Friday, 17 October 2014

My boy is home :)

He arrived back later than scheduled, but all smiles when he did!
We were all there to greet him off the coach at school...first in was Cassandra, then Nicholas and then I got a hug whilst Lee grabbed his bag..
 He apparently had a great time and was really pleased he went.
So pleased to have you home baby boy.  We've all missed you tons!!


Tuesday, 14 October 2014


 My role as a Beaver Scout leader means getting involved and joining in with the Beavers, so when we decided to have a "celebration of Light - Diwali" evening yesterday, I wasn't surprised when Sue turned up with a friend's sari for me to wear to show the boys....
It only took Sue 10 minutes or so to fold it all and wrap it around me (quite an achievement). I thought I wore it well!??!


And he's off....

Yesterday was a hard day for me as I waved my eldest child off on his first ever trip with the school...

In Year 6 at Blenhim Primary school, the children can choose to go to Hilltop in Norfolk for a week (well, technically 5 days, that's 4 nights.... not that I'm counting)..  and Alex actually wanted to go which I was really pleased about as I thought it would do him good (?!)
So in the pouring rain we drove to school as normal and after his siblings said goodbye and went to class I stayed with Alex (and all the other parents in the main hall) to help him down with his case to the coach..
He was excited, but very nervous as although he's stayed at Mum's and overnight at friends' houses, he's never been away from home for that long on his own.. (Cub/Scout camp earlier this year didn't really count as I was there too).

He (and I) were doing really well, until they got on the coach and then they just sat there for a bit, the tears were welling up in both of us, but we managed to compose oursleves and smile lots and wave like silly people!

I REALLY hope he has a GREAT time....


On your marks, get set, bake!!!

Alex has wanted to be a chef for ages - but more recently he has been erring to the side of baking (I'm thinking the Great British Bake off may of had something to do with that), so when I found out that Earls Court were hosting the "Cake & Bake Show" we just had to go!

It was jam packed with every conceivable thing to do with baking - cup cupcakes, brownies, baking & cake making equipment, books etc etc... Alex was like a little kid in a sweet shop!
 There were free tastings, makings, practicing...
  I ended up buying him a new piping bag and nozzle set..
(This is just wrong)!!

It was a long day and at times I think he got a bit overwhelmed, but we had a great fun and got to spend some much needed 1:1 time with each other.


Monday, 13 October 2014

Scrap Much? October sketch challenge

D-na, d-na, d-na, d-na - Batman!

My photos of when I took the boys (and that includes the hubby) to see Batman Live! at the 02 were perfect for Scrap Much?'s sketch challenge this month..

ALL the boys love DC comic's Batman so seeing him fight off the Joker, the Riddler, Two-Face and dance around with Harlequin, whilst then escaping in the batmobile was just AWESOME!!

Loads of time still to enter as the closing date isn't until end of october


Saturday, 4 October 2014

Teacher Training day

The kids haven't been back at school that long, but they're already off again, as the teachers need to train...

So, Lee booked the day off and we all went to Chessington - courtesy of good ole Tesco vouchers!
 Nicholas' favourite ride had to be Tomb Blaster and he beat his high score too..
 I liked the Zafari ride
 Alex and Lee got to go on the water ride
 The new scorpion roller coaster

 Mum's favourite - the carousel!

 We all loved the ice creams
Always good to go to these places on an INSEt day, as we hardly queued for anything... A great day was had by all!


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Scrap & Play challenge no.10

I've just found a new blog and their current challenge is to create a layout with a list of 10...

It could be based on anything, so digging through my stash searching for what I knew I had somewhere, I found my pocket with 10 "I love" strips in... So I finally got round to scrapping this layout of my family!
A bit of time still to enter as the closing date for the challenge is end of Sept 2014


Sketches in Thyme - No.130

Over at "Sketches in Thyme" I like the fact that you have to enter both their monthly challenges to be in in with a chance of winning.  I love their second sketch and thought the photo of Lee and I on our segway activity was perfect... 
Still a little time to enter, as the closing date is 30th September