A Mothers Ramblings

Saturday, 22 October 2016

What We Are Eating W/C 22nd October 2016


Sorry. I got a little excited there. Well, we're eating on a budget this week because we're saving up to pay for all the fun things we want to do, but we're not stopping us from eating things that we fancy, things that we like and things that we're trying!

Saturday - Sausage and Mash with Gravy

Dan Jon Jr is getting baptised today and so he was allowed to pick what we had for our evening meal. He decided that out of everything available to him (including restaurants and take away etc) that what he wanted the most was Sausages with Mash and Gravy.

Dan Jon Jr looking cool

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Tesco Halloween Fun

I love Halloween. I think it is a good excuse to dress up, eat sweets and generally spend a bit of time with family having a laugh. I think this is also why I love our annual Trunk N Treat at Church. The Children, Flyfour and I love to get together with our friends and socialise, eat at a pot luck supper and of course there are sweets and costumes and because we have lots of American friends proper Pumpkin Pie!

Pumpkins, glorious plump pumpkins!

When Tesco asked if I'd like a voucher to go explore their Halloween range and hopefully get some great bits for Halloween, I of course said yes! I was going to go with Top Ender and Dan Jon Jr as they were here when the Halloween Hamper arrived (well Dan Jon was!)

Dan Jon Jr and the Tesco Halloween Hamper!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Ravensburger Funky Owls Girls 3D Puzzle Range #Review

When Top Ender was going up to Senior School, we knew that she was going to have a lot of homework and so we wanted to create a space for her to do her homework in peace and quiet and after a little rejigging of her bedroom we created some space for a desk. The problem was that Top Ender's desk became a bit of a dumping ground instead of a serene place to work on her homework and Scripture Study.

Luckily Tops got on board with the whole KonMari method and has slowly been working her way through her room and adding pieces to her room that brings her joy... mainly items featuring owls or Kawaii characters. When we were asked if we would like to review some 3D puzzles featuring Owls, which would help Tops keep her desk neat and tidy I was excited.

Some of the Ravensburger Funky Owls Girls 3D Puzzle Range

Saturday, 15 October 2016

What We Are Eating This Week W/C 15th October 2016

I was on Twitter on Monday night, when I saw a tweet for a Cauliflower Cheese Soup from Chris aka Thinly Spread. I was, at the time STARVING as I'd made the Children their evening meal (soup and toasties) and I was waiting until Flyfour got home before I started on our soup...

Anyway, I decided that as it was such a brilliant soup that I'd add it to the meal plan for the following Monday and whilst I was there I sorted out the whole week too! I even added everything to my online shopping basket and ordered and paid for it, so I could just pick it up on Saturday morning!

Chris I blame my organised week on you!

Friday, 14 October 2016

Pityriasis Rosea. Yup, I'd never heard of it before either.

If you read my Facebook pages, both Personal and Blog wise then you may already know all this... so I apologise that I'm repeating myself!

Last Sunday evening, Top Ender mentioned a rash that had appeared around her neck. She had been wearing a necklace that we got her for her Baptism back in September of 2014 and so we just assumed that she had developed an allergy to it. It made sense, seeing as how I'm allergic to Nickel, we figured that she had developed the same allergy.

Only by the end of Monday her entire torso was covered in this rash. We gave her some anti-allergy medicine and decided that come Tuesday morning, if she still had the rash, we'd book her an appointment at our Doctors Surgery and get her checked out.

Top Ender all wrapped up warm

I sent a couple of pictures of the rash to my friend, wanting a Mums opinion.