How do you get going again after pregnancy?
yes CM, I tried that whole thing about they might say they have sweeties, or puppies and she is just like well maybe they really do!
Changing of the guard is great - Lou adored it and it's free!
Neither Andy nor I got into VLM thank the lord so we've just agreed with the friend I stayed with last year that we'll go down that weekend anyway and watch it and we can have nice food and wine! Andy's still muttering about a charity place but it won't come to anything I'm pretty sure. Though he has been doing pretty well on the running front. From an absolutely nothing start, ie he had to go for a run about 3 weeks before dunfermline 10K in June to check he could actually get round it, he's down to 47 mins and he's entered jedburgh in a couple of weeks. It's like we can't both be on an up with running. If I'm training hard, he's loafing and if he's doing well my butt gets glued to the sofa.
SNOW CC???? please no. I haven't even picked my last rhubarb crop yet. THough it may be a little mushy anyway! I'm so dim that I didn't realise that you cut it and it replenishes, you cut it and it replenishes again and so on....
Monologue over. Shower time. Waves to everyone.
I'm heading now Caro - on the tesco loo thing I don't let Loulou go on her own - mainly cos she's not to be trusted to wipe nor wash (even now!) and now not least because a 4 year old was sexually assaulted in the toilets at a supermarket in Dumbarton. Awful and they've got the guy but still.
and yes if he's innocent then his life is pretty much ruined. But I still think he must be on the register. Which is of course where that maths teacher is going to end up too. Silly silly man. Because there's a world of difference between him and a proper sex pest. Though I don't exactly condone him getting it on with a pupil (just to be clear).
Yes nightmare is the word girls. My head is exploding too Lotte and I am being so unproductive. Well I have ordered £800 of plants for a clients garden, ordered new trainers and clothes for hubbie and been to visit the client whose plants I've ordered as garden nearly finished. Very happy with it except the wall is closer to the lawn than I'd drawn, too late now though so hedging topiary balls a bit of a nightmare to fit in. Must do some housework today. Also need to make soup for girls lunch tomorrow, finish off planting plan and get a quote for the plants all by 2.45pm so best crack on.
Trip not actually been approved by the Swindon site GM so I'm hoping he says a big No. It's my only hope. Hubbie is trying to negiotiate costs of extra babysitters, hols we can't go on now and have paid for etc and maybe days in leu. I am burying my head in the sand hoping it all goes away.
Boo JT. Hope you feel better soon. I have a head cold which is making me feel pants with everything else going on, but mianly just tired. So glad I'm in taper for next weekend. Hoping I can focus on the race enough and this has blown over by then. Should know this weekend ...
Plus picked up Sophie from nursery last week and she had a nappy on with pants over the top!!!!???? Obviously I caught them in the act of being lazy arses. More issues to sort out. Sophie has been a nightmare with toilet issues since moving up into the classroom at nursery and now I know why. More problems. Arrhh!
How is your cold CM?
Scrambled eggs after track session Lotte. God you need more than that woman with your mileage? I am clueless in London too. But boys have set ideas where they want to go in April next year as long as hubbie doesn't scupper those plans too. Changing of the guards is one (My Mum used to take us to see that a few times a year when we lived in Kent. Loved it and used to try to make the guards laugh!!), London Eye and Big Ben are all on their list.
I am terrified about losing sight of the boys now after that little girl has gone. I was letting them out on a bit of leash a bit to do certain things but might reel that leash in a bit now !!
Right must get on....
Mine are desperate to go on the London Eye, even just walking around places like Covent Garden are entertaining, can imagine trying to keep tabs on six kids is also entertaining though!!
MM - that's pants (sorry!!) re S and the nappy/knicker thing, just what you don't need along with everything else. I hope you and hubby are not kept in suspense too long and (1) it goes away as quick as it arrived, or worst case (2) you get suitable compensation built into it. I have to say, initially, when hubby first came up here and we were still in Farnham we had all sorts of extras - flights paid for, babysitting allowance etc etc which did help a little.
Mine go to the loo in tescos together on their own but with S I stand just outside the main door to the loos. Now J is a bigger I do send them to do stuff together but never very far and really not off the leash that much. Is just horrible horrible. All I can think of is how that poor woman must be feeling..
