A Mothers Ramblings: April 2018

Monday, 30 April 2018

The Travel Brochures

Many many many years ago, Flyfour and I were planning an adventure. We were going to take a holiday of a lifetime and planned to drive all over America and do all those tourist things that other people seem to do and love. We were going to travel down Route 66, we were going to see the Grand Canyon, we were going to eat Pizza in New York City and get Gumbo in New Orleans. Hyped up with the excitement of planning a holiday, Flyfour signed up to get information about a few of the States that we wanted to visit.

Flyfour and PippaD enjoying time together

Within a few weeks, heavy thumps on the doormat let us know that the information had arrived. Flyfour and I poured over maps, making lists of places we wanted to see, or at least drive past a sign so we could take stupid selfies of us at Towns with funny names.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

What We Are Eating W/C 28th April 2018

This coming week sees mine and my Mums birthdays, so there are a few celebration meals being thrown in! My Mum and I have decided that we are going to see if we can stretch our birthdays out to at least Dan Jon's birthday in the middle of the month...

PippaD and her Giant Birthday Candle

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

How Can We Have A Cohesive Engaged Society? #SponsoredPost

Sometimes, when I think about society as a whole, there is one conversation that sticks out particularly in my mind. I was about 15 and sat talking with my Grandfather, in his garden in the middle of the Summer holidays. My sister and I went to stay with our Grandparents each summer, to enjoy the "break" from normal life and unbeknownst to me at the time, absorbing all the wisdom that our Grandparents were bestowing on us one conversation at a time.

PippaD, her Sister and Granddad

The reason the conversation sticks out was because my Grandfather was talking about where he felt society was going wrong and how it was up to me (and the rest of my generation) to change it. His generation had laid the foundation, but it was up to us to build upon it and make life great for future generations and he believed that a lot of this was down to the small choices to make society "better". Better as individuals, better as citizens and better at being engaged in order to make society better as a whole.

It is probably something to do with that conversation that the children and I try to be the best that we can and why the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme appeals to me and as soon as Tops and Dan Jon are old enough I will be signing them up In actual fact, I've already emailed a few of my Mum friends who have children who are old enough to take part, that's how great I feel this programme is!

Sunday, 22 April 2018

What We Are Eating W/C 21st April 2018

Is it just me or is this year flying by? I swear, in a couple of weeks it'll be my birthday, but it was only Christmas a week or two ago! Still, at least with my birthday coming up, I'll be able to look forward to a nice Chinese and who knows maybe I'll finish one of my WIP (Works in Progress) as I currently have two knitted cardigans on the go, one baby vest, one crochet experiment and three cross stitch samplers!

I like to keep myself busy.

Knitting is fun!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

What We Are Eating W/C 14th April 2018

The Meal Plan this week is based on the weather turning nicer... as has been promised by the weatherman, my husband and various newspapers that are also predicting the end of the world!

Drinks in the Garden mean something very different when you're a Mormon

As it happens today (Saturday) has been rather lovely and we've already eaten a picnic lunch in the garden, so if the rest of the week does turn out to be wet, we won't care!

Sunday, 8 April 2018

What We're Eating This Week W/C 7th April 2018

Lots of food and lots of family fun is planned this week, hopefully, they will both mix and we'll end up happy, fed and ready for what life throws at us!

The four of us having some Family Fun