A Mothers Ramblings

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...

Saturday, 25 June 2016

What We Are Eating W/C 25th June 2016

What a week we have had. Well, not a week really just a couple of days I guess that were way more emotional than I thought it would be. I'm actually writing this post Wedding (it was a fantastic event and if it was my wedding I'd talk way more about it, but it's not so I shan't until I have permission) and have set up camp on the Sofa, watching White Collar (It's a great show right?) on Netflix whilst my lovely husband is cooking our evening meal...

Which leads me on to our meal plans!

Top Ender and I at the Wedding

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Netflix Stream Team Challenge

I watch a lot of Netflix, it is one of the brilliant benefits of having a TV in every room in my home and of course working from home. The Children and I tend to cuddle up on the Sofa once a week to watch something together and Top Ender, like me likes to have Netflix on in the background when she is working on something else in her room.

So, when we were asked if we would like to be part of the Netflix Stream Team we were excited!

Netflix Stream Team Goodies

Saturday, 18 June 2016

What We Are Eating W/C 17th June 2016

Hello Everyone! How are you? Despite what it seems like, I have actually been hard at work the last couple of weeks, mainly with small things but they are small things which make a big difference to the way we live in our home and hopefully the way that we will treat our home in the future... Yup you guessed it I've been clearing out more junk!

Anyway, here is what we are eating this week!

Saturday - BBQ and Snack bits

We're having a BBQ at our local Church today at lunchtime and so that will technically be our main meal. Top Ender has invited a friend, so I expect that with Dan Jon Jr being on a Bouncy Castle for most of the time, Top Ender and her friend hanging out doing what ever it is that 12 year olds do at Church BBQ's that Flyfour and I might actually get a chance to talk to each other...

I know right?