I have an amazing super power….. INVISIBILITY
I’m a bit like Mrs.Pepperpot who used to shrink at inopportune moments.
My super power also occurs at the wrong moment too….
Usually these moments occur when I’m struggling up the drive laden down with shopping or the kids stuff from the school run and no-one bothers to open the front door for me…..hmmmmmm
It’s that time of year again when the beautiful Willow tree that I see every day on the school run, turns russet. I’ve taken a photo of this tree in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
In summer when the wind blows she seems to dance. Her lower branches and leaves sway and it’s as if she is wearing a frilly tutu.
I just hope that with all the building work in the area that this little water meadow remains in tact.
I have my suspicions that the person who invented loom bands, Aqua beads and Hama beads didn’t have kids. Sad really. They are missing out on hours of fun picking up the blasted things from the floor. It really is hours of fun……oh yes….just remembered….treading barefoot on Lego is another fun filled activity.. Lol
Putting away clothes in my daughter’s wardrobe I came across her Christening gown. It made me think about the importance of family.
My Mum made my daughter’s dress. It’s made from material left over from my sister’s wedding dress and is lined with material from my own wedding dress.
I remember when we bought the material. Mum had an Indian friend she worked with who took us to Southall market. What a wonderful, vibrant place that was. We were able to buy the material for my sister’s dress and a beautiful red velvet material for my Bridesmaid’s dress. I loved that dress. It was based on a renaissance style, tightly fitted bodice and large sleeves.
There was some red velvet left and with it Mum made my son a lovely waistcoat for the christening.
My daughter’s dress and son’s waistcoat are now kept safe to be handed down within the family.
One day I may be attending my own grandchild’s christening and out will come the dress and waistcoat and we’ll reminisce about the first christening, how the material was bought and how my Mum put her heart and soul into making that dress.
A day when I was extremely organised. Not only did I go for a run, supervise 7 yo homework, get haircut, prepared casserole, made lunch, went to garden centre but I also made a rather scrummy bread pudding.
Now I love bread pudding. It takes me back to growing up in the 70’s. You don’t really see recipes for it these days. But, a few years ago I managed to find one on-line. It’s a wartime recipe and always comes out well. Now my house smells of mixed spice…..aaahhhhhhh
Needed to pop out to Tesco to get some provisions. Very stupidly decided to take 7yo with me. As a result came back with an awful lot of things that were not on the list. Will be going back to Tesco in the morning…..alone….
I am now 2/3rds of the way through my goal of running 3k a day during September. Today I also managed my best time ever at 19.54. I’m really quite proud of that. Only 10 more days to go….hope I can achieve it despite the weather forecast being warm on Tuesday lol……
I love this time of year and I particularly love conkers. I love their prickly shells and the beauty of the shiny brown conker within. My 10yo loves to collect them. He keeps them in his school bag where they tend to fester for the next 12 months lol.
It reminded me of the time that I was cooking with Lydia and how I nearly poisoned the family.
I used to use a whizzy gadget to chop up onions. Lydia loves to help in the kitchen. At the age of 3 she would stand on her stool by my side. It was conker season and she had found a baby conker! I was making spaghetti and chopping up onions in super whizzy gadget. I turned to get something, then did some more whizzing. Unfortunately things looked a bit green with brown bits! Light gradually dawned…..
Me: Lydia what have you done with baby Conker?
Lydia: I put him in the whizzy thing Mummy…….
I hate the school run. It’s not the going to school it’s the coming back….with all the clutter. We have book bags, rucksack, lunch boxes, coats and jumpers. And who ends up carrying them….ME. I tend to use my little run around for the school run which is only 3 doors. I then have to heave myself as elegantly as possible into the back of the car to sort out seatbelts. My neighbour gets a real treat night and morning lol…..
I think I must live in the most interesting place in the UK! On my travels this morning I stopped off to look at the notice board in the village where my kids go to school. The notice on “Places of Interest” caught my eye! Not only were the Post Office and the Petrol Station listed but, at number 12 was “Telephone kiosk”. It did make me laugh.. Surprised the pub only made no.7! Thank goodness the village don’t have a public toilet lol