Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Monday, 25 August 2008
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
I will offer one unwanted item on Freecycle or take to a charity shop...
I took advantage of Noel staying at Grandmas last night to give the childrens room a good sort out this morning. I quite enjoyed it, April and I were singing along and enjoying the decluttering process. This little lot will all be rehomed over the coming week, to either the charity shop, freecycle, the loft or playschool. I've 2 bags of clothes for them - pants, socks, tracksuit bottoms etc for their "accident drawer". Mr Wills and I also ripped up the front room carpet tonight, I freecycled it and someone is coming to collect it tomorrow to use on their allotment. I think I can consider my first pledge completed :0)
Friday, 15 August 2008
April and I went for a walk around town, partly as a distraction (I didn't want her to be upset about having to stay with me and not go to Grandmas) and partly because April needed new shoes and I wanted some mix for the yoghurt maker. We had a lovely walk round town although it was very hot and my feet are throbbing as I sit and type this now. After our shopping and lunch in town we set off for the bus stop. Just as we got there, what should pull up but a double decker bus. Very rare to our neck of the woods. So April got a journey on a double decker too.
We didn't manage to get any shoes in town so we headed off to Clarks nearer home where April found out she was now a size 6 and chose a lovely pair in ... pink. She had wanted black but there were none on offer in her size. All that walking around proved too much though and on the way back she fell asleep. I shall wake her in a minute as her little friend is coming soon and we're all off to church for all ages worship. All in all a lovely day X
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Fast forward to 5pm, on leaving Noels swimming lesson and the heavens just opened. Thankfully the children were lovely and dry in their bike trailer, merrily tucking in to their tea but the same can't be said for mummy who arrived home dripping well. So wet in fact that I could wring out my underwear and my shoes squelched! Still, nothing a nice warm bath didn't solve, in fact all 3 of us got in and had a wonderful time!
I've signed up for 4 pledges. http://myzerowaste.com/pledge-win.
My pledges are
- I will help a neighbour by taking their items to a recycling bank
- I will talk to at least one family member or friend to promote recycling
- I will offer one unwanted item on Freecycle or take to a charity shop
- I will cancel my telephone directory / Yellow pages
I will report as and when how I get on with these. A lot of the pledges there are already part of our every day life - using the library, rechargable batteries (if we really MUST use batteries), planning a weekly menu & shopping accordingly and using a compost bin are 4 of the things we do without even thinking about them. Theres always room for improvement however and we still manage to fill half a wheelie bin a month so lets hope that these extra actions do just that little bit more ....
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
A quick walk into town to get some bits for the lucky cups game at playschool - we have to fit treats into a vending sized cup, cover it with paper and donate it to the playschool, it will be a bit like a lucky dip with a difference - and then home for some lunch.
It was raining quite heavily so after a few hectic days I decided that we would have some fun this afternoon. While April was asleep Noel and I had great fun choosing lots of photos to put in the childrens scrap book. Its a bit like a photo album really, with tickets, photos and little bits of memorabilia for them to reflect on and enjoy as they get older. A bit like an offline blog I suppose!
Once Noel had tired of this he asked for the paints out. We started out doing sponge painting, then we went on to doing finger painting and then he asked to do some wheel painting. At this point April joined in the fun too. It started off as a simple exercise involving rolling the car/truck through a saucer full of paint and running it over the paper, but then it turned into an exercise involving painting the actual truck and car. Very messy but the children enjoyed it and thats what its all about after all!
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
It was raining really heavily so we all had to get kitted out in wellies and raincoats - I even wore mine and had great fun splashing in the puddles on the way to the bus!
When I came back from my volunteer work I found Noel on my mums swinging seat eating an ice lolly and April was fast asleep in bed. Mum and Noel went for a walk and picked me some lovely lavender to dry, which has made the dining room smell beautiful.
Thankfully we stayed dry on the walk home from the bus stop, the nights are definately drawing in and there is a real nip in the air. Autumn is on the way .... x
Sunday, 10 August 2008
On Saturday we had a fantastic day out with Music Tots, the pre-school singing group we go to at the Salvation Army. We went to Twin Lakes in Melton Mowbray and my good friend Jenny came along. It was a bit cold and wet (a bit?!) but we all had fun and I was really grateful to Jenny for her help with the children.
Today I've been to work (boo) and then we had a lovely afternoon at Stu's Mum and Dads - and we even had our dinner made for us. It was really nice for someone else to do the cooking & clearing up so I feel thoroughly pampered. I even had a practise driving the new car around the local supermarket car park. I only got up to 15 miles an hour at the most though so I don't think that the streets of Leicestershire are in any danger just yet ...
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
This afternoon I went to visit my lovely homestart family, I shall really miss them when my visits stop, I am sure I have learned more from them than they have from me!
And then this evening I have been cleaning up all the mess and rubbish that the builders left outside but at least my house feels like my own again.