Monday, November 21, 2011

Such a busy week ahead. Tomorrow my son has an appointment with a health visitor to check out some behavioural issues which I'm hoping are nothing. Tuesday is our weekly music class and then parent's evening at nursery. Wednesday I should be going to the cinema with a few other mum's in my village to see Breaking dawn, first Twilight movie I've ever bothered going to the cinema for, will probably have to re-watch Eclipse to remember what happened!

Thursday is the only "normal" day this week as on Friday we're dropping Fin off at my mum's and heading down to the coast for a weekend just me and the hubby. Fin's been somewhat trying lately and I think we both need a couple days to recharge and reinvest in "us". Plus my mum very rarely gets to spend serious quality time with Fin and is really excited about getting him for three whole nights, have a feeling she'll be very glad to see us Sunday night though, he's exhausting!

On top of all this there's a chance Fin has croup. The joys of parenthood.

Finally, a picture to finish off the post. Yesterday we did a walk around our village to raise money for Children in Need. Afterwards we enjoyed a cake at the village hall:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Play Time


This week, I’ve been trying to be more involved in Fin’s play. Honestly it’s something I find really hard because I just get bored so easily by this stuff. I tried to come up with a few storylines that could keep my attention for more than a minute and together we launched the world’s first all-dog space mission. Fin loves playing with toy dogs this week since he got a toy version of Tintin’s dog in his first ever Happy Meal on Saturday.

I’m trying to get him using his crayons more frequently too and have been practising drawing with him myself.


Friday, November 11, 2011

An update

It’s been a while since I updated here, no excuses. It will come as no surprise that I didn’t complete the 24 books in 12 months project I set myself. No matter, I intend to plough on with my new project of 25 books in 12 months now I have celebrated my 25th birthday. Here’s a tally so far:

1. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
4. The X-Files/30 Days of Night Graphic Novel – Steve Niles Et Al
5. Geek Wisdom – Stephen Segal [IN PROGRSS]
6. The X-Files Collection – Les & Ellen Steiber [IN PROGRESS]

I’ve also been doing lots of cross stitch lately. My current projects are the Hogwarts Express and another I can’t mention here in case I accidentally show it’s recipient before it is completed. Here’s what the Express will look like once I’ve finished it anyway:


Before that I finished this piece which is gorgeous but very hard:


I’ve been working on them whilst getting thoroughly into some new TV shows. Earlier this year Scott and I got caught up with the new Doctor Who and Castle. Right now I’m ploughing through Torchwood and have almost finished season one, I’ve also started Game of Thrones and am thoroughly enjoying it. Next week I’m going to start American Horror Story and see what that’s like as the pilot has just aired here.