This week I’ve been happily ensconced in a cosy little bubble of festive preparations. Enjoying a ‘day off’ the school run on Wednesday – I spent much of the day in bed. Something I definitely want to repeat more regularly, even if I was working from beneath the cosy folds of the duvet, it was exactly what I needed. I feel rested and much less stressed. It almost made getting up at stupid o’clock in the morning and braving the 2 hour long school run morning and afternoon slightly less tedius.
Anyway enough of my self-indulgence and onto this week’s #littleloves:
Why Mummy Drinks caught my eye while doing the dreaded food shop the other day. And funnily enough, by the time I got to the checkout with a moody 15 year old and a hyper 5 year old it couldn’t have been more apt. I’ve only managed to read the first few pages, but so far so good and it certainly sounds much like me.
Here’s the blurb: ‘It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’
But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.
Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…’
I’ve also been loving Outlander. Now if someone could transport me back in time to the delicious Jamie, that would be fabulous.
I may have also ‘accidentally’ watched several Christmas films, including Deck the Halls – I love that film!
I ‘made’ good progress with my Christmas shopping. I’ve even bought all of my cards. Some of which I bought from a gorgeous shop on Etsy called Beyond The Ink. How ridiculously cute is this Harry Potter inspired card? I’ve bought cards for both kids for Christmas and birthdays, my nieces and nephew and my sister from this fab shop and they’re really lovely. If you have any Harry Potter, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Disney Princess etc fans at home, you’ll love it.
Not only have I got my cards sorted, I’ve been making a real indent in my present shopping too. And I’ve bagged some great bargains in various sales. Next on my hitlist is Sainsbury’s where I’ll be stocking up on presents and decorations thanks to the double Nectar points event this week. I’ve only been collecting them for a few months and I’ll be getting £70 worth of vouchers, effectively for free, to spend. Can you tell I’m fully embracing the whole shopping in England thing again.
Nothing to see here I’m afraid. Best move along….
There’s also been plenty of discussions about what to do after the teen’s GCSEs. 6th form, college or an apprenticeship, who knows. But she’s keeping her options open now at least, instead of automatically dismissing the likes of 6th form. We’ve even got a few open evenings lined up in the coming weeks, along with both kids parent’s evenings next week. Wish us luck.
This weekend we’re looking forward to another chilled one. With lunch at the inlaws and a trampoline park party for the teen thrown in for good measure. The next few weeks are going to be pretty manic, so it’ll be some much-needed downtime before the crazy begins.
Have a great weekend whatever you’re up to.