
Feeling a bit sleep deprived today. Didn't get home from Sophie's concert until after 11pm so not in bed until after midnight, way too late on a school night. Then Cameron was through at 3am and slept in with us, not sure slept is the right word mind, and I kept getting kicked and couldn't sleep. Gave up at 5am and got up!
Right better get on . Kids have athletics tonight (20 miles away). Only 3 weeks until our Oct hols start, can't come quick enough!
Lotte, thought you might appreciate this, I found it somewhere recently and it made us laugh, so true.
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