A Mothers Ramblings

Saturday, 23 July 2016

What We Are Eating This Week W/C 23rd July 2016

Top Ender has gone off to camp this week with her Guides troop. On one hand I'm glad that she has gone off to camp, hopefully she'll break out of her shell a bit and have fun and enjoy a great break at the end of a successful school year, on the other hand I'm desperately sad because I'm missing her a tonne already and she hasn't even been gone more than three hours! 

Top Ender on her way to Camp

Luckily, I know exactly what is going on at the camp (thanks to a Camp guide that I'd downloaded for Top Ender and kept a copy of for myself!) from activities, to times of meals, shops that are available for the Children to purchase things from (Ice Cream, Souvenirs, etc) in fact I know everything right down to the food that they will be eating each morning and evening.

So Dan Jon Jr, Flyfour and I thought that we could have a bit of fun and eat the same as Top Ender this week. We have to guess a few of the options because we're not quite sure what Top Ender will pick, but we figure we know enough about Top Ender that we can work out her choices!

Saturday, 9 July 2016

What We Are Eating This Week W/C 9th July 2016

I think that I'm losing my mind.

I'll wait whilst you stop laughing.

Anyway, seriously I'm either over tired or it's true and I'm finally becoming who everyone thinks I am. Anyway, here is the meal plan for this week!

Saturday - Take Away/Beaver Camp

I'm at Beaver Camp with Dan Jon Jr tonight, so Top Ender and Flyfour are having a takeaway.

Dan Jon Jr at Beaver Camp last year

Saturday, 2 July 2016

What We Are Eating W/C 2nd July 2016

Dan Jon Jr is off School today (inset day) and so together we are planning this weeks meals. We've decided that we're both really hungry so we want lot of yummy food, but we're not sure what. We thought we should probably eat lunch before shopping and meal planning, but it just didn't work out that way!

Dan Jon jr seems to be always hungry!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Our Summer Projects

The Children and I have been thinking about our Summer plans. In between bouts of camping we have a lot to get through, and the Children thought it might be prudent of me to write a blog post listing some of the things that we want to achieve so that not only are we being held accountable, but also so that we don't forget.

Yup, that's how well my Children know me.

Top Ender, Dan Jon Jr and Me!

Monday, 27 June 2016

Saying Goodbye

Last week, we travelled to Norfolk to St Faith's Crematorium to say goodbye to my Nan after her death on Dan Jon Jr's birthday. I really don't know what it is with relatives dying on my Children's birthdays, but I've always told my Children that this means they have a special bond with the relative who has died and that they will be like a Guardian Angel for them. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it brings my Children and I great comfort and I guess that was my intention in telling them this.

The service was lovely. The officiant, spoke in that calm reassuring way that we've come to expect at Funerals and despite having never met him, I felt that his welcome was sincere. He let us mourn how we wanted. We laughed. We cried. We said goodbye.

Flyfour, the Children and I had decided that instead of going to the official wake we would disappear off after the Funeral Service to Cromer Pier, a place that we visited with my Nan every time we went to visit with her. In fact, there is a photograph of my Nan that I took on this pier that she loved, she said I captured her and I think that's true, although there was no gin and tonic in her hand...