A Mothers Ramblings

Monday, 18 September 2017

Dan Jon Jr's New Bedroom

When we discussed the plans to decorate the children's bedrooms we told the children that when we decorated their bedrooms they could pick whatever colour scheme they wanted, within reason. That caveat was there for a reason, the reason being I knew that Dan Jon Jr had inherited my wackiness and I knew I might have to step in.

Dan Jon thought long and hard and decided he wanted Green Curtains, a Blue Carpet and Orange walls. There was no way, the kid was having a giant pumpkin of a bedroom! So we explained to him that how this was going to hurt our head every time we walked into his room and so he thought about it some more and decided to have a blue feature wall and somehow that changed to having a pure white bedroom. All Dan Jon really cared about was that he wanted a bed that wasn't 5ft in the air!

Dan Jon in his cabin bed, back when he wanted it!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The New Garden Seating Areas

A few weeks back, we were trying to think of how to differentiate between our three seating areas in the garden, mainly because if one of us says we are going to be out in the garden, we need to know how loud we need to yell, so that the person outside can hear us!

The family enjoying the garden together

We decided that what we really needed was to have different names for them and so we all decided to come up with a few that we could pitch to the others. Flyfour, however, managed to come up with what we think are brilliant names for them on the spur of the moment (well possibly he'd been working on this for months, but who knows) and so we're adopting them as the official names.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

What We Are Eating 16th September 2017

This is the week that my kitchen is going to be started work on. It's also the week the man is coming to start on the fascias and guttering and I think it's also the week the man is coming to do the garage door. Although those last two might be next week... I just can't remember. The point is, that it's a busy time here and the meals for the next two weeks are actually terrible, terrible meals so please don't invite yourself round to eat with us, but feel free to invite me and the family round to you!

Soon to be seen no more!

Friday, 15 September 2017

The Completed Garden

I can't believe that I haven't updated you all about my garden! I guess, with Summer I just got a little carried away with actually enjoying my garden rather than talking about it and so I hope you'll all forgive me and if you can't forgive me, well then just invite yourself round for a barbecue or something. Also this post has a lot of pictures in it, so it's long. It's also pretty!

So, we asked a company called Golden Gardens to come round and talk to us about our garden and the plans that I had and what they envisaged for the space. We had a few other companies come around too, but well, it was Golden Gardens that we went with because when we met with Zane he understood what we wanted and was able to put a unique twist on it that would mean it matched our quirky family. Yup, he had our number right from the first meeting!

Now, in order for you to fully appreciate the transformation, I need to show you the horror that was my garden before any work took place.

An Overgrown Family Garden before Transformation

Monday, 11 September 2017

The Alarm

Flyfour and I had headed out to B&Q one evening last week, to buy some needed DIY "stuff" and on the way back Flyfour suddenly remembered something that he had wanted to speak to me about, something that had apparently been troubling him for a few days.

"Is it possible, that you can get your morning alarm in line with mine?", he ventured. "You see, my alarm goes off at 6:25 and then yours goes off at 6:30 which interrupts my ten minute doze."

"Why don't you change your alarm? Make it go off at 6:20 and then my alarm at 6:30 will be the end of your dozing time and time for you to wake up. Or why don't you only have a five minute doze?" I replied.