A Mothers Ramblings

Monday, 4 November 2019

Three Trips to The Opticians

It was time for Dan Jon, Top Ender and I to have our two yearly eye test, and for some unknown reason I couldn't book all three of us together, so I had to book appointments on different days and at times that were suitable for us all!

Mine was first and so after having dropped Flyfour off to at the airport one Saturday morning, I made my way to my local Opticians for my appointment. As they did my eye scans, I warned the person that my eyes aren't "normal" and that he shouldn't freak out or let the Optician freak out because it was something that the hospital had investigated after my last eye appointment and the one before that and all was well, and I didn't really want to have to go back to the hospital again if there were no changes!

Pippa D, Dan Jon and Top Ender having fun together

Saturday, 2 November 2019

What We Are Eating W/C 2nd November 2019

I'm so excited! A month of sandwiches, although we don't have to have a different one every night like with the Salads back in February, so I might just end up repeating a few of the sandwiches as the children tell me what they like the most/what we seem to have in the house because for some reason despite me always buying all the things we need there is always something we are lacking by the end of the week thanks to some overzealous portion sizes, or more likely  snacking from the family between meals!

I'll make sure that I have a lot of good snacks available in the house, fresh fruit, cut veggies, cold cuts, bits of cheese, crisps and salad for Dan Jon and I... hopefully, this will mean we won't go hungry but that we will all eat healthy snacks if we are hungry!

Sandwich and Salad, tasty, healthy and makes me happy!

Thursday, 31 October 2019

The November Food Challenge!

Flyfour, the children and I were having a family chat, about nothing in particular just some family fun and during a long car journey, when we started a conversation about our diet. We all talked a little about how we could reduce our monthly shopping bill, our monthly cost for school lunches or food when we aren't at home, be more mindful about what we were eating when we weren't at home and doing a couple of little things that we hoped would be better for our health. Little things like eating less meat and processed foods, eating more fish and vegetables and of course a lot more exercise!

The A Mother's Ramblings Family having some fun!

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Kinky Boots The Musical #Review

My favourite radio station, (Encore Radio) would often play songs from Musicals that I didn't know, but very quickly grew to love. One of the songs that I would often sing, along with Flyfour, was The History of Wrong Guys from Kinky Boots The Musical, and so when I was offered press tickets by Milton Keynes Theatre to see the musical, I knew that I had to take Flyfour so we could sing along and yell out "He's got a girlfriend you knob!". However, we almost didn't go thanks to Flyfour having to work and me being ill... I have never willed myself well so fast before!

Tops was most grateful for Flyfour's ticket, and thanked me by wearing my boots to the show. I didn't mind though, because she was rocking them and she really did look after me the last couple of days whilst I've been so poorly.

Kinky Boots The Musical Programme

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Addams Family Inspired Creepy Halloween Treats!

My family and I aren't normal. We like that we are different from the norm, that we're more like The Addams family than the people that live on our street and we were going to celebrate this and hang out together during the half term by going to the cinema to see the new animated Addams Family film (see the trailer here), coming home via the supermarket (I had a voucher to buy some bits from a lovely PR company) and making a few snacks together to share together and with some of our neighbours whom we haven't seen for a while.

And then I got sick.

The children were fantastic, looking after me whilst I dozed, giving me bottles of water and coming to chat to me and check I was okay every so often. They made lunch and supper together and after one trip downstairs to make sure they were okay in the early evening, I realised that they had even had some fun without me.

Addams Family Halloween treats

Whilst I'd been dozing Top Ender and Dan Jon had gone to a local supermarket and purchased the few items that I'd written on a shopping list for us to get on the way back from the cinema. Top Ender had even worked out how to use the voucher that had been given to me to buy the bits and pieces and then discussed together how to make what we'd chatted about, trying to remember the rough instructions I'd given when I said what I thought we could make. They even raided the Halloween bits and used some of The Addams Family bits we were sent to make the cakes look better in the photos!