Thursday 13th September

Have been having a real ball recently with vintage purchases on Etsy and EBay. Many a happy hour have I spent scrolling my way down endless search items. Saw a lovely tin bath…but nowhere to put it (sigh….).

….and now they’re all beginning to arrive, courtesy of Hermes or Royal Mail 2nd Class! Ding…ding….ooops….there goes the doorbell again lol ….

Monday 10th September

Since we got back from holiday my 7yo has found it really difficult to settle in her bedroom at night. It’s getting a trifle frustrating now. It was about 11.30 before she settled last night. Not quite sure what to do. Husband ignored it, rolled over and snored away which meant I was left on “Mum” duty. I spent about 30 mins sitting on the floor of her bedroom in the dark waiting for her to drop off. The problem is that her bedroom at home is downstairs and everyone else is upstairs. I hope it’s a phase that will pass…feeling a trifle lightheaded today as lack of sleep is not doing me any good.

Saturday 1st September

My daughter and 14 yo niece were particularly helpful yesterday in reducing the number of toiletries I had to take home with me. I obviously wasn’t coming back with any shampoo but they also managed to drop my 3/4 full bottle of shower gel into the bath where it’s water content thereby increased….100 fold.

Therefore, I had no shower gel that morning which meant I had to resort to the liquid hand soap. Looked on the back apparently it has “Antibacterial properties” as well as being “ph balanced”. Hmmmm …..can get rid of the emergency Caneston then as this obviously covers all bases lol…..

Then discovered that husband had been particularly helpful in packing the rest of my toiletries away….safely stored….in the back of the car….the night before! That meant I had no moisturiser or deodorant. Amazingly, he had refrained from packing his own stuff! Therefore, slathered self with “Nivea” for men and liberally sprayed body spray around for a “dry and clean feel”. Thank God my toothbrush was still by the sink as who knows how I could improvise there! Lol

Thursday 30th August

The last day of a lovely holiday. Went back to Daymer Bay and walked back to the little church in the dunes. Played boule and quoits on the sand. Lovely sister took my daughter body boarding and had a whale of a time. Now having glass of red and a Pringle or two…will drink the rest of the bottle tonight as can’t take it home with me.

Wednesday 29th August

Whenever we are on holiday I do like to take in a bit of history. This means that I drag the kids round numerous churches, castles and ruins. The amount of times my kids have been to Binham Priory is nobody’s business. They can navigate to that site blindfolded. Today decided to take in massive monolith. To get there had to drive down very narrow lanes – I was not the most popular family member by the time we got there. By the time my sister has stepped in something most unsavoury I was even less so lol. Surprisingly the site was deserted!! Stayed there about 10 mins having an “Outlander” moment…but then again my name is Clair…. tried to “port” into Episode 9 …..May be a while lol