Here are my lessons learned over the last two weeks
- Pick flowers from your garden and enjoy them inside without guilt! Our blue hydrangea was in struggling with so many heavy blooms, that I “liberated” a few, so the hydrangea itself is looking much better, as does my kitchen windowsill!
- Last week was known as “School Uniform Week in our house. In the past I have tended to buy things throughout the summer, but it seems to take forever. Now with 3 kids in school, and 2 of them starting new schools, I decided a more organised strategy was required!
School Uniform week:
Monday – Shoes and schoolbags
Tuesday – sort out uniforms from last year
Wednesday – buy uniforms for younger 2
Thursday – buy complete new uniform for grammar school,
my parents came over to help
Friday – stationery
Pleased to report – Mission complete.
Thanks to some generous grandparents, it was a lot less painful than it could have been, (Thanks again, Mum and Dad).
I can now relax (!) for the next 3 weeks, feeling smug that all is ready – but I am sure on the last day of the holidays we will discover some “essential” item that still needs to be tracked down.
Instructions (according to my 4 year old)
Melt chocolate in microwave.
Add a tin of tomato soup.
Heat and enjoy!
(Don’t worry – we have not made it – what a waste of good chocolate!!!! – so no photo to share, but you can imagine…….)
- Looking forward to Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge.
The ships will be in Belfast this weekend, and we are planning to visit. I remember seeing them sail in past Crawfordsburn in 1991 and they looked stunning. I am sure a certain 4 year old who loves all things “piratey” will enjoy being able to visit the ships, and I MAY just take a photo or two!
This post will be linked up to Jo-Lynne’s blog and carnival “What I Learned this Week” so be sure to check out the other links.
I have two new digital scrapbook layouts to share – using the new “Birthday Party” kit from Weeds and Wildflower Designs.
Finally – quick reminder that if you fill out my survey, be sure to leave a comment on that post, to be eligible to win an irish tea towel (I have hear your excitement at such a thrilling prize!!!! – trust me, you’ll like it). Only a small number of those completing the survey are leaving the comment to win, so your chances of winning are higher…..maybe this is an indication of how few really want to win a tea towel!
Also you have until Tuesday evening (11th August) to enter the £50 kitchen accessories giveaway – UK entrants only, but worth checking out just to see all the lovely items you can choose from.
So what have you learned and what are you planning for this week? Do share!