Great evening last night but the girls didn't go until nearly midnight!! - oops, lost track of time, so by the time I was in bed it was
Absolutely glorious day here today so I said 'sod it' to the jobs, and as I'm not working this week I headed down to Glenmore, just past Aviemore, parked at the visitor centre and headed up the hills behind it ... Almost straight up from lochside so that was nice, so more of a yomp than running on that section, up to a ridge then across to one summit through mud n stuff and then retraced steps and up to next summit then off the other side - think my quads will be trashed tmrw!!! down into the valley and back to car. Was fab, views all around, good dusting of snow on tops of the big cairngorms. Even better, got back and realised I had a good hour or so before I needed to head back for school pick-up so quick browse in a shop that sells off-road shoes and then Fat Face. Shouldn't have been spending but somehow came out with t-shirts for hubby and kids and a scarf for me. Ooops. Anyway, 7 miles and 650m of climbing so was a good workout after yesterdays 10.5-miler!!
Right best get kids in bed so I can blast on with the Pilates stuff I should have been doing earlier
Looking forward to hubbys return, I've had a great headache the last few days ... feels like someones digging their fingures into the base of my skull and wrapping around!!! Think it's not just the kids that are ready for tattie hols
Bah humbug to work in the tattie hols EF.
Sorry for what i've missed and sorry for rambling on about my run
JT - I hope you are feeling better soon, that sounds totally dreadful (()) and hope you are doing OK too CM. Nasty nasty germs.
Depending on nervous/easily scared ( or into medieval torture!! ) the children are The London Dungeon was a fun few hours!
I think Joshua would LOVE the London Dungeon, not sure how S would take it though!
Mine loved the natural history museum, we only got round a quarter of it, but just seeing the Blue Whale was fab - for all of us, and the dinosaur section was great too although Scarlett, then not quite three, was a bit scared!! So we'd definitely go back there again.
My granny and grandpa (mums side) used to take us to the Museum of London all the time - they lived somewhere in Golders Green in a top flat (split level complete with my grandpas Hornby Train set set to run all round the house). Staying with them was always an adventure filled with rides on tubes and double-decker buses, walking all over the place and museums, and being woken up by the train set puffing round in the morning! Then we'd go and stay with dads auntie and uncle near the Alexander Palace and that was all about going in the paddling pool in our knickers, feeding ducks etc. We used to have great holidays in London and there was me thinking I was a country girl!!
Love the idea of the trains running all over the house - how fab!! Sounds like lovely childhood memories C.
Sorry - didn't mean to offend by saying people shouldn't judge, of course we're all entitled to our own opinions. Combination of youth club shenanigans and TOTM seem to be turning me into a grumpy cow ! But I agree it's not looking good for the little girl now, especially if they're searching outbuildings and the like, and it's been 3 days (I think?) now. So so sad. That bloke does seem a bit like another Ian Huntley, if it is him.
I agree about the Sex Offenders register regarding the teacher too, seems a bit silly for him to have to be put on it but I can see that they would have to. I was the, ahem, pupil in that situation when I was 16 (teacher 24 !) and he did totally take advantage of me, which obviously I couldn't see at the time (God forbid if my mum ever found out!), but not sure he was a Sex Offender, yet I'd only have had to be a few months younger for him to be counted as one. Just a bit of a git really!
Got to get to bed. Am considering (again) joining Slimming World as there's a group just down the road and I cannot shift this weight, it's been about 2 years now and I'm still a full stone (if not more) heavier than pre-baby. Want the old me back .
Car all fixed though, £330 later - turned out brake pad was jamming a bit and pads nearly worn down as well as the bust tyre. Tax disc ordered so can stop sweating soon I hope!
And physio says I can run again sorry that should have been top of my post!! I can also do circuits but just do small press-ups etc (ha ha as if I can do big ones anyway!). So this weekend I will guage exactly how unfit/fat I have got since my shoulder froze! Different exercise to do which I really hope will sort the remaining niggle out.
Anyway, to bed! Recording Horse of the Year Show and half watching it but it goes on till 11...
It was fab Chynah, until Grandpa got ill - had heart probs and late onset diabetes which affected his circulation ... he ended up having half his leg amputated and he went from being such a strong person to a very frustrated and angry one, and frankly quite scary!! Was really quite horrible to my poor granny. Thankfully that was quite late in his life though so we still have memories of 'before' - he was quite high up in the army during the war and helped plan and coordinate the d-day landings. My dads side of the family was faaaar less complicated and I have lots of great memories from that too. On boxing day everyone would get together and they would do horse racing using cinefilm and all would place bets. Of course oldies were getting drunk but i never really clocked that! And now we all live so far apart
And MM - keeping everything crossed things go your way. Tough situation.
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